Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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Anti Backflow Device
My initial anti back flow device is a 1/32" neoprene flap installed at about a 30deg angle in the 1/4" vinyl tubing. This works somewhat, but mostly at higher pressures. It doesn't work very well at low pressure.

A new idea I have is a section of larger than 1/4" vinyl tubing such that the 1/4" tubing fits within it. A plastic or rubber BB of such size that it does not fit into the 1/4" tubbing but moves easily within the larger tubing is used. A section of larger tubing perhaps an inch long is placed inline between two sections of 1/4" tubing with the BB inside free to move. However a thin metal or plastic pin is put through the tube not allowing the BB to seat on one end of the 1/4" tubing where it can easily seat on the other. Another way to do it would be to make a CA lump inside the larger tube. The important factors are that the BB remain free moving under all conditions and flexing of the device.

When water flows one direction the BB is pushed up against the pin and water flows around it and into the second 1/4" tube. When water flows the other direction the BB is pushed up against the end of the tube and forms a seal stopping water flow.

I think this method will be superior to the flap valve and work at lower water pressures.

Image of improved anti backflow device

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