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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

Yes, "very pure" and "hyper pure" are semantically the same. Don't whine at me because I used a prefix where you used an adjective. That's the most pedantic useless complaint I've heard.

You doofus.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re: Nature (113 comments)

Prove it

Oh yes, let's time travel to this specific historical event and objectively test what happened.

3 days ago
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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

i kan reed They will all get an A (119 comments)

I seem to recall that's havard's policy, more or less.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

I'm glad you made up my mind for me, because I was pretty sure you're an idiot decrying new technology for imagined reasons, using a facile justification, then declaring yourself the victor in an internet debate.

Good job on catching that typo, though. My credibility is ruined now.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (113 comments)

This is not the thread to engage me this point. Go back to the one where you made the stupid simplistic statement that didn't adequately reflect reality, and defend what you actually said.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (113 comments)

What I'm saying is that these guys go "Supply/demand the end" without consider how those factors are considered. It's far too simplistic and it's like the a sphere of uniform density in a frictionless vacuum is to physics, in that it helps you understand the concepts, but applying it so simplistically is going to get you bad results.

3 days ago
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Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

i kan reed Re:Double-edged sword (108 comments)

Please.

The intellectually hard work of software isn't the idea. It's almost entirely within the coding.

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

Do you remember the party where you said

You still need very pure water or you poison the process

This was entirely wrong, and declaring I that "lose" because I correctly identified how the real world does things doesn't have any bearing on me calling you on outright bullshit.

And you'll forgive me if I'm not concerned with your opinions of my posting.

3 days ago
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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

i kan reed Re:LOL ... (35 comments)

If I had to guess, it's a sign of outdated software, and a bureaucratically enforced software standardization.

h20565 being a server host's identity, www2 being a subnet for their "second generation" website makeover done sometime in the 90s or early 2000s, and the stuff at the end being some sort of session tracking based navigational nightmare.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

The existence of measurable standards is not the same as hyper-purity, you doofus

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

Okay, sure. There's this thing, you'll learn about if you ever got exposed to the most basic of engineering principles. They're called "Tolerances" where variation in inputs to the process are expected to be within certain bounds. These bounds do not demand perfect ingredients. I mean, you get microscropic tolerances in processes like making microchips, and have clean rooms. But these are the exceptions.

You'll find, for example, that the quality of wood boards varies greatly, and yet we build buildings out of them with astonishing regularity.

Power plant boilers only have coarse filters on local water supplies, as an example dealing with water.

You have no idea what you're talking about.
You have no idea what you're talking about.
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about
You are a crazy.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (113 comments)

Why is it always "econ 101" with you guys? Reducing things to the basics is a great way to engage in reductionistic dismissal of reality. Simple economic policy to place externality costs onto energy producers could radically change what defines "the cheapest".

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

...

Okay, making up universal principles of industry was not a direction I expected this to go.

You're crazy.

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:Nature (113 comments)

This joke falls kinda flat because it reads like you're trying to make a point. Like maybe some kinda "nature is always right" naturalistic fallacy.

We still do lighter than air flight with helium(and in the case of weather balloons, hydrogen). Nature has exactly zero precedent for lighter-than air flight, but it's not a bad idea.

3 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:No, not really (113 comments)

Neither article makes any claim of a need for chemical purity of the water. What would coarse filter + reverse osmosis levels of purity be insufficient?

Do you have a third source of information or is this baseless dismissal?

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Re:Nature (113 comments)

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It still takes more energy to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen than it releases by reacting.

Do you mean, "Why not this instead of photosynthesis?"

And that's because hydrogen is chemically unstable and hard to store compared to sugars. Neither of those are good things for living creatures.

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

i kan reed Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibitor? (113 comments)

Or is it the comparably low demand for hydrogen, due to its dangerous and/or inconvenient differing characteristics with hydrocarbons?

I mean, either way, it's good news, but in one case it's opening a possible revolution, and in the other it's just nice to have.

3 days ago

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Ozone hole growth finally negative

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  4 days ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "While the production and release of CFCs have been reduced for a couple decades now, the ozone hole had continued to grow through the 80s and 90s, and in the 2000s and 2010s it has been stable in size, with trends towards shrinking just beginning to show.

Some concerns do remain, as not all CFCs have shown reductions in atmospheric concentrations."

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El Niño is Back

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about two weeks ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "After having very small cycles since 1998(when hurricanes wracked the east coast, and flooding the west), experts predict a 75% chance of a weak to moderate el niño by the end of the year. Some climate models (though not others) predict a continuing resurgence of the Pacific-based phenomenon for the next several years.

The differences in the models will also help shape which act as the best predictors of future climate behavior."
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Human altruism has early roots

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about three weeks ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "According to Hillary Clinton, "it takes a village to raise a child".
And new research suggests that it's exactly this attitude that created an evolutionary push towards higher cooperative functions within our species, such as language and altruism. One of the earliest evolutionary distinctions between the apes that became humans and our nearest relatives, chimpanzees, is the apparent evolution of cooperative breeding. The term cooperative breeding is defined as

the caring for infants not just by the mother, but also by other members of the family and sometimes even unrelated adults

The team's research found

a close linear correlation between the degree to which a species engages in cooperative breeding and the likelihood that members of the group would help fellow animals get the food treat.

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Would a boycott of dice.com help?

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about 7 months ago

Dice holdings gets most of its money through its main website, and the employees they can provide. Would it help convince them we're serious if we boycott this site next time we need a job?

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