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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

someone1234 Re:what ? (74 comments)

From the article:

"Kovtyukhova tried leaving out various agents and found that the oxidizing agent wasn't necessary for the reaction to take place." when using her mixture of acids (without the oxidizing agent) on boron nitride (a compound with a structure similar to graphite).

Then she balked at trying the same mixture on graphite based on "the extensive literature saying that the oxidizing agent was required". Why? Why she tried to remove that frigging agent in the first place then?

I mean: She knew that her technique without the oxidizing agent works on a material similar to graphite. She knew that the oxidizing agent is bad for graphite. Then why insisting on it???

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

someone1234 Re:I've got it!!! (66 comments)

Those are hindering or directly endangering the government's work. They should be transferred to gitmo.

about a month ago
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Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

someone1234 heh, this isn't good news (65 comments)

I thought it was already mainstream. So this news means, it isn't.

about a month and a half ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

someone1234 Re:Gotcha covered... (259 comments)

Except if you go nowhere, because then you are still somewhere.

about a month and a half ago
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Want To Work Without Prying Eyes? Try Wearing a Body Sock

someone1234 are there enough (75 comments)

tinfoil threads in this fabric? Otherwise radio waves could still leak through. Just asking...

about a month and a half ago
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Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

someone1234 Re:Get some priorities (96 comments)

You mean, other than letting a foreign company doing spy work in their country? LOL :)

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

someone1234 Re:Old news... (78 comments)

Ever scanned handwritten documents?

about 2 months ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

someone1234 Re:This is total BS (272 comments)

Scientists don't know what will happen to a dolphin getting in the way?
Well, either they explode, or just get their brain squashed. It could be they just become permanently deaf or just scared shitless and swim to the shore to die there.
Either case: they die, who cares which way?

about 2 months ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

someone1234 Re:Wow, pretty cool (380 comments)

There will always be a need for rare elements.
Besides, even mining asteroids for water will be economical once we have more people in space.

about 3 months ago
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The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

someone1234 Phew, it was a near miss! (188 comments)

We barely avoided this catastrophe!

about 3 months ago
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Zazzle.com Thinks Depictions of Pi Are Protected Intellectual Property

someone1234 Re:damn (264 comments)

You can laugh only if you don't have a business in the USA.

about 4 months ago
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The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower

someone1234 Re:It seems unlikely (21 comments)

The pollen already evolved to support pollination by the bird. So it was not the first.

about 4 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

someone1234 Re:Wait a sec (772 comments)

I'm pretty sure a man named Jesus lived. I'm pretty sure he was a kind of religious leader/teacher of a budding religion. I'm pretty sure he didn't walk on water.

about 4 months ago
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Star Cluster Ejected From Galaxy At 2,000,000 MPH

someone1234 Re:Velocity (133 comments)

No, either he would be dead on Earth, or escape into space :)

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed Turned Against Cyber Criminals

someone1234 some blackhats... (50 comments)

I wonder why they didn't patch their system.
Besides the trivial answer that they are incompetent script kiddies, i came up with these:
1 - the site is abandoned
2 - maybe only those who can exploit heartbleed can gain access to the forum (tests for expertise and maintains anonymity)

about 5 months ago
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Asteroid Impacts Bigger Risk Than Thought

someone1234 Re:Am I reading this right (172 comments)

You can explode 600 kilotons every year without anyone but satelites noticing.

about 5 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

someone1234 Re:There is no time for gaming (245 comments)

If it kills the attacker without a word, then it works too.
If it doesn't kill, he'll know too :D

about 5 months ago
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A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

someone1234 Re:Um. Who exactly is attacking? (29 comments)

>Who the hell is threatening US with chemicals?
You answered that question. If the US military is practically sitting on a heap of chemical weapons, then they need proper clothing.
Probably also a good choice of gear if they plan vacation on the Syrian beach.

about 5 months ago

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