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Comment Hydrophylic (Score 1) 440

There was a story a few days ago about a copper mesh that pulled moisture out of the air to create drinking water in the desert. Sounds to me that could be combined with this to further pull moisture from the clothes, maybe make the drum out of the wunderstuff and use the ultrasonics to shake the water from the drum.

Comment Leader (Score 1) 339

I don't doubt that the premise of this article is true - that by objective measures the humble lead better. but...

1) To be leader you have to be elected, if the charismatic-narcissists are better at getting elected then that is at least one aspect in which they make better leaders

2) I'm not sure people want leaders in top positions, they tend to want people to affirm their pre-formed opinions and act as if they were a surrogate for the voter. The last thing they want them to do is lead in the sense of make a case for changing the voter's opinion.

3) I think people see themselves as the leader, and want to pick someone to represent them that they most aspire to be (from the usually poor list of available candidates). If they had to invent Tyler Durden would they pick a humble man - nope...

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