16 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd November 2011 17:07 GMT
"This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills who can contribute in a dynamic team environment."
Hmmm. Am I the only one who thought that read like pretty much every job description I've seen recently?
Re: I hope you didn't just leave them slumped at their desks?
okay, okay. Typo. I meant my colleague's went dead. It they all were dead, I'd not have a job, but rather an interesting discussion with the police methinks
Oil when hot is a liquid. Water when hot becomes steam and takes up more space.
Water when hot as steam is also a tad more corrosive, but oil and metal becomes just warmer and flows better. I'm in favour of the molten salts thing, but it may ot be as easy to service in a desert state where oil flows well.
The reason you want it as hot as possible is thermodynamics. Efficiency of work (electricity generation in this case) due to heat transfer between a hot reservoir and a cold reservoir is related to the temperature difference of the two reservoirs. So, heating the oil makes sense, but I'm surprised they need to use natural gas to do that.
Re: Seen it happen on a 64GB card
sorry, potentially off-topic my comment, but it was for a Galaxy Note. I'm guessing it's not limited to the S3, but not done research on this one...
Seen it happen on a 64GB card
My colleagues just went dead after 3 months, no warning. Can't confirm the exact make, but it's not necessarily just 32GB cards
Re: "The cause of the Spanish sperm crisis is equally obscure"
it's not obscure, just unknown by the general populace. I've known of this effect for years. Unfortunately tap water has lots of oestrogen because of all the women on the pill which adds oestrogen. It's really hard to filter out.
Don't think that bottled water helps. Being on the shelf for a while before you get it, the plasticisers (phthalates and others) which make plastic easy to shape/bend tend to leach into the bottled water.
Now we start to make a case for a home distillery, but that has it's own problems (legal) and that pure water is really really bad for the body as it strips out nutrients (read up on osmosis/osmotic pressure)
Re: happens 3 times a month with IE .....
it's just annoying to have to update Java all the time when you don't actually use it. I also don't use IE unless forced to, so no IE, no java.
I know Firefox, Chrome, and Safari have security problems, but typically less severe. If it's not needed, then turn it off. I've removed it from all computers which don't need it where I work (and that's most of us). One less attack vector for users who are not technically savvy, or might click 'yes'
so, it's a good thing that the number of 'critical' remains the same. Good marketing spiel. I wo0uld personally be working to reduce the critical ones and the important ones would fall as well. hmmm.
glad I'm not the only one that spotted this. Unless many visits to Geneva have mean that they put in place a reality distortion field to fool everyone...
never understood current displays
I've got a 5 year old dell with a 1440x1280 screen and so seeing something with a vertical resolution that's less than that is odd (even my work displays seem not tall enough at 1920x1080).
Then going back to *older* screens (think 2001), I had a 15.4 " 1600x1400 screen on a laptop, which was fantastic. I don't want to buy a new laptop because it simply won't display enough vertical resolution. 768 is 'resolutely' bad (pardon the pun).
I like the higher resolution displays so long as the height of a laptop's screen is actually increased from the poky 6-7 inches I keep seeing on them.
Check your tubing
having worked in academia with pumps where 1mm Hg was considered 'okay', check:
1) your grease is high vacuum grease silicone
2) your tubing is reinforced stuff suitable for high vacuum (costs more, but wall thickness of 5mm+ is often needed
3) seal all tube joints with Jubilee clips to make sure no leakage is there
4) is the oil in the pump new/clean? Bad oil ==> bad vacuum
given you're in spain ...
try a local uni. They usually have a couple kicking about and it would be easy to get those down to 1mm Hg (done that lost). The air aspirators all depend on the quality of the seals, and at 15mm Hg might be a bit hard to get to.
The bonus is that some of the scientists there would probably want to come along for the ride, and debate writing a paper about it (or getting their students to do that for them)