* Posts by Martin 77

2 posts • joined 11 May 2010

iPhone 5S: Apple, you're BORING us to DEATH (And you too, Samsung)

Martin 77

Andy,

Moving from cell tower to tower takes place within the control of one network operator, or in the case of international roaming, two operators who will have signed a roaming agreement and had their legal teams make sure all the “i”s and “t”s are dotted and crossed.

Moving from mobile to wifi network gets messy especially when the wifi hotspot might be owned by a coffee shop, shopping mall, hotel or private individual – in the event of a fault who do you complain to: network operator, ISP, barista? Furthermore, when you do complain, all the relevant parties need to have a mechanism in place to resolve that fault between them.

Technically, it's do-able, managing it all is harder.

Physicist unmasks 99-year-old mistake in English dictionaries

Martin 77

Water: a special case?

Has anyone here actually read the article Dr Hughes wrote?

http://eprints.qut.edu.au/31098/8/31098a.pdf

He talks about water molecules behaving as chains - something he demonstrates with real chains.

As he concentrates on just water molecules I do wonder if the same applies to other liquids with weaker bonds (or very heavy molecules, such as mercury). I can't help thinking that whilst gravity causes the liquid to flow downwards it is atmospheric pressure that stops the liquid draining from either side into the container beneath it and leaving a vacuum above.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019