* Posts by AkodoGilador

13 posts • joined 12 Apr 2013

Here's to beer, without which we'd never have the audacity to Google an error message at 3am

AkodoGilador
Boffin

The above applies to doctors, too:

"Sometimes trying to find something sensible amongst the thousands of pages of misleading information and wrong answers on technical forums is like digging for gold and a skill in itself."

Alex

What's the fate of our Solar System? Boffins peer into giant crystal ball – ah, no, wait, that's our Sun in 10bn years

AkodoGilador

Re: Boom!

No, you get neutron stars instead.

Time to Ryzen shine, Intel: AMD has started shipping 7nm desktop CPUs like it's no big deal

AkodoGilador

Re: I think it's around the right time

"Performance hit"? "Cost"? I think you'll find "faster" *and* "cheaper".

EE tops Ofcom’s naughty list, generates most fixed line broadband complaints

AkodoGilador
FAIL

Link pls.

Help! What does 'personal conduct unrelated to operations or financials' mean?

AkodoGilador

Buggering the bursar?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085478/quotes?item=qt0213725

Clueless do-gooders make Africa's conflict mineral mines even more dangerous

AkodoGilador
Boffin

Three orders of magnitude

$4bn / $10m = 400, not 400,000.

Operation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016

AkodoGilador
Stop

Re: Redstone? Sounds familiar...

That was Treadstone.

'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

AkodoGilador

Moonbase

How common are impacts this size? How much of a hazard would they be for any moonbase?

OHM MY GOD! Move over graphene, here comes '100% PERFECT' stanene

AkodoGilador
Boffin

Manufacture

There's plenty of methods of making graphene listed on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene#Occurrence_and_production - but has anyone succeeded in making silicene or germanene?

Or plumbene, I guess.

Facebook Frankenphoto morgue will store your cold, dead selfies FOREVER

AkodoGilador

1.38 exabytes would be a fair chunk of the 8.2 exabytes shipped last year: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24302513 (link borrowed from xkcd: http://what-if.xkcd.com/63/).

Surprise! Republican bill adds politics to science funding

AkodoGilador
FAIL

No repeated research?

*Most* research should be repeating other people's work, not none of it - eg http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/serious-power-failure-threatens-entire.html

Alex

Space elevators, vacuum chutes: What next for big rocket tech?

AkodoGilador
Boffin

Re: Feasible Space Elevators

So... According to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator - Tsiolkovsky's original idea was a tower, which would be in compression. Current thinking resolves around a cable, in tension. Is there a feasible midpoint, which is neither in compression nor tension?

Brit cops blow £14m on software - then just flush it down the bogs

AkodoGilador
Meh

Someone's playing the man not the ball.

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