The point - you missed it! One should not be willy-nilly about scientific units when discussing science. This is how Mars probes get lost.
From TFA: "The latest paper describes their latest thruster and gives the test results in details, showing that with a couple of kilowatts of power they can produce 720 mN (about 72 grams) of thrust."
I'm sorry, how did we go from an expression of force to mass?
Yes, everyone's so worried about the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel rods, while coal ash is scattered to the wind with reckless abandon: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste
So she really could cure Autism with diet?
You're probably right. . . but I'll take it.
Interesting that this hits
. . . we did this in high school Biology with hotdog casing.
This is true. Back in the '50s the oil companies buried the patent for the carburetor that got 100 mpg. In fact, they used a car equipped with just such a carburetor to get all those people with rifles off that grassy knoll.
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Fucked-up metric indeed. . . it weighs kilograms? Idiots.
I use a text file that I keep on a USB stick, copy lots of places and encrypt/de-crypt with OpenSSL. It's native to so many systems, and can pretty easily be installed on anything that it isn't.
(First switch to borne shell or something else that doesn't keep a command history, dummy!)
openssl des -k yeahUwish < passwords.txt > passwords.txt.des
openssl des -d -k yeahUwish < passwords.txt.des
You can even kick the security up a notch.:
openssl des -k `md5 -s yeahUwish` < passwords.txt > passwords.txt.des
openssl des -d -k `md5 -s yeahUwish` < passwords.txt.des
Let the reactionary flaming begin!