G+ suits me fine, I have no friends IRL either.
You insensitive clod. People sometimes go on at me about being antisocial, I think they're being overly judgemental in implying it's a bad thing.
No [r] way!
Kenya imagine a worse country-name pun than that?
Oman that's awful!
Mars' atmosphere is
"For all practical purposes" is not correct. The thermal conductivity of a gas is near-independent of pressure down to very low pressures, until the mean free path of particles becomes large compared to the distance to the solid where the heat gets dumped.
20mBar and the MFP is still tiny.
You need a pretty good vacuum (10^-4mbar or so) in a coffee flask otherwise it doesn't change a thing.
The message "just say no to Excel" still stands.
and then there's making bad movies because you can't tell your arse from your elbow...
and then, there's Uwe Boll.
El reg has a short writeup."
Richard Branson, is that you?
No, surely it's Dr Strangelove: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt00...
passing neutron (= beta radiation)
beta radiation is high-energy electrons, not neutrons.
Beta decay happens in certain nuclei, upping the atomic number while keeping the nucleon count constant. A proton flips into a neutron and the spare electric charge flies off with the electron, which has comparatively little mass.
Neutrons are emitted during fission events, a nucleus splits (roughly) in half with a few neutrons left over. These neutrons are generally "fast", i.e. high-energy, and the "fast" in fast breeder refers to the fact that these fast neutrons are used for breeding rather than slowed-down ("thermal") neutrons.
This is indefensible behavior. Apple are being assholes.
Quite the contrary. The Customer is in the wrong, since she did not stipulate to be buried clutching her iPad but instead to pass it on to other beings.
She can't be of the One True Apple Faith, thus she's a heretic.
mitochondrial + nuclear DNA would make an actual mammoth
No biologist here either but I believe it's technically correct, but still useless. If elephants are anything to go by, which are social creatures, a mammoth calf would have to learn a lot about its habitat from its parents, geography, what to eat, what not to eat, etc. It can't learn that from an African elephant. A zoo animal is all you would get.
- Weight distribution all wrong
- Front wheel drive unforgiving
- Front tyre adapted for roller but not good on the road
This was a petrol engine but I can't imagine that electrics now win out on power/weight either, at least not with a useful range.