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Comment: Re:Doping? (Score 1) 80

by Maritz (#48562899) Attached to: High Temperature Superconductivity Record Smashed By Sulfur Hydride
Computers are frequently sold with skis, are used while people ski, and most of the most famous computer-related inventors were either obsessed skiers or came up with their designs while skiing. Charles Babbage, for instance, designed the Difference Engine whilst deftly navigating the jumps and horrific reverse-camber turns of the famous Mausefalle slope in the Austrian Alps.

Comment: Re:Horrible Analogies (Score 1) 388

by Maritz (#48548149) Attached to: Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

If we're using human analogies, this is like selling the diary, identity information and naked photos of your overaccomplished olympian niece... and providing some genetic material to clone her.

But really, analogies suck.

Heheh... case in point ;) Not an easy one though. Sometimes I guess analogies don't cut it. Not even car ones.

Comment: Re:Red Dwarf question (Score 0) 129

by Maritz (#48530391) Attached to: How Astronomers Will Take the "Image of the Century": a Black Hole
The Universe still has an ambient temperature of around 3K I believe. Because of this, no black holes anywhere are actually shrinking, as their temperature is much, much lower than 3K. The ambient temperature of the Universe will not be low enough for black holes to evaporate for a very very long time. I believe we're talking something like ten to the fifty years or more. Also because of this we wouldn't detect hawking radiation because the signal will be utterly swamped by other sources.

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