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Comment: Nice "helpful" count (Score 1) 432

by Tchaik (#44654919) Attached to: Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs

I find it revealing that the "was this review helpful" counter is near 700, when the other reviews have a count below 10... I, for one, clicked on it, in a futile attempt to teach that hotel about the Streisand effect and how not to treat customers. The hotel didn't even bother to reply to the review...

Comment: Re:I really don't get the anti-w3schools.com snobs (Score 2) 138

by Tchaik (#41592653) Attached to: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Others Join Hands To Form WebPlatform.org

I seriously question the web expertise of anyone who snubs w3schools as a "terrible", "painful" resource for web development. However, there isn't a resource that is more user-friendly than w3schools on many of the web topics.

I seriously question the web expertise of anyone who snubs w3schools snobs. I'll note that experts don't need user-friendly, they need accuracy, both as a reference level and as a guide for best practices. Check http://w3fools.com/ again...

Comment: Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 1) 1651

by Tchaik (#41524965) Attached to: To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

"If you ditch the need for helmets, more people would start cycling"

I simply don't believe this.

It is clear that mandatory helmets makes bikesharing much less popular. Check what happened in Melbourne. Other places are looking into changing laws for this reason in particular, e.g. http://www.ibiketo.ca/blog/helmets-may-protect-your-head-mandatory-helmet-laws-will-likely-make-cyclists-less-safe If you've never seen the impact of bikesharing on a city, you should visit Paris or here in Montreal; the number of bikes you see in downtown is quite impressive.

Science

The Proton Just Got Smaller 289

Posted by samzenpus
from the size-does-matter dept.
inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."' Would this indicate new physics if proven?"

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