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Comment Re:Some separation is good (Score 1) 610 610

Considering that 30% of Americans are arrested by age 23, and nearly 52% of adult males in America are arrested in their lifetime, maybe more parents should want to achieve the "doesn't get arrested" scenario.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125851115456653127.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125851115456653127.html

Comment Re:How widespread? (Score 1) 487 487

Adderal and Ritalin just give you a boost of energy (like a couple shots of espresso) and causes you to focus on things better. If that is studying, you find yourself studying for an hour or two without realizing it or taking a break. Unfortunately it also leads to you focusing on things like reorganizing your photograph folder or CD's. Usually you take a pill for studying, and crush and snort a pill if you want a pick me up for partying.

Negative side effects usually were similar to that of too much caffeine added with it being a real rough drug for your kidneys (don't take if you are prone to kidney stones.)

I never noticed any memory enhancement. Though I suppose when you give things your full attention as you do under the drug, you can't help but remember them better than things you aren't giving your full attention to.

Comment Re:Cue the 1st amendment nuts (Score 1) 593 593

Sadly in Virginia detention for mental instability is legal. Here's another commenter who understands it better than me.

http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3061057&cid=41063339

But you're right in that the law probably should be changed.

Comment Re:Cloudy days (Score 1) 589 589

I dunno, the Andasol Solar Power Station in Spain is up and running, but it doesn't get many cloudy days. But there are several other towers of this kind elsewhere. We might already have the data you're looking for, but my interest wanes in digging it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andasol_Solar_Power_Station

From what I read the molten salt idea was originally paired with nuclear energy, here's an old paper on the properties of those types of molten salt reactors, maybe you can extrapolate from there?

http://hotfluids.com/references/static/downloads/pdf/ORNL-TM-2316.pdf

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