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Comment: Re:But it isn't (Score 1) 195

by cygnwolf (#46829347) Attached to: How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off
Just because someone has a docorate degree doesn't mean they are an absolute authority. Scholarly papters demand a lot of citations and evidence to be excepted, not someone with a degree saying it is so.

and a doctorate of philosophy in biomedical sciences is such an expert on geology and material sciences.
Just saying, I've seen enough from other sources, the only thing that will convince me that gorilla glass is hardness 9 would be something FROM corning, or from soneone that says 'hey, we tested it, here are the results'. Otherwise it's regurgitated information who's accuracy is suspect.

Comment: Re:But it isn't (Score 1) 195

by cygnwolf (#46826687) Attached to: How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off
Further follow up, I have seen around the internet numerous times the claim that Gorilla Glass has an hardness of 9. Most of those claims, however, just like the page you link to, do not cite any references for this information.
However, nowhere in Corning's official literature do they ever indicate ANY Mohs rating for it. They only give the Vicker's rating, and they give it well below what other sources besides the one I linked to give for sapphire

I did some more digging for more places that site the vicker's rating of sapphire, all of them give the Vicker's hardness rating of 2000 for sapphire, still well over the manufacturer's specs for gorilla glass.

Comment: Re:But it isn't (Score 1) 195

by cygnwolf (#46824299) Attached to: How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

According to some half-assed googling, it looks like a Mohs hardness of 9 (Sapphire) roughly corrosponds to a vicker's scale rating of 2035.
Contrast that to Gorilla Glass's listed 622 - 701, and there's a drastic difference in hardness that actually places gorilla glass around a 5-6 on the Mohs scale.

Interestingly, Gorilla glass 3 even lists a LOWER Vicker's rating, citing only 534-639.
Hardness does not always = scratch resistance apparently. The Gorilla glass 3 resists scratches a very different way.....

http://www.cidraprecisionservi... - Mohs conversions - gorilla glass info sheet
http://317d462d97c0f60cc4a8-f8... = gorilla glass 3 info sheet

Comment: Re:Added benefit (Score 1) 104

by cygnwolf (#46728071) Attached to: NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

You're also talking about one person's experience with a local farmer, who most likely was not a large commercial dairy operation where the one sick cow could easily be overlooked. Pasteurization isn't because it's common for the milk to be contaminated, but because a possibility (however slim) exists. And would only be amplified by gross capitalism where that one, slightly sick cow is still making milk after all.....

Look at all of the recent incidences of other contaminated foodstuffs (I'm looking at you, Spinach) that have made local news over the last few years. We could have seen just as many from milk if raw milk was still a widely available commodity. Possibly more, as with the spinach it's harder for the contaminate to move throughout the whole batch like it can with a liquid.

Comment: Re:Just 1 Anonymous Coward (Score 2) 189

by cygnwolf (#46234359) Attached to: Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps
obviously you should stop browsing as AC, I don't see those sliders and I browse at -1 all the time. I don't have to do anything special to do this either. There's an option in your conversations settings called "Choose your discussion system" that allows you to choose the classic style view, and it's been there ever since the sliders were introduced, took me all of 1 minute to find it when the sliders came out.

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.