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Comment: a sign of good science (Score 1) 53

by fche (#48616923) Attached to: A New Law For Superconductors

I don't know anything about the physics of this paper.

But I love figure 3 (also highlighted at the URL),
because it highlights outliers from the theory, and points
to the supplementary information for theories about why
those points didn't fit the otherwise nice curve.

Bringing attention to errors as well as successes - that's
good honest work.

Comment: Re:Math (Score 1) 235

by fche (#48479715) Attached to: Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Thanks for the links. I was indeed feeling a little lazy.

"How should the writer of the article know what you want to know?"

That seemed like a natural enough question. The writer ought to set the context. If we were talking about only a pittance of generation overall, then its exact decomposition of renewable vs. not would not be interesting. As it is, scotland produces some 15% of the UK total, so not too shabby.

...there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. - George Jacob Holyoake