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Comment: Re:Gemalto also delivers eID... (Score 1) 192

by fonske (#49093791) Attached to: How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle
...and SIS (Belgium) card encryption that allow access to medical information.

First day of using my Jolla, my provider installed a "convenient" app for me, without letting me know, to do moneytransactions with my smartphone (called "proximenu") along with some other interesting features...my wife now understands why I never use it and why I was so angry that apps are installed when I didn't ask for them.

Comment: Re:Why don't they know? (Score 1) 87

by fonske (#48978667) Attached to: Novel Fluorinated Compounds Discovered In Firefighters' Blood
And once Fluorine has reacted with carbon it is incredible stable.
BUT:
it has superacid properties and as such is used as catalyst.
Toxicity is well established especially of the small molecule PFOS.
Since it is stable you can already guess the environmental problem?

I once identified Nafion (branched oxygenated form) on a TOF-SIMS and had this crazy phone from my client:
- Whassup with this Mafion ("queer" ion in Dutch) you detected?
- Sir, you certainly mean Nafion?
The guy kept calling it queer ion throughout the meeting we had afterwards on the analysis report.
His bosses didn't care, and I know where the money comes from...

Comment: conditional consent and one night stands (Score 1) 243

by fonske (#48439729) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
Courts trying to rule in this matter is as pathetic as participating in a one night stand.
One night stands are all about high risk behaviour.
I always make clear I want at least three weeks of relation and want to get to know family.
Yeah, I once got thrown out after exactly three weeks of pussy eatin'...because my penis was not big enough for her.
Go on talking about conditional consent anyway.

Comment: Re:Bah humbug censorship (Score 2) 307

by fonske (#47847859) Attached to: Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit
I've got three girls. I don't have a life anymore if I can't live with the fact that girls are human beings with sexuality being a part of it.
Instilling shame is not helping my wife and me in trying to give them other goals in life because shame is the one thing that heightens sexual connotation.

Comment: Re:Economic risk (Score 1) 143

by fonske (#47719911) Attached to: How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper
Please note that the half reaction mentioned is Ca+. Mendelyev table will make mention of only one oxidation state namely Ca++.
This means the half reaction is very exotic and Ca+ is not stable at all.
The late Prof. Van Vaeck told me he observed Ca+ (at m/z 20) in dynamic SIMS but since transmission times of secondary ions to the detector are in the order of nanoseconds this might well be possible.
E0 of Ca2+ + 2e- = Ca is -2.869 V (compared to standard hydrogen cell).
Pretty decent still but... earth alkali salts are not as solluble as alkali (Li, Na, K...) salts.
There are however batteries with Ca salts.
I also want to mention that electronegativity is used in basic chemistry to make a difference between ionic bonding or covalent bonds and this has nothing to do with the (arbitrary relative scale (compared to standard hydrogen cell)) half reaction table.
Areyoukiddingme knows what he is talking about and mentioned the essence.

Comment: african art influence on cubism and surrealism (Score 1) 74

It is well documented that the african art in beginning of 1900's started to be taken seriously through expositions. Picasso never made a secret of this influence.
Makonde wood carvings such as the ones with shetani on long legs, influenced Dali to paint those elephants on long legs.
On a funny note you should check out Martin Schwarz (for reference: Giger liked him a lot) work: he painted the mona lisa without the mona lisa - he found the background to be more inspiring.
Art is never a coincidence - this is the definition of art for me.
People forget the painstaking search of Pollock for the exact consistence of his paint.
Engineering projects are the biggest outbursts of art - when they get to show results, even if it are turds like from Wim Delvoye's "Cloaca".

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