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

...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 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

And once Fluorine has reacted with carbon it is incredible stable.
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

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

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

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.

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