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Comment: Re:The horror (Score 1) 74

by joocemann (#47899997) Attached to: $10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

Way to miss the point. If you have the mindset of losing, you will lose. If you think your work is not marketable, you won't.

Do you know that fundamental science requires tools? Did you know that the best labs that find out amazing basic science findings get there by innovating amazing new tools? DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE REFEFRENCE TO JC VENTER? The human genome sequence is, in itself, hard to market and sell. The sequence was first found by one man, JC Venter. He beat a huge army of publicly funded labs. While those labs used existing technologies to each try to sequence parts of the genome and get together to glue sequences together, Venter innovated highly improved DNA sequencing technlology. And thus he sequenced the human genome first. Guess what followed? All of those labs, and more, bought his sequencing technology and the models to follow.

If you can't find something to sell then you're destined to beg for money. I'd love to see a world without money that allocates resource based on meritocracy... But that's not reality.

You may think I need to grow up, but I can guarantee you that you need to wake up and smell the coffee of capitalism and try to identify how to get what you want. If you're in the US and you will always beg for money, try your hardest to Elect Elizabeth Warren as president because she wants to double NIH funding.

FWIW.

Comment: Re:The horror (Score 1) 74

by joocemann (#47899957) Attached to: $10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

If you choose to read it in an insulting way, it is insulting. Or you can understand the gist of it which is to say 'pull yourself up from your perceived limitations and do what is necessary to rise to a superior position in life." But.... You know.... You're interested in arguing about communication, and not staying on topic; The next generation of wasted life. I can guarantee you that you'll grow a lot more in life by staying focused. Then again, if you're here to learn about communication and not about the subject, this is right up your alley.

Comment: Re: Not just Reno (Score 1) 444

by joocemann (#47899939) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Right. But with good design, the water can be stored efficiently without evaporation, and the top of the container could possibly be engineered to collect/filter rainwater as well as an added benefit. I'm not trying to give you the best solution -- its just a simple idea I have always considered; loading electrical energy into physical potential energy by way of working against gravity. Maybe, instead, just run a big heavy chunk of metal up a notched pole? Then release it to spin a worm gear, to a large cog, then big generator as it slowly drops?

If I had resources, time, and money, I'd love to live out in a cabin somewhere and toy around with simplified energy storage solutions.

Comment: This is huge! (Score 3, Interesting) 74

by joocemann (#47859401) Attached to: $10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

I am super excited. The graphene capacitors from UCLA (about 18 months ago) can now be scaled up. They hired some company to try to scale up their tech, but maybe this finding can help. The implications for this is that new technologies are going to arrive in your hands and homes. Enjoy.

Comment: Re:The US slides back to the caves (Score 1) 528

by joocemann (#47847255) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Also, I am an engineer of sorts (cell biology). I use Celsius and meters every day. My understanding of a variety of units of measure only helped to understand the original point the OP was making, which was to say "awkward unit system you use". If you can get over that hangup, you might actually be part of the real conversation.

Remember --- if you can't tie your shoes, you'll never make it to work today.

Comment: Good riddance! (Score 1, Troll) 127

by joocemann (#47795785) Attached to: Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

ICQ/Yahoo/GTalk/Skype/IRC - were all far better than MSN garbage. MSN was always a distraction IM system that gained popularity due to microsoft forcing people into MSN e-mail accounts and buying hotmail.

I'm glad to see it going away. One less thing for pidgin/trillian to have to work with (note: the MSN accounts on the multi-messengers are the *only* ones I recall ever not really transferring files correctly)

Comment: Re:The US slides back to the caves (Score 1) 528

by joocemann (#47770651) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

What I mean is that, as is common on reddit, you could have easily deduced or understood the gist of the argument and moved forward -- but, as is on reddit, you're interested in having something to say, and so you get caught up on the minutia of the argument and go completely off track.

I find it obnoxious and decided to call you out for it. The act is almost as bad as focusing on grammar and spelling.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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