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Comment: Cars (Score 1) 242

by Bobke (#33028652) Attached to: The Puzzle of Japanese Web Design
Look at Japanese cars: same thing. If they design a car for Europe, it'll be underdesigned in our view. This is because a westerner tries to look at the whole and form a feel for the car/website. A Jap however will look at all the details seperately, and unite them to a whole in his head. Something like that.

Comment: Re:Nothing to do but wait (Score 2, Interesting) 353

by Bobke (#32503406) Attached to: US Confirms Underwater Oil Plume
Wikipedia has some intersting info about this particular dispersant:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corexit

The oil film will be dispersed in small droplets which intermix with the seawater. The oil is then not only distributed in two dimensions but is dispersed in three and it is about 10 times as toxic.

Comment: Re:Enough data? (Score 5, Informative) 285

by Bobke (#32390282) Attached to: The Sun's Odd Behavior

That is not entirely correct. There is a period after Galileo's discovery called the Maunder Minimum where sunspots "became exceedingly rare", from wikipedia:

The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 by John A. Eddy in a landmark 1976 paper published in Science titled "The Maunder Minimum",[1] when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunder_Minimum

So, is it really odd behavior?

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