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Comment Re:Airplane Wings and Icing (Score 1) 292

Clearly you not only didn't RTFA, you didn't even read the summary...

It is certainly clear that I did read both and you had not, and you insist on being an ass. From the summary "Then a hydrophobic nanocoating was created for circuit boards to make them water resistant", and from the article:

"The cookware formulation also was tweaked so it can better handle high temperatures.
"Anywhere you don't want corrosion, or ice or things to get wet, this works well," Jones said.
"When you start thinking about it, there are a lot of places where that's good."

You may want to check your facts before initiating a fight and accusing people of things like this.

Comment I too have seen this (Score 1) 311

You are anot unique. I have had cataract surgery on both eyes many years ago and have also noticed a different frequency response in either eye while looking at uv bug lamps. In the left eye the lamps appear much brighter than the right. I have the serial numbers and manufacturer infomation and could research it further, but I did not think I could actually see into the uv spectrum and though it was likely a difference in the manufacturing process with the addition of a uv filter since the lenses and surgeries were several years appart.


Euler's Partition Function Theory Finished 117

universegeek writes "Mathematician Ken Ono, from Emory, has solved a 250-year-old problem: how to exactly and explicitly generate partition numbers. Ono and colleagues were able to finally do this by realizing that the pattern of partition numbers is fractal (PDF). This pattern allowed them to find a finite, algebraic formula, which is like striking oil in mathematics."

FBI and NYPD Officers Sent On Museum Field Trip 70

In an attempt to "refresh their sense of inquiry" FBI agents, and NYPD officers are being sent to a course at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art of Perception hopes to improve an officers' ability to accurately describe what they see during an investigation by studying art. From the article: "Amy Herman, the course leader, said: 'We're getting them off the streets and out of the precincts, and it refreshes their sense of inquiry. They're thinking, "Oh, how am I doing my job," and it forces them to think about how they communicate, and how they see the world around them.' Ms Herman, an art historian, originally developed the course for medical students, but successfully pitched it as a training course to the New York Police Academy."

Sony Gets Nasty With PSBreak Buyers 246

YokimaSun writes "The war between hackers and Sony over the PlayStation 3 has now taken an even more sinister turn, with Sony going after not just shops but actual buyers of the PSBreak dongle, threatening them with fines of many thousands of Euros and forcing them to sign cease-and-desist letters. It seems Sony will use any means necessary to thwart both homebrew and piracy on the PS3."
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Dogs Can Be Pessimistic 99

Not that it will change anything, but researchers at Bristol University say that your dog might be a gloom-monger. In addition to the downer dogs, the study also found a few that seemed happy no matter how uncaring the world around them was. "We know that people's emotional states affect their judgments and that happy people are more likely to judge an ambiguous situation positively. What our study has shown is that this applies similarly to dogs," said professor Mike Mendl, an author of the study and head of animal welfare and behavior at Bristol University.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.