I'm well aware that we're discussing silicon compounds. I didn't claim that silicon was being vaporized by tire friction; that's silly. However, is it possible that silicon compounds in the road surface that get pulverized finely enough might then become "aerosolized" and disperse in the atmosphere? That is the question I posed.
... is whether "piracy" is actually stealing much less criminal.
You know what also contains silicon? The material in roads. Cars drive over this material, breaking it up and wearing it down. Perhaps not all of it winds in topsoil and the water system?
Nowadays they just sell mysterious liquid engine/fuel system "treatments" that cost nothing to make but they can sell at a huge markup.
Nope, not thin film. There were no wires, no leads, no solder pads nor terminals. Unless there's wireless solar cells now in that form factor, it was a fake.
... from whose perspective? At least one perspective holds that the perfect solar cell is one that doesn't even work, a thin strip of plastic made to look like a solar cell that costs a helluva lot less than the real thing:
Today I was walking home from an errand to a store.I saw the remains of a “Dual Power Calculator” in the gutter; it had an intact solar cell in the top.“Cool!”, I thought; “I’m going to rescue that solar cell for some DIY thing.”I grabbed the top part and tossed it in my bag.
When I got home, I dismantled it to remove the “solar cell”.I discovered that it was a fake, a thin strip of plastic separate from the body made to look like a solar cell.
Calling Captain Ahab....
So did they send in the new Scorpion team to save the day?
... like the Russian populace becoming too educated to put up with him any more.
NSW Police spokesperson John Thompson said it would not be appropriate to comment "given this technology relates to operational capability".
Indeed. The newfound ability to do very bad things always relates to operational capability.
Next this needs to be done with what we call "autism". There's a reason it's called the "autistic spectrum"; it's a MUCH bigger but nebulous target than schizophrenia. There's so much symptomatic comorbidity that the diagnoses would be funny if the consequences weren't so depressing.
Aside from the other thread arguing that they were still guilty of unethical behavior whether anyone criticized them for it or not, there's another potential bit of misdirection here:
What if Snowden's means of raising concerns had nothing to do with e-mail and he only used verbal or hard-copy means, and the NSA knows it?
... piezoelectrically coupled superconducting qubit, which is pretty cool.
I saw what you did there, and it was pretty cool.
This summary truly is fucking. It's incomprehensible. Thanks for the editing rubber-stamp, Soulskill.
Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor
So will the result be that there's no actual dialog, no direct responses from Saltzberg to questions that people took the time to pose, and just another talking-head video like we first had with Lawrence Lessig? Or will it respect the cooperative process of the traditional Q&A posts where the subject is actually engaged?