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Comment Re:Really? (Score 2) 248

It does mention it in the paper if you read hard enough, especially the summary.

It looks to me that the anode and cathode is different materials. Yes, Lithium is being plated at each of the anode or cathode during each charge/discharge cycles, but the materials at the cathode and anode are different.are different. Look at figure 4.

The membranes were heated to T 4 130 1C to outgas the ethanol of the applied electrolyte slurry and to reform the solid glass electrolyte without grain boundaries before being pressed against an anode of lithium or sodium foil contacting a stainless-steel cell container. The thickness of the electrolyte membrane was 0.06 mm. The cathode consisted of a redox center (an S8 or ferrocene molecule or an MnO2 particle) embedded in a mix of electrolyte and carbon contacting a copper current collector; the redox center could be removed.

Comment Re:Bad assumption (Score 2) 297

He who innovates/invents first has little effect on 5 years later. If that long.

Look at Yahoo. The first, and for some time the best internet search engine. Now dust.

Economists, and the like, keep using 20th century (some even 19th century) models. Intellectuals cling to the past as badly as others. And the fools who like what they say pay them. Sadly the factory workers have no such benefactors.

Yahoo first? I would have said Altavisa off the top of my head. Too lazy to check further, though.

Comment Re: Idk (Score 1) 112

While malaria is the big one when it comes to mosquito transmitted diseases, we also have many other horrible diseases carried by mosquitoes.
Furtermore, as long as mosquitos exist, there will continue to be new mosquito vector blood-borne diseases evolving.
I say exterminate the brutes, but as others have pointed out, we have to be absolutely 100% sure that gene drive doesn't spread to other members of the Culicidae family, or worse, climb up to the Diptera order.
100% sure.

A non-eradicate mosquito solution to malaria will leave us with these, many of which have no treatment and no vaccine.
Chikungunya
Dengue
Yellow Fever
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis
LaCrosse Encephalitis
Western Equine Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
Zika Virus
filariasis
Dog Heartworm ( another filarial worm )
botfly larvae
Ross River fever and similar viral induced polyarthritis

Comment Re:GM versus Gene Drive (Score 1) 112

Here's an article from Nature that goes into some light detail on the role of mosquitoes in the ecosystem and the possible consequences of their eradication.

http://www.nature.com/news/201...

Short story: eradicating just the Aedes Aegypti and suchlike human bloodsuckers would be a good thing with little to no consequence.
Killing all the mosquitoes would probably have little noticeable effect except in the Artic tundra where they exist is vast numbers. No one knows what effect killing off all the Aedes in the Artic would have - maybe excellent news, maybe bad up there.

Comment Re:And more fun for sysadmins (Score 1) 228

Having islands of DST and non-DST time can be a pain in the neck for sysadmins.

What is this 1999? Since Y2K, Machines should all be set to UTC, and the app should know how to deal with local conversion.

Ohhh, please no, do not let the apps do that. The bad stuff that happened during the 2007 DST change were mostly apps that did their own conversion.

Never mind.
It just occurred to me that you did not mean let the apps maintain the timezone/DST etc tables, but rather use the OS tables to inform the apps to do the local time conversions, like Outlook does for mails sent/received in different timezones, (when it's working correctly).

Comment Re:And more fun for sysadmins (Score 1) 228

Having islands of DST and non-DST time can be a pain in the neck for sysadmins.

What is this 1999? Since Y2K, Machines should all be set to UTC, and the app should know how to deal with local conversion.

/quote

Ohhh, please no, do not let the apps do that. The bad stuff that happened during the 2007 DST change were mostly apps that did their own conversion.

Comment Re:We've known this for years (Score 1, Interesting) 352

We've known for a long time, at least in my recollection since the '70s, that daylight savings time didn't do much other than cause problems. Since our Nation really isn't based on agricultural production anymore maybe it's time we just give it up. I'm sure the farmers, chickens and local schools can get it sorted out okay.

DST should not be a problem for anyone anymore.
If you want to know the time, just google for "correct time".

Comment Re:Excellent (Score 1) 352

You need to read more about time reckoning, then. There is no need to have gaps or duplicate time points in your data. Hint: timezones and DST are only an illusion.

DST time change is a pain in the neck to hospitals.
It's a pain in the neck to surgeons and anesthesiologists who have the time jump backwards an hour in the middle of an operation, and the timestamp is a critical part of the data logging they do. Admittedly it's only twice a year, but it's still a pointless nuisance.
And yes, local time is important whenever you're dealing with the public.

Comment Re:SAVING (Score 2) 228

Also, DST is entirely useless at high latitudes and in equatorial zones.
DST also has less effect if you're located in the western side of the time zone as opposed to the eastern side.
That is to say, people on the western side of the time zone already have the sunset an hour later than people on the eastern side, so the "usefulness" of DST's effects depends greatly upon your latitude and longitude.

Comment And more fun for sysadmins (Score 1) 228

Having islands of DST and non-DST time can be a pain in the neck for sysadmins. It's not just the USA that's dicking around with the DST rules. It seems like every continent has their own start and end dates, not to mention various countries moving the time zones around.

It was a moderate pain when the DST rules changed in 2007. We were using both virtual machines and standalone servers with Ardence/Citrix Provisioning Server type technology, and not everything went smoothly.

Comment daylight saving time is not CUBIC! (Score 1) 228

CREATION IS CUBIC, but
you are educated singularity
stupid by academic bastards.
Greenwich 1 day time is evil.
I know that you possess the
mind to think that there are 4
simultaneous 24 hour days
within a single Earth rotation,
I think that you are just evil.
Can you explain the 4 days
rather than the 1 day taught?
If not, you are truely stupid.
To ignore the 4 days, is evil.

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