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by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:53 pm
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Topic: Things Apple is worth more than
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by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:05 pm
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Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
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"BTW why Firenze"
Cradle of Renaissance, historical capital of global trade, including that between the continent and Great Britain. Highly symbolic resonance. Besides, only complete idiots would miss an occasion to visit Florence! ;-)
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 3:58 pm
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Topic: Things Apple is worth more than
Replies: 84
Views: 18572

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They hire consumer psychology experts and marketers who come up with various marketing tactics: fear of rejection from a group, status enhancement, brand loyalty, etc. Most such research I saw was about Apple and iPhones.
by katastrofa
September 21st, 2017, 11:22 pm
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Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1193
Views: 160574

Re: Grammar Time!

Cuddling my little nephew Luke... the best part of an otherwise incredible day! Tom Davies @tomdavies1986 Doesn't she mean the rest of the day was incredible, and cuddling her nephew was even better?! exactly! christine teigen @chrissyteigen Overall, is the word. 8:43 AM - Sep 20, 2017 well, no, be...
by katastrofa
September 21st, 2017, 3:36 pm
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Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 272
Views: 4036

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Fair point as to the knowledge at the time.  As to "he ... possibly didn't even want to suggest that the process was realisable", we have some famous evidence against that: From a very nice book about Fermi I just finished and highly recommend: "The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and ...
by katastrofa
September 21st, 2017, 3:08 pm
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Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 272
Views: 4036

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

North Korea sanctions: Trump to impose further sanctions on country he threatened to 'totally destroy'

The last time they destroyed it in 75% and look how it recovered.
I'd venture to say that there's no nation hating the other nation as fiercely as North Koreans hate Americans.
by katastrofa
September 21st, 2017, 2:17 pm
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Topic: Grammar Time!
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Views: 160574

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by katastrofa
September 21st, 2017, 6:52 am
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Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 272
Views: 4036

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Fair point as to the knowledge at the time.  As to "he ... possibly didn't even want to suggest that the process was realisable", we have some famous evidence against that: Wigner and Szilard went on the sixteenth of July (1939) to inform Einstein about the recent physics findings and to ...
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2017, 6:45 pm
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Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
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Views: 4036

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It's chemistry, not physics. Besides, Einstein was correct that there was no such indication according to the state of scientific knowledge as of 1932 (nuclear fission was ca. 1938?). Since it is his E=mc^2 that stands behind the power of nuclear fission, he could well imagine the destructive potent...
by katastrofa
September 20th, 2017, 4:28 am
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 422
Views: 13197

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by katastrofa
September 19th, 2017, 10:46 pm
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Topic: Your rants here
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Views: 14106

Re: Your rants here

My sister begged me not to use public transport today, because she had a bad dream... Fullscreen capture 19092017 231955.bmp.jpg Ouch! :-( 1024kcal - analytical mind jogging! ;-D BTW, the night before the failed terrorist attack on District Line I played with numbers looking for scaling laws for fre...
by katastrofa
September 19th, 2017, 10:34 am
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 422
Views: 13197

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by katastrofa
September 19th, 2017, 7:18 am
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Topic: RIP
Replies: 254
Views: 18698

Re: RIP

R.I.P. Tadeusz Żytkiewicz, so far the longest living patient with a heart transplant performed by Professor Zbigniew Religa in 1987. Here is a popular story associated with the famous photo of a patient commonly believed to be Żytkiewicz The true story is that the man on the operating table is anoth...
by katastrofa
September 18th, 2017, 4:49 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 422
Views: 13197

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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is one of my fav Iron Maiden songs.