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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


May
28
revised How to measure vector potential such as that of magnetic field?
Expand a bit
May
28
answered How to measure vector potential such as that of magnetic field?
May
28
reviewed No Action Needed Does the opening angle of the cone matter?
May
28
reviewed Leave Closed Do particle velocities in liquid follow the Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution?
May
28
reviewed Delete Is it possible to “cook” pasta at room temperature with low enough pressure?
May
28
reviewed Leave Open Force problem related to adhesive and bonding
May
27
comment Smolin on Cosmological selection and neutron stars
@diffeomorphism: Wikipedia says the high mass of J1614-2230 rules out many neutron star equations of state that include exotic matter such as hyperons and kaon condensates. I believe the Bethe-Brown idea Smolin has in mind is a kaon condensate, and therefore Wikipedia implies Smolin's cosmological selection idea has been disproven. However I don't think the physics is well enough understood to be quite so certain ...
May
27
reviewed Leave Open Reasoning transformer identity for currents
May
27
answered Smolin on Cosmological selection and neutron stars
May
27
revised Yang-Mills existence and mass gap
Tidying
May
27
comment What are magnetic field lines?
possible duplicate of What are magnetic field lines?
May
27
reviewed No Action Needed calculating electrodynamic momentum of a dumbbell (consisting of two point charges) in longitudinal motion
May
27
reviewed No Action Needed How can things be chaotic on a quantum level, yet tangible on a classical level?
May
27
reviewed No Action Needed Why Change Of Magnetic Flux Induces Current In circuit?
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is darkness really light?
May
27
reviewed Reopen EM wave properties
May
27
reviewed Close Is there physics behind the layout of a piano keyboard?
May
27
reviewed Leave Open Coin on an turntable | Exact description of forces
May
27
reviewed Leave Open Jackson equation 2.9; How to derive it?
May
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is limiting line in series spectrum?