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comment How do electrical devices suck electricity?
you get payed for sitting on .sx? I dont get payed so I dont get to be professional, a valid reason would be that my remark was utter b_llshit
Jan
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asked Axiomatic statistical mechanics
Jan
22
comment To what extent `should` raw `data` from `publicly funded` research be made `available for download` `?`
"In the US almost all data from federal funded research is already available freely and has been for a long time." All data from US federal funded research, thats got to be a lot of projects, where is the website where I can start downloading?
Jan
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comment To what extent `should` raw `data` from `publicly funded` research be made `available for download` `?`
is the practice of reservation of data for a year on limited equipment not dangerous for self-fulfilling prophecy reasons: well respected scientists get a bigger chance of being assigned telescope time slices and their advantage of a year headstart can reconfirm their status? it seems like an aristocrat science version of regulatory capture
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Jan
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comment What are conditions for the existence of a critical value (for a phase transition)?
remember that in this picture the scaling of the axis is not constrained: in reality the Pressure axis is much much longer...
Jan
22
comment How do electrical devices suck electricity?
still wrong, half as much current, quarter power
Jan
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answered How do electrical devices suck electricity?
Jan
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comment How do electrical devices suck electricity?
but then again you are wrong: if U_{NA}=220V=I*R and U'_{JEU}=110V=I'*R then I' = I/2, and P'=U'*I'=P/4! so jewropean outlets can push 4 times more energy through the same kettle resistor than in Northern States of America
Jan
22
comment How do electrical devices suck electricity?
I like the pushing analogy here
Jan
22
asked To what extent `should` raw `data` from `publicly funded` research be made `available for download` `?`