Jump to content


Senior Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Iota

  1. Chlorine isn't too much to worry about in your water, it's necessary being there and not a great risk. However, what is an unnecessary risk, on the other hand- is the fluoride added to water, if your in most parts of the US and select parts of the UK. Supposedly to prevent tooth decay.
  2. Then I'd refer you back to what Phi said; it's 2013, not the 1700s.
  3. Whether or not Americans choose to have guns doesn't interest me a great deal, because I know I'm not a national. Though I think it has little to do with the fact I'm a Brit that when I see a news report on another mass school shooting every other month in America I feel a certain way about that. I just find the notion that guns are defending you from any form of oppressive government ludicrous.
  4. There was a topic on this a while back, can't remember which it was though. Turns out a lot of us do the same thing... not sure why that is, but it's not indicative of intolerance by any means though, IMO.
  5. would it be okay to smoke a cigarette in here?
  6. There's obviously a way of being intelligent in a way where you don't come across as being a know it all, so to speak. From my experience it's generally the unintelligent people who are overconfident and arrogant in their approach and with their opinions; usually enabled by their ignorance. And the people who know their stuff are usually the ones with more humility and who keep quiet.
  7. 1) Molecules are formed covalently, but the terms are not interchangeable, they're related. 2) Ionisation is where a chemical species becomes charged by some means. Dissociation is the splitting of certain compounds into ions. 3) Hydrochloric acid is a covalent molecule. In its standard state it is a gaseous molecule; when mixed in a solvent, such as water, it becomes an aqueous mixture. It is therefore both covalent, a molecule, and dissociates into ions. It is not itself an ionic compound, however, because in its standard state, it is not ionic, it is covalent.
  8. Were they purely data storage arrays, or actual functioning computers? I assumed the accuracy of the statement because I copied it word for word by Laurence Krauss in an interview he was in, I'm 99% sure. (attempting to source where he said it, think I found the interview but it's 1.5 hours long, this will be fun.) OK, so I didn't quote him, I paraphrased him. My apologies Krauss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1pDkP9Qxk 0:43:00 minutes in.
  9. http://www.inchm.bris.ac.uk/schools/vsepr/ Go through the tabs here for an explanation. If you want to look up the methodology some more Google 'VESPR'... sorry that's VSEPR. Basically you predict the shape based on bond repulsion of negative electrons.
  10. I found this interesting so thought I'd share: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/07/son-doong_n_3873341.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular Uploaded the wrong picture, but there's a nice McLaren P1 anyway lol
  11. Whereas if that were the case in the US, they'd find a way to charge someone for that electricity. 'Something for free', a concept that scares a lot of American politicians... too socialist, like the NHS. "Evil and Orwellian" as some right-wingers put it. I here stories of big business buying into politics a lot in the US, I don't know how the true that is? If so, big oil companies will probably set up a political campaign to impede progress in the transition to electricity powered transport. Especially if another G. Bush gets into power. That massive gun company in the US did something similar recently, if I recall correctly.
  12. 4. To build a computer with the same storage capabilities as the brain, it would require approximately 10 Tera-Watts of electricity. That's 10*10^12 (10,000,000,000,000) watts. The human brain uses about ~10 watts. (be advised, the use of the word approximately can avoid endless debate on the facts)
  13. Personally, I see that it is relevant. It's not obligatory that you state your beliefs, by any means. The only reason I explicitly asked is because you took issue with me regarding you as a religionist; it goes without saying it seemed to me like you are a religionist, from reading your previous posts. I just wanted a yes or a no answer to clear up the matter.
  14. Iota


    Now China's investing influence in Europe too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23887509 Yep, and it's better to confront said market forces with the power of numerous economies under one control, than it is for each comparatively small individual economy to do so on their own. I wish what you're saying was true, but it's just not the case.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.