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Old 2014-01-30, 04:32   #1
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Default The thread for mundane questions that Google fails at

I think I've started a thread like this before. Mersenneforum.org is a time-waster for a ton of people anyway, but who doesn't want to be more efficient about their time-wasting? Amirite?

Btw, doing a search for avacodo's law gets Avagodros number, even with what I call the "double misspelling." Go Google.

Edit: We need a thread about precisely defined burrowing mammals, cats being meaninglessly killed in physics experminents and other fun misunderstandings.

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Old 2014-01-30, 04:52   #2
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Mersenneforum.org is a time-waster for a ton of people anyway,
Oh you really think so eh? :Can't find the right emoticon that expresses my current feelings:
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Old 2014-01-30, 05:46   #3
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Oh you really think so eh? :Can't find the right emoticon that expresses my current feelings:
I'm not saying it's a waste of time, I'm saying it's a time waster for "some people."

It's like when people read science books "for fun."

Edit: Was looking at Avogodro's picture on Wikipedia, and it makes me wonder. Were people really that ugly back then, or did the artists stress features in a non-accurate way. Of course, come to think of it, I think super models look like they come from another planet, so maybe I'm not the best judge.

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Old 2014-01-30, 06:03   #4
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Were people really that ugly back then ...
Yes, of course they were. Just the same with people really being that ugly now. Nothing has changed.
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Old 2014-01-30, 08:01   #5
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Edit: Was looking at Avogodro's picture on Wikipedia, and it makes me wonder.
Emphasis mine. Three tries and google's assistance, and still you haven't gotten the right spelling.
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Old 2014-01-30, 09:19   #6
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The Institute I'm working at has this article of how the Avogadro Constant is worked on.
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Old 2014-01-31, 07:36   #7
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Yes, of course they were. Just the same with people really being that ugly now. Nothing has changed.
Southerners must be extra awesome then, because it's been a really long time since I've seen anybody that ugly. Of course, around here, if you're super-ugly you just eat a lot so it "averages out."
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Okay, here's another question Google fails at. Up until now, I'd assumed gallium arsenide chips weren't being sold in mainstream electronics because of the danger of arsenic gas. Am I wrong about that?

I assume I'm wrong, because the gallium arsenide wiki entry doesn't even mention the arsenic gas problem.

So if potentially poisoning the local population around a plant isn't the problem, what's the holdup with gallium arsenide chips?
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Okay, here's another question Google fails at. Up until now, I'd assumed gallium arsenide chips weren't being sold in mainstream electronics because of the danger of arsenic gas. Am I wrong about that?

I assume I'm wrong, because the gallium arsenide wiki entry doesn't even mention the arsenic gas problem.

So if potentially poisoning the local population around a plant isn't the problem, what's the holdup with gallium arsenide chips?
Because silicon is cheaper. It says so right there in the wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallium...con_advantages).

EDIT:- See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic#Chemistry for the conditions of Arsenic becoming a gas.

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Okay, here's another question Google fails at. Up until now, I'd assumed gallium arsenide chips weren't being sold in mainstream electronics because of the danger of arsenic gas. Am I wrong about that?

I assume I'm wrong, because the gallium arsenide wiki entry doesn't even mention the arsenic gas problem.

So if potentially poisoning the local population around a plant isn't the problem, what's the holdup with gallium arsenide chips?
Chips utilizing Gallium Arsenide are everywhere in mainstream electronics, just maybe not being used for the things you think they are.

Google rather quickly turned up this helpful document:
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