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    Quote Originally Posted by cucaldvida View Post
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    Lots of easily accessible Gallium? Or is it one of those rare earth metals where 80% of it is in one random third world country using the income to fund a long running war?
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    Roughly as common as zinc and copper in the upper crust. Mainly sourced from bauxite, which is energy-intensive to process.

    Almost 1/3 of bauxite reserves are in Guinea (west Africa) which had a military coup last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    Lots of easily accessible Gallium? Or is it one of those rare earth metals where 80% of it is in one random third world country using the income to fund a long running war?
    Yes and sort of. It's not produced in great quantities because there isn't a whole lot of demand for it and what is produced 95% of it comes out of China. It's a byproduct from bauxite when producing aluminium, it can be made anywhere really.

    But since the production is so small (400-450 tons) if there's a sudden increase in demand it would take years before refining capacity caught up.

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    Fuck yeah science!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaios View Post
    I wonder how much this is also about the incentives for the researchers - we are incentivized to produce papers, not solutions? We'd love to provide solutions, but all funding is short-term and to get the next funding, you need to produce papers and so the cycle continues? But I don't know if science policy is the right thing to discuss in this thread. =D
    There's lots of cases of good research being done and data collected but without many sexy outcomes so it never gets published. There are also 'trendy' things to write about which leads to journal bias towards various topics.

    There are a load of things being done by the open science movement which are definitely interesting to discuss, publishing fees in many journals being a pretty important one.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
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    Love the concept but none of this will have any mass appeal until the batteries last more than 5 minutes

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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    Schopenhauer:

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    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.

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    Wolves are, at least here, extremely hard to relocate. They got their territory and their getting (back) to their territory no matter that fuck what.

    That said, been awhile since I heard/read about gov trying this so maybe I'm misinformed these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodj Blake View Post
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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.
    Imagine if a wolf pack has been circling you your entire life, always just out of view. IMAGINE

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    Like rats in London
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Like rats in London
    ye but to see them you can just wander up to the houses of parliament
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    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa [NSN] View Post
    Wolves are, at least here, extremely hard to relocate. They got their territory and their getting (back) to their territory no matter that fuck what.

    That said, been awhile since I heard/read about gov trying this so maybe I'm misinformed these days.
    We got wolves back in NL after a decade long project and millions of euro's. Looks good on paper. The idea is that they will hunt Deer, dispersing the deer from a limited area of fertile ground that they are grazing to desert. Good idea.

    The stupid animal wont do what we want me to do tho instead they wonder around in small villages scaring the fuck out of citizens and killing sheep.
    Not just to eat but also just for the kill. That damn instinct right. So now we are putting up a few hundred kilometers of fences costing a few million again but it turns out the wolf can jump higher than expected and they are also willing to walk a lot further to go around the fence eat/kill sheep and go back home.

    Its almost like NL doesnt have any 'wild' nature left since around 1800 and it is just one big managed park like ecologist have been saying for a century but Greenpeace and World wildlife fund won the political discussion and now here we are. 2 wolves have already been shot by farmers and the police are trying to find the shooters.
    Schopenhauer:

    All truth passes through three stages.
    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.
    Imagine if a wolf pack has been circling you your entire life, always just out of view. IMAGINE
    Lall Cixin's Remembrance of England's Past series is a depressing read tbh, but also awesome

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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.
    Imagine if a wolf pack has been circling you your entire life, always just out of view. IMAGINE
    Lall Cixin's Remembrance of England's Past series is a depressing read tbh, but also awesome
    The Dark Forest yeh

    Must have read that trilogy 4 times now, its amazing.

    p.s.
    Its called Remembrance of Earth's Past or The Three-Body Problem not Remembrance of England's Past
    Schopenhauer:

    All truth passes through three stages.
    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.
    Imagine if a wolf pack has been circling you your entire life, always just out of view. IMAGINE
    Lall Cixin's Remembrance of England's Past series is a depressing read tbh, but also awesome
    The Dark Forest yeh

    Must have read that trilogy 4 times now, its amazing.

    p.s.
    Its called Remembrance of Earth's Past or The Three-Body Problem not Remembrance of England's Past
    "LALL Cixin"


    i attempted a joke, comparing Lall's invisible wolves circling us our entire life to the invisible alie..... you know what.
    Forget it

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    File this one under materials science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
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    Pissing against trees really works it seems
    It absolutely does - I always piss against trees, and I've never been bothered by wolves.
    Imagine if a wolf pack has been circling you your entire life, always just out of view. IMAGINE
    Lall Cixin's Remembrance of England's Past series is a depressing read tbh, but also awesome
    The Dark Forest yeh

    Must have read that trilogy 4 times now, its amazing.

    p.s.
    Its called Remembrance of Earth's Past or The Three-Body Problem not Remembrance of England's Past
    I hate that fucking book with a passion.
    This idiotic view of "all other is evil, kill it before it kills you" is a dystopia and people like it for all the worng reasons.
    Fuck that shit.

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