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DamonHD
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Subject: Just had a piece published on The Register
[www.theregister.co.uk]

Rgds

Damon
November 11, 2010 08:27PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Well written and interesting. Flick passed it to my electronics forum in the middle of a current discussion on "Electricity Costs".
November 11, 2010 08:46PM
Joshua
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a piece?

It shows as most read article on the front page. Good work Damon.
November 11, 2010 09:26PM
DamonHD
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Didn't realise it was that popular!

Seems to have attracted some very interesting comments (I shall follow up on some of the suggestions).

It also seems to have generated about 1000-2000 clickthroughs to my page so far, which is more than I expected.

Rgds

Damon
November 11, 2010 10:55PM
mikeinfrance
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Nice article ..funnily enough a neighbor just offered me a sun rack ..told him "nice.. but no thanks" ..he reads English ..I'll point him at your article ;-)

the wannabee troll ( tempted to show 'im 'ow its done ) who thought you lacked feminine company normally isn't allowed near his big sister's "barbie" keyboard ..'case he gets stains on it ..el reg has an icon.. "esc"
November 12, 2010 02:07AM
DamonHD
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Yep, and the chap who said it was all trivial and could have been done in 2001 in his sleep. It would be a shame to (a) let facts get in the way, ie he's wrong for several reasons, and to (b) make any distinction between actually doing things and merely talking through one's backside about how trivial they are!

Rgds

Damon

PS. Some nice side-effects such as people I know but hadn't spoken to in a while contacting me about the article, and even Oracle contacting me to point out where I could grab a newer version of the JRE they licensed to me!



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November 12, 2010 08:49AM
Ian C. Purdie
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Yep, and the chap who said it was all trivial and could have been done in 2001 in his sleep. It would be a shame to (a) let facts get in the way, ie he's wrong for several reasons, and to (b) make any distinction between actually doing things and merely talking through one's backside about how trivial they are!
Goes with the territory.

In my vast, yes vast, experience those types always exist. Usually they are proven non-achievers in anything.

Your contemporaries might privately offer constructive suggestions, never in front of an audience.

Wait 'til the day you goof up big time in public and the "grots" come out of the woodwork to announce to all and sundry "Ah! Always knew you would come a big guttzer one day Ian!"

As I say, usually they are proven non-achievers in anything...

I must confess privately, they actually do get under my skin. Shouldn't but they do. Especially when you've just lost $3 million and your companies are being wound up.
November 13, 2010 02:28AM
GegaBit
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nice article Damon, clicks would have been even more if you had your link on the first page, next time do that.
Your kit should be sold as a complete small office solution.
November 18, 2010 07:57PM
DamonHD
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November 24, 2010 06:25PM
GegaBit
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graphical aerogel porn
November 26, 2010 09:03PM
GegaBit
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talk about targeting long tail
November 26, 2010 09:04PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Damon,

Of course I flogged the link around a few electronics forums including my own.

One fellow asked this question:

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Hi Ian
Great article on aerogel, however with all that trapped air / gas, why doesn't it explode in space vacuum? - obviously the shuttle's tiles are different!

Cheers
Colin

As you might imagine, the answer doesn't hit me right between the eyes immediately. I promised I'd ask you and get back.
November 27, 2010 12:51AM
DamonHD
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I don't know, but I'd assume that the air can get out as the pressure drops, so unless going instantly from atmospheric pressure to vacuum there might be more of a very gentle hiss than any bang...

Rgds

Damon
November 27, 2010 09:09AM
DamonHD
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Just back from giving a talk to a local enviro group on saving energy and cutting our carbon footprint. Got my taxi/bus fare paid, so not exactly riches (or fame), but it was fun, and I may help a few more people save carbon and/or stick solar PV on their roof!

Rgds

Damon

PS. Link to notes: [www.earth.org.uk]



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November 27, 2010 08:22PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Thanks Damon, I'll flick pass it along.
November 27, 2010 10:58PM

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