FYI: Duroquinone; processor

scott redhowlingwolves at nc.rr.com
Thu Mar 13 04:56:13 GMT 2008


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Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> thomas fisher <studio1 at commspeed.net>  said:
>> Article says:
> [...]
>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080311/sc_livescience/tinybrainlikecomputercreated
>> http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/March/11030802.asp
>>
>> Hope this is of use
>> Tom
>>
> I had to send this to the article's author: 
> 
> ------------------------------------------
> In the Yahoo article,
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080311/sc_livescience/tinybrainlikecomputercreated
> You said: 
> Duroquinone is less than a nanometer, or a billionth of a meter large.
> This makes it hundreds of times smaller than a wavelength of visible
> light.
> To  which I reply:
> One time less than anything is zero.  'Smaller than' is arrived at by
> division, not multiplication.  Duroquinone may be
> one one-hundredth as large as a wavelength of light but hundreds of
> times smaller is negative existence, and therefore nonsensical.
> ------------------------------------------
> 
> Sometimes I sure wish that science/math writers knew a little science or
> math.
> 
> Cybe R. Wizard
That is funny. When I was in honors math in the sixth grade, all I
learned was how to spell shelloil on a calculator!

LOL.
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