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    LaTeX Page numbering in LaTex

    Why do I only get page numbers on page 2 and not the abstracts? And then it starts over again with page 1 on the first page in the TOC...And then it starts over again on the first page of the first chapger... \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{epsfig}...
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    Quote on icing/superhydrophobic surfaces

    So, the relevance of Shakespeare's quote here is that a body (water droplet) on a slippery (superhydrophobic) surface will "give up" trying to adhere to it?
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    Quote on icing/superhydrophobic surfaces

    Hierarchical superhydrophobic surfaces that repel water and and reduce the accretion and adhesion of ice.
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    Quote on icing/superhydrophobic surfaces

    OK, thanks. Do you think it's a relevant quote?
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    Quote on icing/superhydrophobic surfaces

    I'm not sure if I understand the quote :P English is not my native language, and Google translate wasn't really helpful in this case...
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    Quote on icing/superhydrophobic surfaces

    Hi, I'm writing a Master's thesis on superhydrophobic surfaces aimed at preventing ice accumulation, and I'm looking for an appropriate quote to include in my introduction. Any suggestions?
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    Freezing of water droplets

    Is it correct to say that a water droplet on a surface freezes by heat transfer from the droplet through the water-substrate interface, and a subsequent nucleation process whereby minute particles on the surface (or the surface roughness) acts as nucleation centers? Do you know of a...
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    Linear change due to stress

    Is there a way to calculate the linear change when a piece of MgO is exposed to a stress of 100 MPa?
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    Grain growth equation

    Homework Statement In a nanocrystalline material the grains grow from d0 = 5nm to d = 10nm over a period of t = 1h. The temperature is 500K and the material constant is k0 = 1/s. Homework Equations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_growth#Ideal_grain_growth The Attempt at a...
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    Stress in a beam

    Thanks for replying. No, nothing else is given. It is a so-called Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD).
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    Stress in a beam

    Homework Statement http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5112/ph2b.jpg [Broken] a) This steel beam has a quadratic cross-section (A=100mm2). The force F is 10 kN. Calculate the stress in the rod and show that this stress does not exceed the yield strength of the steel...
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    Carrying capacity of Earth?

    A lot more than today, as most countries are socialist. As high as possible.
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    The Right to Ridicule?

    Of course I dont. That would be a violation of other people's rights.
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    Stress intensity

    Homework Statement http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8514/unbenannthz.png [Broken] In this system, a single-span beam is exposed to the following stresses: \sigma_{max}= 255 Mpa at F_{max} = 50 kN and \sigma_{min}= 102 MPa at F_{min} = 20 kN The stress range is accordingly \Delta\sigma =...
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    The Right to Ridicule?

    I have a constitutional right to ridicule. This right is totally harmless and does not impose any obligation on others. I don’t ask the government to force anybody to provide me a venue to perform this right, like leftists and conservatives do when they assert their right to health care, their...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    It's a form of fascism.
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Which it is. Violence begets violence. If you help legitimizing a system (wrongly called "democracy") where a majority can grab money from the minorities, then do not be surprised if these minorities plot together to grab back some of what they've lost. If you support a system based on the...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Every level of assistance is acceptable, as long as it is voluntary. Forced assistance (sounds like an oxymoron in my ears) is never acceptable. Why? Because economic goods (education, homes, jobs, health care, etc.) do not exist in the state of nature. They require effort and creativity to...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    A right to economic goods entails a duty for others to supply those goods. This is a form of slavery.
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    In a free society you don't have to rely on all people, but just a very few. In a majority dictatorship, on the other hand, you have to rely on 150 million Americans wanting to help you. It's not hard to prove which system is more vulnerable. History teaches us that the free market system is...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Can you PROVE this? In a civilized society, the burden of proof lies on those who advocate violence, not on those who advocate peaceful and voluntary solutions. It's a good rule of thumb to always ask yourself this question before you advocate force: "Would I be able to prove in court that...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    No, I don't listen to that hypocrite.
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    I do donate money, but my charity is not unconditional. I set certain requirements. I do not for instance hand out money to people who are responsible for their own misery (like the people in Haiti).
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Yes, you can. There have always been compassionate people, and there will always be. I would bet it on my insurance. Generally it is. PR and advertisement are very important tools of communication between producers and customers. I'm saying that a free market benefits everyone. Even the...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    He seems to want to force people at a gunpoint to give money to the poor. This is concentration of power at the expense of individual liberty, which is the essence of fascism. "Everbody must join, nobody is allowed to escape".
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    I support the plan. It's not fair, but it's more fair than the current system.
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    The law is not worthy of respect in itself. The only reason one should follow illegitimate laws is to avoid anarchy. Adults should be free to do put whatever they want in their own body. It's not the duty of the government to protect people from their own stupidity. He seems to be promoting a...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    What do you mean? A lot of people make this claim, but a closer scrutiny reveals that they respect our position just like Stalin "respected" the position of Christians in the Soviet Union. The Christians were allowed to hold their beliefs in their heads, but as soon as they tried to live out...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Note the choice pro-welfare activists give us a biased choice: 1) a welfare state with rich being forced to help the poor, or 2) freedom where nobody ever helps anybody for any reason, whatsoever. This is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma" [Broken]! The best thing would be getting...
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    Should Poverty Be Comfortable?

    Because humans differ from other animals in many ways, not only in that we force our neighbours to give money to the poor, at gunpoint or the threat of jail. You could just as well use your argument to justify holocaust. "No animals gas members of their species, so if we stop gassing the Jews...
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