Francesco

Rome, Italy

nosite,sorry

Age: 35

Hi,

I'm Francesco. Welcome :-)

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Apr
24
awarded Student
Apr
24
comment Would it be possible to fix the security flaws inherent in USB technology?
@Daisetsu I am not asking what is your favorite AV. I am asking: is there a sound way to avoid some of the pitfall of USB? I am not asking for a list of things to buy, I am asking for a list of papers to read...
Apr
24
comment Would it be possible to fix the security flaws inherent in USB technology?
@Daisetsu I was hoping for some pointer to relevant alternatives (even only theoretical, not necessarily already on the market, or ever). But if it works better as a community wiki I'll be glad to change it that way.
Apr
24
asked Would it be possible to fix the security flaws inherent in USB technology?
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23
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Apr
23
revised Was Galileo a plagiarizer?
wrong spelling
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Mar
14
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
This is the back of the envelope estimate that I hoped for. Thanks for taking the time to do it!
Mar
14
accepted Did Ultron win, after all?
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
@Richard I admit that I wasn't sure to have followed well the dialogue. The script you quote confirms my understanding: blowing up the city to keep it from impacting the surface is (unfortunately) inconsistent with the same threat that the movie has set up. The "vaporization" has to go somewhere...
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
@DCShannon nothing happens apart from debris falling. It should have detonated with huge flames... this is a flaw in the movie. Note that the first Avenger was better with the suspension of disbelief: Iron Man had to go and detonate a bomb to close the portal. Sokovia was much more than a huge bomb and nothing happened. We see that the city is floating and "back of the envelope" estimates lead to huge amounts of energy who was not visible at all. I suspect because the writer thought that "if it's not in a piece it's not so bad". But maybe they commented on it...
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
@Richard fine, if I'll find the inclination I will ask in another occasion how can good old Cap survive having such an energy source permanently on his body.
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
@DCShannon I disagree that there is a threshold: given the height the human on site should be dead. Let's assume Hulk, Thor and Vision survive, but all the rest of the people and presumable all the rest of Europe....
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
@DCShannon no, it is like exploding more and more bombs in the atmosphere: at a certain point you have a nuclear winter, but you can destroy a continent before destroying the whole world.
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
Richard: I don't really expect an answer to the vibranium one. It is "simply" a "magical source" of energy. But to the second... who knows maybe there's some "word of god" that explains what they had in mind.
Mar
10
comment Did Ultron win, after all?
But whatever energy was accumulated (a HUGE amount) was released nonetheless. It doesn't work like a threshold: nothing below and extinction above. It works like a continuum: you release more and more megaton the higher you reach.
Mar
10
asked Did Ultron win, after all?
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