DailyDirt: Diamonds Don't Just Look Pretty....

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Diamond is a fascinating material due to its extraordinary hardness (and other properties such refractive index, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and chemical inertness). Diamonds have also been historically difficult to synthesize in desired quantities. However, making artificial diamonds is becoming a practical process, so it's possible we'll see more and more products made from artificial diamond. Here are just a few interesting links on this awesome allotrope of carbon. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 5:29pm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 5:35pm

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    Oops! reading fail, it was not inventing it was investing :)

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50pm

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    heh. yup. De Beers is just taking the cash it has from its diamond monopoly and doubling down on more diamond businesses.... which will probably help ensure its future diamond monopoly.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 7:28pm

    Diamond is an allotrope of carbon. Carbon has six protons! If you do the math, and consider that six is an evil number, this means that Mike is conspiring with Google as predicted by Nostradamus.

    I'm a desperate lawyer and I'm about to lose my job. I need help. Someone, please help me! HELP!!!! Believe my ridiculous conspiracy theory!!! I'm a paid shill and my employer is about to fire me because I'm not convincing anyone! Please believe me so that I won't get fired.

    There, I think I can create conspiracy theories even more ridiculous than those of Techdirt IP maximists. How did I do?

     

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    Wolfy, Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 8:09pm

    AC#4... is that all you've got? The entertainment around here is getting pretty lame.

     

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    Joe, Nov 3rd, 2011 @ 9:02pm

    Gold/Diamond Infused Contact Lenses...

    What would happened if you had a laser pointer shone in your eyes while you were wearing these?

    More damage to the eyes? Freaky Laser-light show? I am curiositically aroused...

     

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    Butcherer79 (profile), Nov 4th, 2011 @ 4:37am

    Re: Gold/Diamond Infused Contact Lenses...

    "I am curiositically aroused..."

    Best you get your hands on those public domain films that have been talked about here recently ;-)

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111031/14012416574/various-lawsuits-trying-to-avoid-admitt ing-that-porn-classics-debbie-does-dallas-deep-throat-are-public-domain.shtml

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 4th, 2011 @ 6:37am

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    D-, that was horrible, at least make your rant relevant to the story. GEESH amature!!

    Eventough you're unemployeed you can still pirate movies, music and games so you won't have to do without entertainment.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 4th, 2011 @ 6:45am

    Diamonds are a big scam, DeBeers artifically creates a scarcity by buying up all the worlds diamond supplies. They have stockpiles of the things.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Nov 4th, 2011 @ 8:27am

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    But... diamonds!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 4th, 2011 @ 4:15pm

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    They last forever you know. Kinda like Copy protection lengths ...

    (since it'll just keep getting extended anyways).

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 5th, 2011 @ 4:13am

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    You are an idiot whose knowledge of the industry is stuck practically in the Dark Ages.

     

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