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    SFU researchers develop new waterproof coating

    Any body heard about it ??

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ting-1.6009905

    there are some demo vids ^^ so actulay read the artical
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    Interesting. As it appears to be an external coating, might end up being used more as a DWR? I bet Nikwax was the first one to call them!


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    I think this is still pretty new but we will eventualy see it in the out doors
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    wonder if has any of that so called "breathability"
    you don't want no smoke.

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    Necessuty is the mother of invention. Vancouver seems like a logical place to develop waterproofing. Will i be able wipe bacon grease ketchup and mustard off my shirt though

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    Well, you need to move to a place where it rains mustard and ketchup, duh.
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    Like water off a duck's back. Now they need to find a way for it to repel spray paint.
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    If you watch an " The old Nature of things" David Suzuki was always wearing a gortex TAIGA shell which actualy weren't that great but everybody on the UBC campus was wearing them

    IME becuz of the CBC most Canadians know who Dave is but most Americans probably not

    BUt call me stupid cuz I thot a university would be the good place to develop a new DWR, notice the inventors are Chinese, if this was America some one would claim its part of a conspiracy to spread the covid

    I got older just 5 km or so from that hallowed place of higher learning but all I ever did was get high outside the SUB,
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    "Good for the rona masks.....and mustard splashes"

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    you gotta stop trying to eat while wearing your mask
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I got older just 5 km or so from that hallowed place of higher learning but all I ever did was get high outside the SUB,
    did we hang out?

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    Its possible

    I used to live 3 houses down from the bush line right where Hastings veers off to the right thru my livivng room after they expropriated/ built the hy

    when we were 10 they were building SFU so we went up and played in the foundations/ got in trouble with security, then ridin dirtbikes up there/ getting in more trouble with security, then poaching the swimming pool, poaching the library, smoking dope/ spinning records at the radio station, then sneaking into SUB underage

    everything but actualy going to uni ... people have said I got the best part of uni

    some of my alama mater didnt graduate from Burnaby North (not that anyone went to school) were mainstays of the earliest punk scene back when not even they knew what they were doing
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    Good article, thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    If you watch an " The old Nature of things" David Suzuki was always wearing a gortex TAIGA shell.

    IME becuz of the CBC most Canadians know who Dave is but most Americans probably not

    I remember that show! Over thirty years now, back when Discovery Channel was actually about "discovery".

    Around the time that that show was airing, I worked for a famous, and very well-funded geneticist at Cal Tech. He once told a story about how Suzuki complained how high-profile scientists, like my then boss, were receiving waaaaay more than their fair share of the available monies allocated for basic research. Mentioned my boss by name, in fact. Of course, Suzuki would have been receiving funding from the Canadian government and not the NIH...I hadn't thought to bring that small matter up and why this ought to have been a matter of contention for Suzuki.

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    ... notice the inventors are Chinese...
    I noticed just two (2) Chinese names mentioned, while there are clearly additional inventors per the article. Coulda been more Honky inventors than Oriental.
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    OK. knowing who David Suzuki is means you probably vote democrat and don't believe in the sky guy

    For extra points do you know who Nick and Relic are ? no google
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    Suzuki has never been as pure as his acolytes claim. No stranger of exaggerating the facts, and even making outright falsehoods where it suited the politics. Close friend of the family is very well connected in the prov Lib party. Suzuki sitting at the same table as Glen and and Christy during party fundraisers. Suzuki may have started with noble intentions, but the years in the adoration spotlight has cast many shadows. But he certainly has stimulated a lot of interest in the young towards the environmental sciences, myself included. Hard not to have been as a youth in the 70's, especially in BC.

    Nick and Relic also played a pretty influential role as well. I think seeing Molly's Reach in person was near as exciting as a visit to the PNE when I was a pre-teen.

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    I've met learned Americans who never heard of him whereas any average Canadian knows who Dave, Nick, Relic is becuz of the CBC channel 2 available with rabbit ears or a shitty aluminium antennae, along with Hockey night in Canada on saturday night its the one thing we all had in common from Vancover to st John's Newfoundland

    I've heard Dave might be pure as the driven slush
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    Back when I lived in Vancouver, I'm stopped at a red light on Granville, heading toward downtown. The light turns green, and the guy in the big luxury sedan behind me is riding my rear bumper like I'm towing him. I'm literally accelerating as fast as my 50% rust Toyota wagon can so I can move over and let him pass, but as soon as there's exactly one car length between me and the car in the right lane, the guy behind zooms around on the right. I look over to see who this road-rage douche is, and it's none other than Suzuki.

    Later, I told my girlfriend, who was a photographer for the Georgia Straight, and she said, "yeah, I worked an event he was at. He's an arrogant prick. I thought everyone knew that."

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    I know his niece and others from his faculty (before or after he was asked to leave for academic indiscretion?) . None of them have good thing to say about the guy.
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    All I've head about DS is that speaking events which he gets paid a fair bit of $ even if enviro fundraiser is that he requires a young female security/escort for event.
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