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From: VT Clark

Date: Wed, 27 May 2015

Subject: outstanding arstechnica article. well done!

coherent, well researched, excellent references [i.e., lnks], patient coverage of complex but revealing subject matter, particularly the law of conservation [...]

Very kind of you; glad you liked the article.

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