Curious... Without having read the article, perhaps they're implying that
there is no difference between a synthetic diamond's diamond-diamond
carbon bonds than a natually formed diamond-diamond carbon bond.
Diamonds with any color have that color due to impurities.
Jenny's diamonds were made in semiconductor process equipment and
so are boron doped, which actually gives them a slight blueish tinge
(possibly aided by reflections from her sky blue flight jacket.)
But, those impurities will undoubtedly cause florescence and other
color changes. Thing is, a natural diamond with the same impurities
will have the same properties.
Here's the latest message I've gotten from the KeenGuys:
From: Nate Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Keenspace Update
Well, this has been a rough ride. The server, Schlock, is now officially
dead. Unfortunately, I was not able to complete the entire transfer
before it went down.
Of the 7300 accounts on Keenspace, 6007 were successfully transferred.
This leaves a bunch of accounts that were not transferred. At this point,
the best solution for these accounts is for us to create empty directory
structures and ask you, the artists, to upload your sites again.
So, if you can not ftp in, it's because your account is not set up yet.
We'll be setting them up shortly and you'll be able to load your site back
Those of you who have hosted domains - we are working to reinstate your
domain redirection. These records were lost with the death of Schlock and
we have to rebuild them from an old backup. It will probably take the
remainder of the day.
It's really unfortunate because I was one minute from sending the lost
information to the new server when the entire internet went down last
night due to a Microsoft virus. The virus has had a massive effect and
crippled the entire internet for most of the night - check out
for some interesting graphs.
Unfortunately, by the time I could get back into the server, the hard disk
had failed completely.
We're at least operational right now, but it will take a few days for
everything to smooth out. Please bear with us.
Just to let you all know, I *have* been able to FTP into the site
so there's no major catastrophe with the uploads. However, thus
far, I've not been able to get the system to run through the
update process. The comics are all in the queue up until
Wednesday (And I just finished coloring Friday's, so that'll get
put in there in a few minutes.)
Of course, I'm annoyed that the site is down, but I can't fault
the KeenGuys for not working on the problem.
Level Head, as far as I can see, the site is up, but it still display's
last Monday's strip. Very annoying, but patience should pay off.
I'm very sorry for the outage, but it's kind of out of my hands.
With luck, the KeenGuys will sort it out soon.
Thank you for your patience!
And thank MAKO
for the alt site!