Will you STOP using this wildly inaccurate description of the actual proposal !
2053 posts • joined 24 Mar 2010
Will you STOP using this wildly inaccurate description of the actual proposal !
As a Linux only user I might be devastated by this news except I don't use Met Office widget for Firefox anyway.
"but that involves at least one more click than usual" - er ? Bookmarks anyone ?
As for iPlayer - simples use get_iplayer instead
It's not clear to me how the layers are orientated bu it looks as though the graphene sheets are stacked "vertically" |||||| so that the water has to move along between the sheets. If these have hydrophilic groups and have dimensions that just allows water to move through the spaces then other materials may well have problems as there will be a strong tendency for water to fill the spaces and repel any other molecules. In this situation the water will behave quite differently to bulk water - it'll be more like a sloppy ice where every water molecule that evaporates from the low humidity end will need to be replaced from the high end to maintain the energetics.
I guess it well might. Even chemistry is different with deuterium. The rates of reactions are generally slower and drugs with a hydrogen replaced by deuterium at a point of metabolism are usually metabolised significantly more slowly.
So some people think that a heat shield, steering mechanism and parachutes are going to be feasible for 20000 tonnes of iron ore or whatever
To manage all the telephone sanitizers and hairdressers that'll be arriving soon after.
the article keeps banging on about mass difference e.g " live long enough to measure the positron’s mass" or "one such possibility – that matter and antimatter have different mass."
We know the mass of an electron - if the energy from electron/positron collision is not twice the equivalent of the electron mass then doesn't that give the answer directly ?
Any physicist care to comment ?
The other quote :"Cross-platform support is essential to avoid being locked into a particular technology.”
Like Office ?
Sorry I find that a poor example - the data isn't "under one roof" and available to anyone on the CERN network.
The LHC is going to generate 15PB of data per year.
Their GRID computer :-
Number of machines: 14,972 processors with 64,623 cores running Linux
Some facts about storage capacity (November 2011):
Tape: 41 PB of data, including non LHC data. (Source)
Disk: 62K hard drives with a total capacity of 62660 TiB. RAID is used to increase redundancy and stability. (Source)
That sounds like quite big data
I've noticed it too.
Maybe it's the fact that they have hardly been exposed to anything else.
When I think of the bare board micros , ROM Basic, .... Amiga, Forth, PC, Linux that I've been exposed to as an amateur let alone the terminal/mainframe, PDP11, VAX, Linux workstations and farms in my professional life I guess anyone 50+ has lived through a lot of changes.
Ditto but with OpenSuse on it
but otherwise I can't check as the waste bin in question is ~900 miles away at the mo.
May have been "Designed for WIndows XP" or some such nonsense.
I used the "Windows inside" sticker to adorn the lid of a waste bin
It's SUSE or Red Hat Linux or Windows that are available.
From SGI's website
"SGI UV runs unmodified versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is also supported across the product line"
Not found any mention of IRIX
Maybe not but he will know what he would really like to do and can ask the hardware people to consider possible solutions - think of blitters and barrel shifters etc.
Paying French motorway tolls is MUCH faster with a card, most people seem to be in the long queue for cash. No PIN needed just card in/out
As indeed do I by variable DD with the exception that I use it as much as possible because the CC company gives cash-back - OK only £75 or 0.5% of all the spend but it's in the right direction
That's the 'hobby' system that's used for most supercomputers, a good proportion of servers, most scientific computing, and a good/great proportion of embedded systems & phones ?
I'm genuinely sorry you've had these problems (and of course we're not going to fix them here ) but I can only repeat that my experiences have been universally positive.
Now I'm not an IT professional, although I've been around computers all my working life, and like many scientists need to program out of necessity. As well I build my personal machines and other hardware, so I'm not, perhaps, your average non-IT person either.
I'd suggest using an OpenSuse live-CD so that you can see if your hardware is working before trying to install.
Agreed, before I retired I had a Linux dual Xeon workstation with seriously expensive 3D graphics hardware and so did the ~~100 other computational chemists in the company. This was all backed by a Unix fileserver and several Linux compute farms of ~1024.
I've installed Linux on about 30 computers over the years since ~1995. Since ~2000 I've never had any problems with installation (usually Suse or OpenSuse but others as well).
Presently I have a Lenovo Celeron laptop on which I'm writing this via a USB 3G dongle, an Asus netbook which also takes the dongle, a dual-core atom fileserver with Samsung laser printer, a single core AMD 64 with a 4:3 display and a dual-core AMD 64 with a 16:9 display, and a dual core Intel at our Swiss holiday home with another 16:9 display
I don't think I could get more diverse than that lot.
Not one problem even with the dongle.
Utter FUD !!!
That's 1% of a market where almost all computers have Windows installed from new without option and users either don't care or are told what they must use.
That as many as 1% choose to install Linux is a MAJOR triumph in my book.
No, if you show evidence that it works and describe how to make one AND it's a novel device you'll get a patent. After all why not esp. as if it doesn't work or turns out to be uncommercial no-one will want to license it anyway
Rossi is claiming in his provisional patent that 56 g ( 1 mole) of nickel will produce energy equivalent to 30000 tonnes of crude oil so I guess the economics would be favourable.
However I think the whole thing is nonsense
Are we supposed to take any of this cr*p as evidence ?
I've got 6 Linux installations and have installed about 5 more.
Back in the early 80's I assembled a UK101 single board 6502 system. That was used in the cardboard box the board came in until I could afford a case
I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.
If it's like the electric beetle (85kW electric motor and 28.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack.) if you could manage to drive it flat out it would last ~20mins.
What you have just said has nothing whatsoever to do with Hawkings !!!!!
I know what you mean. In fact our holiday home is 1800m above sea-level and nowhere near any sea.
The moon's overrated. OK the golf is easy but the brochures all go on about the seas and as far as I can see when you get to the beach the tide's always way out .
I can't see how the doping is effective if only 4 silicon atoms are involved - I thought dopants replaced atoms in a matrix - the text and cartoon make it looks like the silicon is smothered in phosphorous
Settings-Preferences-Advanced-Shortcuts-MouseSetup-MiddleClickOptions & change to something else such as start panning
in that case a lot of people are working hard to produce an excellent set of distros.
I find it just as irritating to be told by a manufacturer that some device 'only' works with Windows 'X' or maybe Apple and to find that actually it works perfectly well or better with Linux.
Recent examples include a USB 3G dongle, a firewire video camera and a USB/serial converter
This might be true but EVERY one of those users have chosen to move to Linux.
In a world where essentially all desktop computers are sold with Windows or Apple OS pre-installed and where most people, in any case, don't care I'd count the desktop usage of Linux as a major success.
Absolute nonsense !
but I have 6 machines running OpenSuse 11.4, a netbook, a laptop, 2 workstations, a fileserver and a desktop in our holiday home.
I don't have a problem with KDE although like you I'm quite happy with more 'primitve' managers
I don't have a problem with sleep mode
I have two printers - a Samsung laser and and Epson scanner/copier/inkjet which both work perfectly and network nicely from the fileserver.
I do agree about GIMP but I often process RAW photos with showFoto
I don't use Windows at all and expect to do everything I want in Linux - these days I find this quite easy.
Incidently I'm thinking of building a compute server to offload a lot of intensive scientific calculations & modeling and also for the transcoding/rendering of 1080/50p video
@£50 from memory, would have been much more complex to produce and had loads of TTL logic on the board. I've still got one somewhere - the SC/MP machine code was a sod to write!
The world record seems to be ~12500m or ~40000ft.
Here in Switzerland Air Zermatt helicopters routinely haul loads of concrete etc. to ~3500m + (~11500ft)
Amazing he just happened to be passing really !
You are both sort of correct.
Winter solstice was indeed 22 nd Dec when the day length was shortest.
However sunset and sunrise move in phase but with a lead/lag so sunset here is getting later and has been since ~Dec 14th but sunrise is still around its latest and it'll be early January before it becomes earlier.