* Posts by Mike Schwab

8 posts • joined 2 Oct 2011

Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!

Mike Schwab
Linux

Re: 2038 and all that

And it took an IBM 704 to sing Daisy.

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Re: It just costs money

I believe the shuttle flew on core memory. Very helpful with the Challenger investigation.

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Sub-orbital rocket searches for first galaxies

Mike Schwab

Big Bang or Large Bang?

I am wondering if we will need to downgrade the Big Bang (created universe and all matter we can detect) to a Large Bang (an explosion within an existing universe and additional matter outisde the range we can detect at this point.

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Playboy, Virgin Galactic tout zero-grav nookie in spaaaaace!

Mike Schwab

Half is dark, the far side at full moon, the near side at new moon.or solar eclipse.

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Re: Bah!

A 2 ft by 6 ft airplane door is 12 * 144 =1728 sq inches.Say 12 psi inside and 7 psi outside, about 8640 pounds holding the door closed. A 2 ft round hatch is about 576 * Pi / 4 about 450 sq inches * 3 psi would be 1500 pounds.

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Flash drive meltdown fingered in Swedish IT blackout

Mike Schwab
Megaphone

Write count exceeded?

Did they check DAILY how many bad sectors they had on the SSD Flash memory? They have a limited number of writes and when the number of bad blocks start to rise you have to replace the SSDs.

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Can general relativity explain the OPERA neutrino result?

Mike Schwab

Mike Schwab

Note that the Neutrinos that DO NOT change flavor arrive *AT* the speed of light.

Note that the Neutrinos that DO change flavor arrive 1 PLANK LENGTH earlier.

This is due to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle involved in the flavor change.

The new flavor leave the area of the change at the same time as the old flavor arrives at the area of the change, and it is one plank length long.

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Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery

Mike Schwab

Virtual Particle leap when Neutrinos change flavors

The neutrinos that do not change flavor travel AT the speed of light. The neutrinos that CHANGE flavor leap ahead by a Plank Length because during the change of flavor there is a Virtual Particle change that lets the new flavor leave the change area at the same time the old flavor reaches the change area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle

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