* Posts by JL1155

6 posts • joined 25 Oct 2011

Unix luminary among seven missing at sea

JL1155
Pint

She taught me UNIX

I learnt UNIX in her classes. Evi was my teacher at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the eighties.

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Help save the endangered QUANTUM OWL, pleads Reg man

JL1155
Pint

one more member

...although, living in the states, I won't be in competition with you for tickets to the Christmas lecture!

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Polar drilling effort hits snag: Boffins' search for life put on ice

JL1155
Linux

Re: Delivery problems

The U.S. base in Antarctica has one: APO AP 96599-1035. Perhaps they could run it over to the British Antarctic Survey station.

Penguin 'cause Antarctica.

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Ig Nobels 2012: Physics of ponytails, chimp arse-cognition and more

JL1155
Boffin

Re: One of these was already invented

There is a mention (p. 48) in Peter Wright's book 'Spycatcher' about use of a tape recorder with two heads to give listeners a slight delay in one ear for the purpose of *improving* voice intelligibility when transcribing tapes.

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Swiss railways ticked off at iOS clock knock-off

JL1155
Happy

Die Bahn ist verärgert.

The train is upset.

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What flash needs is a little TLC

JL1155

it's 3 bits per cell: eight levels

TLC flash stores three bits per cell, a trick which requires the hardware to reliably distinguish eight distinct levels of charge on the floating gate. Three times the capacity of SLC flash; 1.5 times the capacity of MLC.

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