11/11/11 was the release date for Skyrim.
THAT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY NEW CAPS LOCK KEY. OH WAIT, DID YOU MEAN A SHIFT KEY?
the one problem with using my new caps lock key is that the slashdot filter complains that it's like yelling and refuses to post my comment. maybe these sentences will mollify it. haha it worked.
Here is a table of National Stock Numbers: http://www.gsa.gov/dg/NSN_DATA...
If anyone is interested, I can import both spreadsheets into a PostgreSQL database, join by the NSNs, and post a dump/query/something.
Here is a diff between 7.1a and 7.2. The most interesting thing is that there are 2073 line additions and 10163 line deletions.
In this case, the connection out of Svalbard is decent - 10 Gb/s, "with a future potential capacity of 2,500 Gbit/s" via currently unused fiber. See Svalbard Undersea Cable System.
One imagines that with the $50 million cost partly funded by NASA, that they also paid some attention to the peering connection at Harstad, where the connection terminates.
would particles have formed differently, or at all?
Many different outcomes are possible. It's not due to "energy vibrating at different frequencies" - energy does that anyway, every color of visible light you see is energy vibrating at a different frequency, for example. But during an event like the Big Bang, properties of the universe that we observe as constants or laws today could have turned out differently.
Victor Stenger describes it as follows near the end of his 1990 paper The Universe: the ultimate free lunch:
Rather than representing order, symmetry principles actually correspond to a state of high disorder; they describe situations where no particular axis is preferred and thus a system has no structure. Order is not symmetry - order is broken symmetry. It occurs as the result of a phase transition from more symmetric but less orderly states, as with the freezing of a cloud of water vapour into a six-pointed snow-flake. Force laws result from broken symmetry.
Those phase transitions as an early-stage universe cools could lead to different force laws, among other differences, in the resulting universe.