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+ - Feynman Lectures Released Online, Free 2

Submitted by Anna Merikin
Anna Merikin (529843) writes "In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University which were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates), were released to the public. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now the complete online edition has been made available in HTML 5 through a collaboration between Caltech (where Feyman first delivered these talks, in the early 1960s) and The Feynman Lectures Website. The online edition is "high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures," and, thanks to the implementation of scalable vector graphics, "has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation."

Volume I deals mainly with mechanics, radiation and heat; Volume II with electromagnetism and matter; and Volume III with quantum mechanics."

Comment: Re:They always told me I was so smart... (Score 2) 243

by Anna Merikin (#47737059) Attached to: It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

I didn't need anyone to tell me I was smart. I figured it out myself. As you say, I was "smart" at the subjects I loved and not so much at others. Now, as an "elder", I tell those coming up If you want to be rich and-or famous, develop your talents. But if you want to be happy, work on your weaknesses: Become round.

BTW, If someone had told me life could be so good at 71 years, I'd have had more courage in my youth.

Comment: Re:Well, at last (Score 1) 458

by Anna Merikin (#47731797) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

I have seen about 440 BTU/hr/ft^2. in solar reflector design manuals. This is close to your figure for solar radiation. I have no idea about ocean vent heating, as the *data is not yet available.* This is the point of the article -- that the data is only now being gathered. One data point: The part of the vulcanism measured in the North Atlantic produces one cubic kilometer of new rock every year. What is the heat equivalent of that? I don't know. What part of the earth's total undersea heating does this constitute? I have no idea. How does this affect surface currents, if at all? I dunno. How do surface currents impact weather/climate patterns? No one is sure. Not even you. But, we may soon know these things.

Comment: Company say it's Been Proved (Score 1) 49

by Anna Merikin (#47479519) Attached to: New Map Fingers Future Hot Spots For U.S. Earthquakes

Cuadrilla drilling company in UK has admitted publicly the link between fracking and earthquakes. The said this in 2011

"It is highly probable that the hydraulic fracturing of Cuadrilla's Preese Hall-1 well did trigger a number of minor seismic events

This, according to a Reuters report here:

Other articles have reported various studies connecting fracking in Oklahoma with the new earthquakes flurries there and elsewhere in the US. Like Ohio: .

And here

Comment: Oldtimerz setting in (Score 1) 176

by Anna Merikin (#47329349) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

I just checked and you're right about the kernel being in the 2-series, 2.2.x. Thanks for that; apparently it wasn't the change to the 2-series kernel that caused the incompatibilites, but to the 2.4- versions from 2.2.

I was right about the libraries, though.

IIRC Debian 3 was released about the same time as RH 7, which makes using anything Corel doubtful.

Comment: Debian-3 (Score 2) 176

by Anna Merikin (#47326521) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

You've got mix of incompatible requirements here. IIRC Corel's support for L:inux ended with the introduction of libc6 and kernels in the 2.0 series. These linux binaries will not run on Debian-3, which had both. I know, I tried to keep WordPerfect for Linux going on RH-6.2 till about the time Debian-3 was introduced but it became a losing proposition.

Worse still, source code for Linux-kernel series 1.x will not usually compile on later kernels which require an incompatible libc.


Comment: Man-in-the-Middle? (Score 4, Interesting) 222

by Anna Merikin (#47293931) Attached to: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement

|(T)he US is particularly keen on boosting cross-border data flow, which would allow uninhibited exchange of personal and financial data.|

Perhaps the traffic between nodes will give the NSA some useful information about people's transactions to "Keep us safe." Or the US IRS about offshore deposits?

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."