Here's an analysis performed by Mark Drela of MIT (http://web.mit.edu/aeroastro/people/drela.html)
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You're talking about the 2011 Mazda2, not the Mazda2 with the "SKYACTIV-G engine." While the 70mpg is high, because it is on the "Japanese cycle," it will likely hit the mid 40s under the EPA standards.
The NY Times clarified this point on their blog
Finish your degree as fast as possible. You don't want to burn any extra enthusiasm on anything that won't get you out of school. As it is, you will need every last drop.
Also, read this article: "Three Books For Surviving Graduate School," at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125856586
It's a piece by the author of this book: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School, http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Your-Stupid-Decision-School/dp/0307589447
I remember this article last year
"When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The law set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012(?), that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed."
"But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature."
"The incandescent bulb is turning into a case study of the way government mandates can spur innovation."
"There's a massive misperception that incandescents are going away quickly," said Chris Calwell, a researcher with Ecos Consulting who studies the bulb market. "There have been more incandescent innovations in the last three years than in the last two decades."
So it would seem that GE just doesn't want to invest in the US and instead make the same crap it's already making more cheaply in China.
A lot of oscilloscopes run Windows.
We used a Stanford project called Clack in my Networking and Internet Protocols class. We could setup virtual networks and visualize traffic. The meat was implementing a virtual router in software and using that to route traffic in the virtual network.
Part of the Virtual Network System
Elena Kagan doesn't run the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder does.
I think the original poster was referring to this piece by the father of floating point, William Kahan, and Joe Darcy
"How Java's Floating-Point Hurts Everyone Everywhere"
Nope. Just checked, they are no longer selling web songs. So it's just $0.89 MP3s until 5/31.
Probably Pascal and assembly.
There is a lot of hype about the McDonalds' scalding coffee case. No
one is in favor of frivolous cases of outlandish results; however, it is
important to understand some points that were not reported in most of
the stories about the case. McDonalds coffee was not only hot, it was
scalding -- capable of almost instantaneous destruction of skin, flesh
and muscle. Here's the whole story.
Great article last year in the NY Times
We're not likely to run out soon, it's just going to get expensive.
I believe AMD was the first mass market CPU to include an on-board memory controller.