Things like TV and radio are just silly features concocted to make the feature list even longer -- the next crazy idea is adopted by all the manufacturers in the next product iteration.
It's this mindset that people look for, unfortunately. And the industry caters to the demand.
PS: This also extends to other products too. Japanese motorcycles, for example, revolve around who has the largest numbers for that manufacturing year.
We typically regard the size of the particles to be larger than 1Âm. Any smaller and you have to start to take into account interparticle forces such as electrostatics and Van der Waals.
Trying to work out exactly how granular media behaves is tricky. Sometimes it behaves like a solid (sand on a beach, say -- you don't sink into it) and sometimes it behaves like a fluid (you can pour the grains of sand from a beach through your fingers). The example given here shows how it can behave inbetween solid objects (mechanics) and liquids (fluid dynamics). There's a large body of statistical and simulation results that try to understand what's going on, but nothing exists like Navier-Stokes does for liquids.
There's a lot of strange and unintuitive behaviour that arises out from studying these sorts of materials, and it's *extremely* important to industry. For example how granular media has a self-sorting behaviour when you subtly vary the size or mass of each particle.
The article shows another example of it.
money is not the motivation for everything in this world
But it's waaaay ahead of what's in second place.
I was good enough at programming to pass the modules, but I never really programmed for pleasure or got involved beyond what was required of me academically. I know that makes me a blasphemer and a poser on here!
Programming is as much to Computer Science as telescopes are to Astronomy.
That's easy. You just imagine n dimensions, and let n tend to 11...
Well damn, colour me impressed!
To see what scheduler you are running (on this case
noop anticipatory deadline [cfq]
Here the completely fair scheduler is currently running. To swap to the noop scheduler:
# echo noop >
[noop] anticipatory deadline cfq
I wonder if they have fixed the throttling bug where if you're streaming media over a wireless link, Vista throttles the connection down so much that it causes buffer underruns and severe clipping. I can't listen to FLACs in VLC unless I set buffering to at least 20 seconds.
Wish I could mod you up.
There's a whole big world outside the US, and none of us have heard of or use Hulu.