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Comment Re:And probably infinite (Score 1) 235 235

It's not a coincidence at all if general relativity has a symmetrically reversed effect on spacetime for antimatter (time-compression-based cosmic inflation, no baryogenesis problem) and galaxies are the small bits of matter inside clumps of neutrinos surrounded by anti-neutrinos. Sounds crazy, but next to dark energy (and dark matter...extra curvature increasing toward the outside)... At least it has some elegance.

My bet is on the James Webb telescope observing distant galaxies that are too old to make sense without significant spacetime separation being an illusion based on the above hypothesis. We'll see. More localized effects like inverse lensing between galaxies and asymptotic pursuit of matter by antimatter are probably harder to observe.

Comment Re:F.Lux helps with that (Score 3, Informative) 52 52

Actually both of those issues are easily fixed! The transition can be changed to 60 minutes instead of a few seconds, and the length of day can be adjusted by giving it a different set of geographic coordinates. I use both of those tricks to customize it. :-)

Comment Re:2GB More Than Enough With Windows 8.1 (Score 1) 128 128

You've got some wires crossed--the RAM numbers were given by someone else.

To be honest I haven't studied particulars, edge cases, etc... But one thing that strikes me is even on a fresh install, files accessed and read to memory will likely stay in memory until it's needed by other tasks. That doesn't take a cache history, it's just lazy freeing of memory in case the contents are needed again. Again, haven't tested anything, this is conjecture.

You and the other poster may actually both be right, with very specific use cases revealing both the best and worst behaviors and making for a very confused argument. :P

Comment Re:2GB More Than Enough With Windows 8.1 (Score 2) 128 128

Windows uses memory to cache things, making the system faster if it can. It will use less RAM if it has to, and they have been improving efficiency when resources are tight.

You can't predict memory use on a low-memory system from the behavior of one with a lot of memory.

Comment Re:Heisenberg compensator ... (Score 1) 83 83

I don't really understand it, but I've wondered if the wave/particle duality comes from the fact that quantum waves are like standing waves and have boundaries within which specific numbers of oscillation patterns can occur. Then waves give the uncertainty of oscillations, while the quantization gives the discrete particle behavior.

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