Mother's day hasn't occurred yet in my country, you insensitive clod!
It doesn't have to be at all heavy, the article mentions 6 kg. Remember that kinetic energy is proportional to the square of the velocity, so doubling rotational speed lets you cut weight by three quarters. Also, gyroscopic forces won't be a problem, you just mount the wheel horizontally.
Containing the stored energy in case of an accident likely requires some engineering thought, however. I suppose you would design the system so that it brakes the flywheel if it gets busted, converting the energy into heat just like normal braking.
With great power comes great responsibility" - Spider Man, issue #1.
"Who said that? I'll kill them with my power!" - Homer Simpson, S19E03
Productivity should be inversely proportional to the activity in the Slashdot web server logs. Adjust for timezone and there you have it.
I go by the national weather service's definition, which in my country is that the mean temperature is below 10ÂC for five consecutive days. This is likely to occur in my area some time near the first of October, but occurred several weeks ago further north.
I estimate my daily dose of background radiation to the equivalent of well over 100 bananas.
I don't have the acpi command, but here's the same info:
echo $[100 * $(</sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/energy_full) / $(</sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/energy_full_design)]
Indeed. The future of x86 seems to lie in cell-like heterogenous multicore. This is probably what will happen with Larrabee as well.
The technical difference is that while your Core i3 has its GPU as a separate die in the same packaging, AMD Fusion has the GPU(s) on the same die as the CPU(s). The Intel approach makes for shorter and faster interconnects, the AMD approach completely removes the interconnects. The main advantage is probably (as is alluded to in the summary) related to power consumption.
The trick isn't using
I have a hotkey that launches an xterm with octave in it.
(Octave is a mostly MatLab compatible numeric computation language: http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/index.html
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