It's been a long time since I've seen a reference to Shepard tones. I used this, along with another (novel) auditory illusion, as the basis of an auralization technique to complement visualization of computational fluid dynamics data, which became my dissertation research.
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In "A Universe from Nothing", Lawrence Krauss posits that the negative energy associated with gravity can exactly cancel the positive energy of the rest mass of all the particles plus their kinetic energy.
What state do you live in?
That core was basically the Intel Atom of PowerPC architectures.
I agree with all of your sentiment, and most of your statements, but this one I have trouble with. Atom is basically an original Pentium, slightly modernized. To get that out of PowerPC, you'd need to start with a 603 or so, and bring it into a 2005 age. 603 migrated to 750 and 7400. But since the 7400 was essentially a 750 with a vector unit taped to the side, the 750 would suffice as an Atom-esque core. The die size of the 750 class machines in 90nm supports this.
The PowerPC core in the PS3 and 360 was derived from Power4, a server class processor, with bunches of stuff taken out and re-pipelined. The core was made in-order, the pipeline was brought down to allow the frequency to be amped up. The area of the PowerPC core in the Cell is about the same as the entire die (core and cache) of a 750 in the same 90nm technology.
Pistols are also the best self-defence weapon
Dogs are the best self-defence weapon. Their barking scares away countless intruders. They're armed even when you're not home. THEY GO AROUND CORNERS. They can be recalled, do not kill instantly, and can quickly recognize friends by smell.
20 years ago, my dad and I came home from a camping trip a day early, but late at night. If my mom had been armed, she would have shot at both of us. Instead, the dog woofed to wake her up and then went to go greet us.
Thanks for all the replies, folks. That's fascinating.
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is performed by the complex circuitry of neurons in the retina.
Really? Not in the visual cortex of the brain? It's actually done in the retina itself?
I You get changing flux from a changing electrical current, or from a moving magnet.
How about (iron-rich) blood *moving* past a stationary magnet?
There are less than 2^33 people in the world. Most of them probablly don't use google but lets assume that they do. Further lets make a wild ass guess that each one has 2^17 files in googles database (from some googling i'm pretty sure this is an overestimate). That would mean a total of 2^40 files.
Check your arithmetic.
Can a single photon turn into an electron/positron pair? I didn't think this was possible because a photon has no rest frame, whereas an e-/p+ pair always would. Thus, in the inertial frame in which the pair has no momentum (the "center of momentum" frame), the photon would still have momentum. Thus, momentum would not be conserved. You need two photons moving in different directions for the pair of photons to have a center-of-momentum frame in which their momenta cancel each other out.
"Music and film" is too restrictive. I prefer "Multiple Art Form Industry Association of America". Same acronym.
This was the plot of an episode of The Partridge Family (except for the jail part). Shirley eventually solved the problem by mailing the collector a check for $0.00.