I actually found this story quite useful as the references it gave showed that some of the problems they solved are very similar to a research problem that I am working on in electron microscopy. That being said, the article was very technical and outside of my understanding in some of the more video game related areas. I'm happy to see this on slashdot.
The test they did suggested the snake's cross-sectional shape was more efficient than many other airfoil designs. This could have applications in aircraft design.
The computer history museum in Mountain View, California has panels from the AN/USQ7 as well as the large lucite scale model of the building.
All of mine are Pickett. Note: Many of the modern tests and the EIT exam require a specific calculator model.
The Federal Law also allows state attorneys general to file suit on behalf of tax papyers in credit reporting cases. A local lawn care service accidentally submitted an already paid bill of mine to a collections agency. The Alabama Attorney General's Office was not amused and forced them to write a letter explaining themselves to me and then suggested that I sue the company which by then had seen the error in their ways.
There a re a lot of 501c3 organizations including universities that do a lot of work for profit.
In a Venture Capital funded startup, the VC puts up the original money. Taking the company public swaps the capital provided by the VC for capital provided by the public in the IPO. Publicly traded stock does little once the company is started unless new shares are issued after the company goes public.
AFAIK in some places in the U.S. there are laws that a corporation must send a corporate officer to answer a small claims case. This can be very painful for a large company.
Half inch mild steel might stop lead. Even
.308 AP will go straight through without even slowing down. I have a whole box of such plates in my shop.
Wake me when it meets MILSTD 810-G.
I know exactly what you mean, metlin. I've been doing business case analysis for a startup I'm developing which will produce a tangible product with a high profit margin. A single machine in the production process has 6 zeroes in the price tag and the amount of money needed by the company over 5 years has seven zeroes. While I was able to fund the basic research with my own checkbook, scaling it into a profitable product with that funding source is impossible.
That failure pattern is called the bathtub curve or Weibull distribution.
Honestly, some of the most interesting and intelligent people I have ever met were art historians. On the other hand, it isn't a degree you get as professional training to do something lucrative.
The XFS guys are right. I've lost data multiple times on XFS due to their disk caches being enabled in Suse 11.4. My disks are ST9750420AS using bios raid. I finally had to disable disk write caches on bootup. These losses were not even due to power failure: these losses were incurred during graceful system shutdown.
A good use for stupidfilter http://stupidfilter.org/ perhaps?