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Comment Vinyl (Score 1) 458

Do vinyl records count as data or possessions? Some of them are quite are, and emotionally priceless to me. They are all about the (audio) data, yet they are not something you can back up - so they are also possessions...

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Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Coming In March 80

ishanjain tipped news that BioWare has announced an expansion for Dragon Age: Origins, called Awakening, that is due out on March 16th. Awakening "is supposed to run about 15 hours and will allow for players to import and edit characters they've broken in from the core game," and it will take place "in the in the role of a Grey Warden Commander who's been tasked with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and finding out how the darkspawn survived following the death of the Archdemon dragon." A trailer is available at the official site, as well as some information on a new bit of DLC that will be out shortly, entitled Return to Ostagar. (It was originally due for release on January 5th, but was delayed.)

Comment Re:Celsius: It's for telling temperature (Score 1) 1233

Take one meter. Make a cube of that side, a cubic meter. Fill that with water near the sea level and you get a volume of 1 Liter of water. Which happens to have a mass of Kilogram. Push that to an acceleration of a meter per second per second, it will take 1 Newton to do that. Push any object against a 1 Newton of force and you need 1 Watt to do that. Which happens to be 1 Joule of energy per second. Once you're done, mark the temperature at which the water you've been using freezes and call that 0. Mark the temp at which it boils and call that 100. Divide that in 100ths and you have the Celsius scale. Now say the same thing in Imperial units and go back to how awesome it is that you can divide by 12...

While this is so nice, I would like to point out that one cubic meter of water is not one liter but 1000 liters, and it doesn't weight a kilogram but a ton. :D

  Other than that it is as convenient as it sound. All you have to remember is that a liter of water is a cubic decimeter.

  You did have a good idea: a cubic meter isn't something you can take/hold. A decimeter is.

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