Note: The information shown below uses measures associated specifically with data. For example, a kilo-anything is 1000 . . . Except that when it is a kilobyte, it is 1024, an even power of two. See my page on this topic here. Whenever we discuss quantities of data, we tend to do it in the abstract. The following table shows various quantities of bytes, in each power of ten. All the examples are approximate and are rounded. Bytes (8 bits) 0.1 bytes: A single yes/no decision (actually 0.125 bytes, but I rounded)1 byte: One character 2 bytes:5 bytes10 bytes: One word (a word of language, not a computer word)20 bytes:50 bytes:100 bytes: Telegram; two punched computer (Hollerith) cards200 bytes:500 bytes:
The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe - James D. Steins Cosmic... In the 17th century, scientists understood three phases of matter—solids, liquids and gases (the discovery of plasma, the fourth phase of matter, lay centuries in the future).
Back then, solids and liquids were much harder to work with than gases because changes in solids and liquids were difficult to measure with the equipment of the time. So many experimentalists played around with gases to try to deduce fundamental physical laws. Robert Boyle was perhaps the first great experimentalist, and was responsible for what we now consider to be the essence of experimentation: vary one or more parameter, and see how other parameters change in response.
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It pays well, there are all sorts of perks and you can set your own hours. However every Evil Overlord I've read about in books or seen in movies invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end. I've noticed that no matter whether they are barbarian lords, deranged wizards, mad scientists, or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic mistakes every single time. With that in mind, allow me to present... The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear Plexiglas visors, not face concealing ones. Cracked.com - StumbleUpon. By lucid dreaming, you can gain complete control over the one place that no one will ever care about: your imagination.
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" Calm down! 17 Ways To Tie Your Shoelace. "Cargo Cult Science" - by Richard Feynman. Richard Feynman From a Caltech commencement address given in 1974 Also in Surely You're Joking, Mr.
Feynman! During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas--which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it. This method became organized, of course, into science. But even today I meet lots of people who sooner or later get me into a conversation about UFO's, or astrology, or some form of mysticism, expanded consciousness, new types of awareness, ESP, and so forth. Most people believe so many wonderful things that I decided to investigate why they did. At Esalen there are some large baths fed by hot springs situated on a ledge about thirty feet above the ocean. One time I sat down in a bath where there was a beautiful girl sitting with a guy who didn't seem to know her.