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Welsh has the same vowels as English, plus 'w' and'y', but the pronunciation is different: it doesn't vary in welsh the way it does in English. Instead, we have accents: circumflex (^), which lengthens the sound of the vowel, and the acute (´), which shortens it. Occasionally the diaresis appears on the letter ï, to signify a doubling of the sound.
And we change the word start to make it easier (and better sounding) to say - called mutation.
Surprisingly, it's one of the oldest unchanged languages in Europe: 14th century Welsh bibles are immediately readable to a "modern" Welsh reader.
But... It does look like it was English spelt by a 6year old sometimes!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
The material combines thin layers of nickel and vanadium oxide, creating a structure which is surpisingly responsive to heat.
"We can control the magnetism in just a narrow range of temperature - without applying a magnetic field. And in principle we could also control it with voltage or current," said Prof Schuller.
"At low temperatures, the oxide is an insulator. At high temperatures it's a metal. And in between it becomes this strange material," he said.
Although it's too early to say exactly how it will be used, Prof Schuller sees an obvious opportunity in computing memory systems.
The article notes the last time a discovery like this was made, giant magnetoresistance[^] or GMR in 1988. GMR is the technology that allows hard drives to be so small and dense. If this new tech has a similar impact...
sees an obvious opportunity in computing memory systems.
Long gone are the days when somebody discovers something and actually builds something useful, demonstrating its usefulness, rather than making conjecture to garnish brief media coverage. Science has devolved into "we see opportunities!" Venture capitalists probably love that stuff, but probably the smart ones don't.
Anyways, I ramble.
I notice that when my cat eats his food, it leaves distinct patterns of crumbs in the bowl. I see obvious opportunities in applying prediction theory of cat crunchy crumbs with quantum crumbodynamics to predict when my cat will be hungry next. Send me money to research this further, as I want to create a "smart bowl" to alert me on my phone when my cat is hungry.
I think I'll head over to Kickstarter to submit my video of my cat eating.
When they discovered how to make buckyballs there was no immediate gain, but now look at the nanotechnology.
Actually is this not a great example of what Marc is talking about? I do believe there is future use in it but is there anything that we have actually made to date using the technology in real life situations?
Maybe there is but I am unaware, but most of the articles I have read are "Oh and we can do XYZ and yadda yadda"... Well do it. I still have yet to see anything resulting that effects my day to day life.
Well at least that I know of. Maybe it has integrated and I am simply oblivious. Have any actual examples?
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
The interesting thing about software is it can not reproduce, until it can.
Good point this side of the pond it is called Maths never worked out why shorten for Mathematics I guess the s probably crept in due to pronunciation (and the accent!), waiting for our Darlek friend to added his view!
I'm on contract and go to a customer's location three days a week. Today, they expanded the team so we can't fit around a conference room. Many of us hoped that we could move back to our office and work in a quite environment. Instead, the client decided to put us in a "SCRUM Pit". The only thing it has done is magnified the aspects of the environment that we don't like. Its louder and provides more interruptions. Even better, it wasn't set up when we got here. I spent my first hour moving tables, chairs, power cords. I'm living SCRUM out of a text book
Has anybody had a positive experience with a SCRUM Pit? If so, how long were you in the environment.
Face + Palm, SCRUM = management fad in my view! something that worked in one situation applied to all does not always work... it's like when I'm coding or building electronics at home TV/HiFi in the back ground, place I was at before we had Radio 1 (?) BLASTING all day. Couldn't get any work done at all. If it works once it shouldn't be applied every where!
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