Monthly Archives: July 2012

a place where bandwidth flows like diarrhea

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a place where bandwidth flows like water

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Temporal Resolution

Temporal resolution (TR) refers to the precision of a measurement with respect to time. Often there is a tradeoff between temporal resolution of a measurement and its spatial resolution. In some contexts such as particle physics, this trade-off can be attributed to the finite speed of light and the fact … Continue reading

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if incentive comes nonlinearly from effort

and what you want is for incentive to be essentially equal to effort the solution is taxation according to a specific logarithmic gradient

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As Doug Fisher said at JavaOne,

“hardware without software just generates heat”.

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golden mean fallacy

“Some would say that hydrogen cyanide is a delicious and necessary part of the human diet, but others claim it is a toxic and dangerous substance. The truth must therefore be somewhere in between.”

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0.5

“Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.” (Stan Kelly-Bootle)

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