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  1. You'd get about $84 for the materials in a human body. Apparently
  2. I was expecting one of those silly web quizzes: "What sort of atom are you!" I was a little disappointed, actually.
  3. What? Maybe I'm just ignorant... Again; What?
  4. I use and love my Debian install, but I would only recommend it to someone who has already had a bit of experience using Linux. It's quite a "purist's" distro.
  5. AFAIK, that's pretty much the case. (The more knowledgable here can correct me.) Classical momentum and relativistic momentum are two different, but related, beasts.
  6. You will have to partition, but the installer should help you do that. It sounds like something else. It could be that you have a bad image burnt, but I don't know.
  7. It's not quite the same thing, but it is definitely related. (Magnetic and electric fields are propagated via EM, are they not?) Take light. Light is a wave. Light has a frequency. Humans can see a range of these frequencies. Some animals can see ranges of frequencies different to humans. Now what about those frequencies beyond that which humans can see? This is where all those other things you mentioned turn up. They are just light (technically electromagnetic) waves of different frequencies that we can't see. That's how they fit in.
  8. Yep, that was it. And it's likely made from a mixture of mostly silicon and some other stuff ("doping agents", I think) that direct the flow of electrons. IIRC, that little metal square is called the "die". Dies are very small, and have chemically etched into them the microscopic transistors you're trying to find. You have NO hope of seeing them with the naked eye - you'd need a pretty decent microscope to see the changes in the metal, if you can see them at all. A magnifying glass is probably not powerful enough. These integrated circuits are tiny!
  9. Uh, shouldn't that be f(g(x)) = x for all x?
  10. A long time ago a guy named Richard Stallman decided all software ought to be open source and free. So he started writing a bunch of UNIX utility programs, some new, some clones of old ones. So you may ask, why write another one? Well, why have more than one of anything? The reason there are some many similar commands between Linux and UNIX is the same reason there are so many similar commands between Linux and Windows. Think about it, there's rm/delete, cd/cd, ls/dir, etc. There's still such commonality between these systems (which work in starkly contrasting ways) that a number of commands to maintain them are almost identical. Since Linux is meant to be very similar to UNIX, it's even more so in that case, but this applies generally to all operating systems. There really isn't a huge deal of uniqueness between operating systems, they're almost fundametally all the same.
  11. That article was written three years ago. A lot, particularly in the Linux camp, has changed since then. Perhaps you should look at a (much) more recent article.
  12. Good ol' Gaussian. Though I haven't had to deal with particularly complex matrices.
  13. Feel free to come up with a mathematical interpretation of your assertions that we might be able to better understand than several pages of prose. If you're right, it should be able to predict stuff better than current relativity theory. Until that happens, I reserve the right to call you a nutter.
  14. WTF have you been smoking? Pass me some. I was gonna write a long-winded rebuttal, but I can't be stuffed.
  15. Light travels through aether, of course!
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