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31 Dec 2005, 4:14 pm

Post random facts here.

Homosexuality used to be considered as a mental illness.


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31 Dec 2005, 4:19 pm

Ants herd aphids.


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31 Dec 2005, 4:22 pm

Horsepower = (torque x rpm)/5252



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31 Dec 2005, 4:30 pm

The friction loss in a 1 3/4" attack line at 150 GPM is 15PSI per 100 feet

Steel, when heated to 1000, elongates 9" per 100'.

The collapse zone on any given structure is 1 1/2 times the height of the structure.

A one humped camel is a dromadary (my life's mission to tell everyone that)



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31 Dec 2005, 4:39 pm

energy = mass * (the speed of light) squared



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31 Dec 2005, 4:40 pm

DNA consists of A, C, G, and T.

RNA consists of A, C, G, and U.



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31 Dec 2005, 4:40 pm

SpaceCase wrote:
Homosexuality used to be considered as a mental illness.


<--------Many people still believe it is.


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31 Dec 2005, 4:44 pm

The town of El Paso, Texas, has lithium in the water- and also has a very low crime rate and low instances of mental illness. Keeping this fact in mind, people once considered putting lithium in the drinking water of the entire country.

On a similar vein, Wenatchee, Washinton is known as the prozac capitol of the world, resultinf from Dr. Jim Goodwin putting almost all of his patients on it.



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31 Dec 2005, 5:15 pm

Cygwin implements fork() by creating a new process with its own binary and then loading a stub that lets it copy data areas (stack and etc) and finally uses some setjmp() magic to mimic the process/child split in the main code.



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31 Dec 2005, 5:17 pm

Lithium is used to treat those who are bipolar - it is a mood stablizer.

It is also a fairly common salt.

It is also used to make Li-ion, which is used to store the charge in rechargable cell phone and laptop batteries.



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31 Dec 2005, 5:19 pm

Uwin simulates exec() by creating a new process and then killing the current one, but uses reparenting to connect the grandparent to the newly created process.



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31 Dec 2005, 7:32 pm

Chile's first president on gaining independence from Spain was Bernardo O'Higgins.


If electronics had been any slower to develop, we could have had the pigeon- guided missile. (This is unrelated to the batty incendiary project)



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31 Dec 2005, 7:46 pm

Cygwin handles exec() differently from Uwin though, as it seems that certain features that exist for normal parent-child do not exist for reparent-rechild....instead, a new process is created, and the parent process stays alive to shuttle requests between the grandparent and the child. This is daisy-chainable so multiple exec()s result in a large amount of processes whose sole job is to shuttle info back and forth.

This mechanism causes the oddity of a single cygwin process/pid corresponding to multiple Windows processes.



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31 Dec 2005, 8:04 pm

anthrax created thrash metal in june 1981


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31 Dec 2005, 8:06 pm

Lithium (or sodium or potassium, for that matter) all make really loud bangs when put into water and sealed in a closed container. :D


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