Monthly Archives: August 2010

At what temperature will hair curl up and die?

(You): At what temperature will hair curl up and die? (??????????): Technically, hair are already dead. The follicle is its only part, that is alive. (You): OK, but you know what I meant. ———————- (Charli): it wont (You): thanks. Is … Continue reading

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Where I can find open source PERT chart tools for Linux?

(You): Where I can find open source PERT chart tools for Linux? (Pedro): Hi! I used to use this one, http://www.ganttproject.biz/ . Maybe it works for you also. (You): thanks. I read somewhere that Gantt charts aren’t as good as … Continue reading

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I tried using my electric shaver to shave body hair, but it didn’t work (had no effect). How can I shave body hair easier, short of using a straight razor?

(You): I tried using my electric shaver to shave body hair, but it didn’t work (had no effect). How can I shave body hair easier, short of using a straight razor? (Jessica): Buy a better electric shaver, Nair, or Waxing. … Continue reading

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If I have a digraph with 3 nodes and specified path lengths, I can always draw it in 2 dimensional space (assuming the triangle inequality is met). However, I can’t do this w/ 4+ nodes. However, I MIGHT be able to do this w/ 4 nodes in 3 dimensions. In general, how many dimensions do you need to create an edge-length-preserving digraph?

(You): If I have a digraph with 3 nodes and specified path lengths, I can always draw it in 2 dimensional space (assuming the triangle inequality is met). However, I can’t do this w/ 4+ nodes. However, I MIGHT be … Continue reading

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Where can I find Unix programs that do appointment scheduling or generally deal with digraphs that have a time component?

(You): Where can I find Unix programs that do appointment scheduling or generally deal with digraphs that have a time component? (Ajay): There’s open project that might help but if you’re looking for soemthing like outlook then there’s the lightning … Continue reading

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Is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle consistent with electron tunnelling?

(You): Is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle consistent with electron tunnelling? (Sriram Keerthy): I am not sure about electron tunneling, but the uncertainity principle is a certainity ;) (You): Siriam, thank you :P ———————- (Michael): Yes, in fact, the Uncertainty Principle demands … Continue reading

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Can you “daisy chain” USB drives, or am I limited to the number of USB ports I have?

(You): Can you “daisy chain” USB drives, or am I limited to the number of USB ports I have? (Anthony): Hi! you’re limited by the number of USB ports you have, as USB doesn’t daisy-chain like Firewire does. You can … Continue reading

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I’m a bachelor on a fixed income of about US $2250/month (after taxes). In theory, I could eat all my meals at home (toast, pasta, and other easy to make stuff), but it’s sometimes nice to eat out (fast food). How much can I reasonably spend on fast food w/o feeling guilty?

(You): I’m a bachelor on a fixed income of about US $2250/month (after taxes). In theory, I could eat all my meals at home (toast, pasta, and other easy to make stuff), but it’s sometimes nice to eat out (fast … Continue reading

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For a bachelor who doesn’t cook and has a reasonable (but not high) income, what’s a realistic amount to budget for take out/restaurant food?

(You): For a bachelor who doesn’t cook and has a reasonable (but not high) income, what’s a realistic amount to budget for take out/restaurant food? (Andrew): depends on the city – I would calculate 3 meals a day, bfast costing … Continue reading

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When I do “date +%N” my Fedora 11 box allegedly returns the number of nanoseconds since the last whole second. But come on, do computers really keep track of time down to the NANO second?

(You): When I do “date +%N” my Fedora 11 box allegedly returns the number of nanoseconds since the last whole second. But come on, do computers really keep track of time down to the NANO second? (Tom): They don’t keep … Continue reading

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