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Giant storms and cosmic rays

Y'know, hurricanes seemed a lot more fun when Captain Sullivan was playing cat-and-mouse with Frances last summer. Actually having to worry about people makes it way less cool.

Take care, Mississippifolk.

In completely unrelated news, I'm currently taking a couple days off the SoC project to do schoolwork. Computer Architecture is the last unit before the summer school in mid-August; it seems to mostly consist of lots of binary math and a peculiar emphasis on the CPU's fetch/decode/execute cycle. There are some nifty facts in there, though, like overviews of several compression algorithms (including JPEG, which is a rather interesting set of techniques) and an explanation of how the magical ECC error-correcting codes work. So clearly this whole schooling thing isn't a total waste.



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Jul. 10th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
We're actually going to get rain for at least 7 straight days from this thing. Probably not the strong winds and stuff, but we'll definitely be hit by "fallout" from the storm. Some places will flood.. not my house, though, cause I live on a hill and that's virtually impossible.

It amazes me how something in the gulf can reach way up here to TN. It's very common for us to get rain because of a hurricane, but it usually doesn't last as long as this one is projected to. Dennis must really be strong (I haven't really been watching the news, so I don't know).
Jul. 10th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Last I heard, it was a strong Category 4, so…yeah.
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