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June 21st, 2012

You Can Experience Microsoft Surface Now… Well, Almost.

Comments Off on You Can Experience Microsoft Surface Now… Well, Almost., Uncategorized, by CmputrAce.

I’ve seen a lot of hoopla about the Microsoft Surface and I am a bit surprised at all the speculation about what it will be like.  To me the Surface seems like nothing more than a good tablet with a keyboard and a dock all put together.  The hardware specs that Microsoft has published aren’t very different than the Samsung Series 7 Slate, but with a higher resolution display.  Sure it’s similar to that the ASUS Transformer in that it docks to the keyboard and turns into a notebook, but that’s all “gimmickry” and shouldn’t impact performance.

February 5th, 2012

n-Dimensional

Comments Off on n-Dimensional, Uncategorized, by JCBaker.

OK, I’m strange. I spent about half the drive to work this morning considering dimensions. Came up with a few insights that I’m sure I could have read somewhere… “People” living in an n-dimensional universe can only fully perceive n-1 dimensions unless they (or other things in the universe) move. The only way to know that your n-dimensional universe exists in n+1(or more) space is to move. You have to be able to measure distance accurately to determine how your universe “curves” around the extra dimension(s). (picture a 2-dimensional closed universe wrapped around a sphere{3 dimensions}). There’s more, but I don’t want your heads to explode. Kevin Sherman Your post reminded me of a book I started reading about a year ago called “Quantum Glory” by Phil Mason. I’m usually a fast reader, but I’m only halfway through it because my head explodes after 2 or 3 paragraphs. Thursday at 9:03am · Mandy Baker Kablooey Thursday at 9:21am James Baker The recognition of n dimensions instead of n-1 only requires motion if viewed from a single point of reference. Humans and most other creatures on this planet have two, and our brains can extrapolate by comparing the two points of reference.Unless you’re referring to time as a dimension (which I’m sure you’re not), in which case, yes, we cannot understand time without motion. The two are irrevocably intertwined. Thursday at 9:27am · James Baker A flat display is a common example of a single point of reference for n-1 observation, where movement within the system being projected on the display is…