Thursday, February 25, 2010

Life Made Better Through Capacitance

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Advanced Industrial Design Feasibility

Wacom's first and second generation Tip Sensors are proprietary and represent specialized know-how, differentiating all implementations of pen input solutions which integrate these components.

Five-Piece Capacitor (Diagram 3)

Wacom Co., Ltd.Image via Wikipedia

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Regular Expressions

Meet the metacharacters: ^[](){}.*?\|+$ and sometimes -

I know, they look intimidating, but they're really nice characters once you get to know them. -Mike Malone

The absolute bare minimum every programmer should know about regular expressions

Wtf is a regular expression?

Regular expressions are strings formatted using a special pattern notation that allow you to describe and parse text. Many programmers (even some good ones) disregard regular expressions as line noise, and it’s a damned shame because they come in handy so often. Once you’ve gotten the hang of them, regular expressions can be used to solve countless real world problems.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing refers to the current theoretical use of quantum physics (quantum mechanics) in the processing and memory functions of computing. Certain properties of atoms or nuclei could allow the processing and memory functions to cooperatively function. These quantum bits, or qubits, would become the computer's processor and memory. The operating speed of qubits is much faster than current technologies permit, and as such, Quantum computing is well suited for tasks such as cryptography, modeling of data and the indexing of very large databases. A major hurdle to quantum computing is how to isolate the qubits from the outside environment. The inside of a quantum computer must be separated from its surroundings, while being accessible to load, execute and reading of information. In this report, we look at the latest advancement in Quantum computing, including work done at the world-renowned Perimeter Institute, to identify the most promising and commercially feasible technologies.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Online Mindmapping Software That Rocks


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