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2014-07-05 23:00:46

Europe Floating Production System Market is split by geography including U.K., Norway, and others. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-floating-production-system-4024440415.html. (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 Floating production systems (FPS) are the family of pipes and tubes, which are used to produce oil and gas from the reservoir. They are the primary unit of infrastructure used to access the reservoir and bring the components to surface. Floating production systems goods mainly...

2014-03-09 23:00:23

The long-time secret of many interior designers has been a custom Shower Door enclosure, designed to perfection by Precision Shower Doors. As a manufacturer of custom frameless shower doors, Precision has captured a number of featured collections that are gaining attention from interior designers across the country. NJ, USA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The long-time secret of many interior designers has been a custom Shower Door enclosure, designed to perfection by Precision Shower Doors. As a...

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2012-06-02 11:24:29

Researchers in the computer science department have developed a new font for numbers that represent their relative value. Unlike the usual numeric typefaces, the amount of ink–or dark pixels–used for each digit in FatFonts is proportional to its quantitative value. Miguel Nacenta, formerly a post doc (now an assistant professor at University of St. Andrews in Scotland), came up with the idea and worked with Sheelagh Carpendale, a computer science professor and Uta Hinrichs,...

2008-07-03 15:00:19

By MUTCH, Lindsay GOOD news fellow computer geeks, IBM's flash new computer is so fast it can cook the buns, fry the meat, melt the cheese and grow the special sauce before you've even decided you're going to order a burger at the drive-thru. News has reached us that IBM's Roadrunner (L. Extremus fastus) has petaflopped. My first reaction was: ick. "Honey, your Roadrunner just petaflopped all over the floor. Come clean it up!" Petaflop? The collapse of People for the Ethical...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'