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Saved by uncleflo on January 2nd, 2020.
Rope makers seem to delight in confusing us with science and/or extraordinary polysyllabic names. Let me try to cut through the guff a little. Also known as Terylene or Dacron, polyester is the stuff from which most “ordinary” rope and line is made of. It is resistant to rot and ultra-violet (UV), sinks in water and comes in a variety of constructions: 3-strand pre-stretched - can be spliced in the normal fashion, though it is a good idea to use 4 or 5 tucks instead of the 3 used in natural fibre ropes. The “pre-stretch” refers to an extra tweak imparted during the making of the rope which makes it more suitable for halyards and bell ropes. Very important, that - could you imagine the cacophony which would result from using stretchy rope? The snag with this construction is that it can kink, so it’s unusual to use it as a sheet.
Saved by uncleflo on October 6th, 2019.
As someone in the industry once put it, "few batteries die a natural death, most are murdered". The following information is designed to tell you how to get the longest life possible from your battery bank and also why batteries fail.
Saved by uncleflo on February 22nd, 2015.
Float is a CSS positioning property. To understand its purpose and origin, we can look to print design. In a print layout, images may be set into the page such that text wraps around them as needed. This is commonly and appropriately called "text wrap". Here is an example of that.
Saved by uncleflo on August 17th, 2011.
In high school, we learned that some mathematical operations are logically equivalent, as well as rules for transforming operations into easier-to-solve formats. But as programmers, we know that not all forms of a problem are computationally the same, because some can take advantage of particular programming languages or microprocessor features to reduce the clock cycles required for evaluation. Alan Zeichick concludes his by looking at tricks for ensuring data structure alignment and speeding up the evaluation of integer and floating-point math. In the first part of this series, we examined six ways to speed up C/C++ applications running on either 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. Let's take a look at eight additional optimizations.
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