Archive for the ‘Wikipedia’ tag
OLED panels (via Wikipedia user STRONGlk7)
While searching Wikipedia for a previous post, I learned that some articles are “orphaned” – they have no other articles that link to them. The entire list of 118,308 articles is listed here; the first few listings for “Aa” are:
Learned about a new process today: continuous casting. Above is a continuously cast copper crystal, 99.5% pure.
Images of rope making machines, which twist individual strands separately (driven by a single crank), which are then combined into one thicker rope.
Also highly recommended are these videos on the Wikipedia page for Rope, which I sadly cannot seem to convert from OGV to anything usable :(
Just the sharp flash spots on a photograph of jambalaya from Wikipedia.
An early version of an interactive visualization of links in Wikipedia.
Bit slip is (sometimes) caused “if a hard drive encounters a long string of 0s, without any 1s (or a string of 1s without 0s), it may lose track of the frame between fields, and suffer bit slip. Thus one prevents long strings without change via such devices as run length limited codes.”