Thursday, March 19, 2020
Tech essays The PowerPC G4 is one of the elite performing products produced by Apple, Motorola, and IBM. It is actually the first microprocessor that can deliver a sustained performance of over one giga-flop, which is a lot. The PowerPC G4 Velocity Engine can process information in 128-bit chunks, compared to the 32 or 64-bit chunks in traditional processors. In addition, the G4 can perform four 32-bit floating-point calculations in a single cycle, which is two to four times faster than traditional processors. But with all this speed arises the need to store it. The Macintosh G4 has a 60GB ultra hard drive, but sometimes that is not enough in order to gain the max benefit in a profession. RAID, Redundant Arrays of Independent Disk, is one option of extra data storage that has revolutionized the way large files has been stored in computers. RAID technology offers significant improved reliability, availability, and serviceability. It is a method of combining multiple hard drives so that they behave as a single hard drive. RAID arrays can be created for two main reasons: increased performance and increased data security. There are several ways to achieve both goal, and each method is referred to as a RAID level. Level 0, the first type of RAID, employs multiple hard drives for increased read/write access times. Because each drive has to work less, storing or retrieving a file to a RAID 0 array can be much faster than storing a file to a single hard drive. RAID level 1, is the second type used exclusively for data security and does not increase performance at all. RAID 1 uses two hard drives of equal size and provides two perfect copies of the data stored on the main drive. This means that if one of the two hard drives should fail there is a complete and current copy waiting to be used. The final type RAID levels 3,4,5 all employ multiple hard drives for speed, but they also employ special techniques for data security. ...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Using Lo Que to Form Noun Phrases in Spanish A common way of forming a phrase that acts as a noun is to use lo que, as shown in the following excerpt from a news article. Learn how to use lo que to form noun phrases in Spanish along with its suggested translation and discover key notes on its vocabulary and grammar. Excerpt Antognini y otros colegas europeos y de EE UU presentan esta semana en science un estudio que seÃ ±ala que el protÃ ³n es ms pequeÃ ±o de lo que se cree. Los resultados confirman lo que el mismo equipo ya publicÃ ³ en Nature en 2010: El protÃ ³n parece ser 0,00000000000003 milÃ metros menor de lo que pensaban los investigadores. Source: ABC.es. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2013. Suggested Translation Antognini and other European and American colleagues are presenting a study in science this week that indicates that the proton is smaller than what is believed. The results confirm what the same research team already published in Nature in 2010: The proton seems to be 0.00000000000003 millimeters smaller than what researchers thought. Key Grammatical Issue Lo que, used in this selection three times, is a common way of starting a phrase that functions as a noun. It is best to think of lo queÃ as a single word, a type of neuter relative pronoun. When lo que refers to an idea or abstract action, it can almost always be translated as what or that which. Examples of everyday phrases using lo que in this way include: Lo que pasa;Ã what is happening.Lo que hemos hecho; what we have done.Lo que me preocupa; what is worrying me.Lo que sabemos; what we know.Lo que es inolvidable; what is unforgettable. The thing that can be used in translation when referring to something more specific: Lo que tiene seis ojos, the thing that has six eyes. Other Notes on Vocabulary and Grammar EE UU is a plural abbreviation for Estados Unidos.Ms pequeÃ ±o and menor are examples of comparisons of inequality.Se cree is a conjugated reflexive form of creer, a verb meaning to believe or to think. The reflexive here is used like the passive voice in that it indicates something is believed without explicitly stating who is doing the believing.Equipo in Spanish refers to a group of people working together for a common purpose. Usually translated as team, it is applied to non-sports activities more often than the English word is. Research team was used in translation for clarity.Ya is an adverb usually used to add emphasis. Already was used in the translation as a way of emphasizing that preliminary findings had been published earlier.See lessons on parecer, ser and pensar for more about the usage of those verbs.Note the use of the comma in the number where English would use a period. The original sentence came from a publication in Spain; had it come from Mexico, the number woul d have been rendered with a period.