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Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory At South Pole 78

Scryer writes "Construction of the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory was completed on 18 Dec at the South Pole. It's now the world's largest neutrino detector, with 5,160 optical sensors on 86 strings embedded two kilometers below the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It has been gathering data since construction started, and will be fully operational after the last strings freeze in March 2011."
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Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory At South Pole

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  • by mangu ( 126918 ) on Tuesday December 21, 2010 @04:51PM (#34633792)

    There was a time when project names were chosen to be cute acronyms. I work with digital signal processing where there are algorithms named MUSIC, for "MUltiple SIgnal Classification", and ESPRIT, for "Estimation of Signal Parameters via Rotational Invariance Techniques".

    Today it's better to have Google-friendly names, i.e. names that are unique. Every time when I start a new project name now I first google the name, if it gets any results I change the name. This is priceless for little-known projects, because any extra words you have to add to a search limit the results you get.

    In the two examples I cited above, adding the word "algorithm" will return what you want, but how many pages are there in the web that mention MUSIC and ESPRIT without the word "algorithm"? Those pages are lost in the Google noise.

  • Re:TRIPLE THREAT! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by bluefoxlucid ( 723572 ) on Tuesday December 21, 2010 @04:53PM (#34633826) Homepage Journal
    Schwarzenegger had some real human life behind his acting. He played the part but he played as himself. He played the part of a lifeless robot pretty good. He played his part in Last Action Hero as a no-bullshit cop pretty good. He never portrayed his character over-dramatized, fluffed, and out of sync with the reality he was in; the character was fluid and fitting.

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein