Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 06:19
1. Typical Definitions of Happiness
Presentation to the Melbourne Unitarian Philosophy Forum
1. Typical Definitions of Happiness
1.1 the quality or state of being happy, good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. (e.g., from Collins English Dictionary)
1.2 Origin (hap + y) 1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse happ - luck, chance; akin to Old English gehæp fit, convenient; probably akin to Old Church Slavonic kob? auspice, Old Irish cob victory
1.3 Perspectives of "happiness" can come from religious, philosophical, psychological and economic viewpoints - plus a fairly unique revealed here.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 07:11
Presentation to the Melbourne Existentialist Society, August 2nd, 2011
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 22:48
The GNU Debugger (GDB) is the standard debugger for the GNU software system. It is a portable debugger that runs on many Unix-like systems and works for many programming languages, including Ada, C, C++, FreeBASIC, FreePascal and Fortran.
Installation is trivial, but slightly interesting for illustrative purposes. First download and unpack:
tar xvf gdb-7.3.tar.gz
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:12
The R Project is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
To install R download the tarball to an appropriate place and extract e.g.,
MFIX (Multiphase Flow With Interphase Exchanges) with Intel compilers on a 64-bit Opteron Linux SystemSubmitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:56
MFIX (Multiphase Flow With Interphase Exchanges) has been developed by the U.S. National Energy Technology Laborartory, providing transient data on the three-dimensional distribution of pressure, velocity, temperature, and species mass fractions.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 06:31
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 01:50
Dear Mr. Kaspersky,
You are, of course, one the most well-known IT security experts in the world. Your company, Kaspersky Lab, is one of the largest and most successful providers of a suite products that protect users against various forms of malware. It was with some interest then, that I attended your presentation at the University of Melbourne on May 25, 2011.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 08:32
I'll start off with a caveat, I am an open-source advocate, a long standing committee member and current president of Linux Users of Victoria (http://luv.asn.au). My overall approach is that computer programs are scientific problems, and therefore there is an inherent tendency towards a better solution when the source code can be freely analysed, distributed and developed; release early, release often and with many eyes all bugs are shallow (to paraphrase Eric Raymond's famous essay 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar').
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 00:18
Armadillo is a C++ linear algebra library (matrix maths) that supports integer, floating point and complex numbers, as well as a subset of trigonometric and statistics functions.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 05:38
The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both operational forecasting and atmospheric research needs. It features multiple dynamical cores, a 3-dimensional variational (3DVAR) data assimilation system, and a software architecture allowing for computational parallelism and system extensibility. WRF is suitable for a broad spectrum of applications across scales ranging from meters to thousands of kilometers.