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    What type of study works with microprocessor architecture?

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    Electronic Engineering, Solid State Physics, Chemistry and more...

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    How does an ATM work?

    I'm honestly wondering about the mechanics of an ATM network. How does an ATM network work? Is there an electronic clearinghouse that banks are a part of that facilitates the transaction? Why can an ATM process a transaction almost instantaneously while it takes me three days to do a bank transfer? 

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    Front or rear?

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    This is learned behavior, so you could get trained to drive that bus much as a ship captain steers those large shipping vessels (from the rear) or steer as we normally train ourselves, from the front.  I do not think either is more difficult for someone with no experience at all.  Once you learn to assume a location of reference though, all your training will revolve around that location. 

    Note that not all learned behavior relies on vision.  We feel the movement of the vehicle, and even hear sounds, and that is part of the feedback system.  If you change places in the vehicle, the feedback will differ, and you would have to retrain your automated response. You could definitely do it, and it would not be hard for most people, but it would still be needed.

    I'll give you a real example: video games. Many, if not most, video games give the player a choice of view, whether through the "eyes" of the character, or from a viewpoint behind the character.  Many of the games I have played will force a rear-view perspective when riding a horse.  However, I usually take the first-person perspective in games (I look at the world as if through the eyes of the character).  The first few times that I played games where that third-person/rear-view perspective got forced when riding a horse ended up with me unable to control the character/horse very well.  Eventually, I learned how to deal with the effects caused by the different perspective.

    I am certain that players who always assume a third-person perspective (view from behind the character) would have had no issue learning how to control a horse in a video game.  They would, instead, tend to have difficulty adjusting ot the first-person perspective.

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    Generator still running, no power and SOUNDS DIFFERENT.?

    Just as I was switching over to generator, it very briefly powered up the room then the generator started sounding differently (more loose, louder) without powering the room.

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    Is setting up windmills along the sea-coast a good idea because of the constant winds there?

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    Wind turbines must be placed where there are fairly constant winds. On the sea coast the winds flow out to sea during the night and morning and toward the land after ~ 10Am until after sundown.

    Wind turbines can rotate 180 degrees so they can operate all of the time there is wind.

    As far as Bird strikes go, Birds learn to avoid them or die. The efficiency of turbines is increasing and costs are decreasing. wind turbines are moveable.

    Yes it is a good idea, better than oil drilling.

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    if you jumped from a 100 storey building onto a giant inflatable 'safety bed' - would you still get injured ?

    was debating this just now with my brother and he say's yes you would get injured because of the velocity at which you'd make impact with that safety bed.

    think giant inflatable bouncy castle.  that kinda thing.  100 storey building, thats a tall. thats some jump.  could one jump and land on such a thing and not be hurt at all ?

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    Can some one explain radio harmonics to me?

    So the fundamental frequency is the frequency being transmitted? And the Harmonics frequency are the unwanted frequencies? So the person transmitting on a frequency say example 35MHz is the fundamental frequency. And the other frequencies above that are the Harmonics frequencies?

    Can some one explain this quote better?Quote Harmonics are defined as an unwanted higher frequency that is multiple of the fundamental frequency. Harmonics create a distortion in the fundamental waveform. QuoteHow do you know what the harmonics frequencies are?

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    Why two 5v 10uf capacitors in series 5uf 10v and not 10uf 10v like batteries?

    Why two 5v 10uf capacitors in series become 10v 5uf

    and not 10v 10uf like how batteries behave?

    How does the capacitance get halved when?

    In parallel capacitance adds up the same way batteries do.

    but in series capacitance halves. Not the same behavior as batteries. why do batteries stay the same capacity in series but higher voltage.

    but capacitors get half the capacity at higher voltage?is there some way that its not as simple as this??

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    Can anyone call himself an engineer?

    Is it a protected title or can anyone call himself an engineer? Can you work as an "engineer" without having a degree in "engineering"?

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    What is the purpose?

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    Over pressure protection in case of a failure that generates too much steam.  The appliance standards probably require it for liability reasons.  

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    Why cameras arent damaged when recording someone welding but your eyes get damaged instantly?

    Why are human eyes so easily susceptible to damage from looking at welding but even cheap cell phone camera is completely unharmed and has no problems at all?

    is it because of the difference between our eyes being organic fragile material and cameras are hard metal silicone and other tougher components?

    5 Answers3 weeks ago
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    what is an open configuration?

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    It means there is no conductivity through the remains of the resistor. As if someone had cut the wire or opened a toggle switch.

    This is opposed to failing in a closed configuration as in some semiconductors. This is as if there were a short or low resistance wire in place of the device.

    Please remember to select a Favorite Answer from among your results.

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