[mythtv-users] hardware recommendation

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Jan 31 02:24:53 UTC 2007


On Jan 30, 2007, at 7:16 PM, Joe Menola wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 January 2007 7:45 pm, Brian Wood wrote:
>> What is the airspeed velocity
>> of an unladen swallow?
>
> Airspeed can also be predicted using a published formula. By  
> inverting this
> midpoint Strouhal ratio of 0.3 (fA/U  0.3), Graham K. Taylor et  
> al. show
> that as a rule of thumb, the speed of a flying animal is roughly 3  
> times
> frequency times amplitude (U  3fA).5
>
> We now need only plug in the numbers:
>
>     U  3fA
>     f  15 (beats per second)
>     A  0.22 (meters per beat)
>     U  3*15*0.22  9.9
>
> ... to estimate that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European  
> Swallow is
> 10 meters per second.

Oh, a European swallow, I thought we were talking about an African  
Swallow.

>
> What's google? ;)


It's a number. A "1" followed by 100 zeroes.

Really sorry folks, and I do find there should be better hardware  
suggestions on the WiKi, I really am working on that, but I have this  
Latin homework see, and...

The OP did have a reasonable question, but should have done some more  
homework himself.


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