Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2007 20:58 UTC, submitted by rx182
Windows Paul Thurrot writes about Windows XP SP3: "If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft, this is it: the company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3. My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service Pack: claim years later that it's no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up. This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I've ever seen, and you'd think the company would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time."
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RE[9]: so ?
by h times nue equals e on Sun 8th Apr 2007 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: so ?"
h times nue equals e
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2006-01-21

Ok, last addition /correction:

Additional (external) "forces" result in a modified functional (like the length or the Lagrange function) via "potentials" that has to be made extreme (e.g. minimised in the case of the "length").

So the resulting Euler - Lagrange equations change, not necessarily the generalised coordinates (they should be only changed, when other (holonomic) constraints are introduced. Non-holonimic constraints can be treated with Lagrange multipliers, IIRC)

*bangs head on the table*, *twice*

I'm off #-|

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