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  squid : Optimising Web Delivery
Squid is used by hundreds of Internet Providers world-wide to provide their users with the best possible web access.
Squid optimises the data flow between client and server to improve performance and caches frequently-used content to save bandwidth.
Squid can also route content requests to servers in a wide variety of ways to build cache server hierarchies which optimise network throughput.
www.squid-cache.org   (263 words)

  The UnMuseum - The Giant Squid
The scientists photographs seemed to settle the issue as they show the squid viciously attacking bait on a line and only backing off after one of its own tentacles was torn off by the hook.
Sperm whales eat squid and originally it had been thought that such battles were the result of a sperm whale taking on a squid that was just too large to be an easy meal.
In each case the attack was deliberate as the squid would pull along side of the ship, pace it, then suddenly turn, run into the ship and wrap it's tentacles around the hull.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /squid.htm   (1469 words)

  Squid - MSN Encarta
In the male squid, one smaller arm is modified for the purpose of planting a packet of sperm (a spermatophore) in the female's oviduct.
The common squid of the east North Atlantic coast is 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in) long, and the giant squid, at least 18 m (60 ft) long, is the largest aquatic invertebrate.
The common squid of the east North Atlantic coast belongs to the family Loliginidae and is classified as Loligo vulgaris.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552165/Squid.html   (396 words)

 Underwater World - Squid
Squid spend the daylight hours near the bottom of the ocean, seeming to prefer areas where the bottom temperature is 6 to 7°C or greater.
The squid fishery in Atlantic Canada is both inshore, largely prosecuted with traps or by jigging from small dorys off Newfoundland, and offshore, primarily by foreign trawlers on the Scotian Shelf.
As a result of the squid's rapid growth and short life span, this is not possible for the squid fishery.) Consequently, management of the squid resource has been directed primarily at ensuring that exploitation does not reach levels that would unduly jeopardize the reproductive capacity of the stock.
www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /zone/underwater_sous-marin/calmar/squid-calmar_e.htm   (2031 words)

 Squid - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The presence of squid on Earth is believed to have begun four thousand years ago when a contingent of Little Green Men seeded the earth with protocephalopods, small squidlike creatures that enveloped their prey in swarms.
In Japan, squid squid are prized as a fashionable type of hat, fastened to the head by tying together the tentacles.
Squid squid are the main predators of plesiosaurs, but are also commonly preyed upon by zooplankton.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Squid   (2014 words)

 SQUID   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The squid is a schooling, pelagic (ocean-dwelling) animal that preys on small finfish and crustaceans.
This squid was once harvested almost exclusively for use as bait, but is now marketed as a food item and has found consumer acceptance equal to the long-finned squid.
Overall, squid has a bland flavor and takes on the flavor of the ingredients with which it is cooked.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/squid.html   (549 words)

Squids are invertebrates, meaning they have no backbone, and they are also mollusks, meaning they have shells.
Squid have 10 arms, two of which are tentacles with flattened ends covered with suckers.
Squids can change color to blend in with the environment, or they shoot out ink which temporarily blinds the predator, allowing the squid to use its miraculous speed to escape.
library.thinkquest.org /12880/squid.html   (484 words)

 SQUID Magnetometry, Harnessing the Power of Tiny Magnetic Fields | Spring 2003 | Los Alamos National Laboratory
This lack of resistance allows a SQUID to measure the interference of quantum-mechanical electron waves circulating in its superconducting loop as the magnetic flux enclosed by the loop changes.
During a MEG measurement, the SQUIDs must be shielded from ambient magnetic fields, which tend to swamp the brain signals.
The helmet's SQUIDs are partially shielded from ambient fields by a thick, hemispherical shell of lead, which becomes superconducting at liquid-helium temperatures.
www.lanl.gov /quarterly/q_spring03/squid_text.shtml   (2279 words)

 SQUID Magnetometer and Josephson Junctions
Squids have been used to measure the magnetic fields in mouse brains to test whether there might be enough magnetism to attribute their navigational ability to an internal compass.
If a constant biasing current is maintained in the SQUID device, the measured voltage oscillates with the changes in phase at the two junctions, which depends upon the change in the magnetic flux.
Parallel Josephson junctions are used in SQUID devices for the detection of minute magnetic fields.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/solids/squid.html   (604 words)

 Squid Recipes
While the squid is cooking, melt the butter in a clean pan and toss the pine nuts in the butter until golden.
Add onion, squid heads, tentacles and fin-like parts and cook until there is a change in the color of the tentacles, heads and fin-like parts of the squid.
But if you hanker for squid, just go ahead with it if you can find some, and be sure to have the fish man prepare it for you by removing the fl liquid from the backbone.
www.mindspring.com /~erica/squid/recipes.html   (2658 words)

 Wide Angle . Gutted . Info-Graphic: A Guide to Sushi Fish | PBS
Squid seem able to withstand heavy fishing since they mature quickly and have a short life span, but squid fisheries are not well regulated and no one really knows how abundant they are.
There is concern that squid are being fished more and more in areas where stocks of other species have been depleted -- which could result in a collapse of the squid population.
Squid are usually caught by trawls or through jigging, a method in which squid are attracted to a fishing boat with bright underwater lights and caught by continuously lowering and raising lines.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/shows/scotland/info_squid.html   (173 words)

 Squid NTLM authentication project
Squid only offers and accepts the authentication scheme that helpers are defined in squid.conf for.
Squid should only concern itself with the minimal decoding required to find the username, and caching of authentication responses.
A third concept missing from Squid is divided user spaces, where one segment of the network is one domain of users and another segment is another domain of users.
squid.sourceforge.net /ntlm   (1299 words)

 Deploying the Squid proxy server on Linux | Linux Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Squid servers can be installed in hierarchies to allow central servers to build large caches of data available for servers lower in the hierarchy.
Squid has been in use for some time around SAS EMEA and is performing very well; the software is extremely stable and is delivering seamless access to the Internet for connected clients.
If our Squid server dæmon dies the load on the machine tends to to be reduced, which can leave a machine where a failure has occurred at the top of the pool.
www.linuxjournal.com /article/4408   (6131 words)

 ONLamp.com -- Six Things First-Time Squid Administrators Should Know
Squid spawns the helper processes as the unprivileged user (that is, as "nobody").
Squid tends to be a bit of a memory hog.
Even though Squid may not be using that memory, it may still be attached to the Squid process.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/onlamp/2004/02/12/squid.html   (2841 words)

 SQUID Home Page
SQUID is the first image database retrieval system we know of on the internet which allows users to submit shapes as query objects.
SQUID database was used for MPEG-7 evaluation of shape descriptors.
SQUID was selected a Links2Go Key Resource (ranked 28) in Computer Vision (May 1999).
www.ee.surrey.ac.uk /Research/VSSP/imagedb/demo.html   (749 words)

 Squid pro know-how - Epicure - Entertainment - theage.com.au
Both are caught in Australian waters; in the north, squid and calamari are usually a by-product of prawn-trawling, whereas both are targeted by fishermen in southern waters.
Squid is best for stewing and stuffing, although it must be said I have reversed this.
If the squid or calamari are to be barbecued, however, I prefer to clean out the bodies, rinse them well and dry them, bathe them in good olive oil and garlic, and grill without removing the skin.
www.theage.com.au /news/epicure/squid-pro-knowhow/2006/05/01/1146335641155.html   (1089 words)

 Squid @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mention fearsome squid and people usually think of the giant squid, the elusive sea monster of sailors' tales and television documentaries.
Squid are known by their eight arms and two long feeding tentacles.
Competition for females is fierce, and males of some species have developed different tactics to trump their rivals and "win the girl." In one such ploy, a male cuts in on a mated pair by disguising himself as the female, mimicking her color pattern and duping her mate into thinking he's getting another sex partner.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0408/feature2/index.html   (661 words)

 Scientists capture giant squid on camera - Science - MSNBC.com
For centuries giant squids, formally called Architeuthis, have been the stuff of legends, appearing in the myths of ancient Greece or attacking a submarine in Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” But they had never been seen in their natural habitat, only caught in fishing nets or washed ashore dead or dying.
A researcher analyzes a tentacle club that was torn loose from the giant squid as it untangled itself from an underwater line.
He said the squid’s tentacle would not grow back, but its life was not in danger.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9503272   (463 words)

 All Things Considered: Deep-Sea Squid Encounters
She had acquired a video of a strange squid shot from a submersible deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
The squid have 10 arms, though two of them are technically called tentacles, and they appear to have suckers on part of the arms -- much like other squid.
It's not the giant squid that's known to inhabit the deep sea.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2001/dec/squid/011220.squid.html   (737 words)

 Squid Jigs Martinetti Luminous cloth covered squid jigs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Martinetti squid jigs are made according to the highest standards in the sport and commercial squid fishing industry.
Every squid no matter how big or small will be tempted by a small squid jig.
Squid like to eat a lot, that's why you can usually catch them almost any time of the day.
home.comcast.net /~squidjigs   (391 words)

 The Squid and the Whale - Rotten Tomatoes
Noah Baumbach's THE SQUID AND THE WHALE is an excruciatingly humane, often hilarious portrait of a disintegrating family in mid-1980s Brooklyn.
• The Squid and the Whale at AskMen
Both literarily wise and literary in itself, The Squid and the Whale is a fresh rendering of the agony of divorce.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/squid_and_the_whale   (1121 words)

 LiveScience.com: Elusive Giant Squid Finally Photographed
TOKYO (AP) -- The giant squid can be found in books and in myths, but for the first time, a team of Japanese scientists has captured on film one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep sea in its natural habitat.
Kubodera said the giant squid's tentacle would not grow back, but the squid's life was not in danger.
Giant squid have long attracted human fascination, appearing in myths of the ancient Greeks, as well as Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.'' Scientific interest in the animals has surged in recent years as more specimens have been caught in commercial fishing nets or found washed up on shores.
www.livescience.com /animals/ap_050928_giant_squid.html   (795 words)

 Pharyngula::Squid nuptial dances
Yesterday's post about squid had a most unsatisfying conclusion, so I feel compelled to mention two things: squidblog has a brief explanation of squid jet propulsion, and I've dug up another older paper on squid movement.
The investigators fitted a sample of squid with acoustic transmitters that pinged buoys, which triangulated the signals, calculated their positions, and transmitted the information to computers that recorded the minute-by-minute positions of the tagged squid.
More interesting to me than the mating squid is that the link to squidblog led to a link to 'Cephalopods in Action' where there were bewitching videos of bigfin squid swimming (http://www.mnh.si.edu/cephs/vetal01/vetal01.html).
pharyngula.org /index/weblog/comments/squid_nuptial_dances   (1109 words)

 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program - All Seafood List
In the U.S. there is a very large squid fishery; however, most of the domestic catch is exported and most of the squid consumed in the U.S. comes from overseas.
Squid grow quickly and reproduce at a young age, making them highly resilient to fishing pressure.
Squid fisheries on the high seas are problematic because regulations do not exist or are rarely enforced and squid abundance is largely unknown.
www.mbayaq.org /cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?fid=102   (271 words)

 In Search of Giant Squid - The Giant Squid from Highlights for Children
He takes many photographs and measures the length and width of the squid's body the length of the tentacles and arms, and the width of the eyes.
Sperm whales and giant squid have been seen at the surface of the ocean, locked in fierce battles.
Whales that die and wash ashore sometimes have giant squid in their stomachs, Cutting into the stomach of a dead whale is messy and smelly but gives more clues.
seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov /OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/squid_highlights.html   (793 words)

 Fish and Squid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fish and cephalopods (squid and octopus) in the Antarctic are important components of the benthic and pelagic marine ecosystems.
Squid range in size from the small (c.15 cm) Brachioteuthis to the enormous (4 m) Mesonychoteuthis, which has large hooks, as well as suckers, on its arm and tentacles for capturing prey.
Large fisheries for squid occur in waters adjacent to the Antarctic.
www.antarctica.ac.uk /About_Antarctica/Wildlife/Fish_and_Squid   (374 words)

 WhaleTimes:Fishin' for Facts-Giant Squid
The average size of the giant squid is 6 to 13 meters (19.7 to 42.7 feet) That is total length.
Squid in the genus Architeuthi are found in: northern Atlantic, from Labrador to the Gulf of Mexico; northern Norway to the Azores; northern Pacific from the Bering Sea to the Sea of Japan: southern Japan, Hawaii and California.
Giant squid are the largest cephalopod (octopus, cuttlefish, squid) and the largest mollusk.
www.whaletimes.org /squid.htm   (222 words)

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