small gas turbines
are inefficient due to the problems in getting micro scale gas turbines efficient because getting the clearance between turbine blades and the ducting small enough is very very hard
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I tried apple. I really wanted to love it. I hated it.
If you spent loads of money keeping hardware and software bang up to date you could get about 1/4 the performance of anything running Linux or windows.
This will be the death knell of Apple as a power workstation machine. Unless they keep intel for that.
It's more about battery powered toys for consumers
There never would have been an EU!
What is the 27th letter of the alphabet? Or is it 26 since Brexit? ZZZZZZ
Do people REALLY believe in numerology?
AHAHAH. Oops. I must be a neo Nazi! Too many AHs.
Hard pencils are now BANNED.
BLACK LEAD MATTERS!
No more 18SWG sheet metal for sale!
Oh what a gay day! Here in my little cottage! Oops. I can't say that, it means something else now.
Talk about dog whistles. The Left is one huge echo chamber tuned to dog whistles. Blown by seriously large corporate interests pretending to be democrats and liberals, who are - gaspo - actually BELIEVED by the useful idiots of the suburban middle classes!
..for any real software engineering.
I rewrote yards of it into C so that I could actually get code to work. It was so strongly typed that things like reading two bytes of a comms stream that might be a bit field, two bytes of data or a particular error code was almost impossible without creating a union of every possible thing it might be.
And if you were stuck at the coal face nested 15 levels of subroutine deep and you encountered the sort of 'line's dropped on you mate' error the inability to 'go directly to jail without passing GO' with a lon gjmp() produced a nightmare of messy code .
Academics loved it. Engineers avoided it.
Of course the fashion is now to type overloading, leading to an equal mess.
Academics should be banned from writing languages
I'm somewhat surprised by the choice of countries. For instance, why is a country like Namibia (with its fairly large mining, manufacturing and banking sector one of the rising stars of the continent) not included whereas a non-African country like Oman is?
Namibia has good fibre links to South Africa, and not a lot of population. Its also a hard country to get power to and from
Oman is full of rich people needing to play online video games.
I am sure that people laying this cable have done a full market survey of the data requirements of every place versus the cost of connecting to it.
'Offline' is a moveable feast.
Backup is a copy . Where it is and how connected it is are very variable things.
I do auto backup. If my data were corrupted the backup would be, if I didn't notice for 24 hours.
But I am protecting against hardware failure, not malware.
If I were concerned about that, I would do a check on file/backup and if the difference were massive abort and notify.
I don't consider that this particular malware is a serious threat on Linux.
On the contrary it should have been leave with no deal or stay.
Then we would be able to get on with life the day after the referendum and all te negotiations could have been done after leaving...wit a series of letter of intent in place in the two year period to sort out tit for tat arrangements, like you can fly in my airspace if I can fly in yours, and I wont hold your trucks up at Dover if you don't hold mine up at |Calais.
If the EU had been prepared to act like adults. that would have been it.
Ok, I'll buy that. That's about what - 10 litres of diesel? 2.19 gallons?
700km? That's around 437.5 miles
200 miles per gallon equivalent.
OK even with a power train at 90% instead of 30% efficient that's still pushing 66mpg equivalent.
Especially lugging that much battery around
But how long wail a fast charged battery last?
Before it's lost half its capacity?
I really don't see it.
I think if you run the rather chaotic many body maths you will find that there are only a few attractors in the solar system and orbits that lie outside of these are unstable
I would be willing to bet that this particular asteroid will only last a few thousand or even million years in its current approximate orbit, before being perturbed [again?] by a close brush with Mercury or Venus
What an extraordinary comment.
Normal users simply don't go near the command line
In a supported environment like a large company users would never go there: they phone the support department and that is who goes there, if indeed it is necessary at all.
Once again a post from someone that simply repeats myths that haven't been true for decades.
How much skin have you got in the microsoft game?
..is now a cash cow.
Steady sales, not much innovation. Not much development.
Certainly not in the core CPU/RAM business.
From an ordinary users perspective, memory and CPUs not much different from 10 years ago.
GPUS have come along a bit as has FLASH RAM. And other custom chips for RF and the like interfacing...
But really its all a bit boring these days.
The new cleaner was cleaning and dusting the console keyboard on the PDP-11 development computer... In the Room We Were Not Allowed In. (We developed code on PCs, uploaded it via serial terminals and compiled it on the PDP using the PCs as consoles).
One morning, no PDP...when the sysadmin eventually came in and went to the console the cleaner had pressed some sort of break key that halted the enitire computer..
"Using patient information for funding decisions by policymakers is just toxic, and they know that."
So how else are they supposed to make funding decisions?
In response to minority moaning?
Virtue signalling for political motives?
I WANT someone to know that there is for example an excess of deaths from cholera in a given postcode.
It is fairly vital to know that, for example, those of 'certain ethnic backgrounds' are more susceptible to Thalassemia, and others to heart problems.
Blue sky research by private institutions is all very well, but the NHS has to be seen to be spending money rationally on a cost benefit analysed basis.
If it cannot see the results of spending, if it cannot see what money needs to be spent on, how can it do that?
Medical research is plagued by fads conjectures and outright fashion. It needs hard statistical data to prove its case.
did a bit of coding for a client who sold a business app on either Elonex or Apricot PCS. yep DOS days of course.
"Does anyone buy the Apricot" I said'
"Yep its ten times faster"
He proceeded to demonstrate with much whirring of floppy disks.
I was puzzled, Processors and speeds wer identical.. then I had a thought. Sho nuff the elonex had in config.sys :
on the apricot they were much higher.
I edited the file rebooted and said 'now try it'
Nobody likes a smartass do they?
If the angle of attack was zero on the runway the aircraft would not be able to take off.
1. Airfoils are capable of generating lift at zero angle of attack.
2. That's what the elevators are for - to push the tail down and the nose up.
First of all spirfires were always tail heavy and always flew with down trim. In fact being on the edge of pitch stability makes for a very very sensitive set of controls. An advantage in a fighting machine which is why modern typhoons are trimmed that way, and use software to compensate
The addition of more weight to the back simply made matters worse.
Ultimately spin recovery depends on getting the nose DOWN. Opposite rudder may get rid of the turn but unless the aircraft left to itself at almost no airspeed will put its nose down then you will fall off into a spin in the other direction.
As I understand it, the fundamental change was more fuel efficient engines. However these if placed in the logical place would have scarped along the tarmac.
So they were moved forward and cranked up a bit.
Changing the CG and the on thrust/off thrust trim by such an extent they put some software in to correct for it.
So downtrim when the throttles are opened, giving a massive nose down if the throttles are chopped. Before the trim returns to 'glide'
This was bunged in the anti stall software I think.
As I understand it, its not a bug, it's the whole way the thing is implemented.
They bodged the engines in at an angle, for ground clearance, and that has ruined the planes inherent stability so they are trying to correct a serious fundamental hardware fault with software.
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