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Comment Re:People? (Score 2) 78

LLVM won't compile Fortran 200x. Intel does provide a Fortran compiler, but it's buggy as shit and poorly supported. GFortran is a high-quality product and an absolute god-send for many in the high-performance computing community.

Comment Electrically-coupled counterweight (Score 1) 248

Many posts suggest doing away with the cable by putting the motor on the elevator car; but this overlooks the fact that the elevator needs to be connected to a counterweight for efficiency reasons.

However, here's a thought: you put motors on the elevator *and* the counterweight. As the elevator goes up, the counterweight goes down and uses its motors as generators to partly power the elevator's motors. And vice versa.

Sure, you're not going to break even due to electrical losses; but it'll be a damn sight better than no counterweight.

Make it right before you make it faster.