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Comment: Re:I call BS (Score 1) 167

by BigFootApe (#43134077) Attached to: SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy

The input energy for the heat engine is less than the total amount of energy transported. In an example of a heat pump acting as a chiller, there is significant waste heat which must be dumped into a heat sink.Total energy transported is more than the input energy, but overall energy is conserved.

Comment: Re:I know what I'm getting for christmas... (Score 2) 399

by BigFootApe (#34603964) Attached to: Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch

The word everyone is looking for would be obsolescent. Just because a newer processor comes out, it doesn't mean that the old ones stop working en masse.

The statement isn't even true, however. Not as long as the older gear is still useful and the inconvenience of replacement outweighs the advantages.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.

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