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Comment: Seriously? Mildura isn't exactly that remote. (Score 1) 452

by Centurix (#42241679) Attached to: Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed

I drive through there more than twice a year across the back of NSW up to the top of Queensland. Take the old Land Cruiser running LPG that way as there are gas stations along the A20 that have LPG at the pump. If I'm not driving that then I'd head up to Broken Hill then the drive through Bourke to Lightning Ridge. Be prepared, take an EPIRB, water, blankets, spare clothing and a spare battery + fuel. Great drive.

Comment: Re: I can assure you... (Score 1) 642

by Centurix (#42104711) Attached to: Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a $248 Win8 PC.

The problem with this is the Unknown-Unknowns. You are currently protecting yourself against virus which attack through vectors you know about. The Known-Unknowns.

There you go, applying a Donald Rumsfeldism to computer security on Slashdot. You are probably infected already, you just don't know it.

Thank you, come again!

Comment: Re:Is this a good design? (Score 4, Informative) 438

by Centurix (#41801891) Attached to: Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

I've built a few smaller boats with family, I have boat and ship builders and designers in my family and I can pretty much say they will complain about the shape of the bow for sure. A straight bow (or a plumb) is terrible for rough seas as it tends to pull down into oncoming waves. As for the flat chines, let's hope there's a decent stabiliser in the hull otherwise that's going to be one vomit inducing ride. As I can't see the total draft it doesn't show any tech below the water line. There maybe external stabilisers a couple of meters below the freeboard.

I'm not a big fan of the high transom, I can understand the amount of stress that happens in that area, but from what I can tell, the structure shown seems to indicate a drawbridge extending out of the back so there must be a fair bit of reinforcement behind all that sheet metal to deal with the torque.

To be honest, it looks more like a river cruiser than a blue water international cruiser. Maybe he intended it to drift around a local lake?

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