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Bah, I was using red and neon green on black bacground (with twinkling stars) on Geocities before it was cool. I think my Yellow and Black "Under Construction" ribbon consumed someones 14" CRT energy thou.
...turns out there is a not insignificant difference
Very crafty! I couldn't decipher that double-negative sentence fragment, so I had to actually read the article to come into some kind of conclusion myself!
The amount of fuck in just this single slashdot thread offends my eyes. I browsed reddit couple of years ago daily, but it seems the glory days are over.
Unless GoodNewsJimDotCom is trolling, slashdot needs an enema.
Replying to this specific reply because I am impressed by the amount of idiocy one can contain in four words of less than four letters each.
Just point your DNS to 184.108.40.206
This is like the only magazine I would find interesting when browsing for something to read on a train trip.
I used to be a subscriber, but it got a bit expensive with shipping to Finland. I will dearly miss this magazine and will now go and encase my hard copies in lucite.
I was expecting -- nay -- hoping to see the onion news logo in the video.
We pay ungodly amounts for our blank media so we can legally copy. Fuck you Teosto and Gramex.
"If I couldn't complete my work quota, they would punish me physically. They would make me stand with my hands raised in the air and after I returned to my dormitory they would beat me with plastic pipes. We kept playing until we could barely see things,"
Sounds like typical raid leader behaviour to me...
Competition at the top is TOUGH!
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Well, I work for a software company that works with different industries. I was asked to make an estimate for an quote. We won the deal and here we are.
I'm actually now designing software which calculates the parameters for the hardware that supports the power lines.
It's amazingly precise and complicated. Even at 200km/h tracks, the tolerances where the line should be in the sky are in millimeters. For example, there should be enough tension to hold the line almost straight, but not quite straight. You have to let it hang just enough so the that the weight of the line holds it firmly to the receiver on the train.
You have to account for tilted rails in turns. You have to move the line over the rails in a zig-zag so as not to stress the receiver from one point only. Then you have to account for turns, where the train goes on a nice radial track, but the line moves straight from pole to pole.
Etcetc... It is very interesting and perhaps the most math and physics hard project I have ever been involved in in my +10 year development career.
Anyway, it makes my mind boggle to even think how precise the electricity feed line has to be installed in some 500m/h tracks.
But who the fuck wants to use iTunes?