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Comment: Re:Sigh.. (Score 2, Interesting) 142 142

by Forty Two Tenfold (#48679801) Attached to: New Paper Claims Neutrino Is Likely a Faster-Than-Light Particle

it can't break the speed limit of light

I would say that you misread Einstein, Dr. Powell. May I call you Mark? You see Mark, what Einstein actually said was that nothing can accelerate to the speed of light because its mass would become infinite. Einstein said nothing about entities already traveling at the speed of light or faster.

Comment: Re:Effects on Martian atmosphere (Score 0) 48 48

If you start manipulating the comet's orbit early enough (say around the orbit of Saturn), it's more cost-effective. You can add some slingshot (braking) maneouvers far enough from Earth and with an Olympus Mons of luck you could land an ocean on Mars.

Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage (Score 0) 574 574

by Forty Two Tenfold (#48317961) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

But companies hiring based on this metric want to hear that you were administering 200+, 500+, whatever number of servers on a daily basis.

Is having an eye on 13.5 thousand machines OK? I manage that many*, but I made some tools for that.

* Several bitcoin mints.

Comment: Re:Unless the plant is surrounded in a glass dome. (Score 0) 128 128

There are norms that dictate required redundancy for a given purpose. Where I live, the norms require 6-fold redundancy where human health or life is at stake (e.g. lifts). I'm convinced there is no "just long|strong enough" anywhere in construction.

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