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Comment Re:Just turn off the car? (Score 0) 911 911

>>Turning off the engine with the car still in gear could damage the gearbox and/or engine, as the gearbox and engine will now be being driven by the wheels due to existing momentum of the car.

woah there...

what do you think happens when you come off the accelerator and roll to a stop from 60, for example?

Comment Re:it doesnt matter really (Score 1) 607 607

If you are thinking of the S7-300 which a CPU can cost up to 5k USD, or the mighty S7-400 which CPU the size of a shoebox can list up to 20k USD. Well in that case you would be wrong, because at the very top of siemens control hardware family lives the 19" Industrial PC. Which if sir has to ask, sir cannot afford..... ...which only runs Windows XP or Windows 7.

Comment Re:it doesnt matter really (Score 2, Insightful) 607 607

can i run visual studio or Siemens Step 7 on an ipad?

no? then bugger off while I write software for a million dollar industrial machine.

anyone can make a gimicky hardware toy, e.g OpenPandora, raspberry pi, apple ipad, but for real work cad (email and word dont count), I need a x86 Windows PC.

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.