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Comment: Re:Aerial or underground ? (Score 1) 465

by geekoid (#48467039) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Well gosh, I guess you solved it. There are any any issues that can happen with buried power lines.
Root never wrap around them, animals never nibble at them. the moisture in the soil is the same every where, as well as the microbe that live in the soil, and the ground never freezes, And street will part so you can just lay the wires underneath them.

I'll rush down stair to tell the engineers you have solved this issue.


LHC's 'Heart' Starts Pumping Protons Before Restart 44

Posted by Soulskill
from the pumped-up-to-crash-particles dept.
astroengine writes: While on its long road to restart, yet another milestone was reached at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) over the weekend. Protons were generated by the LHC's source and blasted through a "daisy-chain" of smaller accelerators before being intentionally smashed into a metaphorical brick wall. The particle beam didn't reach the LHC's famous 17-mile (27-kilometer) accelerator ring — they were stopped just short — but the event was used to begin calibration efforts of the massive experiment's detectors before the whole system is powered back up again early next year. "These initial tests are a milestone for the whole accelerator chain," said the LHC's chief engineer, Reyes Alemany Fernandez. "Not only was this the first time the injection lines have seen beams in over a year, it was also our first opportunity to test the LHC's operation system. We successfully commissioned the LHC's injection and ejection magnets, all without beam in the machine itself."

Comment: Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 1) 413

by mr_exit (#48464255) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Photography is a keen hobby of mine and I have roughly 4Tb of photos dating back to my first DSLR in 03. And yes I do a rather thorough pass of removing photos that are not good, duplicates or otherwise not worth keeping from every shoot I do. Raw files from Canons 22 megapixel 5DMkIII are 40 - 45Mb a pop. Jpegs aren't any use to me.

Comment: Re:Misleading Summary (Score 1) 617

by geekoid (#48463153) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Based on the read, their premise seems really stupid.
Reducing emissions, and getting rid of CO2 in the air are two different things. No wonder it failed.

Why won't a 10MW solar furnace near a data center not work?
If you want to reply 'doesn't work at night' you should be ashamed of yourself for commenting on something you know nothing about.

I am here by the will of the people and I won't leave until I get my raincoat back. - a slogan of the anarchists in Richard Kadrey's "Metrophage"