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Comment Re:Or just make the diesels hybrids (Score 1) 166

Wrong. That's a diesel-electric. And wrong again before you even start, they aren't the same thing.

"Russian diesel-electric locomotive ... The prime mover was an MAN submarine-type diesel engine, weighing 26 tonnes, and there were five traction motors."

Protip: when trying to use google to appear smart, actually read the links it throws you *before* posting.

"For locomotives powered by both external electricity and diesel fuel, see electro-diesel below.

In a diesel-electric locomotive, the diesel engine drives either an electrical DC generator (generally, less than 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kW) net for traction), or an electrical AC alternator-rectifier (generally 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kW) net or more for traction), the output of which provides power to the traction motors which drive the locomotive."

(My emphasis, added for the benefit of the hard-of-understanding)

Comment Re:Good old fashioned crisis management... (Score 1) 266

We'd maybe have to meet up face to face to set it up, but we could assign meanings to Shakespeare plays or Rush albums.

Nobody could know that when I say "Has anyone noticed that blah blah Cinderella Man yadda yadda act one of Othello" it means to blow up thâ'{;[. @
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Comment Re:Good old fashioned crisis management... (Score 1) 266

The crazy part is that the Paris terrorists didn't use encryption and nothing they did was affected by Snowden in any way.

No no no no no. They didn't use encryption because Snowden spilled the beans about it. If he'd kept quiet they'd have happily gone on using encryption which would have been much easier to break because ... ummmm ... look, over there! A brown person! I bet he's up to no good.

Operating Systems

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Ship With Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS 98

prisoninmate writes: The current daily build of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) remains based on the Linux 4.2 kernel packages of the stable Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, while the latest and most advanced Linux 4.3 kernel is tracked on the master-next branch of the upcoming operating system. In the meantime, the Ubuntu Kernel Team announced plans for moving to Linux kernel 4.4 for the final release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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