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Comment: Re: In my experience most mastery is at the start (Score 2) 181

by Hognoxious (#48025823) Attached to: New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise

I know people with 10 years of work experience and skills similar of 1 year experience.

Were they people who'd been doing the same thing in the same language on the same OS at the same company?

A guy I used to work with would say that's one year of experience, repeated ten times.

Comment: Re:The difference is the 4GB of RAM (Score 1) 131

by Hognoxious (#48025779) Attached to: Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

Phone manufacturers have been putting off installing 4GB RAM for some time, knowing full well that it opens the door for fully-fledged operating systems to run

I ran CentOS 5 with 2G for a while. I have two laptops running Kali with Mate - one has 1G, the other 512M.

Are you the King of Bloatland or something?


The Physics of Space Battles 442

Posted by samzenpus
from the dodging-the-laser dept.
An anonymous reader writes PBS' It's OK to be Smart made this interesting video showing us what is and isn't physically realistic or possible in the space battles we've watched on TV and the movies. From the article: "You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original Star Wars' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more than happy to explain in its latest It's Okay To Be Smart video. As you'll see below, Newtonian physics would dictate battles that are more like Asteroids than the latest summer blockbuster. You'd need to thrust every time you wanted to change direction, and projectiles would trump lasers (which can't focus at long distances); you wouldn't hear any sound, either."

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.