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Comment: Re:Old news (Score 1) 43

The problem with high-mass particles is they lose energy when accelerating - and in the physics sense, which includes changing direction, as when traveling around a circular path. Linear accelerators, I assume, do not have such a problem: They don't spin their particles in circular paths. That's my guess anyway, I'm not a physicist.

Comment: Re:History repeats itself... (Score 2) 77

by SuricouRaven (#49802341) Attached to: Emulator Now Runs x86 Apps On All Raspberry Pi Models

I remember it ran RISC OS. Looking at pictures of Acorn machines, th A3010 looks like the one I remember - I may be wrong, but not by far. The label on top I remember as quite distinctive.

I found it very useful for media convertions: My IBM had a 2.88MB floppy drive, my other PCs had conventional 1.44MB, and my Atati used some weird Atari thing. The Acorn machine was able to read all of them and so, when not being used for Cannon Fodder (Which I never did manage to finish), it served to exchange data between them.

Comment: Re:History repeats itself... (Score 1) 77

by SuricouRaven (#49801967) Attached to: Emulator Now Runs x86 Apps On All Raspberry Pi Models

I remember that program - I had it many many many years ago, on an Acorn for which I can't even recall the model*. I also recall that the PC emulator was painfully, unusably slow - even just entering commands you could see the delay between keypress and character.

* You could run Cannon Fodder on it, and that is what it mostly got used for.

Comment: Re:Type C or mini B (Score 1) 105

by SuricouRaven (#49794499) Attached to: Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

It'd be nice if their latest ridiculously-thin laptop had more than two ports on it, and one of them for headphones.

You get one port, and it's used for charging as well as USB. Want to plug in a USB device? You've got as long as the batteries last.

They succeeded in making an ultra-super-thin laptop - but at the cost of expecting people to fit a USB3 hub in their bag as well.

Comment: Re:The future of MIDI (Score 2) 105

by SuricouRaven (#49794473) Attached to: Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

MIDI has a few surprising applications. Fireworks, for example. Running a firework show is really a matter of setting of lots of igniters with precise timing over the course of an event - and that's exactly the sort of thing MIDI does well. As far as software is concerned, it's just a strange type of music where every note gets played only once.

Comment: Re:Williams WASP X-Jet (Score 1) 79

by SuricouRaven (#49791501) Attached to: The Hoverboard Flies Closer To Reality

No, tension. While the building as a whole was under compression, parts of the structure were still under tension. The failure points were in the horizontal struts - this can be seen in images of the burning towers in the form of a significant bulging around the impact site. As the struts failed, the structural outer walls bent outwards until eventually reaching the point of failure and collapsing.

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