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Comment: Re:US help? (Score 3) 154

by YrWrstNtmr (#49783217) Attached to: Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,100 In India
'airlift some water'

Well, that's about the dumbest thing I've read today.

Let's assume that 500,000,000 citizens are at risk in India.
Let's further assume that they would benefit from a mere 2 liters of water each, per day.

Water = 1kg per liter
747-400 MTOW - operating empty weight = ~215,000kg. So a 747 can lift 215,000 liters of water (assuming it actually fits inside)

To supply half a million people with 2 liters each, per day = 5,000 747 flights, every day.

airlift some water....right.

Comment: Take something apart (Score 1) 302

by YrWrstNtmr (#49728081) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Skills Do HS Students Need To Know Now?
Take something apart, wait 2 weeks, then put it back together so it works.
Or...just hand them a random box of PC parts and an OS install disk, and say "Make me a PC out of this"

Further....some coding investigation. "Find the line of code in here where it talks to homebase and sends some of your info to them."

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie