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Comment: Re:So (Score 1) 192

Building the San Francisco-Oakland bridge was nothing in comparison to building the world's longest suspension bridge in 1937 over the treacherous Golden Gate strait. Until it built, no new if it could be done. The new Bay Bridge span took 11 years to build, has numerous structural defects and may cost more to fix.

Comment: Re:Holy Stiction, Batman! WTF is hysteresis? (Score 1) 113

by creimer (#49490729) Attached to: An Engineering Analysis of the Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Failure

The car ended up stuck in this long loop of "too slow, too slow, more gas more gas more more mooooOOOOH CRAP TOO MUCH TOO MUCH OFF OFF OFF WAY Ooooh that's better, much better this is nice, I'm right on, wait, no no no wait too slow, too slow more gas more more MOOOOAAAAHHHH TOO FAST TOO FAST..." which could sometimes last for miles, unchecked.

I had that happened to me when the fuel regulator for my car decided to go out. Line pressure leveled out once I got up to 65MPH. Slower than that it was all over the place. Drove straight to the mechanic to get it fixed.

Comment: Re:First Experience With Tata (Score 1, Troll) 294

by creimer (#49486739) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
My first experience with Indians was at Intuit in 2005, where 20 Indians were crowded into a conference room with tables shoved against the walls. A big fat Indian sat at a table in the center room, shouting over everyone to be heard on the speakerphone during a conference call. He was their boss. It was crazy. One of the woman had a 26-character last name with the word "porn" at the end. The help desk techs called her Ms. Porn behind her back.

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