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Comment: Re:Common knowledge (Score 1) 270

> AvGas is typically only in the 105-120 range, and it's used in turbine engines with compression levels that would reduce a car's ICE to shrapnel.

No. Standard avgas is 100LL (100 Octane, low lead). It's just like gasoline from the auto pumps, but the octane level is higher and there's still some lead in it, where the auto industry is fully unleaded. (There are some aircraft that can handle lower-octane mogas, but they're rare.)

Turbine engines typically use Jet-A, which is a diesel-like, kerosene based fuel.

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Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox 124

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the cycle-is-nearly-complete dept.
MojoKid writes "There's no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that's designed to 'supercharge' a game's code to deliver near-native performance. And now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called 'asm.js.' Mozilla says that it's working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well." Emscripten was previously used to port Doom to the browser.

Comment: Re:You're a contractor. Your "secrets" are yours (Score 4, Insightful) 292

by geekboybt (#43217521) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To (or How NOT To) Train Your Job Replacement?

While I agree mostly with what you've said, keep in mind that, as a contractor, he's been asked to provide a different service, to train the new guy, and is being compensated as both parties deem appropriate. I completely agree that the submitter shouldn't work for free, but if he's amicable to this agreement (as he appears to be) then there's no reason he can't continue. He's made his objections about hiring a newbie to do it, but it's their code to do with as they please.

Comment: Re:Hah (Score 4, Insightful) 173

You don't have to trade the whole department. But instead of hiring 5 administrators with various levels of expertise, you can hire 2 or 3 and let the experts deal with their systems.

As for those other people? Of course they're not working for you. But they're working for their bosses who are working for your business. Believe it or not, there are companies out there whose sole purpose in life is not to screw you over. Trust is earned - let them earn yours.

A method of solution is perfect if we can forsee from the start, and even prove, that following that method we shall attain our aim. -- Leibnitz

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