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Comment: Re:Hype pain (Score 2) 73

by godefroi (#49511503) Attached to: Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine

Just so we're all on the same page here regarding numbers:

The SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) high presssure oxidizer turbopump produces 23,260 horsepower. The high pressure fuel turbopump produces 71,147 horsepower. That's just over 70 MEGAWATTS. There are also low-pressure turbopumps in play, and there were three of them per shuttle.

The Rocketdyne F-1 (Saturn V main engine) turbopump produced 41 megawatts. There were 5 in the first stage.

Still wonder why we don't use electric pumps?

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by godefroi (#48652631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

.NET places no requirements on MSSQL. Me personally, I store my data in a mix of MSSQL. Postgres, SQLite, Cassandra, Lucene (the Java version), and yes, even Firebird (and I absolutely do NOT recommend Firebird).

If you want to host ASP.NET code on Linux, there are various ways to host Mono's version, using Apache, Nginx, and other servers: http://www.mono-project.com/do...

Once .NET Core actually exists, we'll see what the hosting story looks like. I imagine it'll look a lot like Mono's.

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