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Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 484 484

There's a difference between "hybrid sleep" and "hybrid shutdown". Laptops don't do hybrid sleep by default, for obvious reasons. If your laptop does (and it seems like it might), then turn it off. Hybrid shutdown shuts down the user session(s) and then hibernates the kernel session, resulting in a faster startup. No power used.

http://www.techrepublic.com/bl...

Comment Re:Desktops vs Mobile (Score 1) 250 250

Do you really see LINQ, or do you see lambdas and extension methods? LINQ is the query DSL, lambdas are a more syntax-friendly anonymous method, and extension methods make it much more convenient to put this all together.

I look at a lot of code, and LOTS of it uses at least .NET 3.5 features, including a -lot- of lambdas and a -lot- of extension methods. I RARELY see any LINQ, though.

Comment Re:ESPN delenda est (Score 1) 329 329

Of course. But if I'm going to use an antenna, then what the fuck would I be paying the cable company for?!

Indeed. I stopped paying them a couple years ago. Antenna for up-to-date local channels (where nearly everything I want to watch is), Netflix for the rest. HBO Now is tempting, though. I might look into it.

I can subscribe to a lot of VOD services, as well as buy many BD movies for the price I was paying for my television before.

Comment Re:Hype pain (Score 2) 75 75

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?

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