That is not a doable solution. You don't want the natural gas, propane, etc, but you DO want volatiles that are in the oil to use for fuel. Also, again they'd be lowering the calculated volume of the oil, and get less money for it.
As a long-time PHP dev, I recognize that it's very popular to hate on PHP, and has been for some time. And there are some valid criticisms of PHP, particularly from the domain of purity. PHP is a brutish language, with lots of warts. Whether it's the lack of any sort of parallelism or threads, or the random_underscores or the random(haystack, needle) ordering of variables in functions, there's plenty to complain about.
But PHP has its strengths, too. Its translation of strings to integers to hexidecimal numbers is "good enough" for most cases. Embedding variables into new strings works "good enough" that it's highly useful. It is extremely stable - I literally cannot remember a single incident of unexpected crashing. It's array/hash thingie is a highly convenient way to organize data from semi-sanitized sources, which is largely the norm in embedded, "enterprise" development and/or vertical stack software development.
And despite these strengths, PHP offers some interesting angles that are pragmatic (non-technical) in nature:
1) There are lots of PHP application templates and starter apps that work as a starting point for new start ups. The PHP community is generally very forgiving of newbies.
2) It's uni-thread model is simple enough for beginner/intermediate programmers to comprehend easily.
3) It's already installed on every 2-bit website hosting provider's servers.
4) You can get a tremendous amount of "real work" done with PHP. You could rather easily run a US national census by website using a small cluster of PHP servers.
Once, long ago, I was a beginner programmer, and I chose PHP for largely these reasons, reasons that have sustained me well as a developer. My company, founded on this technology, has grown rapidly and well, meeting the needs of our clients.
How can I not thank the PHP designers for the free gift that I built I career out of?
Hell just forcing dofollow or remove seems like it would work to that end.
30 is far far too late to be learning a first programming language.
Well, aren't you feeling a bit superior?
My wife is in her mid 40s and is in her last semester at grad school. Turns out that (at least our) Universities can actually somewhat *prefer* older applicants because they have enough life experience to not mess around and they "get the job done". Result? My wife is top of her class. She also graduated with honors as a Bachelor.
I took up flying lessons at 37. I learned it just as fast and effectively as when I learned to program at 15.
Bwha ha ha ha ha!!!
Just how old do you think you *are*, sonny boy? 30 is just barely dry behind the ears! Truth is that there is lots of room for anybody in the tech field who is *competent*. So be competent!
It does help to be somewhat charismatic and hygienic.
Cancer or no, it's a cancer that's dramatically benefited the open source community. What's that, you say? Yes, I did say "benefit" and "open source community" without negatives...
Microsoft has traditionally been about open hardware. You can load whatever O/S you wanted, and the boot loaders were never locked. The thought of locking them down didn't really occur to them until after Apple did it, and even then, they *still* haven't had hardware locked down in a way that couldn't be relatively easily unlocked.
At least, in their classic environment. Phones are just like Android and iOS, boot loader locked. And we accept this for some reason.... (sigh)
Slashdot interviews for Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, and now Theo, all in the last week?
What happened? Did someone at Dice push Slashdot management to try and "reclaim technical roots"? Is someone a little worried about http://soylentnews.org/? Or maybe this is part of a last-ditch effort to increase revenue^W^W reclaim reader loyalty?
Slashdot Media was acquired to provide content and services that are important to technology professionals in their everyday work lives and to leverage that reach into the global technology community benefiting user engagement on the Dice.com site. The expected benefits have started to be realized at Dice.com. However, advertising revenue has declined over the past year and there is no improvement expected in the future financial performance of Slashdot Media's underlying advertising business. Therefore, $7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media were reduced to zero.
Perhaps not, but really, you guys are still trying way too hard now. I'd have thought you realized by now that successfully running a site like this is a marathon, not a sprint. Throwing up a few half-baked interviews with prominent open source figures isn't the answer.
I fail to understand why this is in any form, a problem?
I'm currently using Comcast Basic Internet for $65/mo. For this I get 25 Mbit speeds. If I paid $100/mo, I could get 100 Mbit speeds. If I did so, there would be no change to my equipment - they'd twiddle a bit someplace and I would suddenly get more speed.
So what this means is that there's at least 75 Mbits of available bandwidth that's not being utilized. Since I'm not using it, why not make it available to a paying neighbor?
From what I've seen about how Comcast modems work, every household is essentially on a rate-limited VPN to some master server located (in my case) hundreds of miles away. Because of this, latency, though not bad, is never excellent. (I never see a 20ms ping to *anything*)
Truth is, the public access side of things would have near-zero impact, other than perhaps using a wifi channel.
Have yourself a look at the diet of the Maasai; meat, milk, and blood - all raw. Some groups eat small quantities of fruits and veg, some do not.
Counter intuitively, adding horsepower to a given aircraft design doesn't generally add much top speed. Instead you generally get improved climb capability.
Horsepower is linear in nature: a horsepower (or a pound of thrust) grows exactly to scale of the amount available. But wind resistance isn't. Drag more/less grows exponentially. Particularly at the higher end of the flight envelope, doubling the speed of an aircraft far more than doubles the amount of drag on the aircraft. Thus, adding 20% more horsepower might only give you a top speed gain of a few percentage points.
Above about 100 MPH or so, what generally makes a plane faster is "making it clean" - reducing elements of drag. For example, one of the worst possible shapes for creating drag is a circle. EG: a round pipe. Simply flaring the pipe can reduce the drag by 90% or more! Wires have the same problem - they create an intense amount of drag.
An example of an early "clean" plane is the Mooney M20 series. Compare the Mooney M20E with the M20J. The E is smaller and lighter than the J, has the same horsepower as the J, but the J cruises at 200 MPH while the E does about 175. Much of that improvement was gained by simply streamlining the air ventilation on the engine, directly behind the prop.
I tried. Really. I read your post three times. I still have no idea what point you are making. Is it that Linux sucks? Win 7 sucks? Win 8 sucks? Truth: They all suck, in their own ways. Pick the type of poison you like best. You don't have to pick just one!
I use Red Hat Linux to get "real work" done, where "real work" consists of serving ridiculous amounts of complex data to tens of thousands of users with numerous nines of uptime. I use Windows to play video games and watch cat videos. I use Android to send texts or find the nearest hotel when traveling.
As with most things, pick the right tool for the job.
On a recent trip I rented a Hyundai Elantra. The bluetooth-enabled stereo wouldn't let you sync a phone while the vehicle was in gear, which kind of frustrated my passenger who wanted to sync up his phone and listen to some tunes.
Most ARM chips cost less than $5, with some selling for pennies.
Not to nitpick, but it's likely that *most* ARM chips made actually sell for pennies, given that they are turning up in some very unlikely places. The question isn't whether or not Intel will sink ARM, that's very unlikely. The question is only how much and to what degree. There's an *astronomical* market for low-speed chips that cost $0.03 for embedded/microcontroller use.