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Comment: Re:this has me wondering (Score 5, Informative) 151

by opus_magnum (#44861551) Attached to: Cruise Ship "Costa Concordia" Salvage Attempt To Go Ahead

Why all this effort to refloat her? As has been pointed out, she's been partially and asymmetrically submerged for the better part of two years, surely it'd be easier to just send in the divers with cutting torches or shaped charges, split the hull, and float her off in sections on barges (as they ended up doing with MSC Napoli)?

Doing that in a marine sanctuary would have a significant environmental impact.

Comment: Re:Some say... (Score 1) 226

by opus_magnum (#44838435) Attached to: Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast

Oh come on, the Stig would know better, the first thing everyone bought was the FAST-ram expansion. (although, looking it up on wikipedia it now turns out the trapdoor expansion actually contained "slow ram"... wtf ?! Even though it's been 25 years, I feel cheated now =)

Slow-fast ram.
Fast because it wasn't chip memory, but slow because it was on the same bus as Agnus, or so I recall.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson