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Comment: Re:Ho-lee-crap (Score 1) 272

by s122604 (#48189689) Attached to: The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea
exactly
you don't want to be in the situation where you have to hire a bunch of fresh-faced engineers who have never built a sub before, and have no one to ask because everybody who has is either dead or retired

reminds of a story I heard about stained glass.. evidently there are some forms of stained glass made in medieval/renaissance times that we have no idea how to make today...

Comment: Re:WiFi Calling? (Score 1) 730

by s122604 (#47865109) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
Republic Wireless has been doing this for awhile now.
Works right out of the box...
Sorry, apple isn't first here, or, first to make it usable.
Of course republic gives you WiFi calling, unlimited talk, text, and 4g data for 40$ a month so Apple can still rightfully claim they are the first to charge entirely too much for it...

Comment: Re:American football (Score 1) 107

by s122604 (#47599979) Attached to: NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games
Because austrialian rules football isn't anywhere nearly as complicated..., and the start/stop, line of scrimage concept in American football renders it much more dangerous, things like padding and helmets were added because a not so insignificant number of people were dying playing the game (as opposed to just slowly turning their brains to mush, which is apparently more acceptable).
but other than that, yah you totally have a point

Comment: Re: You're welcome to them. (Score 2) 402

by s122604 (#47589451) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors
Yep, pretty much this..
If you aren't using a modern IDE like eclipse for Java, or VIsual Studio for .net languages, you're doing it wrong
It's like pulling an automobile with a rope tied to your balls, impressive, but there are better ways to get the job done.

Where editors like vi and Emacs, in the hands of an expert, still shine is configuration file maintenance, and really file maintenance on any text that isn't compilable source code.
I really wish I knew them better than I do, just for that reason. I can use them, but just at a basic level.

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 4, Insightful) 380

by s122604 (#47328595) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel
Cars don't have to be as fast as they are today, but thats what people, driven by the automotive press, have decided they want. Today's toyota camry and honda accord both can be bought with engines that approach 300HP and have sub 6 second 0 to 60 times.

40 years ago, that was the realm of sports cars. Now we have that with dime-a-dozen, bake-potato-on-wheels flagship sedans

build a sedan with a 10 second 0 to 60, which used to be quite common, and your car will be universally lambasted as "sluggish".

even the new kia sedona minivan has a 0 to 60 of 7.4 seconds and a quarter mile just over 15 seconds..

Swap read error. You lose your mind.

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