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Comment: Australian Release Date (Score 1) 861

by tensop (#32384262) Attached to: <em>The Hurt Locker</em> Producers Sue First 5,000 File-Sharers
It's a good thing this movie was released 2 years late in Australia. I know I won't be on the 5,000 IP list.. But the entire reason I downloaded it was due to that fact. I did go and see it at the movies when it came out though.. Film was out of focus, cinema airconditioning was schizophrenic and some fat guy was sitting in front. So i downloaded the BluRay rip afterwards, and watched it on my screen.

Comment: Re:Happy Ubuntu-Day, everyone! (Score 0) 620

by tensop (#27698949) Attached to: Ubuntu 9.04 Released

Intratube Police: A .torrent? Why, this must be a pirated version of "ooh-bun-too", whatever that is. You, sir or madam, are a CRIMINAL and will be put in jail with RAPISTS and BABY KILLERS!

mdadm? Do I get a jail sentence for each "copy" of ubuntu on my raid1 array? What happens on my raid5 array, a percentage of a full sentence per copy?

Comment: Re:Fuel economy (Score 0) 1114

by tensop (#25349703) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency and Slow Driving?
Heres some facts(modern(jap efi,afm/map,o2,tps car after ~86 or so)): (Manual car) When you're coasting and press the clutch pedal, you're forcing the engine to idle, and thus it requires fuel injection to stop the engine from stalling. It may rely on certain information to take care of this automated procedure such as tps_idle=true (close throttle switch) and thus will switch to a fuel map to maintain engine rpm/idle motor control at your set value. However, you're wearing the shit out of the thrust bearing on the gearbox input shaft, and probably glazing your clutch/flywheel/pressure plate also. If you put the car into neutral, the input shaft would remain connected - you're driving even more equipment and thus requrie even more fuel to maintain idle - completely independant of speed.(It's not much, but its more than coasting whilst engaged at the highest gear possible) Automatic car: Exactly the same, except it will probably inject a certain(small) amount of fuel to keep the rotation of the engine constant, due to the jerky pulses applied by the torque converter when being driven from the opposite end(turn a car off in gear, in an auto and you will probably feel it) Both the manual and auto car may inject a small amount of fuel whilst coasting. but its teeny tiny amounts! Theres only one way to maximise fuel economy. catch the bus. but if you want it to hurt less, drive like a granny and abuse that 5th gear
The Internet

Even Before Memex, a Plan For a Networked World 119

Posted by timothy
from the da-vinci-invented-everything dept.
phlurg writes "The New York Times presents an amazing article on 'the Mundaneum,' a sort of proto-WWW conceived of by Paul Otlet in 1934. 'In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or "electric telescopes," as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described how people would use the devices to send messages to one another, share files and even congregate in online social networks. He called the whole thing a "réseau," which might be translated as "network" — or arguably, "web."' A fascinating read." (You may be reminded of Vannevar Bush's "Memex," which shares some of the same ideas.)

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.