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Comment: Re:Webkit (Score 2, Informative) 244

by tuttle (#31271728) Attached to: Steam UI Update Beta Drops IE Rendering For WebKit

Maemo and Moblin both use mozilla based browsers. Maemo comes with MicroB and Moblin comes with the Moblin Browser. Both can also use Fennec or Firefox Mobile. There may be some WebKit projects floating around for both of them, but I don't believe any of them are far enough to replace the platform browser. My guess is that the merger into Meego will continue to use Mozilla/Firefox.

Comment: Oracle RAC Guide with Firewire (Score 1) 272

by tuttle (#27293305) Attached to: Reasonable Hardware For Home VM Experimentation?

Oracle already has a number of guides to building a cheap Oracle RAC setup. One of the more interesting ones used a firewire device that could support multiple logins. Thus creating a cheap and fast shared storage device to use for ASM and OCFS. The article is here: http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/hunter_rac10gr2.html. The setup here was only a 2 node system. I'm not sure if these cheap firewire drives can handle 3 logins. There is another guide for doing iSCSI, although I would think the firewire setup would be cheaper and faster.

Comment: Manage it like auto fuel efficiency. (Score 3, Interesting) 397

by tuttle (#25377705) Attached to: Report Indicates Widespread H-1B Visa Fraud

Perhaps they should manage this like the auto CAFE standard. They could call it Corporate Average Salary of H1B or C.A.S.H for short. I figure they can set an average salary of say $120,000 as these are supposed to be high demand positions. Put say a 5% or so increase a year for inflation as well. Any company not meeting the average will be fined.

With this I could foresee companies trying to sabotage their competitors by wooing their top salaried H1B's and ruining their average. Win for H1B's. Not sure if a limit on how many H1B's would be required with this in place.

Transportation

Simple Device Claimed To Boost Fuel Efficiency By Up To 20% 674

Posted by Soulskill
from the innovation-is-a-real-gas dept.
Ponca City, We love you writes "Temple University physics professor Rongjia Tao has developed a simple device that could dramatically improve fuel efficiency in automobiles by as much as 20 percent. The device, attached to the fuel line of a car's engine near the fuel injector, creates an electric field that thins fuel, reducing its viscosity so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine. Because combustion starts at the droplet surface, smaller droplets lead to cleaner and more efficient combustion. Six months of road testing in a diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz automobile showed an increase from 32 miles per gallon to 38 mpg, a 20 percent boost, and a 12-15 percent gain in city driving. 'We expect the device will have wide applications on all types of internal combustion engines, present ones and future ones,' Tao wrote in the study published in Energy & Fuels. 'This discovery promises to significantly improve fuel efficiency in all types of internal combustion engine powered vehicles and at the same time will have far-reaching effects in reducing pollution of our environment,' says Larry F. Lemanski, Senior Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives at Temple."

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