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Comment: Re:28-33 MPG (Score 1) 1141

by vogon jeltz (#33173110) Attached to: My Automobile Gets __ MPG

My little padawan,

relax.

Most of your post is quite correct. But you've got something wrong about accelerating and decelerating up / downhills. Really wrong. Look it up at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_theory.

Then again, I'm a 'BM'-driver. Why do I feel kind of annoyed? My 120d does an average of 5.5l/100km, or 42mpg. Not all too shabby.

And yes, there *are* BMW-drivers that do respect the 'highway code', including me.

With the exception of course, that in Germany, I can legally go 140mph, and somtimes do :-)

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the pricepoint-better-be-right dept.
Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

Comment: Re:2001 was the year of linux - but no-one noticed (Score 1) 696

by vogon jeltz (#26173407) Attached to: 2009, Year of the Linux Delusion

In this case, 1996 was the year of Linux. My department (Aerodynamics, TU-Darmstadt) ordered a DUAL Pentium 200 pro with a whopping 128MB of RAM (in order to replace the expensive SGI "Pizza boxes", aka SGI Indy). It outpaced the existing workstations by a factor of five, costing half. This is when commodity hardware started to do number crunching on Linux (preliminary Navier-Stokes stuff for the Airbus 3XX, now known as the Airbus 380). This was home-grown Fortran code, the kernel was 2.0.twentiiesh, and it already did SMP.
By the way, this was *my* year of Linux, I threw Windows 3.1 off my HD, installed (Debian)-Linux and never looked back. Ever.

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst

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