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

My little padawan,


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

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 :-)


Beaver Dam Visible From Space 286

ygslash writes "The Hoover Dam no longer holds the title of the world's widest dam. Satellite photos of northern Alberta, Canada, show that several families of beavers have apparently joined forces to build a dam 850 meters wide, more than twice as wide as the Hoover Dam."

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

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.


Submission + - EMI to remove DRM

jmo_jon writes: "EMI announces today that they are about to remove DRM from their music, and start selling it on itunes. Their press release can be found here. Not only that, it'll also be in AAC format."

Neutrinos have bad breadth.