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Comment Hipster Fizzl (Score 1) 424

Bah, I was using red and neon green on black bacground (with twinkling stars) on Geocities before it was cool. I think my Yellow and Black "Under Construction" ribbon consumed someones 14" CRT energy thou.

...turns out there is a not insignificant difference

Very crafty! I couldn't decipher that double-negative sentence fragment, so I had to actually read the article to come into some kind of conclusion myself!

Comment Re:This isn't nearly as bad as the division bug (Score 1) 292


The amount of fuck in just this single slashdot thread offends my eyes. I browsed reddit couple of years ago daily, but it seems the glory days are over.

Unless GoodNewsJimDotCom is trolling, slashdot needs an enema.

Replying to this specific reply because I am impressed by the amount of idiocy one can contain in four words of less than four letters each.

Comment Oh no... (Score 1) 184

This is like the only magazine I would find interesting when browsing for something to read on a train trip.
I used to be a subscriber, but it got a bit expensive with shipping to Finland. I will dearly miss this magazine and will now go and encase my hard copies in lucite.

Comment Re:Seriously (Score 1) 313

"If I couldn't complete my work quota, they would punish me physically. They would make me stand with my hands raised in the air and after I returned to my dormitory they would beat me with plastic pipes. We kept playing until we could barely see things,"

Sounds like typical raid leader behaviour to me...
Competition at the top is TOUGH!

Submission + - Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice (

Fizzl writes: "Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects. Read more at HubPages."

Comment Re:I fail to see the point.. (Score 2) 221

I'm actually now designing software which calculates the parameters for the hardware that supports the power lines.
It's amazingly precise and complicated. Even at 200km/h tracks, the tolerances where the line should be in the sky are in millimeters. For example, there should be enough tension to hold the line almost straight, but not quite straight. You have to let it hang just enough so the that the weight of the line holds it firmly to the receiver on the train.
You have to account for tilted rails in turns. You have to move the line over the rails in a zig-zag so as not to stress the receiver from one point only. Then you have to account for turns, where the train goes on a nice radial track, but the line moves straight from pole to pole.
Etcetc... It is very interesting and perhaps the most math and physics hard project I have ever been involved in in my +10 year development career.

Anyway, it makes my mind boggle to even think how precise the electricity feed line has to be installed in some 500m/h tracks.

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