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Comment Re:Probably a combination of factors (Score 1) 196

Namely, thermal noise needs to be overcome with higher voltages,

I'm not sure this make sense.
- Do iPhones have a higher voltage than other phones?
- Are they somehow able to vary the voltage?
- Are they meant to run hotter than others?

Your initial assertions seems contrary to common sense. Could you explain it?

Comment Stay the course (Score 3, Insightful) 331

There's no point in changing language often. You stick to one and master it. I have a coworker who handles most legacy apps, it doubles the time taken to make fixes because he's in the wrong context.

I'd say 5 years is a good run for a language, you can return to it in a day later on. Sure you can do a quick hack in a non-mastered language, but your style aint stable and 3 months down the line it'll be spaghetti.

Comment Re: IT took me years to learn (Score 1) 359

Warp Factor is used mostly in TOS and relies upon a linear, unbounded scale. Warp Factor 1 is light speed. Essentially, WF 2 is twice the speed of WF 1, and WF 8 is 8 times the speed of WF 1. IIRC, the fastest Warp Factor ever used in the shows or movies was 14. On a related note, "impulse" is not any specifically defined speed in TOS or the early TOS-cast movies. The later TOS-cast movies use the TNG system.

It's not quite linear. Looks like the light speed is the factor cubed:

Even memory-alpha doesn't seem to agree with you.

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