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Comment Re:Yes if there are no jobs (Score 4, Interesting) 391

Doesn't quite mesh with the statistics I've heard. I've always heard that in a recession, the person with the lower education (assuming they're still qualified) is likely to get hired, because they're the one who is less likely to jump ship as soon as a better job comes around. It's the basic problem of being overqualified during a recession that a lot of people are facing.

Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 289

Basically, the simple answer is that in the Google Maps app, you have to tell the app when you've reached a turn. It doesn't detect it. (So you have to hit "Next" a bunch of times through your route) The TomTom app will detect when you're close to a turn, tell you (out loud, even) and advance to the next step in the route.

I think the turn-by-turn technology (basically the ability to detect when you've completed a turn) is patented, so the Google Maps app does all it's really allowed to do without infringing patents (hence the need for you to tell it when you've completed a turn.) This also would explain why no turn-by-turn apps are allowed in the app store.

Comment Re:Any idea what the thrust level is? (Score 1) 168

They *had* tested with only 30kW of power, because they were waiting for their superconductor to ship. Once it was delivered (in late June, according to TFA) they were able to get to higher outputs. I closed the tab and now it's slashdotted, so I forget the amount, but it was above 100kW and they're waiting until the 14th to do their full-scale test, expected to reach 200kW.

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