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* Posts by philby

6 posts • joined 26 Oct 2007

The business mullet: Cool or tool?

philby

Some success in USA politics

With a mustache and cowboy boots it worked for John Kitzhaber, MD:

http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/kitzhaber_john_1947_/

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WTF is... Intel's Ivy Bridge

philby

16 bit floating point?

Fascinating.

You sure it's not 64 bit -> 32 bit conversion????

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Can you handle LOHAN's substantial globes?

philby

one balloon, rigid triangle frame

hang a triangular frame, approximately equilateral, under the balloon.

Attach it to the balloon by one vertex, lower triangle edge to be horizontal. Rocket on one side, counterweight on the other side.

Similar to original Register idea except a single beam attached to string at the center is never going to remain horizontal

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'Poo-powered' Volkswagen astounds world+dog

philby

Standard US Recharging is different

UK mains are 200V or 200V or some such?

US are 110V~120V "standard". Then with a 15A circuit you are way behind the 3kW you quoted.

You can get 20A at 115V pretty easily, and any new house now built will come with some 220V plugs for oven, clothes dryer, etc. Not sure if that's usually 15A, could be higher.

So electric car owners in US are told "special equipment" might be needed.... and I assume that's a 220V socket installed in the garage somewhere handy.

The article quoted "US standard" mains so is technically correct

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What if computers went back to the '70s too?

philby

perkin-elmer

Google "Interdata Computers" for more info, Interdata was acquired by Perkin-Elmer.

IIRC, Tektronix's 4081 graphics computing systems used Interdata CPUs; Cannot remember what OS was on that beast however.

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Intel roadmaps next-gen Extreme 'Nehalem' chips

philby

Re: Nehalem

> Couldn't they have chosen a better name? Whenever I try to pronounce this > it sounds like I'm clearing my throat.

Maybe you'd prefer one of

Kilchis

Chetco

Alsea

Necanicum

Nestucca

Pistol

Yaquina

Chetco would have been a good choice to sow confusion

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