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Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

Beatlebum Gigawatts (246 comments)

I wonder how much energy has been burned up by this sloppy code. Thanks Microsoft.

1 year,10 days

Mitsuku Chatbot Wins Loebner Prize 2013

Beatlebum Londonderry? (78 comments)

I've never heard of such a place. Perhaps you mean Derry?

about a year ago

Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

Beatlebum Asshole (1051 comments)

Linus is being an asshole. He may be right, but he's still being an asshole. Don't confuse the two.

about 2 years ago

US Air Force Buys iPads To Replace Flight Bags

Beatlebum Re:Not books (348 comments)

I think you meant charts, not maps. There's a difference.

more than 2 years ago

What If the Apollo Program Had Continued?

Beatlebum Re:If Apollo program had continued (389 comments)

>> The power curves were incredible and the engines left the Saturn V in the dust

Not really. The Saturn V was the most powerful engine ever built. It consisted of five F-1 rocket engines, each of which is more powerful than all three SSMEs(Space Shuttle Main Engines).

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Changing Users' Default Search Engine

Beatlebum Really? (389 comments)

That's most surprising.

more than 5 years ago

Computer Error Caused Qantas Jet Mishap

Beatlebum Re:Don't forget the spin (389 comments)

You question why the computers would be programmed to prevent a stall in a diving aircraft. Obviously you have only a superficial knowledge of aerodynamics. Stalls occur when the wing exceeds its critical angle of attack, this can happen in a climb, a dive, a turn or straight and level flight.

more than 6 years ago


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