Hmm, I don't think that's right. I don't think that's right at all. (Also, how the fuck is the system still running if +5V, VCCSA, 3VSB, and AVCC3 all hit 0 volts? This may actually be why I've been having problems, though, if the motherboard power monitoring is failing, or if the motherboard power delivery hardware is failing...)
Ridiculous engine of the day (British, because fuck America): the Napier Deltic.
Opposed-piston 2-stroke diesel with three crankshafts (opposed piston engines have a minimum of two crankshafts, but through clever reuse of crankshafts, a second and third bank of cylinders could be added with only one additional crankshaft).
...I forgot about the whole era of making really weird monitor stands for LCDs: http://www.imhans.com:1004/syshbk/Devices/Monitor/MONITOR_Color_24_LCD.html
I suddenly really like whoever wrote the wp-cli docs.
Nobody uses /srv/www unless they actually read the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.
...how did I forget about the Ford AeroMax?
Such ridiculous levels of "let's take a 1970s design and reskin it for the late 80s/early 90s to be more aerodynamic".
ukpol/uspol, lol Show more
From @CSDare@twitter.com (https://twitter.com/CSDare/status/1010516629820616704):
"Experience as a copy editor has taught me that occasionally -not- doing your job leads to the best headline."
ridiculously bad motorsports journalism Show more
Reddit thread for some context: http://redd.it/8r0un9
So... endurance racing is fundamentally a team sport. You've got three drivers per car at Le Mans, you've got the whole team of crew behind them, and one huge thing is that everyone acknowledges that every single person is critical to the victory.
Cars are often referred to by the team name and the number, rather than the drivers, to reflect that.
You know what car is really ugly?
The Lotus Europa.
Just look at it.
By DeFacto [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Why not use incandescent bulbs in large format displays? Heat generation and lifespan were huge concerns, and without deflection circuitry, you removed a lot of the cost of a CRT.
Which, speaking of replacing incandescent bulbs... the third application. There's a company that in this decade, is making flood beam CRTs (or "Electron Stimulated Luminescence light bulbs") for residential lighting: http://www.vu1corporation.com/products/index.html
No, this doesn't make sense. It's 1/3 to 1/4 as efficient as comparable LEDs.
OK, for whatever reason, I've been on a #CRT kick lately.
Let's talk about the flood beam CRT - a defocused CRT with no deflection (and therefore no scanning), so the whole thing lights up.
As far as I'm aware, they've had three main applications.
Ferranti sold them as "vacuum light sources" with fast phosphors for stroboscopic applications as early as the 1950s: http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/frank/sheets/074/c/CL60.pdf
Various manufacturers made them for large format displays, as seen below, source: http://www.industrialalchemy.org/articleview.php?item=1050
Looks like this is a KV-5100, or maybe a KV-5000.
In any case, there's other cute tiny Trinitrons - the KV-5200 was the successor 5" model, as well as the PVM-5041Q (which I've bought one of) for a PVM model, and there was also the KV-4000, a 3.7" unit.
Oh, hey, looks like mastodon.social reopened registrations, and I have an actual spam follower!
...you know you have too many tabs open when the favicons are getting cut off.
diesel emissions fuckery Show more
"Reithofer emphasized, however, that it was a "manual, human mistake" which had not led to a false depiction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels.
"It had nothing to do with a purposeful manipulation of motor use and exhaust clearing systems," he told investors."