- Tell us something interesting from your work/speciality
I like knowing weird stuff, from any area of life – huge knowledge gaps in electronicy things, physics and accountancy…..
My contribution; if one limb is good and the other injured you can exercise the good one with your eyes shut, visualize both working and you’ll enhance the neural drive (thus gaining strength) in the injured one.Posted 7 years agoTorminalisMember
When building high speed servers, critical section locking mechanisms are not as easy as you would initially think. Multi threading of the core processes means that one lock can seize the whole system up and they are incredibly hard to find through debug logs alone.Posted 7 years ago
Wood as fuel contains a net calorific value of 18.3 MJ per Kg. At 45% moisture content that equates to 2.5 kWh per Kg. But if you used dried wood of only 8% moisture content you get nearly 5kWh per Kg.
Biodiesel on the other hand has an energy density of about 9kWh per Litre.
Thats the equivalent of 37 bushel perches per yard of energy or 279 ponypowers in Imperial.Posted 7 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Torminalis – yeah deadlocks are a sod to track down
OK. Most people think that Space systems are cutting-edge technology. While space-science is cutting edge, space-engineering is quite conservative. This is because satellites are really expensive to make and launch, you can’t afford to lose them (often). So there is pressure to use old-fashioned, but trusted technology.
The crucible of cutting edge software is the Internet.Posted 7 years agoenduro-aidMember
as a civil engineer for local goverment i get to see a lot of old secret or disused places and tunnels that most of the city dont know exist
only really intresting for folk in glasgow but we are currently building a tunnel from parkhead to the clyde that if you wanted to you could ride down! its that bigPosted 7 years agoJunkyardMember
LMI indicated that whilst construcion industry accounts for 9 % of local employees it only employs 3.4 % of young people [under 20].
We can suggest people volunteer to go on a support/intervention programme but we cannot force them. If they then refuse to volunteer we then have grounds to force them but we still stress it is volutary.Posted 7 years agooddjobMember
IF techy IT consultants had the nerve to speak to each other and were able to communicate like normal human beings, there would be a considerable reduction in the need for project managers. We just act as a human interface between nerds and the rest of the world.
Everyone thinks that the hourly rate for IT consultants is massively inflated. It isn’t.Posted 7 years ago
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