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October 3rd, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-10-03 13:14
  Subject:   The Disney Princesses talk about chlamydia.
  Music:Frank Zappa - Why Does It Hurt When I Pee
  Tags:  humor, reddit, straight to hell

What Are The Effects If Left Untreated?

Pocahontas: Your movie will be only a mild success, your people will be slaughtered in the millions, and Disney will be forced to hire dark-skinned Latinas to portray you at their amusement parks.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-10-03 13:26
  Subject:   I, for one, welcome our new deca-quadcore automotive subjugators.
  Music:Bloodhound Gang - Asleep At The Wheel
  Tags:  reddit

In order to "see" its environment, MIT's Talos is equipped with numerous laser range finders, radar units, Global Positioning Systems, and video cameras, explains Emilio Frazzoli, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and one of the team leaders. The researchers developed novel software - which runs on 10 quad-core computers in the Land Rover's trunk - to make sense of the incoming data and to calculate the car's next move. The 40 processors produce so much heat that the team added an air-conditioning unit to the roof of the car. (See slide show.)


Dear chip makers: If it takes ten quad core CPUs just to make a car drive itself, then you've been slacking. Get off your lazy butts, and get Moore's Law back on track!
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