Biathlon Type 96Б lost in the reliability of the T-72Б3М

Tank biathlon-2016 ended the triumphant victory of the Russian team that competed at the T-72Б3М. In the final event, our tankers have demonstrated mastery, and domestic armored vehicles did not disappoint again. The Ural machine, as always, was a model of phenomenal reliability. You can not say about the tanks our Chinese friends.


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A rare icon of virgin Mary pregnant

Original taken from teo_tetra in Rare icon

Original taken from tanya_mass in Rare icon


This pregnant icon of the virgin was found in one of the convents of Western Georgia. The repair was a raised floor, under which was the repository of a number of unique icons. Among others was detected and this icon of Mary bearing in her womb the Christ..
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“Saturn-5”: how to lose the technology of rockets

The media are increasingly talking about the so-called “lunar conspiracy”, a conspiracy theory, which claims that flight and the moon landing as part of the space program “Apollo” were fabricated. Whether it’s political speculation, what is the purpose of these discussions is a different question. Sometimes the pure streams of consciousness spill out and “Victims”.
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The performance characteristics of the new Chinese cruiser

Original taken from nosikot in the performance characteristics of the new Chinese cruiser

Original taken from nosikot in the performance characteristics of the new Chinese cruiser


Actually we are talking about the destroyer type “055”, but the Americans stubbornly call it a cruiser because of size and weapons.
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Tricks of the hardware backwards compatibility in game consoles

Many have to deal with old hardware interfaces: for example, it is a genetic command in the processor or the operating modes of the equipment. Programmers can argue that this complicates the development of software is a problem from the point of view of safety and corny unnecessary, since the software runs worse in compatibility mode. Engineers are tearing your hair at the next mention of the need to add support for old equipment. And they can understand.

But computers are not valuable in their characteristics, and a set of software that they can run. That’s why in many situations it is important to provide backward compatibility with the previous generation of equipment — like it or not. But sometimes backward compatibility takes bizarre forms. Difficult to find the right word: whether it is “crutches”, whether well-founded decision.
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