13 posts • joined Friday 5th October 2007 16:08 GMT
I can tell you why I still have my iPhone 4.
It still works.
And if I replaced it, I'd need a new alarm clock and a new TV dock and new charging cables in my car and office. The change from the dock connector is a big deal to me.
A lack of federal judges too
The GOP has been preventing Obama from filling any vacancies hoping they can then fill them ALL in 2017.
I've been using Linux since the mid-90s
And I have been using Macs since 1984.
And I have been using Windows since Windows 2.0 (ick)
And I have to say he is right.
I don't want to be able to agree with him.
I really don't.
I make my living with Linux and for what we use it for, its hard to beat, but we develop on a Windows desktop because it is far less hassle, and at home I use both Mac and Windows for desktop environments, but I favor the Mac because it can run so much of my OSS (fink project) and because it is so simple to launch Linux VMs.
I kept hoping the Apple's MkLinux would develop into the next Mac platform, but the acquisition of Next ended that.
He can bugger off now.
He is a rape suspect pure and simple.
And one who is a fugitive from justice.
This will end when he dies of old age in that little room or when he is finally given up for extradition to Sweden for trial (and I expect, for conviction.)
Why the exotic working fluid?
Heat is a better choice than cold.
When you compress air, you heat it. That heat is lost, typically, and is the huge reason for the 75% losses.
Build a huge underground water cistern and simply heat the water.
Water has the highest specific heat of any ordinary substance, and that heat can be recovered quite efficiently with a Stirling-cycle engine.
No need to get the water to boil, in fact, you'd avoid that.
Compressed air as a storage medium has a long history. Usually it is found that you need to ADD energy to the compressed air as it expands to get it warm enough to use, a simple heat exchange with the environment is usually insufficient. And in the case of liquid air storage you have the phase-change energy to add back in before you get any gas evolved at all.
If they don't approve...
... we'd love to see them in the Chicago area!
My experience as well
Also, I get coverage in places I never did with AT&T, even though I am in the suburbs of a major city.
This is MUCH LESS GREEN than just using the mains!
Here is why; Any piezoelectric floor works by increasing the resistance to movement, much as waling on a rubber floor would do. So, it makes electricity at the expense of more energy generated by the muscles. Muscle energy comes, inefficiently from food. Food comes through a chain that includes chemical fertilizers, tractor petrol, transport fuel, processing fuel, the lights in the store, the fuel for the car you went shopping with, the gas for the stove, and the electricity for the dishwasher after.
This is much less efficient in an overall way than just switching on the mains and using some good wind or nuclear-generated current!!!
I'll buy one...
I have a number of things that HAVE to run all day and which are just not CPU-intensive and for which this is a great solution. These things currently run in an ancient 600 MHz iMac and are all running in the command-line layer. They will port just fine to Linux!
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