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CSP with heat storage
As noted by John Smith 19, the Desertec systems will most likely be CSP - using large mirror arrays. This scales well and can reuse lots of tech from conventional stream cycle power plants (coal/gas/nuclear). CSP has the added benefit that you can integrate a "heat-battery" with molten salt so you can generate power after sun-down. Look up Andasol and PS20 for more info.
> One more thing. Can anyone think of any open source projects that use Pascal?
PortableApps is written in Delphi. PortableApps won best project 2009 in Sourceforge Community Choice Award + won in 3 more categories.
Turbo Delphi Explorer is available as a free download. It is a based on the earlier Delphi 2006 version with some features cut. Current Delphi version is 2009.
Before you ask for this and that in the free Turbo Delphi, please note that MS also limited C++ native code development in Visual Studio Express by NOT providing MFC.
Having electrical motors inside each wheel is not a disadvantage, it gives other advantages, e.g. avoids power loss in transmission systems. Eliica the fastest electrical car, going at 370 km/h, have motors in each of its 8 wheels.
A real life imitation of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
Renewable energy is good for the economy
"Kiss good bye to the economy, Say Hello deep recession and poverty."
What is that supposed to mean?
In Denmark since the last couple of years 20% of electricity has been made by wind turbines. And DKs economy has certainly not been in recession the last 5-10 years.
Of all EU countries Britain has the best wind resources available. However Britain has been very late to start using renewable power source. it is only in the last 3 years that there has been any significant uptake in using wind turbines.
I will claim that renewable energy is good for the economy, it is the "do not change anything" attitude that gives stagnation and leads to recession.
RE: Parellel lines
To the anonymous coward who rant about the Serial and parallel port on PCs. I am sure glad that mine got it because it is in daily use. Lots of consumer electronic devices use serial port for debuging and that is very needed for development. I had to add an additional serial card because Dell thought that routing out one port was good enough (eventhough the chipset has 2). USB to serial converter? Thanks have tried it, it sometimes work, sometimes not.
About useless port, rather complain about the bloody analogue modem connector on notebooks. Analogue modem port is like the floppy disk of networking.
About the shape of the USB plug. Actually the mini USB plugs are D shaped. I doubt there will be a mini USB 3 plug compatible with current mini USB plugs.
Britain is changing to metrics unit, that is for sure. Look around you! At the petrol station do you buy in litres or gallons? At the supermarket the milk is sold in litres, but additionally indicated in pints. Look in the news metric is used, with imperial units as optional extras. If you are 30 years old you too have for sure learnt metric in school, unless you only went to school in the breaks between the classes ;-).
Stone = 14lb? What kind of joker came up with this meassurement units? The whole thing gets even worse when you realise that thee are only 3! other countries in the world that uses non-metric units, and among this small club there is not even a consensus on the size of a gallon. Laughable!
It is high time that you and your name-friend Matt joins the world. SI metrics is everywhere and for good reasons!
574.8 kph and no leaves on the track
Oh boy, you are out of touch with times. Britain has already long ago decided for the metric system and the transition is far underway.
Amazing that we on an avantgarde tech site like El Reg should find an old geezer like you hanging on to Victorian measurement units ;-).