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Re: Oh dear...
if it isn't pure scare mongering/green delusion you will of course have a WHO or equivelent reliable organisation's reference for this claim ?
WWF; TEPC, Greenpeace, Japanese Power Ministry are all excluded from the concept of reliable organisation due to past failures to tell the truth
Re: Well, two thoughts...
stirling summary sir !
Anyone pushing for 'Renewable Energy' is either corrupt; ignorant or a political idealogue - or perhaps all three
about the only thing you forgot was :
and doesn't 'think of the children' the majority of whom will live short brutalised peasant lives
There should be a law
That makes any business making such claims identify which piece of 'renewable' energy boondogle will be supplying X% of power requirements; then said business can only use that X% iff and only iff the 'renewable' energy thing is actually working at faceplate value.
At all other times you can only draw the actual percantage produced by said piece of 'renewable' energy thing.
Since wind turbines typically only supply less than 30% of faceplate amount of energy; then the Facebook farm could only AVERAGE less than 30% capacity use. Which would mean Facebook would have to build it big enought to operate at full capacity when the local wind turbines produce 100%; at all other times (some 2/3rds of the time) some to much to all of the bulding would be powered OFF.
And they should have to pay the true; unsubsidised costs (build; generation; maintenance AND return to green field costs) per kW/hr (Note; in the UK land based wind turbines actually cost around 5 to 10 times the cost of conventional generation; marine based cost 10 to 20 the amount)
People then may start to realise; that until we invent a practable form of storing industrial amounts of energy; any 'renewable' energy thing is just an exercise in appalingly bad engineering.
once upon a time
there was a nice little app that let you phone & IM through any firewall/route
and it was secure
hell Tambo Mbeke (sometime successor to Mandela) stopped South African Telkom from trying to make it illegal - because; as he recalled it had allowed him to stay in contact with the ANC in South Africa while he was hidding safely in the US. Winnie Mandela also claimed to have used it to circumvent spies (presumably to help her 'football team' plan on where the spare tires were going). Even Tutu apparently used it - along with thousands of good SA citizens eager not to pay SA Telkom stupid money.
Since MS aquired it; it has become another piece of bloated crap; and; the firm's security team have quite easily blocked it,
unlike most fairy stories that start 'Once upon a time' this story has an unhappy ending.
What on earth is it for now it's been perverted ?
it's modern cheap/efficient manufacturing and design
almost everything nowdays is glued/heat wealded : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/23/surface_pro_2_teardown
it's not just an Apple thing
Re: Oh come on... @ Duncan Macdonald @AC
the adjective is broke
it is a deliberate piece of bad gramar - to underline the lunancy of fixing stuff that ain't BROKE.
when you was taughted english as good as like what i is; then and only then would you perhaps have a chance of gaining a smattering of enough common sense to understand such gramatical constructs.
Re: Oh come on... @Ross K
if your control system is embedded in your plant (as they tend to be)
your capex was based on a 15 to 20 YEAR life
a shut down of the plant of more than 3 hours means a total re-build of the line (or plant going bankrupt)
why would you take the risk ? By the way the plant I am thinking of has been running now with out break for about 10 years - another 5 to go before we can take out the Win2K kit in there; the one with the Win NT kit turns 15 next year and is being shut. The company expects to do a rebuild on the WIn2K plant - it will take about a year - the control system will be some 10% of the cost of the rebuild. It is a multi million euro bit of plant - when rebuilt it will be 1/3rd of the factory (currently just 1/4). The plan for the rebuild is currently 2018 to 2020 window. Fortunately this is not a validated plant - so its fairly cheap to do.
your control system is VALIDATED so ANY change to it requires mountains of paper work and man weeks of validation; a MAJOR change (such as changing the control system to one that will work with the latest fad from the IT world) imposes a masive cost. Example - approx £20K of engineering time for a small upgrade in an Oil & Gas plant (less stringent than Pharma) after going through the validation process required to ensure it is safe put the final bill at £250K. AND there was NO PC hardware changes; the alternative we looked at with a SMALL hardware update doubled the final cost - but only added about 8 hours more engineering time and a couple of £k for equipment.
obviously; you sir; have NEVER been in a modern automated factory. Get hold of this fact : in a modern factory you can NOT just arbitarily change bits of the control system; and courtesy of MS nor can you mix not very old (XP) with more recent kit. We have to deal with 15 to 25 year PLUS life spans.
Re: Oh come on... @ Duncan Macdonald
Not to mention the factories - Pharmaceutical & Food & Drugs Admin compliant sites that would have to completely re-validate the entire control system - AFTER the control system supplier has validated their kit with the new system
That'll be a couple of million in Engineering costs per plant - the cost of the hardware and its licencing is trivial.
I have pharma companies running plant 24x7 on Win NT servers and NT clients.
Not to mention off shore rigs still running DOS box based systems
Engineers 1st rule : if it ain't broke - don't fix it
XP ain't broke - which leads to the interesting question - if MS release a patch that exposes XP boxes to risk; could the Pharma world start a class action ? (I think a few Pharma firms working together may be able to afford more expensive lawyers than even MS could)
Re: Robin Hood etc @codejunkey
and you also forgot
Where was the process that brought Clinto to book for *persuading* Fany Mae & Freddy Mac into making loans to people who were NOT qualified to borrow a cent; never mind the cost of a house.
And the *regulators* who then allowed garbage mortgages to be wrapped up with good risk ?
The crash started when a numbskull who believed he knew better than everone else & insisted that percieved *racism* rather than proper econmics was the reason poor (non-white) people in the States couldn't get mortgages. The crash simpley prooved just how wrong Clinton (and like minded useful idiots) was about the reason poor people (of every colour) couldn't get mortgages. Economics may be a psuedo science - but I'll take it over wishfull thinking any day of the week.
but then they'd have no case
and they's all have to get real jobs
or learn how to do real science based science
that is if they can ever get over their inability to do basic arithmatic
Re: Fear peddling doom mongers surely not?
no - it's not just you !
Re: Fear and Piracy
I'd actually prefer the one proven way to combat piracy
Hang from the yardarm
Robert Long 1
But if you divorced your wife
she lives in a different country
she is charging you rent to stay in HER house (the one the courts gave her despite you having paid for it)
then she would be quite entitled to declare the income as a seperate entity; and you would be quite entitled to say you are paying rent
and if you could work out a tax/business case for claiming said rent as a business expense
well you'd be home and dry
M Gale Re: "It's called free speech"
what rights ?
plane was LATE not cancelled
read the ticket - all the T&Cs- & the EU directives
Until the plane is cancelled or over x hours late they don't have to re-route you or do anything
if a plane is late - it's late - fog/snow/ice/incompetence happens - quit bloody moaning & making everyone else's life a misery (fog in Luton yesterday morning over an hour & a half late on site - shit happens).
Some poor slob of an underpaid pseudo manager trying to keep a couple of hundred people only moderatley unhappy; with no authority or tools to help him ..
What do YOU do when your project is late and some stupid client demands cancelletion/late delivery charges/free upgrade to supper dupper extra special all bells & whistle when the contract EXPLICITLY says said client has no redress ? And then starts publically slagging you & your company off ?
The plane was only LATE - surely in this day and age no one serriously excpects an airline to never be late ?
Re: You know whats funny... John H Woods
and as IT proffessionals they have absolutely no clue why the NON proffesional keeps buying Apple.
Walk into (Apple) shop.
it just works
compare that with the pain of windows/*nix
and the struggles my son appears to have periodically with his android phone (now on the 3rd free replacement inside a year ..)
NON IT people don't give a dam about all the good geek reasons for disliking iDevices; when the customer experience is 99% reliability compared with a (percieved) 60% reliability from the opposition
Most people here dissing iPhones seem to have never done a use case of the AVERAGE block/ette in the street (or even on the Clapham Omnibus)
Re: maybe we should follow suit..
so use https\\:duckduckgo.com - you still get to use google - but anonymously
see this from the duck : http://donttrack.us/
and you get the schadenfreude of knowing you are using google for free !
Re: back to Bing then
sounds a poor management decision to me
try asking your company management why they are GIVING company sensitive information for free to google.
https\\:duckduckgo should be every company's default serch engine; google; yahoo ect should all be firewalled (but uncle duckduck will still use them for you - and if you really must have google then start your search term with !google to get ONLY google search responses - see the duckduckgo website on how to use the ! search options)
Re: VMware Player V5: free for non-commercial use only
yup and a whole stonking great €55 or so per host machine (run as many VMPlayer images as you want on each host)
so it's not $$$
And XP mode after using VM stuff for years is seriously bad
Re: Basic tort law ?
last I looked we still have common law etc
so the removal of the block is just 'what the man on the Clapham Omnibus would think reasonable'
we are still a smidgin away from having Napolionic (most Europeam States & especially EU) law thrust down our throats.
We are ALLOWED to apply common sense as a defence.
Re: And is illegal in the UK
1 Crystal sets - are legal for receiving broadcast stations - as they are nothing other than a 'tuned reciever' doing what they are meant to to do and do not leach (meaningful amounts of) power from the air - check out how the crystal detector works to see why.
2 Using an array of aerials and devices to obtain electric current from radio transmissions is illegal - it is all there in the various Radio Acts & ITU treaties
You are only licenced to recieve broadcast radio signals (yes; the government 'holds' your receiving licence for you; even today; even in this day and age) - note that it does not matter WHAT is being broadcast (AM; FM TV DAB etc). Use of radio recieving apparatus for any other purpose (unless explicitly licenced eg CB PMR HAM) is illegal.
Using radio signals to generate electrical power is theft. In the '60s a guy near Rugby Radio was done for the following :
Illegal unlicenced reception of radio signals - confiscation of ALL radio recieivers/equipemnt and associated bits and pieces - which incuded lights and a couple of low power items he had connected up -
theft of electricity from the GPO; MoD (Navy) BBC (domestic & world service) - massive fine plus repay for the estimated amount of electricity stolen (some 5 years woth). Oh & the assumption was he was using the maximum amount of calculated power generated 24x7 i- it was only a few 100 watts - but it did add up !
Defrauding the MEB (Midlands Electricity board) of the money he SHOULD have paid for the electricity stollen - for which he was fined AND had to pay back the estimated amount
and of course he also ended up with a criminal record
Leaching USEFULL amounts of power from a radio signal (ambient radio environment) causes holes in the radiation pattern
Oh - placing a fluorescent tube WITH NOTHING attached such that it emits visible light in a near field situation is NOT theft - but nigh on impossible more than a few meters away from a (very high power) transmitting aerial
It is exactly for those with out GPS that will benefit iff el reg realised that post codes are stuff all use for ordinary mortals and 'GPS' readings are nothing more than Lat/Long position
Those who plan ahead and use OS maps are double stuffed - unless they are really really good with plotting Lat/Long onto OS maps (sort of easy if you have to do it often)
and never foreg; since the OS map co-ordinates are the legal definition of where things are; if the OS map is wrong; it is atl least definitively and legally wrong
just saying too
anyone using post codes as a way of navigating should be hung drawn & quartered
never use post codes for navigation !
to help ordinary mortals :
The 'GPS' numbers are decimal Lat Long : 51.998794,-0.743705
and is quite simply 51.998794 North, 0.743705 West
or in British terms using the National Mapping standard - Ordanance Survey National Grid Reference :
SP 864 341.
For $Diety's sake stop using post codes when telling people where things are - they're fracking useless. They can put you the wrong side of a river/hill/railway line
Not only that you are claiming your GPS device is acurate to better than 4.4 INCHES ? - because that is what all those decimal places imply - (there are 60 nautical miles in a degree at the equator; the rest is just arithmatic).
Use NGR - and stop calling Lat/Long 'GPS' (or can we call el reg a blog ?)
TROPICAL STORM Sandy
not a huricane
but why worry - it sounds so much more impressiive than TROPICAL STORM Sandy
SAP - the sooner RIP the better
go speak to the engineers techs & offeice people who have to use this benighted product.
it appears to have been designed by a bunch of monkeys; no signs of ANY user validation (oh sorry the CEO & CFO probably think their bit is wonderful).
not only is there no sign of user validation there is no sign of users eve being ASKED how they handle their data; in what order it is input; in what format.
read this http://xkcd.com/1205
now work out if 1000 employs spend an extra 5 minutes a day fighting SAP it will take forever for the ease of which some senior flunky can pull out a report that only the accountants care about to make any real savings at all.
central data ? don't have a laugh; it just means no one is allowed to remove the thousands of duplicates casued when SAP sucked in 5 diferent unrelated tools. Central pool of crud; the exact oposite of what any Enterprise system should be offering.
yup I hate SAP - I have seen it in use in many factories and have to work with it again in current employ and it remains one of the most user unfriendly pieces of garbage in the universe; it even makes windows look good. Extreme experience - visit factory - 'we've just had SAP; we'll have integrated work orders next week ....
5 YEARS later; work orders still produced by hand as SAP was just too cumbersome to use AND STILL NO ONE HAD ASKED THEUSERS WHAT THEY NEEDED.
GO ASK THE REAL USERS ABOUT WHAT A LOAD OF CROCK SAP IS /rant really over
Re: as a scientist
the ZOD is a COLLATION of ALREADY WRITTEN PAPERS.
That have suposed;y been through peer review
The ZOD is NOT a hodge podge of random ideas waiting to gell into inspiration.
The ZOD is a collection of (let me bore you with repitition) ALREADY PUBLISHED PAPERS
So what we should see in the ZOD is WHY certain papers were excluded; and why other papers were included. It helps to stop pall review; and Lead AUthors from cherry picking papers that only support one view.
Re: Business as usual
actually you need China and India to lead the way - do keep uup with who makes the most CO2/Plant food
Re: Why not introduce yearly "one off" windfall taxes on these tax avoiding corporations?
since we know live in a secular society - ethics are relative & personal.
Whose ethics are you going to use ? Stalin's ? MaozseTung ? Kinnock ? Thatcher ? the Pope's ? Mugabe ? Mandella ? Al Gore ? yeh right.
ALl that needs doing is adopting a fair tax system - my fair tax system is a single band of 10% on all earnings over minimum pay and a 0.5% tax on every bank transaction (building society etc etc included).
No exceptions. Applicable to all those legal 'people' (corporations companies etc) as well
LPF 20130423 11:46z
because the only reason you can't aford to go private is the hypocrites have stolen 40% (or more likly 55%) of your income; and then wasted it on crap; and because they 'protect' the management of the NHS (some of the most useless examples of phb going) the money needed to provision said service has been used to pay off some other phb who was going to tell the world just how appaling the NHS management really is
cs94njw @ 20130423 15:31z
AVOIDANCE is what the thieving hypocrites are complaining about; something that is not only legal but specificaly encouraged by the very people who wrote the laws - people like hodges
EVASION is ILLEGAL
$deity's sake you have fallen straight into the socialist trap; of getting the basics WRONG.
Avoidance is not only legal - it is your moral duty to your family/shareholders.
If you have ever bought something (taxable) as cheap as you can then you are also guilty of tax AVOIDANCE (cheaper selling price means less VTA which means you just avoided paying soem VAT) - do you feel guilty now ? If not why not ?
Re: Question 5
*and unlike the wind & solar people NOT ignoring the de-commissioning costs
Re: You Know That Website That Publishea
An article that publishes facts that can be checked is dissed by soemone who thinks ad hom is a valid put down ?
must be a left wing troll;
where is your critique of the facts offered ? Just because they rebut the recieved wisdom of the idiots in power you don't like it ? One of these days I'll find a warmista/greenie who knows how to use a fact based argument to prove his point; the problem the greenies and warmista have is that their certainties never survive the Damascian moment of logic and truth shining through the FUD of CAGW
EnricoS @ 29 March 15:12z
"CO2 (aka "Carbon") is not a "POISON"" - true, but CO2 is an asphyxiant. Too much CO2 and you would suffocate. As probably would plants, as they too need O2 to respire (aka live - CO2 is needed to grow). Too much CO2 will suffocate the planet.
current CO2 approx 360 parts per million ppm
breathable with no bad effects up to 5000 ppm
then look up c4 and C3 photosynthesis and try understanding why CO2 is harmless plant food
World wide global temperature average (do some science and find out why this is a bad metric anyway) has in fact (as admited to by the UK Met Office; James Hansen etc) been stalled for 16 years AND THEY DO NOT KNOW WHY
Look at the mortality rates for cold v hot weather -- cold KILLS people
Why should we do anything when it is pointless - UK supplies <2% of human emmissions of CO2 so if we cut back by (pick amount) it is a total waste - this is not about peer group pressure (which sounds as though it fits your outlook far better) it is about effective action. Reducing the UK's CO2 output - wether or not CAGW is true - is pointless. Come to that - if every tiny little bit was worht doing how do you justify YOUR emissions of CO2 ??
May eb the grummpy old men actually know a little science and engineering; which is something you demonstrably do not; and neither do any of the politicains.
As to why we can't do anything about it; well; your lack of investigative ability and your mindless buying into the CO" is bad meme demonstrates why we are reduced to tryiung to educate people about what is really happening.
Re: people don't go green to save money only!
living is fatal
but living in a cheap energy environment is so beneficial in terms of human welbeing it is unquantifiable.
You want to live with no cheap energy - go on; stop using it for anything; grow your own veg/meat/fuel and leave the rest of us to live a civilised life
Only energy rich societies have so far managed to 'clean up' their acts; energy poor societies pollute. Ask any poor sod who has no electricity what its like to heat/cook on wood fires; and just how much soot do you think that will produce compared to a nice clean modern coal/gas/oil/nuke power station ??
charger9 @ 28 March 13:40z
You seem to have overlooked the fact that the 'green interventions' actually drive the p/kWh artificially low (and sometimes even negative when the wind is stronger than expected).
Pardeon ? WTF ?
when the wind blows stroonger than expected the windturbines are STOPPED (otherwise they break)
On the odd occaisions when all the wind turbines are working - we do not have peak deamnd; which means somewhere an effcieint power station is having to run IN-efficiently; and given most cost/kWH delivered ESTIMATES for windturbines assume 50% or better of faceplate capacity delivered which is already known to be a total LIE; then the FACT they rarely do better than 24% efficiency means the things never ever produce cheap electricity. EVER. It is an engineering fact that lots of piddly thongs cost far more to maintain than one or two big things. Windturbines belong on sail boats; islands and for charging some (currently unobtainable) storage system.
P.Lee @ 29 March 07:00 z
..A new nuclear/coal/gas facility would also push up prices as it would also need new network connectivity...
1) NO for the new nukes - they are all going on exisitng sites so they use the otherwise (soon to be) unused existing infrastructure.
2) Lots of piddly little part time generators (wind/pv) use up an awflul lot of new network infrastructure in some of the most hard to get to places going. A couple of 'proper sized' coal or gas plants just need ONE link each and can actually replace existing inefficent 'old(er)' power stations; something no windturbine or pv farm has yet managed.
And unlike windturbines & pv would not also push up your taxes and the cost of lecky - new coal fired stations are cleaner and more efficient than the older stock - and for as much as it matters produce around 15% less CO2 per MW than existing plant - thus beating our CO2 reduction targets using tech that actually works
AC 28 March 21:42z
me thinks your a re a very confused AC
EU != NATO
If we've left the EU how would you propose we join the EU defence force ??
perhaps you should aspire to managing 1/2 of double think ?
1) Question whether climate change is man-made at all
Good question - CAGW is definately a broken theory; and the models predicting any 'A' in AGW being measurable is still not proven
2) State that as China/India/The US won't reduce emissions why should we.
- UK <<2% of Glabal CO2 emission - --> what we do makes no measurable difference; so why kill people pointlessly (at all)
3) Blame the EU for everything that they can.
well very little that the EU has done has benefitted Briton or any one living here
4) Blame the government for anything else.
like the true underlying causes of the financial crisis ; Govermments do tend to be responsible for a lot of the crap now days
5) Suggest Shale Gas and fracking as the solution to all of our problems.
Not ALL - but does look like it will allow us to have cheap gas on demand for 50 to 150 years - at least; what's not to like ?
You presumably have proof of your contention that 1) is wrong ?
Proof that 2) is wrong ?
any reason not to blame the EU for many of the UK's problems ?
any proof that the last 20 years of government have not been pretty disasterous ?
what is it about shale gas (other than giving cheap clean power) that is not to like (facts; not movie fiction please) ?
I detect leftie ad hom; play the man not the argument as usual.
GPS Postion ?
No - that stuff with N & E or W in it is Latitude and Longtitude nothing to do with GPS - although the acurate timing inside the GPS system does allow one to work out one's Lat & Long.
And PLEASE can you include the OFFICIAL UK way of identifying where something is and include the NGR (National Grid Reference) - foir places like Jodrell Bank you normally give the NGR for the entrance to the (main) car park.
Post codes should NEVER EVER be used to give directions - firstly because the postal address != the geographical address
2ndly even when it does; a psot code can be a mile or so wide and a mile or so long. Not far from Joderal Bank over the border in Wales; is a factory; if you go to the post code; you are only some 200 yards away from the entrance; however to get up the %^&* mountain you go about 1 1/2 miles - post codes are bloody useless for destinations !
Lat & Long and NGR is all you need
(Coat pocet has the whole of Cheshire Ordnance survey maps in electronic form and in paper; sextant doesn't fit :-( )
Re: Mephisto @ http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/1767935 (@ peter_dtm)
Actually the wind mill blades are not easy to re-cycle - nor is the masively deep foundations required (made out of re-enforced concrete)
Fast Breeder reactors - the point of that comment is that waste disposal is NOT a probelm - except for the politics which will not allow the right (safe) technology to be used. Its a bit like banning gear boxes and then wondering why a windmill's blades don't drive a generator ....
30 GW is normal minimum demand (although it does occaisionally go lower)
If you don't understand the problem of intermittent un-predicatable generation then ther is no hope for you.
When the sun ain't shining sunshine; in the UK - in winter it tends to be COLD - so demand tends to be high.
Now if ALL the PV is OFF; and the wind aint blowing just where are you going to magik all that electricity from ??
Pull it out of a hat ?
Oh I know - says the non technocal I don't know or care how it works clever dick - we'll use pumped storge.
So if we have no coal; no gas no nuclear you need to make 30GW. If your backup to useless windmills and low efficiency PV is pumped storage you'll need 30GW of pumped storage.
Or are you happy for the lights to go out ?
What else could we use as backup to PV & Wind ? -- well since you need to provision for when it's night time & the wind aint blowing; why don't we use err ??
Nuclear; Coal & Gas are good reliable ways to produce on demand electricity. Until someone comes up with a way to store 30GW any thing ellse currently proposed (wind/solar/tidal) is a waste of money/resources/effort
I've been putting my OS & program toolbars 'elsewhere' since W95.
In M$ land it just doesn't work - W7 knows NOTHING about a menu unless it's down the bottom.
Put your windows menu (sensibly) on the side & most M$ programs will endeavour to ignore it - eithr going under the menu or over it.
Add in multi screens & the whole thing becomes a random game of 'find the menu' - including disappearing completely.
If we have to have W I D E monitors shouldn't the OS behave sensibly and have menus at the side ?
I have one monitor rotated 90 degrees for easy reading of documents - they look a lot like a physical print out & are easier to read. Windows (& word) appear to HATE this layout with a passion
Why on earth do you need a wide screen in an office ?
Re: parse AC @2013-3-21 12:47z
sorry there is nothing wrong with the original sentance; except, perhaps; the lack of semi-colons; which appear to have been replced by commas.
Hint - use a comma to break up a sentnce into speach rythm (breathing points); use a semi-colon to break up noun/verb phrases; that could be stand alone sentances. Should the author have wished to make lots of baby short sentnaces; you normally find that he does so; but then, that is because he's wrtting a children's book; not a comment for adults to read and appreciate.
So in fact your parsing is wrong; you should have replaced most of the commas with semi-colons. 0/10
you are kidding
My day jopb is not being a professional type setter; it's being an engineer.
The TOOL I am given to write reports in; is a piece of unmittigated crap called MicroSoft Word.
All I need to be able to do is
open ANY document (odp; amw etc as well as M$ - oh and 5 year old docs)
type using simple effects - bold underline italics sub/superscript proper paragraph; proper bullets and some simple tables.
I do not need to be able to reproduce the skill set of a type setter working pre-Murdoch.
I use the buttons - why the hell wouldn't I ?
I expect at the very least a wysiwyg interface.
I do not expect some pointless relocation of options; or the hidding of options just for the sake of it
Enter key -- inserts new line & carriage return charecters into document - if some random half arsed program wants to use it for something else; it is the publishers of said programe who need training
If the ribon is supposed to stop people 'misusing' word; I wish you joy; I for one use it the same way I've always -used WORD PROCESSING programmes :-
(supposedly) to EASILY and EFFICIENTLY write WELL PRESENTED documents.
The solution to YOUR problem is not training for the vast majrity of users but to cut out all the bloatware in Word(excell) that isn't needed by 90% of its user base. Then you can be given a PROPER tool for correcting our miserably incompetent attempts to play at being typestters.
If Word & Excel worked properly PowerPoint would NOT be needed
Re: Getting closer to being cost effective
why should your employer pay for your electricity ?
That's 22kWH every other day for you - mm I suspect the tax man may see that as a 'benefit in kind' as well and make it taxable.
lets say it's 12p/kWH - that's £2.64 a charge - £5 per week - say 4 weeks holiday that'll be an extra £240 pa from your employer's money
and if you work withe 50 other people all wanting to charge their cars ?
mm I can see that government employees may expect this to be paid by the tax payer; but I would expect most private employers to tell you exactly where to go.
D@v3 Look at your 'lecky bill
The article says its a 22kWHr battery
so it will take 22kW of energy to charge
alternativly at 150 miles per charge that 22kW/150 = 0.15kW per mile (rounded up to 2 significent figures to account for some of the inefficiencies)
so it will cost you 0.15 * kWH charge from your lecky supplier per mile PLUS £70 per month to lease the battery.
Or to put it another way - it will be like having a 2 bar electric heater on for 10 hours a day every time you need to charge.
Of course; over time that charge capacity will reduce as will the range; and the efficiency of the charging. But for quick comparison go with 0.15kWH per mile
anyone up to calculating the kWH per mile charge for an ICE ?
Incedentially - houshold charging - the 22kWH charge pont will draw around 95 amps for one hour to give you a full charge (actually slightly more but again close enough) - most houses in the UK have either 50 or 100 amp main fuses.
The 2.2kW charger will of course draw a mere 9.5 amps - but for 10 hours; so don't be staying out till 2 in the morning and leaving for work at 7 ........
wilco 1 http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/1768612
excuse me while I wipe my eyes & pick myself off the floor and recover from laughing.
IT IS NOT ALWAYS WINDY SOMEWHERE near enough to be worth having an interconnector join. In fact a cold day in European winter is often windless over most of the NW Europe
A few rare days - on average over the last few tears that would be some 3 weeks per year of NO WIND in NW EUROPE - and it is always COLD so demand is at PEAK
Look here : http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk then compare the wind farm output against demand - is there any corelation - only with when it's cold in winter the output is down.
You obviously have no concept of tidal flow; marine engineering or just how you are going to connect all those little tidal gennerators into the grid ?
Every windmill and every tidal generator and every PV panel HAS TO have a proper power station to back it up - so since you can not just turn a power station on & off - you may as well save the cost (and raw materials) involved in building stuff that is not demand lead generating capacity.
If you really believe that renewables can replace proper power stations - use the link (http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk) to work out how much 'lecky you can draw at any given time - when the wind ain't blowint and the sun's in bed then you can turn all your electricity OFF.
Pumped storage where are you going to put it ?
ANy idea of what 30GW of electricity looks like as pumped storage ? Oh my; I'd like to see you get that lot past the greenies - even 10% of it.
laugh - I nearly died
Mephisto @ http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/1767935
decommissioning costs ARE already included in all new builds - except those (technically speaking) useless pointless windmills.
Residue management - that's what fast breeder reactors are for; except we're not allowed to build them because most people have no understanding of how nuclear works. Well why would they; most people don't understand how windmills actually (don't) work and they are orders of magnitude simpler.
I can't believe this is happening
get down the small claims court !
This is not new and is entirely the fault of the operators and OFCOM :
1) Aerials at cell frequencies can be made to have very precise footprints; there is no need for any cell coverage beyond the international boundary (plus say 1 mile or so). Total fail from the Mast Installers
2) Most phones 'know' where they are; just how hard is it to write proper code to validate the 'change' of location ? Total fail from the ISPs/Phone designers
3) OFCOM should be prosecuting ANY unlicensed carrier allowing their signal to penetrate UK sovereign territory (see 1) above) – OFCOM fail (well; nothing new there anyway)
This should have been solved when G1 cell phone technology – point 2 should give a clue as to how Luxembourg or any other border area should handle the problem
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