21 posts • joined Friday 8th October 2010 09:09 GMT
How about using it in small, remote and poor villages?
How about using it in small, remote and poor villages?
Just give it a big aerial and a bigger transceiver.
And everybody gets cool numbers like "1" and "2".
Re: Renewable Energy
They take my money and spend it on glossy advertising programmes telling me to use less energy.
Get lost, I now use all the energy I want to pay for without being overtly wasteful.
It's up to the privatised energy industry to spend my money on getting more energy but not at the cost of future generations.
They shouldn't be allowed to take more money because they backed the wrong horse.
They should all be going out of business and being replaced by younger, hungrier companies that know how to undercut the opposition by using fancy new tech.
What I don't get it why we aren't all building solar concentrating towers in north africa and piping it all back here for pennies.
Agreed, £110 gets you a 9" 1.5GHz dual core (ARM, don't know the type) jelly bean tablet with 1gb RAM and 8gb storage in our local tech shop. Not exactly breaking the bank there. Just a shame they don't sell equivalent phones too. I'm gonna go with smiley face. Because smiley.
And for power mad HTPC fans, no exascale for you either because you're f****** bananas and keep dribbling into the fan vents and chewing on the cat.
Not in the UK I don't think.
I own an Xbox 360. It's my 3rd one (First RROD, free replacement, Second traded in when the HDMI Elite came out)
It's the first console I've ever bought, leaving PC gaming due to hassle (Windows) and cost (GPU rapid obsolescence)
Things I have noticed over the last seven years:
1) I've only ever met 3 real people who have owned a PS3. Every other gamer I know is PC, Xbox or PC AND Xbox.
2) In our local exchange store, the Xbox has 9 shelving units, the PS2 has 4 shelving units and the PS3 has 3 shelving units.
3) This was the generation in the UK where Xbox replaced Playstation as the term synonymous with Gaming. In TV, print and general conversation, you go and "play xbox".
I'm a gamer through and through and in 7 years I've only ever seen an installed PS3 ONCE and I've never played on one.
Last generation? Everything was PS2. Everyone HAD a PS2 and everyone said "Playstation".
In my book, that's pretty meaningful.
Re: Hear, hear!
Although one wonders why the pressure is required at all?
Haters gonna hate
Re: ..one way street
Agreed, get one of them to design software that's powerful, elegant, reliable, maintainable and easy to use.
And then get them to organise a team of many programmers to implement it.
Then get them to document it.
THEN see whether an entirely different team of developers can maintain it/interface with it.
Generally any interface designed by a "programmer/hacker" looks like the dog vomited on the cat.
Re: The solution is still nuclear.
*sigh*, no, we can't just bomb them. It gets you such *terrible* press... ¬.¬
Re: insert standard shock horror response
Well, FF7 was my favourite ending, followed by FF8 (and it's most epic battle of any game ever at the end)
IMO FF7 has the best nemesis (SPOILERS: killed your gf, killed your mum (sort of) burned down your home, throws a planet at you at the end) in Sephiroth so beating him was proper satisfying. I actually almost cried when the game ended because I knew no other game was going to feel like that.
FF8, with it's 4 sequential bosses and real deaths after a castle of bosses was just epic squared. Also the CG was (at the time) mind blowing. FF7 and 8 had the best soundtracks. Counts for a lot with me.
Course it's all just opinion, but regardless, I think the FF games have the best endings over all other games.
Yes, it's called a protection racket.
"prior to the UK launch of its Android devices"
Sorry, but I was under the impression that you can't patent software inventions in the UK.
Use of Weapons
I read Use of Weapons first and it's been my favorite and most memorable first read of an author since.
But you can read them in any order.
I voted for this one!! WINNER!!
I think I know how that could work.
"You might end up needing a Canonical sized enterprise just to provide the necessary support."
Like maybe, say, the BBC? ;-)
Mine's the one with a tape copy of Arcadians.
And Rocket Raid.
Build Proper Solar.
"The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year. Photosynthesis captures approximately 3,000 EJ per year in biomass. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined."
The Answer looks simple to me.
You just have to accept it's not "cost effective"
CO2 causes other problems
CO2 causes other problems, like the acidification of the ocean, which is our main CO2 sink.
This in turn does horrible things to everything living in it, like the great barrier reef.
Killing the biodiversity of the oceans is bad news.
The sun don't do that, we do.
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