427 posts • joined Friday 27th July 2007 10:14 GMT
Re: Okay then...
They are getting on with it.... Just have to wait for the Model X... that will be the more affordable model.
Perhaps Tesla should consider re-applying for the loan and getting the X out faster... the S is not your average man's motor but it is selling surprisingly well..
Seems the US is far keener on electric cars than us Brits. Even with the price of petrol over here! Are us Europeans falling behind? The percentage of new cars that are electric is way higher in the states than it is in the UK. and why not? Electric cars have great performance, just need to fix the refill time issue. I think the 'Volt' electric car with a backup engine is a great idea though, can't fault that idea. (Volt sales in US: 31,000 in UK: 550, That's a significant difference!)
Re: but I favour helium.
Obviously, Flush for cash these days. and has no care for diminishing He stocks, chuck another
peasant pedant on the bonfire, it's getting nippy.
Re: Tracking by telescope.
Manual telescope tracking is unlikely to work , but automatic telescope tracking could be used if you are using the right tracking scope, usually the camera is set to track a pinpoint light, but in this case I'm sure a white sphere could be tracked against the blue sky if you were to play with the camera software a bit...
Re: Or another spin:
since its a very local vuln, I don't think it'll ever make headline news, but this does not mean it is not being abused in a very low number of cases... the question is how significantly...
Re: Make up your mind El Reg!!
Perhaps you are bouncing in and out of the minimum requirement on a daily basis, You need to have 100 posts in the last 365 days. if you drop to 99 your out, but a new post would bring you back into the group.
I think this is all some sort of Gif-Gaff
So this is a bit of a conundrum.
When exactly did it become Jraphics?
"resembling a gigantic Star Trek gadget"
But the Sonic Screw Driver is from Dr Who.
which bloggers have decided is called "EOS",
Oh please don't! EOS is a fairly decent Canon camera range it doesn't need this saddle bagging on it.
Re: Woah there
I thought it was People Eating Tasty Animals.
See the domain name dispute.
Re: ENERGY density, not power
Article is confusing Energy and Power the two links say:
" is its maximum power density, a measure of how much power a given mass of the material can produce. At 60 °C, the material puts out 49 kW/kg; "
"At a very high power density of 20 kW kg–1 and 20, 60, and 100 °C, the energy densities are 19, 34, and 40 Wh kg–1, respectively. Moreover the assembled supercapacitor device yields a maximum energy density of 12 Wh kg–1"
"While software isn't the main cause of failure for the station's laptops"
I bet they dropped a fair few too...
300 minutes at gas mach 5
and they didn't cook it! ... bout time too.. considering, it is significantly slower than previous successful flights with hydrogen fuel.
1 tsp Borax into Bucket of 1:10 Diluted PVA Glue.. stir...
Add green colour to taste...
(that's taste as in how you feel, don't eat the stuff!)
Re: Theme park ride is about right
"the Russians use a Foxbat and take people up to the same height" Are you confusing Feet and Meters?
The all time altitude record for a foxbat is 124kft or 37km Space ship 2 will go beyond the Kármán line at 100km (which is 328kft - you might recall Spaceship One's tail number was 328kf for this very reason)
Too many Errors
"compress lithium or aluminum metal bands around a deuterium-tritium fuel pellet to initiate fusion."
"A pellet the size of a grain of sand " - if you ignore the compression bands
"mean that the spacecraft could power itself on solar energy alone." - if you ignore the compression bands and fuel pellets.
So it needs fuel pellets, and new compression bands for every pulse, So it most certainly can not function "on solar energy alone".
When you can do this without wasting the compression bands then it'll be more interesting. I don't know how you could do this though, other than going back to Solar powered laser confinement, maybe Lasers Are the answer.
"The hacked aircraft could even be controlled using a smartphone's accelerometer to vary its course and speed by moving the handset about."
Feedback loop, It'll only end one way.
all about values.
I'm happy to watch F1 on the BBC but I'm not paying Murdoch for it. It's value to me is grater than free but less than sky subscription.
Towie's value to me is negative you'd have to pay me to Watch.
Where's the I'm a freeloader icon?
(I know, I Pay BBC via tv licence, but If I paid sky for F1 I still would have to pay the TV licence, so it doesn't count)
Oh Noez.. who gonna uncover last nights RBS downage now...
You'll be missed at the vulture nest, enjoy chewing up the WSJ.
Of course they'll hear it scream, the microphone and speaker are physically attached. Only when totally separated by a vacuum will they not hear it. They would need two satellites.
Astronauts are able to communicate on space walks without radio by making physical helmet contact and just talking.
they missed pancake day.. tossed by drone would be a new one.
just what is going on Here... Not so clever computer...
Re: Question for the crowd
"It's bit unfair to isolate the vehicle from the end-to-end environment impact of the entire fuel chain."
Yes it is isn't it. So here's a really good US govt report on oil refinery energy consumption. That is refining only, when you consider drilling, shipping, and overland transportation to forecourts, the old analogy of 2 barrels in for every barrel out, isn't that far from the truth. So even if you power an EV from a dirty coal power station it's still cleaner than an wheezy ecobox that claims 99g/km but in reality has already burned more than that in refining, production, shipping etc.
As for practical, the Tesla Model S in the story is a SEVEN seater (watch the video here) perhaps you are confusing it with something else?
Re: Question for the crowd
Just to continue that hydrogen point: 85kWh in hydrogen is 55 Litres, as fuel cell is 50% efficient to match the Tesla's 300 mile range would be 110 Litres. At 70Mpa in a pressurised Round Tank, Which goes where exactly? its a 24" diameter sphere, or you could squash it to a 40" diameter rounded pill.. So how much space did you need in the car?
Question for the crowd
Gasoline is typically 36MJ per Litre - meaning 85kWh = 8.5 Litres
But 8.5 Litres would typically only get you 70 miles in a gasoline car (37mpgUK 29mpgUS)
In the Tesla 85kWh will get you 300+ miles
So a gasoline engine runs at 4.3MJ per mile, whereas the Tesla uses 1MJ per Mile.
Gasoline engines usually max out at 35% efficient. Whereas an electric motor is more like 90%.
The interesting point is when you bring in Hydrogen in at 5.6MJ per litre (compressed at 70 MPa) and run it through a fuel cell at 50% efficiency to drive a 90% efficient Motor, it becomes obvious how stupid Hydrogen is as a fuel compared to battery EV.
Re: Measurement unit?
kWh is also available in J (Joules) or eV (electron Volts) or cal (calories) or even kg·m^2 s^−2 (Si Base) - feel free to choose.
Re: AAISP Honeypot
I prefer this one
So they asked for an option but didn't contract the option.. and when they say lets do that option the price doubles.. easy answer.. tax the fucking bollox of the company that thinks it can milk it. This is for the good of the nation after all not a windfall for their profits.
does that include malware?
If you want.
Itsy bitsy teenie weenie LEDs to go all beamy
Love it. +1
I might have already alluded to this in my comment on the four key mistakes article...
Only worth +2 though.
Re: too easy@Parax
I'd only really recommend MicroCHP if you needed the heat and had battery storage to charge up with the power, microCHP is not a good generator, hence not my first suggestion for Spain. The fuel cells are being installed and are working very well if you have a clean gas supply.
But if you want to go back to basics there's always the Mains Gas Generator .
that there hadn't been a "very clear positioning of what Windows RT meant in the marketplace"
Windows Restricted Tablet.
Make better suggestions below:
Did a senior manager pop over for a visit, and chucked away a few things he didn't think ought to be there....
Drobo Dashboard management software
Is it really needed? I'm surprised.. really I am. WHY does it need this?
As a QNAP user I'm used to my box managing itself with everything available anywhere via its integrated web server management pages...
Re: Brits are so outraged by Amazon,
Ta for correction but point still stands, its the law at fault not the retailers.
Brits are so outraged by Amazon,
Brits are so outraged by UK Tax laws, but that's the Governments fault not Amazon.
"without the user's permission"
Or without the users knowledge? surely you need to accept the permissions to install or is this app bypassing the security?
Re: Well there goes another one....
You don't need to record it yourself, it's all recorder for you here.
+1 to that
Today, he reckons the industry has got its priorities wrong. “The anti-virus industry makes me sad,” he says. “We should build systems to be more resistant to computer viruses rather than have a multi-million dollar industry to do clean up."
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