Saturday, May 14, 2011

wind turbines in the ocean

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  • wind turbines



  • Peterkro
    Mar 14, 11:06 AM
    EDIT: Here's a FANTASTIC read on Fukushima: http://reindeerflotilla.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/all-right-its-time-to-stop-the-fukushima-hysteria/

    Yes that is a good article although pro-nuclear.I originally was flummoxed by the bit about bringing in portable generators and not being able to use them because the connecting plugs were different,this apparently is not the case it's that the switchgear is in a room that is flooded with radioactive water and they can't get rid of the water.I've quoted this guy before and whether he has an axe to grind or not he is not as confident in the plant as others seem to be:

    "Japanese engineer Masashi Goto, who helped design the containment vessel for Fukushima's reactor core, says the design was not enough to withstand earthquakes or tsunamis and the plant's builders, Toshiba, knew this."

    Here's another article from the NYT which may be useful:


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/world/asia/japan-fukushima-nuclear-reactor.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp

    I think it's to early to make any judgements about what's happening.





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  • If thousands of wind turbines



  • shawnce
    Jul 12, 03:45 PM
    For people to view conroe as a lesser chip in some way smacks of mac snobbery and I tend to agree with him.

    ...but they are a lesser chip in some ways (more so if you also consider the chipset)...

    (not forgetting AMD in the following... just trying to keep it simple... also note when I say Conroe or Woodcrest I am also implying different class of chipsets)

    The simple fact is workstation class systems from most vendors (in recent history) are usually based on Xeon (now Woodcrest) CPUs with 2 sockets (if not more) while desktop class systems from most vendors are are based on Pentium 4/D (soon Conroe) CPUs with 1 socket.

    So the question is will Apple replace the PowerMac G5 with a true workstation class system, or will they split the PowerMac into a desktop tower and workstation with the former using Conroe and the later using Woodcrest, or will they use Conroe only (and for the moment not have a quad core system), etc.

    Historically I have stated that Apple will use Conroe in a PowerMac replacement and wait for Kentsfield to bring back the quad (doing that would give them great performance and price point)... but looking at the timing of things now (and Intel price drops) I am starting to believe either Apple will go all Woodcrest for the PowerMac (truly make it a workstation class system) or go all Woodcrest for a workstation Mac and bring out a lower end tower that uses Conroe.





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  • wind turbine is delivering



  • grapes911
    May 5, 11:52 AM
    Yeah, no dropped calls is the only thing I miss about Verizon. AT&T is pathetic in my area.





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  • Ocean-based wind turbines do



  • Tulse
    Mar 20, 06:33 PM
    If I burn a track for my wedding video, yes, I'm technically breakeing the law, but there is nothing immoral about doing that. No one is losing out on any money. No one is being hurt. He isn't stealing anything. He's breaking a copyright law that makes no sense in that case.The artist who recorded the piece, and the writer of the piece, are being denied the monetary compensation they are legally entitled to, so yes, someone is losing out on money.

    Radio stations can't play music without paying for it, and movies and TV shows can't include music without paying for it (these licensing fees are why, for example, you will never see WKRP in Cincinnati on DVD, since licensing the music would cost too much). A wedding videographer who uses someone else's music is themselves profiting from its use without compensating the creator. And that's wrong.

    There are plenty of sources for royalty-free music, and there is software that will even let you create your own original pieces, that you can use however you wish. But if someone wants to use "Wind Beneath My Wings" on their wedding video, and distribute it to 250 people, then yes, they should get the permission of the song's owner, and pay them appropriately.





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  • Wind-turbines in the ocean



  • skunk
    Mar 16, 02:09 PM
    The free market is the opposite of short-sighted if it's allowed to live free of government. Is completely irresponsible the opposite of short-sighted?





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  • sinsin07
    Apr 8, 11:57 PM
    These people are fleeing the "yellow light of death” on PS3 or "red ring of death' on 360. The consoles are so poorly made that broken PS3's seldomly fetch $50 on eBay.




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  • percent of its ocean wind



  • bommai
    Sep 20, 10:56 AM
    Mac Mini vs iTV as a pure home theatre component

    Mac Mini advantages:

    1) DVD drive to play movies
    2) ATSC/NTSC tuner capability through eyeTV Hybrid - DVR solution. Can pause live TV, schedule recording using remote in living room
    3) Onboard storage / External HD support through USB/Firewire
    4) Front Row alternatives such as Media Central - Google video, You Tube, IPTV support
    5) Leopard update should bring Front Row feature parity with iTV (guess!). Front Row already supports Bonjour - so you can still have a media server from which you stream data from
    6) Enough horsepower to play 1080P H.264 as well as MPEG2 TS.
    7) Could hookup an iSight for video chat in the living room. Could enhance frontrow so it pauses media if somebody is calling with iChat.

    Mac Mini Disadvantages

    1) No component video output. I have a HDTV (5 year old) that has only component video input. No HDMI/DVI.
    2) DVI output may not support HDCP and might prevent future HDTV files from not displaying properly in 1080P (guess!)
    3) Might run into trouble connecting DVI output to DVI/HDMI input on TV in certain cases. Not all TV models work properly with respect to scan rate, etc.
    4) Is still a computer and might need keyboard and mouse to make it work for things like software update, etc. Can you VNC or ARD from another compute.r
    5) Price - more expensive than iTV. But the extra features could justify it.


    iTV advantages

    1) Meant for a home theatre/living room. No need for keyboard/mouse
    2) Component/HDMI guarantees modern TV connectivity.
    3) Price. Most people already have a DVD player, so why duplicate that?
    4) Stability. Stripped down functionality means less clunky feel.

    iTV disadvantages

    1) No TV tuner support (eyeTV hybrid no go on iTV). eyeTV on another computer defeats the purpose of pausing live TV.
    2) Not clear if you can buy media through iTV.
    3) Other front row like programs such as Media Central won't be supported.


    iTV suggestions.

    I think Apple should make a home theatre edition of Mac Mini. Let it look just like the Mac Mini but make it have all the advantages of the iTV as well as the Mac Mini. Sell it for the same price as Mac Mini. The traditional Mac Mini can be used as a general purpose computer while the Mac Mini Home Theatre edition can have the following:

    1) HDMI/Component output
    2) Support for eyeTV Hybrid inside Front Row. Recorded shows can have a mini store - Apple can try to sell you TV episodes that you missed or episodes just like it.
    3) Front Row equivalent to iTV
    4) Stripped Down OS X - cannot use as general purpose computer
    5) Enough HD space for internal eyeTV storage - expandable with external USB HD. Firewire could be left out if it saves money
    6) iSight support built into Frontrow.
    7) Bonjour support just like today.
    8) YouTube, Google video and the likes.


    A good media center on the PC side costs $1500 and up (a generic tower PC does not make a media centre). $600 is not bad for the Mac Mini Media Centre edition even though you might have to spend more money adding HD, eyeTV hybrid, etc.





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  • wind turbine company



  • FF_productions
    Jul 11, 09:54 PM
    I cannot wait!!!





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  • Wind Turbine in Water



  • iCole
    Apr 6, 10:54 AM
    I've switched in 2007 just because i was curious. No regrets but these are the things that I still think are annoying:
    - Viewing/deleting files in/modifying/... zipfiles without having to extract them first. In windows, I could just mess around in zipfiles or rars with files. If someone has a good app for that, let me know ;-)
    - Dragging a folder with the same name in a location with a folder with the same name overwrites it. Windows merges. I prefer merge.
    - Making screenshots. Altho i prefer to have more options to make a screenshot on mac, I just can't freaking memorize the keyboard shortcuts to make one. I always have to google them.
    - I also prefer the tree structure of windows explorer. I want to be able to drag something from one folder to another one without having to open either 2 finder windows or waiting for the folders to open by themselves. Drag and drop in MacOS is awesome btw but I would've loved the tree structure.
    - resizing windows on only one side. (gets fixed in Lion, so yippie) What were they thinking? Maximize i don't mind. Its silly anyway to maximize a window on a 27 Incher ;-)
    - If you install a program in the programs folder, and want to try and find it again: What I do is just sort them by date. But that doesn't always work. Also, the programs folder is a mess.





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  • floating wind turbine



  • kdarling
    Oct 16, 07:42 AM
    Apple's iPhone works because it has lineage, in terms of history, hardware and software development, and integrity, as well as reliability, developer support and marketing advantage. iMac begat PowerBook Ti, begat iPod, begat iPhone. NeXT begat Darwin, begat Mac OS X, begat iPhone OS. None of this is an accident. Apple designed this process. And they began in 1997 - if not earlier.

    Android only began as a techie wet dream in

    Your knowledge of mobile history is a bit lacking.

    Good ideas come from people, not companies. Both devices have long personal histories, even though the current iPhone and Android devices only started in mid 2005.

    Android was begat by Andy Rubin, who worked at Apple in 1989, then was a major player in Magic Cap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Cap), WebTV, and Danger. So there's long experience behind both iPhone and Android teams.

    I'm sure there may well come a day when there are 125,000 developers working on Android applications. There may even be 85,000 applications available for the Android platform too - from some dark corners of the net.

    It's very likely to happen.

    As for quoting raw numbers, they're not always useful. There's been over three quarters of a million downloads of the Android SDK. Doesn't mean that many are working on it actively. Similarly, many of those so-called "iPhone developers" are regular users who bought memberships to get beta access.

    Don't get me started on the "85,000" apps. Tens of thousands are poor duplicates. That goes for all platforms:

    Sometimes I wonder how many really unique apps there can be, not just variations. Someone should do a study on the topic. Would be interesting. Must be in the low thousands, if any that many.





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  • to huge wind turbines in



  • grue
    Apr 12, 10:54 PM
    I'm the angriest Mac user / professional FCP user I know, and even I'm blown away. Are there things I'm curious to see how they work out? Sure. But overall� wow.





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  • Offshore wind turbine



  • Cromulent
    Mar 27, 04:40 PM
    And maybe you need to learn that when you reiterate a point that has already been made in the form of a "why not" question, you are viewed to be supporting the point. I have followed the thread, and I saw the point you were quoting.

    That the Catholics believe this bit about celibacy has been apparent for a few pages - there was never any need for you to regurgitate the point. But now that you apparently have, and have assigned some sort of logic to it, I'm asking what is that logic. What reasons that apply to a priest being celibate might apply to a gay person?

    You seem to be trying to defend everything about your post but the only issue anyone could ever have with it.

    You are constantly missing the point. Someone said it was horrible to expect someone to be celibate just because they were gay. I simply stated that if Catholics already expected priests to be celibate then why is it so hard for gay people to remain celibate?

    I mean its not like they are saying only homosexuals must be celibate if they also require their own priests to be celibate. That was the only point I was making. It seemed pretty clear given the quoted text in my very first post.

    If you are saying that it makes any kind of sense, I'll ask you again, "why?"

    I guess you'll have to ask a Catholic why they would require celibacy of a homosexual. I was simply pointing out that celibacy in the Catholic church was an accepted practice and not looked at in quite the same way as non-Catholic people and not as horrible as the person I originally quoted was making out. After all if a priest can cope why can't a homosexual?

    Anyway I'm not entirely sure why I let myself get dragged into this after what was obviously a throw away comment simply talking about the logic of a given argument. It has nothing to do with 'why' something should or should not happen simply whether a stance is a logical one or not.





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  • spicyapple
    Oct 25, 10:29 PM
    seems unlikely that Clovertown would replace the current Mac Pros... just add another high end config.
    It would be the first for Apple. :cool:





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  • windfarm.jpg



  • danpass
    Mar 18, 01:47 PM
    If I was tethering I would already know and I already pay for the full data plan thankyouverymuch.


    Its not the price that bothers me ......... its the nickel and diming.




    Grandfather plan: unlimited but no tethering

    Now tethering is available but now its limited.

    *&^% :rolleyes:





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  • wind turbine test project



  • Bosunsfate
    Sep 12, 03:21 PM
    So it seems from the coverage that the device has no optical drive, and no internal mass storage? Is that correct? And also that it is not itself a DVR? Don't get me wrong -- I'm reserving judgment. I just want to understand at this point. It sounds as if the basic purpose of the device is to draw high quality AV off a computer and onto a home entertainment system, sort of as the Roku SoundBridge did for the iPod's audio, but in a very Apple sort of way? In other words, it follows the computer-centric sort of model where a desktop or notebook Mac on the network is the "server"?

    I would make the same quess as well.

    Trying to get the QT stream, but overloaded right now.





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  • bpaluzzi
    Apr 28, 08:43 AM
    Exactly! Desktop shipments still outpace laptop shipments.

    Miiiight want to check that out again. Laptops have been outselling desktops since 2008.





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  • an offshore wind turbine.



  • hanpa
    Oct 7, 03:48 PM
    This is by far far the most ridiculous request I have ever read.

    You want them to use a programming language other than Objective-C?

    I don't even know where to start. LOL.

    Ridiculous? The majority of people with developer/programming skills are more familiar with Windows or Linux than Mac OS. The need of first buying a Mac and then learning how to use it, the SDK and Objective-C will stop too many great developers from giving it a try. I suppose Apple could solve this by allowing Mac OS to run on a virtual machine, e.g. VirtualBox, including the SDK. But they don't.





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  • ABernardoJr
    Apr 20, 08:52 PM
    Also try physical keyboards, NFC, OLED screens, WiFi etc. As far as making it through the day is concerned, I can show you how to drain iPhone's battery in 6 hours. What's your point? Use LTE when you need it.

    Gee, you can't make that argument about ANY other phone now can you :rolleyes:

    The point is that many reasons for not using LTE for the iPhone yet involve LTE-inflicted drawbacks because of its current, early stage in its life cycle, and battery life happens to be one of those drawbacks





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  • wind turbines,



  • EagerDragon
    Jul 12, 12:23 PM
    Sounds like these new Mac Pros are going to be expensive.

    Very, remeber that they may also have multiple GPU(s).
    :D





    ZilogZ80
    Apr 6, 04:02 AM
    Most of these "problems" are down to people not knowing how to operate their Macs. I would recommend to any new switcher (& a lot of the people who have posted in this thread!) get a good book ("The Missing Manual" is great) which explains everything you need to know.





    shawnce
    Jul 12, 05:07 PM
    So, aside from the ability to do multiple processing, what advantages does Woodcrest have that make it mandatory to go in the pro-line? How much "faster" is it going to be over the Conroe? It's my understanding that they are identical in that respect.

    All of the Core / Core 2 based processors support SMP (they have two cores after all) but only the Xeon class chips and related chipset supports the ability to have more then a single CPU socket.






    Blue Velvet
    Mar 25, 03:32 PM
    By mainstream Catholic I mean someone who follows all the rules of the Catholic Church.


    Then I think you misunderstand what the word 'mainstream' means. The majority of Catholics do not care about the Vatican's line on birth control, for instance.

    The Public Religion Research Institute recently published a report based on a survey of Catholics across the United States. Amongst other findings:


    Catholics are more supportive of legal recognitions of same-sex relationships than members of any other Christian tradition and Americans overall. Nearly three-quarters of Catholics favor either allowing gay and lesbian people to marry (43%) or allowing them to form civil unions (31%). Only 22% of Catholics say there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple�s relationship.

    http://www.publicreligion.org/research/?id=509

    When same-sex marriage is defined explicitly as a civil marriage, support is dramatically higher among Catholics. If marriage for gay couples is defined as a civil marriage �like you get at city hall,� Catholic support for allowing gay couples to marry increases by 28 points, from 43% to 71%. A similar pattern exists in the general population, but the Catholic increase is more pronounced.


    A small minority of Catholics may support your views, but they would hardly be considered mainstream.





    iJohnHenry
    Apr 23, 03:54 PM
    You don't understand because you can't see the big picture.

    You have to step back, in order to see the big picture.

    He could be standing in the middle of the Andromeda galaxy, and it would be of no value.

    I think ancient Jews thought each day began at dawn and ended at sunset.

    So, all biblical days are Solar days?

    Perhaps God goes by a much longer passage of time for His days. ;)





    portishead
    Apr 13, 12:07 AM
    The BBC just purchased 4,000 Premiere systems.

    LOL. 4000 editors are gonna be pissed.



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