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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re:Government & Stealth Malware (190 comments)

its far too long, i wouldn't even read it if it was interesting

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re:KISS (190 comments)

You could say the same about indicators - why not just indicate by sticking your arm out the window and wave it about like it was done in the past? The march of progress continues.....

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re: How far will it go? (190 comments)

I can say the same thing about driving and no accidents but i've had some near misses with bicycles and pedestrians appearing out of nowhere because i was checking mirrors on the opposite side (trying to work out if the motorbike on the outside of you is going to go passed or hover in your blind spot)

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re:How far will it go? (190 comments)

What if they disappeared behind the pillar whilst you were checking something on the other side of the vehicle and you didn't see them before they "hid" behind the pillar?

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re:How far will it go? (190 comments)

I see it as progress. I'd rather have a visual of the sides of my vehicle shown on the wasted space on the bottom of windscreen (i.e. if you looked through you only saw the bonnet(hood) ) without having to turn my head to only look in one direction. The sooner we can get rid of external mirrors the better, (mind you if the camera broke you'd be snookered). Without mirrors and all the relevant info on the windscreen (and maybe audible sounds for bikes etc), you could see things like bikes appearing rather than "just appearing" whilst you were looking over your shoulder in the other direction. I'm sure some of the truckers and bus drivers in towns and cities would love a system like this.

MABYE SOME PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING AT ALL. - this attitude assumes that everyone is alert 100% of the time and never ever lapse in concentration - that's utopia and it unfortunatley doesn't exist

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Barsteward Re:overwhat? (190 comments)

"I almost wonder if more accidents wont be saved by calling up the attention of pedestrians to the car than the other way around." - that would certainly be true especially if ALL road users and pedestrians attention was perked up. But the reality is that all people get distracted either walking, cycling or driving. The extreme answer would be that every vehicle and every person should have an audible sensor on them, on vehicles it alerts on presence of pedestrians, bicycles and all motor vehicles and on pedestrians it alerts on bicycles and motor vehicles. I think that might be the only way to get as close to an accident free life as possible.

3 days ago
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Lenovo Recalls LS-15 Power Cords

Barsteward Re:Useless information (71 comments)

Not necessarily, plenty of different power cords are played by white boys and girls :)

about a week ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

Barsteward Re:Riiiiight. (232 comments)

Considering what Tesla are doing with their in car systems (i.e. over the air software upgrades), i expect Ford are looking to the future rather than just the present

about a week ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:The problem with short term thinking (280 comments)

I think you lack comprehension. try reading the links and then think before you post.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:Reduced revenues != lost profit (280 comments)

I've not seen anything about house sized non-battery solutions yet unfortunately but there could be community sized ones. For some reason a lot of innovators seem to want to produce the "big bang" units first. There are developments in to tidal pumping of sea water e.g. https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/n.... Your arguments make sense if you are only relying on one source of power generation and storage. As all of these new ways are still relatively young in development, there is plenty of scope for improvement. Not many ideas translate into instant success.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:Reduced revenues != lost profit (280 comments)

yes, but as i mentioned, solar shouldn't be the only solution in any areas and especially where its not practical. A lot of the negative responses to an article about solar or wind or some new tech always make the assumption its going to replace existing tech completely, no-one in their right mind would place all their eggs in one basket

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

Barsteward Re:Probably (137 comments)

i just can't be bothered to type it all out for you when you can do some reading.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:The problem with short term thinking (280 comments)

If all new housing was built close to passive house standards, i.e. properly insulated, heat/air recovery system etc then the demand on the utility will be a lot lower. There are houses here in the UK built to this german standard and they effectively get free heating/lighting because they have a solar system to generate power. Here are a couple of examples how 2 places in Europe have been clever about their power generation. http://cleantechnica.com/2014/... and http://cleantechnica.com/2014/...

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:Just Green propaganda, Utilities aren't scared. (280 comments)

Try to mitigate the power an aircon uses by insulating your property to an inch of its life. A properly insulated house keeps the temperature steady.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:Reduced revenues != lost profit (280 comments)

Yes, but you tailor your power solution to the environment, no-one is suggesting that solar should be the only option. Clean power is the driving force so hydro/nucleur /wind can be used in areas where solar is not a major player. There are storage solutions out there being developed that are not batteries, some old ones like pumping water uphill during excess power generation to be used in hydro.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

Barsteward Re:Reduced revenues != lost profit (280 comments)

The grid should never go away, its sensible to have a backup system that can also generate power in during the peaks. What the generation companies should do is invest in storage solutions to capture the excess power generated by household solar during the day. Once the all countries buildings are covered by solar panels, they can reinvent themselves as power storage companies and that should cut a load of costs for them

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

Barsteward Re:Probably (137 comments)

well, yeah. if you read a spectrum of news sites, you do notice sweetheart deals being done by industries new and old to either claim subsidies of some kind or cheap loans etc so no need for specifics. Maybe you need to read more.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

Barsteward Re:Probably (137 comments)

Weren't they loans which he paid back early? Anyway, i bet loads of business men/women got the same or similar deals so it doesn't make the deals etc unusual.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

Barsteward Re:What late afternoon sun? (327 comments)

nah, just need to mount them on a telescopic tower that that rises as the sun moves to the evening horizon, it can then lower in the morning as it catches the sun arriving at the morning horizon :0)

about two weeks ago

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ClimateDenial Gate

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "If these are genuine Heartland internal documents, then the leaked documents are better than the “climategate” e-mails.
If you are a climate denier (or not) then read the list of documents can be found on Skeptical Science //www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html"

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http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/23/apple-extends-

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Now, who would want to be a iPhone developer after this story? You can spend all your waking hours developing a piece of software for the iPhone only to have it rejected because it may be in competition with Apples own offering and then not be able to disclose why it was rejected because your rejection letter is under a NDA... Crack out those iJackboots...."
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Uk Stock Exchange IT system collapses

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Quote from Uk Times online "Shares in London are still frozen nearly six hours after trading was suspended due to a "connectivity issue" http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article4703130.ece Proud boasts from london stock exchange when launched new IT system... "http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/London-Stock-Exchange/814/Default.aspx" best quote... "Reliability is fundamental to the Exchange's value proposition for the market and continues to give its senior managers peace of mind about system uptime.""

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