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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

angel'o'sphere Re:Copyright? (155 comments)

Of course derived works infringe copyright. Why don't you simply read the aprobriated law?
How ever in thise case we don't have derived work ... hint: the law defines what a derived work is.

13 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:You need more nuclear and less renewables (477 comments)

No, you can not reduce 'the grid' storage etc. does not help you in any way having the necessary capacity to transport the amount of energy that is needed at a certain time.

It only helps you to store surplus and leaves you the option not to power up plants but use the previously stored surplus.

Bottom lime for a random factory close to you, the grid changes not at all.

Hint: if your town needs 2GW power around noon, the grid has to handle 2GW, it does not care if the power comes from a plant or a battery close to you. The total energy is the same.

yesterday
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

angel'o'sphere Re:much more energy in wind (75 comments)

Why don't youndo the math then?
Energy is m * v ^ 2.

Obviously doubeling the v goes to the square for total energy, while doubeling the mass only doubles the energy.

Wind energy increases in a turbine with the speed by the cube because first of all the air follows the same e = m * v ^ 2 ... but on top of that if you double the speed not only do you have (2 * v) ^ 2 but also (2 * m) as in the same time, now twice the mass of air goes through the turbine (twice the mass times twice the speed).

yesterday
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

angel'o'sphere Re:Interesting... (75 comments)

Ona grand scale wind and solar are reliable.
They are just not dispatchable.

A huge difference!

yesterday
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

angel'o'sphere Re:Saltwater and MTBF (75 comments)

You do know that Scottland and also other european countries have test installations in sea water since over 20 years?

Ah, you don't ... how smart to point out the obvious. I really wonder why eceryone on /. always think that some random european engineers and companies (especially if it is regarding energy) are idiots?

yesterday
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

angel'o'sphere Re:Niche energy (75 comments)

ocean swells which could've provided energy to propel ships.
Energy yes.
but you are aware that wind and sails are a very simple means to propell a ship without any need to store/convert energy and then use it in a special device likema propeller?

It's because average wind energy is denser than the fraction of wave energy you can extract from something bobbing on the surface.

That is nonsense.

The rest of your post makes not much sense either. Who cares about efficiency? The only things that are relevant are: cost, space, amount of energy/power produced. Who cares if the wave only gives away 10% of their total energy due to that? What has that to do with any rational meams of the term 'efficiency'?

yesterday
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

angel'o'sphere Re:Niche energy (75 comments)

Wrong on all accounts.

Neither is the energy of waves to low nor do they rip anything apart. And yes, around coasts waves are very common ... no idea why you think waves would not be available at some spots ... sure, big lakes, even the meditarien, might be to small. But oceans always have waves.

We are talking here about off shore waves, not breakers that ram into a steep coast.

Wave energy systems we have since decades. But so far they where not economic (durability, maintenance etc. ) feasable.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:In Finland (477 comments)

Especially for side to side movements.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:You need more nuclear and less renewables (477 comments)

Ofc smart grids help.
Especially if they have access to grid wide 'storage' ...
Nevertheless ... actually you mix up but half correctly use 'peak power' ... we are storing in this situations only very low percentages of the daily produced energy. And also only very low percentages of the power consumption.
SmartGrids like I believe you mean them, are usefull to prevent wasting the peak solar energy around day time ... they don't help at all to cut down on the grid to be scaled for peak, as the peak is still there.

So your comment smells of trolling with no real insight in the field.
Two mistakes in one sentence, hohohoho. Go figure ...

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:You need more nuclear and less renewables (477 comments)

Yeah yeah ... americans with their braindead idea how power grids work. As if it was not possible â" even in the USA â" to read up about it.
For starters: "peak demand" is not at the morning when everyone stays up, but it starts around 10:00/11:00 and lasts till 15:00/16:00.
Of course power grids need to be build for the peak and not for the average ... how else would you meat peak demand?
No idea about your project, sounds like a household project to me ... as soon as even the simplest garage, bakery or small shop is 'connected' you simply can forget battery storage.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:Case In Point: Maui Electric (477 comments)

Cankes don't rip because of wind ... even the strongest storms are to weak for that. Before the cable rips the wind will blow away the tower.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:In Finland (477 comments)

Unfortunately the resonance frequency of buildings is not affected by hight but by the length and the width of the building.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:Its Urban Trees (477 comments)

If there is dead squirrel in a transformator, it certainly died not on shortening some power ...
Must be very difficult anyhow to make transformators sqirrel proof.
Who showed them how to get inside? What tools do they use?
Or are they simply smarter than the european ones?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

angel'o'sphere Re:Because infrastructure "doesn't matter" (477 comments)

EMPs can only be caused by nuke explosions in very high altitudes.
So, whom do you fear who has such a capability?

yesterday
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

angel'o'sphere Re:Be Gentle With Him (438 comments)

A facist is not a good man. (Oh, ent to type racist, but facist is just as good)

Actually, I'm free of sins, no idea anout you, though.

But good luck with your life if you 'believe' 1500 year old 'wrong' christian 'stereotypes' make any sense ...

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

angel'o'sphere Re:All Glory to the HypnoToad (438 comments)

All gods need starships.
How else would they come from A to B?

Oh, you mean that mythical god, nevermind ...

2 days ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

angel'o'sphere Re:Thats science for you .... (249 comments)

Fat alone makes you fat as well.

I don't get why peope try to neglect this in our days.

Main problem however is the combinaton of fat with carbs.

Your claim: That's carbs making fat make you fat. Is an extreme simplification ... after all it is the fat that is stored in this case, don't eat it: and there is nothing to store. Hence my point.

If all you eat is fat, then your body doesn't store excess fat Ofc it does. It does not store _all_ of it. But it stores as much as it can, giving other stuff it needs to metabolize it.

Sorry, Ketosis has not much to do with it.

Counterexample: Icebears, eating mainly seals. They get fat from the fat of the seals. Escimos/Inuit eating seals or whale meat ... same thing.

Even you get fat if you only eat fatty steaks with Salad and no carbs at all.

Virtually nobody is using up 2500 kcal/day in modern Western society. That's farming energy consumption. The average person would be better served targeting something more like 1500 kcal/day, especially if they are employed in some fashion which employs substantial ass-sitting.
I agree partly. However mental workers also need a lot of callories. I live on something around 1500 when i'm not working. When I work I'm at around 2500. However if you see my other posts regarding this topic in other articles of the previous month: not many agree with you and me here :)

Sorry, ass sittign has not much to do with it ...

Instead of drawing conclusions from one single term (Ketosis e.g.) I suggest to read some books about nutrition :)

2 days ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

angel'o'sphere Re:Maybe.....but maybe not (280 comments)

Acording to the german news the toyota goes 1500km with one tank of H2, that is about 1000miles.

Ofc all the electric outlets you have require hours to recharge the Tesla, it only charges quickly at special charging stations.

Five years ago the amount of that special charging stations in California was the same as H2 stations are right now ...

2 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Cost nothing to run? (488 comments)

The links I gave the previous posts show that gearless wind turbines, especially from Siemens and GE, are installed since 2010. So obviously: we have them right now.

Usually such plants are tested over a course of 5 to 10 years before they get commercially set up. So it is pretty save to assume that the manufactures know that they lomg term save costs in maintenance.

2 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:They WILL FIght Back (516 comments)

A wind turbine requires land that isn't otherwise occupied. In practice this means wilderness
No you don't.
You need only the 10x10 yards area for every tower.
Regarding the other questions, if you cut down trees, you only need to cut space for transportation and erection of the windmills, not the surroundings. Not my fault that amercians consider/(make?) it cheaper to deforest the whole area.
Afterwards you could regrow the forest anyway ...
So claiming a wind park with 3x3 miles area will need an equivalent sized cleared/deforested area is simply wrong!

2 days ago

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 9 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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