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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

cacheMan 1 MW is NOT Insignficant (216 comments)

1 MW of solar requires 7.4 acres (http://www.entergy-arkansas.com/content/news/docs/AR_Nuclear_One_Land_Use.pdf)

1 MW will provide enough power for about 1,000 homes. Not bad!

1 MW = 3.412 MMBtu of energy. At 50% efficiency, that takes over 6 MMBtus of fuel to produce every hour. At $4/MMBtu (cheap natural gas) the tide is providing 4 x 6 x 8,760 = $210K of free fuel.

about three weeks ago
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Code Review of Doom For the iPhone

cacheMan Doom via phone, like most iPhone stuff, is not new (161 comments)

The Sony Ericson P800 and the Motorola A920 had Doom ports that were very true to the Doom experience... in 2003.

As an unlocked A920 user, there is very little on the iPhone that I didn't see on that device. Apple's real accomplishment has been wrestling control away from the carriers who {locked down/disabled/walled gardened/made crappy} all of the devices that they sold.

I am happy for what Apple has done. It has allowed me to buy a Motorola Droid from Verizon without all of the restrictions it would otherwise have had.

more than 4 years ago
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BeOS Ready for a Comeback as Zeta OS

cacheMan Nov 15 2001 kernel (625 comments)

Is zeta going to continue to use a 4+ year old kernel? Look at the last screenshot.

more than 9 years ago

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