MIT Solar Towers Beat Solar Panels By Up To 20x
The time is ripe for such an innovation, Grossman adds, because solar cells have become less expensive than accompanying support structures, wiring and installation. As the cost of the cells themselves continues to decline more quickly than these other costs, they say, the advantages of 3-D systems will grow accordingly.
“Even 10 years ago, this idea wouldn’t have been economically justified because the modules cost so much,” Grossman says. But now, he adds, “the cost for silicon cells is a fraction of the total cost, a trend that will continue downward in the near future.” Currently, up to 65 percent of the cost of photovoltaic (PV) energy is associated with installation, permission for use of land and other components besides the cells themselves.
Book Review: HTML5 Developer's Cookbook
It is the new HTML5 psychic link automator that reads the mind of the original author. Your browser probably hasn't implemented it yet.
LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating
We should expect them not to be trusted, and they should have expected themselves not to be trusted.
But they knew I wouldn't trust them - they expected that - so clearly I cannot drink from the cup in front of me.
Defendant Ordered To Decrypt Laptop Claims She Had Forgotten Password
You can't really argue that a rag-tag militia can compete with a trained army in these aspects.
That's exactly what General Gage said!
(Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.)
Verizon Tech Charged In $4.5M Equipment Scam
A word of advice for ya dude, If you drop the soap in the shower don't bend over to pick it up.
He's 62. ewww....
The Problem With Carbon-Cutting Programs
This is exactly the line of reasoning that explains why every government program inevitably gets bigger and bigger.
Dell's Misleading Graphics Card Buying Advice
we need stronger regulation of advertising
Following that line of reasoning leads to jail time for claiming that water leads to dehydration.
Science and Religion Can and Do Mix, Mostly
Too bad what you just said is a load of BS. You should go to church sometime, and get a view from the ground. As someone who has been to a number of churches as I travelled, one common theme I can tell you about is help for the needy.Christians GIVE. They give their money, they give their time. Even the ones who don't have very much will put in a little. When someone in the community is in need, the good people of the parish will be there for them. Even when they don't like you or care for the life choices that put you in your situation, if you truly need help, you can get it at the church.
What they don't like to do is be enablers - perpetuating situations that lead to more poverty and desperation. If you've ever tried to help an addict, you know that you can pour everything you have into that person - all your time, money, and capacity for compassion - and until he has hit his personal crisis point, all you are doing is feeding the beast. Often in such cases, the hardest and most heartbreaking thing of all is to admit that there is nothing you can do.
But... Those who don't want to get their hands dirty, and don't care about the ultimate consequences, love to expand government programs that make it easy for the desperate and dependant to stay that way, completely divorced from any behavioural expectations, passing on their dependant lifestyle to new generations.This is not what a rational person would call a positive outcome. But, this way you get to say that you "helped" the needy, and the best parts are that you did it without having to meet them face to face, and you forced everyone else to pitch in, whether they agree with the ultimate outcome or not. Oh, and you get to demagogue against the "selfish" Christians by pointing out the programs that they do not want to be forced to fund, while obtusely ignoring the good-faith policy arguments they make in support of that position.
Jesus' commandments place personal obligation on people. He did not command governments to confiscate money from one group of people and give it to another. He commanded us to love and serve the poor and needy. And Christians do . We have skin in the game. Come and join us.
Chinese Want To Capture an Asteroid
You want to move Mars and Venus into Earth orbit?
Google Founders' Jets Caught On WSJ's Radar
If we can't afford indulgences, what then? Confess to Al Gore and hug 15 trees as penance?
Doctors Are Creating Too Many Patients
Also a geek married to an MD. Guess I'm not as much an anomaly as I thought.
XXX Goes Live In the Root Servers
There were some back door manuoverings
I cannot believe that that was an accidental phrasing...
China Calls Out US On Internet Freedom
At least China is up front about their freedom limitations.
Do you really think that's true?
Electromagnetic Automobile Suspension Demonstrated
I would pay an extra 5k to be able to basically ignore the speedbumps they put up incessantly around here.
Stellar Wormholes May Exist
Although interesting, other scientists are skeptical, pointing out that this is highly speculative research.
Is there any evidence to support the assertion that the other scientists are interesting?
Google Launches New Assault On Microsoft Office
You can't have multiple people editing a word document anymore than you can have multiple people driving a car on their way to the office.
To make such a far reaching statement, I assume you've actually tried it, right?
Yes I have. My wife tries to drive the car with me every time we go somewhere. She is entirely undaunted by the fact that it never really works very well.
Saudi Students In US Seek Segregation By Gender On Facebook
Also, if they want segregation, just send the guys over to slashdot.
Piracy Whistleblowers Paid $57K In 2010
Even more alternatively:
Employee: Crap, I'm going to be over budget this year. I won't get my bonus. I know, I'll just pirate this expensive instead of paying for it. It's not like they ever audit licenses around here anyway. As long as everything works, the bosses are happy.
Boss: Sorry, you've been doing a great job, but we're downsizing you. Naturally we're doing this just before we have to pay bonuses.
Employee: Well, at least I can make a few bucks reporting these guys to the BSA. It's what they get for pirating software.