Been there, seen that ...
Only three months, they had some outside help, obviously.
17 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007
My friends in tech all shuddered in horror to look upon a li-ion battery flaming and spitting its ENERGY away after having been abused.
CONCENTRATED ENERGY SOURCES ARE DANGEROUS
Those same guys forgot about the latest car full of crispy people how found out the very hard way how dangerous gasoline is in a car crash.
As the energy density goes up, so does the danger in most cases.
I drive a diesel so that instead of dying in a fiery wreck I can dazedly step out of my mashed VW, slip on my oily (non-burning) fuel and break my neck ;-)
Years ago I bought a meter to help me document where the electricity in my home was being used. Brilliant little widget, debunked all sorts of erroneous energy common wisdoms.
My 50" plasma (chuckle to the extension comment above) uses an average of 300 watts.
My 42" lcd uses an average of 200 watts.
Plasma ain't the big bad wolf lcd salesmen would have you believe.
Further, when its -27°C outside there is no waste heat, period. I am tempted to run a "fireplace video" on it on those wickedly cold days !
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http://secunia.com/graph/?type=sol&period=2007&prod=13223 shows that Vista was 6% full of unpatched holes whereas the comparative graph for Ubuntu shows no such horror.
Reading Secunia's pages will inform one of the lack utility in comparing this data as its like comparing apples to useful computers or even oranges.
Should be the author's degree, spare me the "the Hummer is efficient `` nonsense. Panasonic was building a factory to produce batteries for electric cars when GM sold the Ovonic (NiMh) patents to Texaco-Chevron and was told (court order) that they could not afford to license the battery production.
I bought mine on ebay at a quarter of retail price, why cuz its original didn't have a clue. Do I use telus' exquisitely expensive data ? Not a bit. Why ? Because 1) I read the cost, 2) If I wanted to surf the web on a low res screen with 400mhz cpu I'd build a friggin time machine and go back to the 90's. The boy`s an idiot and so are the people he`s doing business with.
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