The CIM functionality will come in very handy.
Damn where's that Paris icon--->>>
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On the other hand, if the vehicle charges on your premises at a lower unit price (while it's cheaper overnight) and then gives you back in the morning when you boil your kettle before you set off, saving you money, it's a win-win.
What is needed is some intelligence in dynamic consumer pricing of electricity.
If you consider heating, and by that I think you mean things like heat pumps (but also storage heaters, immersion heaters etc) maybe what we should be doing is using the relatively large thermal mass of what we are heating, for storage?
If we make the heating appliances clever, so they turn off when there's a demand event (such as kettles on at half time) then we can smooth out the peaks with little loss of utility.
Maybe what we need is some intelligent end-end dynamic price setting, so end users can choose what they want to pay for a certain level of utility, and over that price, they automatically don't get it. For example, for 16C in my home I'll pay 25p/kWh, but for 22C I'll only pay 7p/kWh. So I get a warmer house when it's cheaper.
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone/Area
Fukushima Exclusion Zone: 371 square km
Total: 4514 km²
Area of land on Earth: one hundred fifty-three million km²
Percentage of earth landmass fucked up by nuclear: 0.003%
Percentage of earth landmass fucked up by fossil fuels: 100.00%
Even this aspect of it I find ridiculous.
Why not? Stop feeding it coal and close the air supply off, it will sit there hot for days, until you need more electricity.
Seems like these things are not being designed effectively.
When I went to Guangzhou in 1996 just before the HK handover, I stayed in the White Swan hotel.
It was a 5* (maybe approaching 6 *)
When we came down for dinner, I was amazed to see who was in the hotel bar, chatting and having drinks.
No - not businessmen or tourists, it was all party officials in their standard CPC jackets.
So - don't lecture us about feathering the nest. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that applies everywhere.
The known MS problems just get worse when you move into the cloud, on top you have:
- applications thrown together with an inconsistent UI - so you can't change permissions on a doc except in a particular part of it, and god forbid if you forget which part!
- on top of everything else, if you can't get an IP connection to the cloud, a good one, you're fuackered!
P.S. BRING BACK PARIS!
"Jet fuel that begins life as air and captured carbon, the researchers explained, is completely carbon-neutral because the fuel only produces as much carbon dioxide as went into its manufacturing."
If they are talking about captured carbon from power stations and the like, no, that's not carbon neutral at all.
Most of it comes from fossil fuels.
the full android outlook caned my poor phone so much it lost all free space and was almost impossible to remove once in that state.
I wonder if I might risk it again....
It work want to email me something on my personal phone, well, they can pay extra for the space. So - I don't' do it. Even teams is disabled unless I'm travelling abroad.
Apart from Hydro, maybe we could harness some other type of potential energy?
I was thinking, 7 billion humans times the weight of their middle finger, hovering 2 inches above the shift key???
Anyhow, joking aside, the storage of this renewable stuff to smooth out the peaks is an issue.
Or else - only use it when you have it? So - no smelting or factories running except when the sun is shining or wind blowing? Maybe good old market pricing of electricity will sort that one out though.
Lastly, with this salty idea for air conditioning - what happens if it turns out cool the next day? Your investment in electricity is wasted. And - why do we need anything better than freezing and melting water? it seems like an invention for invention's sake.
I worked for a company called "CommsCo" back in the '90's.
They ran an audiotex bureau in North London, (i.e. dodgy porn premium rate lines - but - that's not the hot bit!)
Anyway one day the directors decided to "but some new kit", which they installed in 19" racks in the premises.
But - they also sold the kit on, removed it from said premises, put some dummy borken PC's in the rack, and set fire to the lot!
Then - they never paid the original invoice!
So - free kit, payout from the insurance, payout from the third party! Trebles all round!
Quite right, in the recent Sputnik auction, Breker wondered why I didn't bid. So I replied:
1. There is no accompanying documentation which would help to verify provenance.
2. Not even a letter from the vendor stating the circumstances of his purchase, date of purchase etc.
3. Only three photographs of the item were provided, and no internal photographs. No 360 degree coverage either.
4. Condition-wise a number of modifications were disclosed, but without more details of the modifications (such as schematics, detailed photographs, notes and/or an engineer's report) it is difficult to know how much of the original electronics remain.
5. Having compared the existing photographs with those of the most faithful reproduction I could find, a number of discrepancies were observed.
In particular around the antenna mountings and possibly the construction of the antennas. This is inconsistent with the requirements for EMC/EMI testing where the sample should be representative of the original.
However, a test report mentioning these differences would have gone some way to explaining this.
6. The construction of the casing shows 4 extra screws that are not apparent on any other photographs of other Sputniks (including those of the original Sputnik 1)
7. The construction of the stand isn't consistent with the 1957 Russian stand. I expect it was made later?
8. The original silver-zinc battery has been removed from the casing, but is not included in the sale. (I know this would have discharged long ago, but nevertheless it's an important part of the history.)
9. The mention of raspberries in your email was quite off-putting! But the whole story seemed to be quite surreal and didn't mention Sputnik once.
Finally, although the opening bid was reduced to 80,000 Euro verbally, the online ask bid was not. Although without documentation as mentioned above, I would have been unlikely to part with anything approaching 80k Euro, this may have deterred other bidders.
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