Probably would make more progress if it wasn't for this, then.
Naw. You're right. That'll teach me to just google for random website snippets.
Site looked plausible, but I'm guessing they just made a mistake.
Wikipedia lists nuclear energy production at 2731Twh in 2008 and wind at 212.
212/2731 = 8%
Pretty close to what you gave.
The 19% for average production seems correct tho...
Hm. Also kinda interesting to take the installed capacity figure for 2010 and divide by the generation value.
Installed capacity in 2010. 196.630 GW.
Power generation in 2010... 327,850 GWh.
327850 / 197 = 1664h
1664 / (365*24) = 19%
Sooo, actual production for any given GW of installed capacity averaged 19%?
I'd seen typical figures using 25% or higher.
It seems to me it produced a lot less than 1/10th the power.
According to Wikipedia, total wind production in 2010 was 327.850TWh
According to "nuclear power today" -- "In 2011, production was 2518 billion kWh"
The years are roughly the same, so...
328 / 2518000 = 0.000130262
Which seems a lot more plausible. There just isn't that much wind out there.
That is, not 10% of Nuclear but 0.01% of Nuclear.
Well, supposedly the server does game saving (which probably would have required a small amount of effort to make cloud based in the first place), and syncing a small amount of information about city stats between players (this last one was trivially spoofed and apparently is the thin justification for making it always-on multiplayer online).
I'd say they went out of their way to break offline play.
``Perhaps whoever designed it had eyes that responded to different wavelengths,'' offered Trillian.
``Or didn't have much imagination,'' muttered Arthur.
``Perhaps,'' said Marvin, ``he was feeling very depressed.''
In fact, though they weren't to know it, the decor had been chosen in honour of its owner's sad, lamented, and tax-deductible
Actually, you can do some opengl too - is kinda fun, although utility hasn't been terribly high for me due to limited subset.
But, for example, ssh -YC, launch glxgears.
Hedgewars worked for me too.
Not only that, but on his other point, the memshrink project took off, Firefox has been using significantly less memory than other browsers.
On my system, for 5-10 tabs, Firefox uses about half as much memory as Chrome. For a large number of tabs, Chrome explodes to gigabytes of memory while Firefox doesn't go up by much at all.
Not to mention tab groups make organising that large number of tabs a lot easier.
Bit of clarification on the linux instructions.
Has the typing commands portion of the instructions simplified down to:
wget http://goo.gl/34v87; sudo bash 34v87
run at least twice.
sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -S 1
To set ubuntu as the default boot.
So. No need to type in anything too complex w/ dd
Oh. Then there are sites that use "detection" code and won't even show you a click-to-play area on the screen. They'll simply bounce you to some error content if they fail to create the invisible flash content.
Hopefully this sort of poor behaviour is becoming rarer. Esp since Firefox on my Android tablet/phone prompts for flash too, which will hopefully drive some website awareness.
The problem I ran into w/ FlashBlock was needing a ton of whitelisting. And for silly things even, like playing sounds.
For example, gmail would use flash (don't know if it still does) for the ping when someone sent you a chat message.
It created that invisibly, so FlashBlock didn't work - I guess prompting would, but it wasn't obvious what people were whitelisting.
Another one that did that, the game Enlightenment would use flash as a fallback after attempting HTML5 sound w/ mp3 only (no ogg fallback) so also needed manual whitelisting due to invisible content.
Again, the notification prompt in the new Mozilla interface will at least tell someone, but if they don't realise what they are whitelisting (assume it is some crappy flash ad or something) they'll get a worse experience.
So. I'm going w/ pervasiveness, and use of hidden flash for audio.
Huh. Better integration between desktop and mobile?
I use Firefox Sync to link tablet/phone/desktop just fine.
Which is nice 'cause typing passwords on mobile is a pain.
Is also nice to see desktop tabs on tablet. Makes moving over it to show a nice reddit awww photo to family easy.
They can be applied to any window w/ a key combo, and are fairly customisable.
Here's a custom one applied to Firefox, is one that preserves colours while inverting lightness.
Arbitrary tweaks of the values. Apologies for the relative unreadableness of the script (variable reuse, bad names) was just a quick implementation of:
To be actually usable for routine web browsing.
Well, actually, I got a $50 rebate w/ the promo code I used, and picked a much cheaper but still quite nice android device, but anyway...
I'm on a (very) inexpensive month-to-month contract. (paid less than $25 last month for the amount of data/voice/message I used).
They are selling the SIII for $504 after the $25 join rebate.
That's $250-$350 less than an unlocked iPhone 5.