well a 7wh battery charged in 20 seconds would be 1.2 kw and 30 seconds would be 800 watts. the charger would be pricey but if you are willing to lengthen that to five minutes which still isn't bad you could get away with eighty watts which is pretty normal.
You haven't seen my apartment. Heh.
No, in all seriousness i'm merely pointing out that the original posters assertion as perceived by me, that it was incredibly rare for mechanical devices to survive 9 years without maintenance, is not necessarily the case. Plenty of washers, dryers, cars, and things like servos, industrial machines etc... may not receive maintenance for a LONG time and still continue to function as designed. A good example would be Russian nuclear lighthouses, which are hundreds of miles from the nearest person and did their job admirably with little in the way of maintenance, in similarly cold environments.
Voyager 1, 35 years.
My washing machine - 14 years
I'm pretty sure it would be easier and cheaper to raise animals and let them do their thing until they perish from natural causes than this and probably a higher quality of meat would result.
This may sound absurd,but I wonder if you would get enough power by wrapping the rims and frame in high efficency thin film solar panels. Or you could include a solar hat as an accessory. It would likely generate more than enough power to allow for perpetual usage in sunlight. And would likely extend battery life in indoor level conditions.
I'm sure the game play experience will be electrifying!
Generally most hydrogen is produced from breaking down natural gas. So this won't really impact rocket fuel until it can get hydrogen produced by electrolysis below that of natural gas. With the glut from fracking, I don't see this happening, as alot of our energy now is generated from natural gas. Generating energy from natural gas to use it to split water is likely not as efficient as stripping off the hydrogen directly.
Floating point operations, and floating point operations per second would have similar looking spellings
Like if you wanted to say 2 gigaflops, 2 billion floating point operations
And 2 gigaflops for 2 billion floating operations per second
Perhaps you could differentiate them by just dropping normal pluralization conventions?
Like 2 gigaflop for 2 billion floating point operations, and 2 gigaflops for 2 billion floating point operations per second/
It'd probably be better just to use flop (floating point operation), and use the exponent
Like petaflops, exaflops, zetta flops, yotta flops..
Like if you have a machine that can execute 1 petaflops/s, then an hour at 1 petaflops, would probably about 3 zettaflops in one hour of computing.
Alright, i'm willing to cede that you might be able to get some stellar numbers out of your Touareg, but aren't the EPA numbers still 20/29 city/highway?
According to this, EPA standard fuel economy is still 23MPG combined. This is what i'm pointing towards when I say that it will be difficult to impossible to get to 38MPG in a truck with current crash standards. If i'm not mistaken there's not been a single truck that broke 30MPG in the new EPA testing methodology.
First of all, even 2002 priuses are still doing well on original batteries according to this AOL auto article.
Second of all achieving 38MPG in a truck sounds impossible unless it was the size of an old volkswagen caddy. An F-150 with a highly tuned diesel might get 25 combined, if lucky.
That being said diesel is excellent technology. Strong (electric) hybrids are too. Hydraulic hybrids even better, due to the lack of materials harvested in extremely environmentally harmful ways in their construction, and they don't require any materials exclusive to a particular country. They might be able to be constructed with all US harvested materials, even.
They could have simply just rented out a server farm, isn't Amazon's EC2 pretty flexible? Having enough capacity for launch might have avoided alot of the bad reviews on Amazon and lead to more sales, and usually PC game download sales are pure profit so i'm sure more dollars have been lost than gained by skimping out on server rental money.
If Sony has Gaikai it would be interesting to see them support PS4 games on the PS3 precisely through streaming. Would definatley expand the sales of certain games.
not cheaper than free. if it aint broke dont fix it. if they already own it it makes sense