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+ - Record wind power levels trigger energy price fall across Europe -> 1

Submitted by Forty Two Tenfold
Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "Electricity prices across Europe dropped last month as mild temperatures, strong winds and stormy weather produced wind power records in Germany, France and the UK, according to data released by Platts.

The price decline was more marked in Germany, where the average day-ahead baseload price in December fell 10% month over month to €35.71/MWh. On a daily basis, December was a month of extremes for Germany, with day-ahead base prices closing on December 10 and 11 at less than €60/MWh – the highest over-the-counter levels seen all year – only to fall to its lowest level December 24 to €0.50/MWh.

Let's talk about climate change weather and how it makes renewables more and more viable."
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United States

+ - Obama Accuses Iran of Nuclear Ambitions Despite Testimony by Top Intel Official->

Submitted by Forty Two Tenfold
Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed this week Iran has not decided to develop a nuclear weapon and that it would be unable to do so secretly. Testifying before the Senate, Clapper said Iran could not divert safeguarded material to produce weapons-grade uranium without it being discovered. Despite Clapper’s statements, President Obama raised the prospect of Iran developing a nuclear weapon during an interview Thursday with an Israeli television station ahead of his visit to Israel next week."
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+ - When are you going to fix event handling?

Submitted by Forty Two Tenfold
Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "The new slashdot interface is unusable. When trying to respond to a post in folded view, the click/mousedown events first unfold ancestors progressively instead of allowing to operate buttons, select parent post text or such.

When the hell are you going to make slashdot interface barely usable again?"
Technology

+ - Polish computer genius, Jacek Karpiski dies at 82

Submitted by Forty Two Tenfold
Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "

One of the greatest achievements of Polish science was the K-202 minicomputer. The device was designed by Karpinski in the years 1970-73. K-202 surpassed nearly 100-fold contemporary computers, worked at a rate of 1 million operations per second, or faster than personal computers marketed a decade later. Minicomputer was equipped with a permanent memory, as well as operational, which could be extended. K-202 was the most advanced equipment in those days, his only match the American and New Super Modular One from England. Unfortunately, despite the formation of the Anglo-Polish company which deal with production equipment, was founded only 30 copies of K-202.

Original in Polish."

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