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Comment Re:amazing indeed (Score 1) 166 166

Well the main reason it's being built is that construction labour in Western Australia is expensive enough to make this thing worth while. Instead of having thousands of people on FIFO contracts for $x-hundred-k a year each, for the 5+ years it takes to get a large LNG terminal up on land, you build it in Korea and just float it there.

Comment Re:What's the cost of refining the gas? (Score 1) 137 137

The answer to that is: extremely expensive. And that's probably why they didn't present any of the figures. The compression, material and heating costs to remove all the CO2 from the gas would likely make the total cycle efficiency terrible.

Comment I don't want to start a holy war here, (Score -1, Troll) 43 43

but what is the deal with you Palm Pre fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a Pal Pre (a stock standard model I paid a hobo to wait in line and get for me) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to send a 17 Meg file from one email address to another. 20 minutes. At home, on my old Treo running Windows Mobile 2003, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this Palm Pre, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

In addition, during this email send, the mp3 player will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even the GUI is straining to keep up as I type this.

I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various Palm hardware, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a Palm product that has run faster than its Windows counterpart, despite the Palm machines faster chip architecture. My "portable computer" from 1982 runs faster than this Palm machine at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the Palm Pre is a "superior" machine.

Palm addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use a Palm over other faster, cheaper, more stable cellular technology.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"