If you don't mind keeping tanks of h2 and o2 around, the spare power could crack water to run an external combustion engine (like a Whispergen stirling) or feed a fuel cell. I suspect the technology to do that could be refined and made efficient. It's just a water bubbler in a DC circuit, after all. Two bell jars. Simple, if not common.
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The Poe is strong with this one.
I'm pretty fit myself, not particularly overweight, an avid motorcyclist (light exercise for many hours at a time) and I'm good with the foods. I'm in my 60's, too. I have Type II. The symptoms can be managed, but I don't particularly enjoy the method. And shaming people for conditions they can't help is not what kind people do.
If they come up with something better than Metaformin, I'm in.
Hee hee! Oh I like that. Press the button again. Wait until he's chewing that spoonful. Now, replace the ice cream with castor oil. Let me press it! Let me press it!
Carbon-Carbon batteries have gone from laboratory to small-scale commercial production in Japan, with the intent to ramp them up to car sized units as soon as the production processes are sorted out. From my back of the envelope calcs, it looks like a Tesla-sized car could recharge to 80% capacity in about two minutes, 100% in four, if using a Tesla Supercharger station.
Don't assume Lithium is the only battery type. We're still learning.
....What idiot did decide on these gui changes?...
Stephen Sinofsky, backed by Steve Ballmer.
Both people since sacked. I would expect the overall direction to veer a bit over time, now, from their most recent foray into "let's look like Apple".
Microsoft had an epiphany. That epiphany was called iTunes and later spun off as the App Store...
You are absolutely correct. One spin-off issue from this attempt at forced monetisation was that nobody saw Microsoft as adding value to the users with that approach. They weren't just changing the UI, they were changing their entire business model.
Windows 8 itself? The cake was okay, but the icing was a lie.
.... If Microsoft would just fire all their UI people responsible for the "different + dumbed down = better" concepts they've been pushing the past couple releases of all their products...
They did. They fired Steven Sinofsky, chief architect of W8, shortly after its release.
And when sales tanked as a result, the BoD fired Steve Ballmer.
Windows 8 is shit, from top to bottom.
Then how come the only criticism ever levied against it is the UI? Performance? Better than 7. Stability? Better than 7. Security? Better than 7. System requirements? Better than 7. The only thing you can legitimately criticize are subjective components like the interface, which some people like myself actually *prefer* to the start menu.
Well, I really did want that slice of carrot cake. It was a really great recipe for carrot cake, but for that layer of cat vomit on the top.
I installed Windows 7.
I was about to say "We need a new OS that runs the Microsoft apps natively" and then you come with that little gem.
Still running W7 at home. I will continue to do so until I can't any more.
I find there is a significant lag of some seconds when I turn off the water feed to the boiler.
Mazda use a key fob you keep in your pocket. Car-wide proximity. No key at all.
How old is this story?
If I remember correctly, "Caves of Steel" had the protagonist using his well-worn pocket computer for calculations. That was in 1953.
Clearly you've never supported a group of salesmen...