Wacken Open Air, a German festival and one of the largest metal festivals in the world, banned circle pits in 2010. Luckily they recanted. I'm looking forward to this year's edition.
The idea isn't new: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_Lievense (Dutch only, I'm afraid)
The Belges lack the geology to implement this without an artificial island.
Could as easily be a company. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Baidu, IBM et al are all able to pull this off.
The location of the plant in Priolo Gargallo is not that far from the Sahara. It's actually a little more south than the northernmost part of the Sahara in Tunesia, which is roughly 250 miles west of the plant. The solar radiation will be roughly equivalent, no need for undersea cables. Most importantly Sicily is a (slightly) more stable region that does not rely on income from oil like many of the North Sahara states.
I second this. Or get the i-pac, some joysticks and buttons from the ultimarc site and put it in an mdf board. 2 hours work to create the joypad, many hours of bubble bobble fun to follow.
I still intend to make a full mame cabinet, but for now just the joypad is finished.
Not a differential, but two: an adder-subtractor.
10000 is 200 a weekend. Not even difficult for a dedicated amateur.
Get over it. Spam is a fact of life, deal with it. Fact is, if you have an older e-mail address you'll get spam. A couple of years ago it was a problem. Nowadays there are quite effective filters, which you need anyway.
I stopped being paranoid a couple of years ago and no longer worry about spam (use my my e-mail uncloaked, ). The amount of spam I got quadrupled in half a year (from about 25k to about 100k spam/month), but at those levels it didn't really matter anyway. I get two or three false negatives a day, big deal.
Yes. It also means they store the password in plaintext (obviously). Horrible security practice.
OTOH they make no pretense about the system being safe. You shouldn't use your password on more than one location anyway.