That is a real problem. The Raspberry is annoying in the same way, you have to recompile everything because it uses such an old ARM standard. Come on people, it really should be possible to be Pentium Pro compatible at this point.
It has useful I/O, i.e. actual ethernet and SATA and non-broken USB.
OPEC is not sitting on a sufficient fraction of the oil market to actually have much influence anymore. If they try anything, Canada will just boil some more sand.
Remember to subtract the costs of respiratory diseases, heart diseases, and general loss of welfare caused by car emissions. Fuel is taxed for a reason, it was not picked randomly.
Diesel electric on train is done to get torque conversion. Good luck designing a gearbox that can get a 1km long freight train started. Train engines would be more efficient if you could get rid of the hybrid system.
The primary advantage of a hybrid is that it gets the petrol engine running at close to maximum load at all times. Petrol engines are horribly inefficient at partial load. Diesel engines have much less of a problem with partial load, so you gain little from adding the hybrid system. They are also large, heavy and expensive, whereas what you generally want from a range extender engine is small and light and cheap.
If anything, for some plug-in hybrids it might make more sense to have a small turbine as range extenders. Fuel efficiency might suffer a bit, but mass produced it should be smaller, lighter and cheaper than the petrol engine. Of course it is difficult for anything new to beat something which has been refined as much as petrol engines.
SUV's only protect them if they drive badly at low speed. Good luck if they have to swerve around something. Luckily cars are always fitted with basic safety systems like electronic stability control, so the car is unlikely to actually roll. Oh wait, it is the US we are talking about.
Electricity is heavily taxed in England. At least I hope it is, otherwise the prices here are completely outrageous.
Methane on the other hand is rather cheap and probably not heavily taxed, but no one is driving CNG cars. Compressing it at home seems like an obvious way of avoiding fuel taxes...
Norway is probably the place in the world that has the most electric vehicles per capita.
If it is really cold, you are already plugging your gas fueled car in overnight, without the electric heating it will not start in the morning. A plugged in electric vehicle can be set to preheat the cabin, and if you time the charging so that you put the last few percent in just before leaving, you will be starting with a warm battery.
Best of all, in Sweden and Norway most electricity is hydroelectricity.
Also I'm an American, does Denmark have the right against self incrimination like we do?
Not only does Denmark have a right against self incrimination, defendants in criminal cases cannot commit perjury and do not have to swear to tell the truth. There is no doubt that he will be given the rights of an accused person.
I believe the article is wrong though, the case against him has been under preparation by the Danish police for a long time. Formal charges cannot be far away.
At some point (basically the point after this proposal) you have to loop around the solar system
A loop around the Earth would probably provide a reasonable intermediate upgrade.
Speaking of which, the Large Hadron Collider seems to consist of a straight section, then a magnet, and so on. What are the limitations on moving the magnets closer together? The straight sections must be fairly useless except for making room for the equipment. Or does the magnetic field somehow cover the entire circumference?
You can laugh at the IETF as much as you want, there are lots of things to laugh at. However, there are still a lot of very technical people involved in the IETF, and a large subset of them are finding it unpleasant that the Internet they helped create has become something very different. They are fighting the hard fight right now, and we should all support them when we can.
It is possible that the NSA or other similar dark forces may manage to subvert their intentions once more, but so far it looks like there is still hope for the good guys.
Or I may be hopelessly naive.
Do you not believe in it, or are you, as you stated, just skeptical? That would make you an agnostic.
Do you believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Are you just skeptical about it? Are you a-flyingspaghettimonster-ist or just agnostic?
If a RMH is heating a whole house it is because they have managed to insulate the whole house very well. The key then is in the insulation, not in the form of heating.
A well insulated house cannot use a regular wood stove. A regular wood stove puts out heat in the kW range, and that would make the house unbearably hot, after which you would have to let the house cool down uncomfortably until you go back to making it uncomfortably hot.
I wish I lived in a well insulated house.
The problem with (some) wood burners is not that they emit too much CO2. Rather the opposite, they do not emit enough. They emit too much plain C or CO or various interesting carbon-containing molecules other than CO2.
If wood burners always turned those compounds into CO2, no one would have a problem with them. CO2 is odorless and invisible and mostly harmless.