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Comment Re:cricket & baseball (Score 1) 201

Indoor cricket is cricket without the complicated rules? Indoor cricket has a whole bunch more rules that are not in the real game.

Backyard cricket is cricket without the complicated rules.

I think from a baseball point of view the main differences are:

You are out when your wickets are hit. (until it hits a fielder in which case the wickets are like fielders on base)
You score a run when both of you make it to the other base.
Their are no strikes.
Balls give your team a run automatically. (And sometimes prevent certain types of outs)
When the ball hits the boundary, you get 4 or 6 depending on if it bounced.
You stay in the field of play until you get out.

And the simple rules of cricket on a tea towel
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-In...

Comment Re:Idiot (Score 1) 366

On energy destiny: Electric engines are a lot more efficient then petrol engines. You do not need as much stored power to get the same amount of work done.

Tracking systems are expensive. Use a few more panels (with the money coming form the savings of not having a tracker) and you get the same amount of power.

Comment Re:Not the total cost! (Score 1) 421

Apparently a coal train can carry 11,000 tons. (used as weight reference only)

For every 100m that train rises you will store 2.7 MWh. (And you need 2km of rail above +100m and another 2km of rail below +0m)

For their claim of 16GWh you will need 12,000km of rail line for storage (although if you double the hill you half the amount)

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