Which all but guarantees that this engine will never do anything more.
I work for the Ontario government. Several years ago, we consolidated several email systems (about 60,000 people) into one: ontario.ca. We use real names (email@example.com). Numbers are added by default by Exchange if an address is taken (firstname.lastname@example.org), but we let people pick whatever they want if they don't like that: middle initial, even the city they work in if the middle initial isn't enough. It doesn't really matter what their email address is, as long as it's appropriate and has their name in it.
Itunes is possible the number one reason I switched back to a PC from my macbook. I simply can't stand it. It's bloated, laggy, and just a plain mess if you ever need to do anything complex to it's god-awful database. And if you wanted to offload your massive music collection to a netwroedk location....impossible. Back in the day I wanted to run itunes off a NAS drive - mother of god was that a mistake. I still am forced to use it to back up my iphone but that alone may be driving me to android - that my iphone freeking requires itunes is more aggravating than I can even explain.
The point was not that carbon capture was bad or ineffective. The point was that the efficiency was so low that they had to supplement with conventional CO2 supplies. The enthusiasm is good, but it should be tempered by the reality that the process of "air-to-petrol" is essentially academic at this point in time.
Buried at the bottom of the article is this tidbit:
"Although the prototype system is designed to extract carbon dioxide from the air, this part of the process is still too inefficient to allow a commercial-scale operation.
The company can and has used carbon dioxide extracted from air to make petrol, but it is also using industrial sources of carbon dioxide until it is able to improve the performance of "carbon capture"."
Yeah, from what I saw on Wikipedia and the Microsoft Flight web page (linked from Wikipedia), it looks like a complete rewrite.
According to Wikipedia, the team was just laid off. But it's coming back as Microsoft Flight.
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Ryan Clearly housed a lulz IRC chatroom. He has nothing to do with lulzsec.
A-freeking-men. The guy is only succeeding in cheapening the appearance of a P.E. - precisely the opposite of what he intended. Lacy should get fired for being unresponsive to legitimate concerns from the citizenry, as well as being a pompous idiot.