UPDATE: The wind industry in the US is big but it's also tight-knit...everyone knows what everyone else is up to. Not 100% sure, but what I'm hearing on the grapevine is the company who did this deal is Hirschfeld and the site is near San Angelo.
Nope! Pretty close (physically) though
Could be, not sure. I know that over here in my neck of the woods, the farms are being sourced by one large US producer and 3 from overseas. The article mentions that only the turbines would be Chinese-sourced, but all the companies I know of with farms here produce their own turbines. If they struck up a deal with a Texas company to build the towers and slap Chinese turbines on them, my best guess is that it would be Trinity. But there's not really any details in the article, so who knows. Like I said, this will be interesting to watch
...where the hell are they going to put them? I'm sitting here in West Texas in an office of a major tower manufacturer; and we have 80 towers worth of sections sitting in our storage lot (which is being expanded) that the company purchasing them can't find a home for. A couple of sites have been proposed, but they fell through because it would cost too much to build the infrastructure to connect them to the grid. Now they're trying to find a site in a different state. And Mr. Pickens reportedly has 200 towers built that he can't site either, my favorite quote is "Well I damn sure can't put 'em up in my yard". So good luck to the Chinese I guess. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Skype worked fine when I lived in China. And their "Great Firewall" was easily bypassed by my "Great Proxy".
3G Unrestrictor alone was worth the jailbreak for me. Skype calls over 3G FTW.
Thank you. I was searching the thread for a mention of digital ham radio modes. No need to resort to pigeons when we can take ride on the airwaves ourselves. It may not be faster (considering a 4GB stick tied to a pigeon's leg, but at least you'd have actual packets to deal with.
I haven't been able to access the site since 7AM CST, but as of now (11AM) I can get to my page. It took 3 tries but I made a tweet. Thank goodness, I was beginning to think I wouldn't be able to post useless information to a useless site today!
Thanks for the link! Some good stuff on there,
Yeah, they're pretty good at eliminating just about any decent product in the store. Those Linaeum tweeters were great, I'm really surprised that they've not reappeared in other products. Years ago when they were ditching all of their Optimus home theater products (which was the last good stereo lineup they've had), I bought the whole set on clearance at a bargain price: 12" floor speakers, 500 watt receiver, Linaeum center channel and satellites, big honkin' subwoofer, 100 disc changer. It's still working great to this day and sounds awesome. After that they started their crappy partnership with RCA which bombed a few years later, and have never had any good audio equipment since. And that's just one example of the idiotic business decisions they've made. How they're still around is anyone's guess. Even when I worked there I couldn't figure out how the company managed to exist, let alone look good in financial papers. They're really an enigma in the electronics world.
That's what we used to cal it back when I worked there. They have a pretty lax return policy which is often heavily abused. People come in, buy a radar detector, camcorder, digicam, etc. They take it with them on a vacation or other event and bring it back when they're done. As long as the packaging is in good shape, they have a receipt, and it's within 30 days, we had to accept it. My manager would frequently try to fight it, even complaining to corporate, but of course nothing happened. Towards the end of my time there, when people would walk in with an item all boxed up, receipt in hand, smiling, I'd just ask "So, have a good vacation"?
They look beautiful to me as well, because to me they look like money! I'm in the wind power industry in Texas, but not with GE. And I don't think Pickens is alone with the site woes. It seems everyone is having trouble picking a site in TX at the moment.
Correct. Also in the event that you do actually have to send your phone off, you can just pop out your SIM card and get a cheap ATT "Go" phone (their prepaid service). Put your SIM in it and use it while waiting on your phone to come back. Then when you get the phone back, you can put the prepaid phone on Craigslist or Ebay and get some of your money back. Note: That's how it was when I was selling phones a couple years ago...I'm pretty sure it's still the same.
:raises hand: I've still got an unopened Win 3.1 box somewhere. 3.5" diskettes. Wonder if it's worth anything now?