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+ - Space Based Solar Power Station->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "It could be an April Fool's story — but this story has appeared in many different media outlets

A huge space-based solar power station with 5 to 6 square kilometer total area of solar panels is in the planning stage

A space-based solar power station can generate 10 times more power than ground-based solar power generators and it can generate power up to 99% of the time since there is no 'night and day' up in the space

The proposed space-based solar power station will be in geosynchronous orbit, and the electricity generated would be converted to microwaves or lasers and transmitted to a collector on Earth

This idea is not new, in fact, it was first proposed by Isaac Asimov, in his short story, "Reason", back in 1941

Links regarding the space-based solar power station are below:

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Not an April Fools post! (Score 1) 224

Oddly, California has higher standards for insulation than pretty much anywhere in the USA.

Many places with cold winters (upper mid-west) use natural gas for heating and the summer season requiring air conditioning is pretty short so some things like white roofs don't work well there.

White roofs? Really? That's the closest you could get to insulation? You've got a long way to troll before you troll, troll.

Comment: Re:Not an April Fools post! (Score 1) 224

No doubt due to the fact that in much of CA (the densely populated areas next to the coast) you can survive without an AC or any type of heating.

With a little more insulation than usual, you can do that pretty much anywhere in the USA. Oddly, California has higher standards for insulation than pretty much anywhere in the USA. We would very much like the rest of you to catch up sometime.

Comment: Re:No such thing as clean coal (Score 2) 224

Yes, the idea that EVERY kind of coal is radioactive contaminated is bullshit.

Right, just the majority of available coal. We've used up the most convenient deposits of it, just like everything else.

And if you collect it an deposit it somewhere it is not more radioactive then the highest yielding uranium ores.

Which suggests the question, is that actually that wonderful? Also, whether it's being collected. Maybe in Germany. Not in the USA or China, though.

The highest contaminated fly ash is 'just ad the edge' that it would be commercially viable to

...make poisonous drywall out of it, as they have done in China?

You can google for the amount of 'dust' (mercury etc.) that is emitted by a german plant. It is in the range of a few kg per year.

Assuming you believe those figures.

Comment: Re: Woop Di Do Da! (Score 1) 224

ou can think their relatively mild moderate climate for that,

You can mostly thank our massive population. There are more people living in and around Los Angeles alone than the population of at least half the states in the nation — probably far more if you count illegals correctly, something the census can never possibly accomplish.

Comment: Re:Too late (Score 1) 151

by Billly Gates (#49386343) Attached to: Firefox 37 Released

Firefox is very outdated.

Chrome and IE (yes IE) have since 2009 used per process for each tab for security and reliability. So you maybe fine if you have 6 tabs. 30 tabs?? One bad javascript and BAM all the rest of the 29 tabs go with it. One malicious javascript in a tab can sniff the others through an exploit too.

So yes Chrome is better just from an architecture point of view.

Firefox is known to have forks in its database stored in your Firefox profile. This means very slow startups too over time. Chrome and IE do not have this issue.

Comment: Re:Too late (Score 1) 151

by Billly Gates (#49386315) Attached to: Firefox 37 Released

With sane choices dwindling, I'm starting to ask myself: Is IE really so bad these days? I don't want to use a browser made by an advertising company. Or one being ruined by a bunch of tards.

Spartan is a firefox style rewrite similiar to Firefox from Mozilla a decade ago.

The roles have reversed in the browsers.

Comment: Re:Why doesn't Moz acknowledge the market share is (Score 1) 151

by Billly Gates (#49386259) Attached to: Firefox 37 Released

Speaking of this as Firefox was Netscape reborn after a complete rewrite ... Spartan is the Firefox of IE a complete rewrite.

IE/trident desperately needs this.

FYI IE was a great browser in the 1990s. Even IE 6 in 2001 had some bugs but was a decent 2000 era compliant and modernbrowser for its time. IE invented CSS, ajax, dynamic html, etc.

It because very buggy, insecure, extremely outdated, and poorly managed FAST last decade and by 2004 it was a POS compared to Opera and Mozilla (pre Firefox).

Spartan is still behind at 2012 levels but man it works well and is fast and has a future if MS keeps adding features into its new base.

Comment: Re:Why doesn't Moz acknowledge the market share is (Score 1) 151

by Billly Gates (#49386139) Attached to: Firefox 37 Released

Odd I am routing for Spartan not identifying as webkit.

Reason being is if webmasters only see -webkit they will ignore W3C and Firefox will be toast as websites won't look right.

It will be 2004 all over again with a new IE 6. IE and Firefox are the ones fighting which is strange and so opposite of 10 years ago.

Comment: Re:No. I disagree. (Score 2) 161

by Billly Gates (#49385959) Attached to: Tatooine Youth Suspected In Terrorist Attack

Remember the Star Wars prequels?

I don't blame the population supporting the empire after seeing such darkness, corruption, incompetence, and ineptitude of Republican rule in the galaxy.

They were the bad guys and it is mirroring the us senate today. Shoot! No technological innovations and economic malaise for thousands of years. Under the empire shit got done and the galaxy moved forward. The rebels were the ones killing people. Empire would leave you alone as long as you didn't destabilize or rebel the galaxy. Jedi can be twisted to religious fundamentalism too and supporting an outdated system like Is is does with a caliphate.

+ - AngularJS Releases Version 2.0; Rebranded to CircleJS

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "Popular JavaScript client-side MVC framework AngularJS has announced a new release and rebranding after days of hard work and midnight development. Version 1.3 (codenamed AcuteJS) was shortly followed by version 1.4 (codenamed ObtuseJS) and now the project has finally come full circle. "Moving to TypeScript has allowed us to implement four-way data binding between the keyboard and database," the sole developer who devotes 17.2% of his time to maintaining AngularJS said, "a keystroke is now just a few hundred thousand digest cycles away from being stored through your browser to the server — of course your printer will receive a promise." Despite criticism of event listeners triggering other event listeners that then, in turn, trigger the event listeners that triggered them, CircleJS looks to be a forerunner in the race from micro-MVC to nano-MVC architecture."

Comment: Re:So Germany is not a state? (Score 0) 224

Radioactive elements in coal and fly ash should not be sources of alarm per USGS.

Right, the government said so, so don't worry, taxpayer!

You just cited a document that relies on arguments like " Radioactive elements in coal and fly ash should not be sources of alarm. The vast majority of coal and the majority of fly ash are not significantly enriched in radioactive elements, or in associated radioactivity, compared to common soils or rocks." That's nice. We're not burning common soils or rocks and dispersing them into the atmosphere. The whole fucking article is like that, and you are a useful idiot at best.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.