If you have solar panels on a rooftop that would otherwise be cooked by the sun, aren't you also saving on the amount of power required for air conditioning?
If you're trying to heat the building - not so much.
In the case of a datacenter, I don't think that heating the building is that much of a concern.
Average solar insolation is more like 5 sun-hours/day, not 8, in good locations. Much less in places like Germany.
Don't tell that to Fox news - everyone knows that Germany gets LOTS of sunshine.
Your datacenter takes 1 MW/h. You receive roughly 8 hours of usable sunlight, so you need 3MW/h capacity of solar panels to produce the power you need
Whatever the soundness of your arguments, you immediately discredit yourself by using "MW/h" as a unit of power. That's like saying that your new car is rated at 500 horsepower/minute, or has a fuel consumption of 32 mpg/hour. What are those even supposed to mean?
And, no, the corrected unit is not MWh, or "megawatt-hour". That is a unit of energy (a bulk quantity), not power (the rate of energy production or consumption). The proper unit for referring to the size of a PV array, or any electrical generation facility, is "watts" or some SI-prefix thereof.
It would do nothing to curb criminality
Some kinds of criminality would be harder. If you have to move, say, €10 million in cash, whether you do it in €500 bills or €50 bills makes a large difference. In the first case, you only have to move 20,000 pieces of "paper" (a stack about 2 m tall). If you are constrained to €50 bills, you have to move 10x as much cash. Now, instead of a single briefcase that can easily be carried onto a railcar, you need a few duffel bags.
Not that this is an insurmountable obstacle to criminals - it just makes certain transactions harder to execute and hide.
If anything, you should be asking yourself: if the FDA is only now issuing this guidance, and you haven't already been worried about security in your devices, how far behind are you?
Holder contends that "It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy.” that may be possible in theory, but governments everywhere have demonstrated repeatedly that they can't be trusted to protect personal privacy. In other words: allowing law enforcement the ability to search through a phone's contents willy nilly, trusting them not to abuse that authority, is a nice-to-have. And because of their actions, we can't have nice things.
They're trying to duplicate something they saw on a sci-fi TV show, thats primary use was exploration of alien planets
No, the tricorder's primary use was exposition, not exploration.
TV Show Watcher: What the heck is going on there?
Star Trek Character: (consults tricorder) There appears to be a radiation surge from other there, indicating a portal will soon appear and introduce this week's source of conflict.
TV Show Watcher: Thanks, informative tricorder!
It's not about how attractive they are. But how traditionally they are dressed. Which for many people contrasts with space exploration.
Well, although a sari is a wonderful outfit, the flowing fabric would probably just get in the way in zero-g.
(I kid, I kid)
My keys are metal. They don't bend.
Ah, but do your keys have a 5.7" screen?
Spectrum is great - important and well-written technological articles that 1) get their units correct and 2) don't get breathlessly hyped up like a press release. For a while, the print magazine was the main reason I kept my IEEE membership current. Now the whole thing is posted for free online.