US figures given here... The single most abundant generation source is coal. However, if you combine nuclear, hydro, and renewables, coal is 37.6% vs 30.3% for "non-greenhouse" sources in 2012. If you add nat gas which is cleaner and more efficient even though it does create CO2, total generation from "cleaner" sources is 61.3% vs coal's 37.6%. In other words, it isn't such a bad thing to power your cars with electricity.
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Car noise is less from the engine and more from the tires on pavement. Of course there are exceptions to this. However, you pick a decent mid-size/compact sedan which is the most common vehicle, and the car hardly can be heard by itself until someone slams the pedal down. While it's moving at steady speed, the only discernible noise is the "whoosh" of air and tire noise.
My solution to the concerns of quiet electrics: "Hello folks, we have put 4 state of the art noise-makers on all our electric cars. They are made by Michelin and come with a 60000mi warranty!"
You assume microsoft wants to recoup the cost on this generation of console release. Sounds like this is a good way to debut a new technology such that it can be refined and improved for the next generation console. 360 is already 5yrs old. The next iteration is due
Consumers are paying to beta test a technology that will really hit the big time in the next console generation.
Ugh, what a terrible article. There's no firm conclusions at all, just mindless speculation. Here's some gems: "The only thing I can say is that it is something designed to go bang" and "'If I had to guess what it was, yes that's a logical target' he said, 'but that's just speculation'"
This could be an interesting topic, but unfortunately, it is turned into a pointless article spewing wild guesses. And the findings are to be submitted in a closed door security meeting? WTF? I guess we'll never know.
I have programmed many PLC's in my day, but unfortunately not Siemens. Does anyone have experience with siemens that can comment on the mysterious operational block 35?
Disrupt Wind Patterns? What is the problem with this? Wind turbines certainly don't change weather patterns. Are you sad you can't fly a kite? I guess that could be a problem.
Natural View? I can't win this argument. A person's opinion on the look of a wind turbine is exactly that; an opinion.
Hurricane wind speeds are 33m/s or more.Turbines also have max survivable wind speed. Not sure exactly what this is, but for land based, I seem to recall 50m/s or so. Level 3 or more hurricanes would surpass this.... The wind turbine companies though understand the maximum ratings or their product and would not allow installation in an environment that exceeds the survivability of the turbine.