Here in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the local newspaper publishes plain death notes for free. If you want it adorned or specially formated you have to pay.
A major bank (Banco Real of Santander Group) in Brazil had a problem on New Years Day: its ATMs would not accept 2010-01-04 (Monday) as a working day. But accept current day (on 2010-01-01) as valid and then send a message stating the transaction would be schedule for 2010-01-04!
Not a great idea. You will have to lift the book to change pages.
An interesting alternative is "Molten salt reactor" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten_salt_reactor). There are, at least, two videos from google tech talks about them: Liquid Fluoride Reactors: A New Beginning for an Old Idea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0tUDJ35So) and The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor: What Fusion Wanted To Be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHs2Ugxo7-8&feature=channel_page).
""Because they are under NDA, he cannot reveal the actual results, but he gave us some interesting indications of how the Barcelona will eventually fare against an equivalent Intel processor.
— 20-30% better performance overall
— 170% better performance in some benchmarks
More importantly, he says, the Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona) will offer 45-85% better performance than current dual-core Opteron processors at the same power consumption and thermal dissipation. Intel quad-core processors, on the other hand, only offer 30-35% better performance (11% in floating point) than their dual-core processors with a 23-25% increase in power consumption and thermal dissipation."
Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy