Originally posted by Zantra
How about floppy disks/drives? I mean, cmon- what use is it nowadays with networking and drive technology? If you can't email something, you can zip disk it. This is one technology which has definitely overstayed it's welcome
I disagree with less than you, but still - it looks like he just plain doesn't like technology in general. For example, I don't think he's figured out how NOT to ruin a DVD. I've got 75 of them, some 3+ years old, and not one that has a read problem. The Matrix was my first DVD, I got it the day it came out, and watched the lobby scene every day for about two months after class.Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
This guy is backed by MIT? I happen to disagree with his whole list besides land mines and lie detectors.
Yeah.How about floppy disks/drives?
Incandescent bulbs? You couldn't pay me enough to put flourescents in my house. I can barely stand the one in my kitchen!
Hehe, those are floppy disks. A hard disk is something you don't often remove from your computer.Originally posted by Sting
Oh, and I still use hard disks. They're convenient and easy to carry around (just stick them in your breastpocket).
Hehe, those are floppy disks. A hard disk is something you don't often remove from your computer.
The disk itself is still floppy.
What I read was about the final testing, (Five years worth) of the process of extracting the energy, without pollutants. It is the most recent of technologies, in coal use, and does not yet have any (TBOMK) widespread use.Originally posted by Beren
It depends on the type of coal. "Hard" coal has quite a few more products.
And the technology is there, but it's not widely used. All companies have to do is make the standards, not above them.
Isn't it recently tested technology?Originally posted by russ_watters
Chemically its not that hard to process coal or oil in such a way as to make it burn considerably cleaner, however it is enormously expensive.
Well, I said "chemically." Technologically its a whole 'nother ball of wax.Originally posted by Mr. Robin Parsons
Isn't it recently tested technology?
That's why I mentioned what I had read while living in Calgary some years back, they had just been completing five year testing on a system for coal burning that produced basically only a small amount of residual solid ash, nothing else but the electricity after that.Originally posted by russ_watters
Well, I said "chemically." Technologically its a whole 'nother ball of wax.
Seriously, heat something and it decomposes. I made methane from popsicle sticks in 9th grade physical science. Piece of cake. Going from that to a system you can build and make money from is a huge deal. I don't know where such technologes stand.
The hippies mainly concern themselves with 'can it be done?' They don't generally take it any further to look at whether its really technologically/economically feasible.