Well, the problem with that is institutions that feel Floppies can be better controlled than email (for viruses, etc.) Plus, CD-Rs are still rather expensive and difficult to use.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?
Actually, I incredibly agree with this one. They're so wasteful, but really, until we have a better option, there's just no doing it.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).
Yeppers. And what was I smoking?Hehe, those are floppy disks. A hard disk is something you don't often remove from your computer.
For someone who knows very little about computers, I'm glad I know that one.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.