Daily archives: August 21, 2008

Tweets today

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08:28 They’re having Manchester weather in Beijing. I don’t know if that’s a good thing for the British team. #

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15:26 Blog: This is a test to see if I can send video straight to flickr from my phone tinyurl.com/5suwwn #

15:32 Once around the block without hitting anything and I’m now qualified to drive the students union minibus again. #

19:26 Trying to generate pauses through creative cutting and time remapping. Challenging. #

21:04 Second bottle of ginger beer is fizzier, but not much more gingery. Next time I may blend the ginger. #

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This is a test to see if I can send video straight to flickr from my phone

View from the bus.

Update That worked, but the original layout was messy and needed editing, so I’ve changed the default layout for the future and hopefully it’ll be better.

I prefer the Lib Dem’s green energy policy

I’m with Nick Clegg when he talks about how wrong-headed the government is in its championing of nuclear power.

“The thing that I think has gone wrong in this debate is that the government has spooked everyone into thinking that we need nuclear by saying there’s going to be a terrible energy gap – the lights are going to go out in the middle of the next decade.

“There’s actually no evidence that’s the case at all. They’ve raised the wrong problem in order to push the wrong solution.

“The real problem is that our energy mix is not green enough and we’re over dependent on oil and gas from parts of the world that aren’t very reliable.”

This continued support of nuclear is typical of government. No matter what they may say, they don’t want to devolve too much power to their electorate. Everything has to be solved by big, centralised projects that the general population has no say over and which will ultimately come in late and fail to deliver everything they promise. The answer isn’t Uranium but a wide spread of projects at the local, and even household, level that will get the public enthused and involved in problems that effect us all.

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Greenbird- wind powered record attempt

Wind cars are the future, according to the team behind Greenbird, a land yacht which is due to attempt to break the world record for a wind powered land vehicle. Greenbird uses a rigid wing rather than the traditional sail in its effort to exceed 116mph.

I can see wind vehicles as a a viable transport method for the great expanses of Australia, Africa and even the US midwest. Rigid sails and some sort of computer control would cut down on the need for tacking, but there’d still need to be a bit of room given to the vehicles, so they couldn’t cope with crowded roads. Throw in some photovoltaic panelling and combined dynamos/motors in the wheels for electric drive at either end of the journey and it might work.

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