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Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 17, 2012, 11:27 am

I have a couple of inverters here at home that can fully charge a
battery from a nearly discharged one.

We can do incredible things in the research lab with enough funding.
The decisions governing energy are almost always economic, except for
national defense where Stirling engines in subs and missile and
disposable precious-metal batteries cost less than losing your

Were you Green enough to buy a Segway?


Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 17, 2012, 11:49 am

Not sure if anyone will appreciate it, but I just found out that the
1971-vintage HP Spectrum Analyzer I bought at a flea market depends on
this magic crystal:

This one sweeps smoothly from 2 GHz to 4 GHz.


Posted by j on May 17, 2012, 12:15 pm
 On 5/17/2012 7:27 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

I wonder how much longer Germany could have held out if it's tanks and
planes were 20% more efficient?

The WWII P51 Mustang gained the range needed because it was fuel
efficient. As far as us today, the military has it's own strategic
reserves and in flight refueling. I don't care about the mileage in an F22!

Not me, but there are a lot of Segways here. Popular for tours.

I'm only really green where it saves money and doesn't cost a fortune.
For me that is solar thermal. And with the cost of water, low flow
toilets (plug for Kohler Super Flusher).

The odd thing about energy conservation is that this rarely benefits the
poor who are mostly about using energy. You need to have some money to
start with before you can think about saving some!


Posted by News on May 17, 2012, 1:00 pm
 j wrote:

Not at all as they were going to get beat anyhow. British, US and Soviet
industry just crushed the poor murdering blighters.

The Segway inventor has spent a lot of money on improving the Stirling. He
drives around ain Stirling-electric hybrid car and is proposing a
Stirling-electric scooter.

Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 17, 2012, 1:33 pm

I know, but I signed a non-disclosure agreement and can't discuss it.

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