Scripting languages pollute


First posted
Tuesday October 13, 2009 07:36

Updated
Thursday December 23, 2010 05:32

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CST PV solar seminar Saturday June 19, 2010.

BTU primer is important because it relates heat to production of electricity.

Solar generation of electricity: China emails.

What does Go Daddy run on? And Comcast too.

Coal 57% and natural gas 17%.

Nuclear energy provides almost 20 percent of the United States' electricity.

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As predicted by the American consulting firm International Nuclear, Inc. (iNi), mining companies are having difficulties meeting the increased demand for fuel by nuclear power plants, which produce approximately one sixth of the electricity used in the world today.

Chevrolet's Volt, a plug-in hybrid due out in November, will draw 8 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the grid to go 40 miles. (The Volt also has a gasoline engine; hence, it's a hybrid.)

The Leaf, which looks like an updated Nissan Versa, is powered by a lithium-ion battery that Nissan has developed. It takes about 16 hours to fully charge the battery using a 110-volt outlet, or about eight hours using a 240-volt outlet.

With a 24 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery costing about $600 per kWh, the battery itself would cost about $14,000. [24 * 3413 = 81,912 BTU for 100 miles?]

The high cost of batteries will keep pure electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt out of the mainstream consumer market, he said. Ironically, Wright co-founded Tesla Motors which has popularized EVs, and is chief executive of Wrightspeed which is building power train subsystems for medium duty fleet trucks. ...

EV batteries currently cost about $1,000 per kilowatt hour, and costs are projected to come down as much as half in the next several years. Today's Chevy Volt is well designed, but will cost about twice as much as a similar gas vehicle. Gas prices will have to soar above $10/gallon to make such consumer EVs economical even at the lower battery costs, Wright said.
 

Essential non-gas-wasting trip to mountain communities to the east of albuquerque to look for new solar/wind project and FOR SALE signs resulted in

The Chevy volt is reported to use 8 kWh to go 40 miles.

8 * 3414/ 40 is top is BTU/mile for Chevy volt.

9.224 * 114,000 / 287.4 is bottom BTU/mile for Honda CR-V.

But we must more than double the Chevy volt value because of the heat rate required to convert BTUs to kWhs.

Hydroelectric generation has the fourth largest share, nearly 6 percent.

Go Daddy uses scripting languages to implement its products.

Go Daddy 'programmers' - table fillers actually - work in refrigerated air conditioned offices in Scottsdale, AZ.

Scripting languages execute very slowly

Twenty-three seconds elapsed between clicking OK to completion.



Forty-eight seconds elapsed between clicking Publish to completion.



That's the bad news.

Andrea P has good news.



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and, as a result, consume lots of electricity compared to programs written in Visual Basic 6.0 or higher, Visual C/C++ or assembler.

MIPS/watt may be a bad idea for the reason it depends on what the mips are doing - like running scripting languages.

Google Greening Server Farms with....Irrigation? Written by Matt James on 14/11/07



the greening of server farms roger allen
Under current efficiency trends, national energy consumption by servers and data centers could nearly double again in another five years (i.e., by 2011) to more than 100 billion kWh (Figure ES-1), representing a $7.4 billion annual electricity cost. The peak load on the power grid from 7 these servers and data centers is currently estimated to be approximately 7 gigawatts (GW), equivalent to the output of about 15 baseload power plants. If current trends continue, this demand would rise to 12 GW by 2011, which would require an additional 10 power plants.

Although China has plenty of coal, there are several reasons the country cannot meet its energy demand with coal in the foreseeable future. The first is clear: environmental. But even if the cleanest coal technology were adopted, even if all dirty coal plants were replaced, and even though China has been adding one new coal-fired power plant per week, coal still cannot replace oil because virtually no oil is used for power generation and nothing but oil is used for transportation.

Coal in Electricity Generation Israel 71%
steve martin pnm covered contribution of refrigerated air conditioning and electronic devices to increasing electric load demand.



Assembler should rarely be used these days. Visual C/C++ in-line _asm beats PC/ASSEMBLER®.

Visual Basics below 6.0 source code compiled into

a Forth-like intermediate code which was interpreted with a Forth-type inner interpreter so programs executed slowly.

Learn about Android.

Dalvik Virtual Machine Internals. Please click on video to learn more about forth extensions.

Microsoft solved the compiled program execution speed problem with Visual Basic 6.0 with a code generator which produces machine language.

Chama, New Mexico Friday October 9, 2009



Chama, New Mexico Saturday October 10, 2009.



Chama, New Mexico station.

Double head power required when more than about 8 cars. Thirteen connected to seen train.

Cough, cough.
Lead locomotive engineer was asked what boiler pressure used.

Engineer responded that he liked to operate between 195-97 psi but never below 190 psi. He added that the pressure safety valve released at 199 psi. Boiler explosions happen.

Listen to them depart the station.
The hissing you hear on Windows Media Player is steam released into the cylinders through a slide valve, we speculate. Engine aspirations are most pronounced as the slider reaches the middle.




Chug, chug.
Note that lead locomotive is putting on the steam while trailing locomotive is not.

Reason likely is that lead locomotive will return to Chama from Cumbres pass while trailing locomotive will proceed to Antonito, CO. The trailing locomotive needs to conserve coal. BTUs, of course.

That coal contains between about 8,600-10,000 BTUs per pound. Coking coal up to about 15,000.





NUCLEAR ELECTRIC POWER Economics of the Conversion of Nuclear Energy t o E l e c t r i c i t y

Above may be inaccurate?

New guess.



900,000,000 vs 35,000,000,000: Who, if any, is correct?
bill payne 7.1.09

Mr Goggin

As far a wind farms go, is Fast Neutron's statement

From actual experience, wind farms produce 1.2 watts per square meter. Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic methods capture 5 to 6 watts per square meter. There is no economy of size in either technology. Dividing the watts you need by those values gives the land area in square meters needed to produce the juice. The numbers are astronomical

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/santa-fe-new-mexican/T0QVJ5UD3R25C8HRL

IF Fast Neutron is wrong about wind farms, then what is the correct value?

Thanks in advance.

bill

Fast Neutron- type data.


From: "Donald Frederick Fournier" dfournie@illinois.edu
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Cc: "Ben Joseph Sliwinski" bsliwins@illinois.edu
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:58:00 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: RE: fast neutron on solar and wind electric output

Bill, the numbers I like to use are from Vaclav Smil in his 21st Century Energy article.

He says solar PV is 20 W per square meter of peak power. He says wind and water power are below 10 W/m2. Biomass is well below 1 W/m2.

Don

Donald Fournier
Chair, Building Research Council
Program Manager, SEDAC
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 265-0681
(800) 214-7954
WWW.SEDAC.ORG

We goggled Vaclav Smil in his 21st Century Energy article.



From: "Vaclav Smil" vsmil[at]cc.umanitoba.ca>
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2009 12:04:35 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: RE: W/m2 vs kWh

Electricity production (output, generation) must be measured in energy units, that is in joules (one joule being one watt-second, and one watt-hour being 3,600 J and one kWh being 3.6 MJ) or in the infernal American system inherited from the Brits, BTU). Installed capacity (power) comes in power units that is in watts (J/s) or horsepower (1 ho=~745 W). Wind people rarely cite the production (generation) figures because those depend obviously on the load (capacity) factor, which for wind is anywhere between 20-35%. They prefer to quote installed (peak) power capacities instead, thus deliberately exaggerating any installation achievements as, say, 1 MW in wind turbine is not 1 MW in gas turbines or steam turbines. Power density calculation are done as the first approximations for rated (installed, peak) capacities because there can be no uniform load factor to apply. The same problem arises with hydro stations: a station in a dry years may have load factor of 20%, in a very rainy year 60%.


From: bpayne37@comcast.net [mailto:bpayne37@comcast.net]
Sent: December-01-09 1:42 PM
To: Vaclav Smil
Subject: W/m2 vs kWh

Hello professor Smil,

Are the W/m2 you reference below peak power?
Reason I ask is that some in the electric energy field apparently prefer to measure electric output in terms of kWh instead of peak power.

Thank you for your previous response.

bill



From: "Donald Frederick Fournier" dfournie@illinois.edu
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Cc: "Ben Joseph Sliwinski" bsliwins@illinois.edu
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 8:59:53 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: RE: btu/pound of uranium

It gets a little complex, but on the issue of 900,000,000 vs 35,000,000,000. The larger number is just for U235. A typical power reactor is mostly U238. The U235 is about 2.5% of the original fuel load. This may explain the difference in the numbers. Also, all reactors breed a bit so some of the U238 is changed to plutonium (Pu239) and some of that fissions to provide a significant percentage of the energy from a typical power reactor.

Hope this helps.

Don
Donald Fournier
Chair, Building Research Council
Program Manager, SEDAC
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 265-0681
(800) 214-7954
WWW.SEDAC.ORG


From: bpayne37@comcast.net
To: dfournie@illinois.edu
Cc: bsliwins@illinois.edu
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2010 7:02:28 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain

Subject: Kilowatt-hour (kWh) - A kilowatt-hour is the quantity of energy delivered when power flows at the rate of one kilowatt for one hour. It is equal to 3,412 Btu.

Hello Mr Fournier,

How is 3,412 Btu computed?

I became more interested in energy in about 2006. There are differences between interest, expertise, and ability.

Hopefully here is an area of my expertise. And ability too.

bill


December 3, 2009
Insolation is the rate of solar energy arriving on a specific flat surface perpendicular to the line of the sun. At sea level, the least possible loss is 29 to 30 percent. The maximum possible insolation is therefore about 70 to 71 percent of the solar constant., or about 320 BTU per hour per square foot. No solar collector, regardless of shape or design can deliver more than this maximum possible value, without energy input from some other source.
Banking on Green Energy December 18, 2009.

November 29, 2009

Iran defies world with plan for ten new nuclear sites

Offshore wind: Comprehensive initial study is critical

The Nimitz-class supercarriers, a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy, are the largest capital ships in the world, and are considered to be a hallmark in the superpower status of the United States of America.[1] These aircraft carriers are numbered with consecutive hull numbers starting with CVN-68. The letters CVN denote the type of ship: "CV" is the hull classification symbol for aircraft carriers, and "N" indicates nuclear-powered propulsion. The number after the CVN means that this is the 68th "CV", or large aircraft carrier.

Aren't BTUs the focus of all these matters? 1kWhr = 3412.14163 BTU. Overall, the average US water evaporation at thermoelectric plants is 0.47 gallons/kWh.
Then there is the reverse. HEAT RATE. Heat rates vary from over 29,000 [geothermal] to slightly over 7,000 [2x1 combined cycle natural gas] BTU per kWh.
There is a substantial BTU loss converting heat to electricity then back to heat. The second law of thermodyamics covers this.

Coal ash, CO2, CO, SO2, mercury, cadmium, ... and radiation!
Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter from 406 coal-fired power plants in the country made up $62 billion in damage, or an average of 3.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour produced, the report said.

Traditional Power Plants Emit More Radiation than Nuclear Ones
Approaching Cumbres pass on Saturday October 10, 2009.

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Sent: Friday, October 9, 2009 9:41:14 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Update [Incident ID: 7563193] - qsc css bug fix code requested

Our support staff has responded to your request, details of which are described below:

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Dear bill,

Thank you for contacting Online Support. I apologize for any confusion. This issue is not a problem with the way Quick Shopping Cart works. Some options in the Colors and Fonts page are grayed out because they are not available to be automatically modified for that template through that interface. Some of our older templates do not have all of these options available, such as the template you are currently using. To modify these settings, you can either use a different template that supports the automatic modification of these options, or use custom CSS.

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To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2009 9:20:12 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Update [Incident ID: 7563194] - qsc css bug fix code requested


Our support staff has responded to your request, details of which are described below:


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Dear bill,
Thank you for contacting online support.


Please note that our custom CSS is additive; that is, any changes you make will supersede the matching section located in the default CSS.
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To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2009 6:54:54 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Update [Incident ID: 7556920] - Support Question


Our support staff has responded to your request, details of which are described below:


Discussion Notes
Support Staff Response
Dear William Payne

Thank you for contacting online support. If you want to change the header back ground, you will need to use custom CSS to do this.

You can apply your own styles to your Quick Shopping Cart storefront using the Advanced CSS feature. Any styles you define are applied to all pages of your storefront.

To gain greater control over your styles and to help reduce or eliminate errors in your CSS code, create it using a CSS editor. You can then paste the CSS code into the Advanced CSS field.

Using the Advanced CSS feature can greatly affect how your storefront displays, so we recommend you become familiar with CSS before attempting to update your storefront in this way. For more information about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), visit the CSS Tutorial on the W3 Schools Web site. We also recommend thoroughly testing your changes before publishing.

To Apply Advanced CSS to Your Quick Shopping Cart Web Site

Log in to your Account Manager.

In the My Products section, click Quick Shopping Cart.

In the Quick Shopping Cart list, click Open next to the Quick Shopping Cart account you want to use.

From the Set Up menu, in the Design section, select Advanced CSS.

Enter or paste your CSS code into the provided field.

Select Active.

Click Save.

Your CSS is applied immediately in the preview, but is not reflected on your storefront until after you publish.

NOTE: Do not include any XHTML style tags in the CSS field, such as <style type="text/css">. Include only the actual CSS style definitions.

Please let us know if we can assist you in any other way.

Sincerely,


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