Free Power for All

If it wasn’t so sad I’d be laughing. Read up on and watch the video. It’s about ten minutes long – the unfortunate tale of an electrician who on the hunt for near free energy managed to pull a high powered solar panel out of his butt and then fired up a wind generator from two pieces of paper and a magnet. There is a follow up in covering this hoax but nonetheless how ClickBank got involved one can only wonder. Continue reading “Free Power for All”

Diesel Engine

Compression engine which does not need a spark plug to ignite fuel/air mixture. There is controversy about whom invented this type engine because at the time Herbert Akroyd-Stuart was working on a similar design (actually patented 2 years prior to Diesel’s patent submission). Diesel’s engine was of higher efficiency (thermal and compression, two positive factors) over Akroyd-Stuart’s design. Modern diesel motors start with glow plugs which are switched off electronically through a timer, older systems through manually means, normally via observation of a pilot lamp on the dashboard.

Windows 8 and The Tablet Wars

With the tablet wars running rife and chief rival Samsung plagued by legal woes in the USA, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft are next to bring out their own tablet, the Surface which is to be released this next quarter. Running on Windows 8 it’s expected to give Apple’s iPad some stiff competition. Or will it?  I already hear all the gurus hailing Microsoft as a has-been and there will be no competition. Like many anti-gurus out there the only thing I run which is not Microsoft is Mozilla Firefox and Chrome, the rest just works – and works well. It’s well known that Microsoft engineer some pretty classy hardware – don’t say now, it was then as well. Microsoft made phenomenal keyboards – as they do again. The Surface is going to be a real headache for our friends at Apple. Before I jump on my high horse, let me explain…

Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface

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