Steve_Barker

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  1. What is worth more? A human or one mp3 file?

    At $80,000 I'd expect the band to come round my house and play.
  2. Try and protect your computer.

    Scans? I just use FreeBSD, and Linux. No problem :thumbup:
  3. Insight or Prius?

    I can match the Prius mpg with my basic petrol car (no polluting batteries, or serious technology to go wrong). PLUS, I could buy three of mine for the price of a Prius, and still have change. Thus, if I was in the market for a Prius (I do not have that sort of free money) I could get a cheep car + solar panels for the house + donate towards electing more Greens!
  4. Go Green by Driving Less

    I got the train to work from our new railway station for the first time today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corby_railway_station However, a weeks ticket to work costs £65, the petrol to drive costs just £30 - should not have such an economical car, then the train would not be quite so expensive :o
  5. The BlueCar electric car by Pininfarina and Bolloré

    One thing that always puts me of owning an electric car is recharging. We do not have a drive, so I would imagine that local kids would keep unplugging the lead out to the street, which would reduce range.
  6. Chip Madness

    I always thought it complete madness that work (UK) bought frozen packets of ready to cook chips from the Netherlands, but.... We are now getting frozen chips supplied by a Japanese company, which are made in China The brand name is Ever Green Brand, and they are supplied by the Shinyei Cooporation.
  7. Hand Build an Earth Sheltered Home

    If you are old enough to remember Roger Deans prog rock album covers............... http://rogerdean.com/architecture/index.htm :D
  8. Should I get a Mac?

    How did you manage to post?
  9. Giant rat caught in China

    If too many of them breed, it would always be the year of the rat Makes the ones at work look tiny.
  10. Madness: Sweden wants to invest in new nuclear reactors

    I read about this on the BBC about a month ago, and have been intending to post....
  11. cul green

    Anything that encourages people to save energy has to be a good thing.
  12. Wierd Three Wheeled Electric Car...

    Looks very much like the Carver ( http://www.carver-worldwide.com ), but then tilting three wheelers are bound to have similarities. A three wheeler can be very safe, if designed well, its a matter of positioning of the centre of gravity. Three wheeled electric, I like the Zap Xebra, a bit more utilitarian, which I like - don't do flash. http://www.zapworld.com/
  13. Google

    Makes you think about the effects of your activity. I try not to boil the kettle too often, and always use the correct amount of water. This time of year we do not use the kettle at all, but heat water on the wood burning stove. However, I Google profusely. We purchase our electricity from http://www.goodenergy.co.uk Although, I often wonder if this actually does save carbon dioxide. Plus, some days I go past our local wind farm, and the turbines are all stationary, yet we still have electricity in our home.
  14. Google

    Cup of tea or a Google? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7823387.stm
  15. what's you favorite song lyric?

    Typical, lots of post while I'm selecting tunes on YouTube B)