An oil rig once, the perfect home of future! | Ecofriend An oil rig once, the perfect home of future! Malaysian designers Ku Yee Kee and Hor Sue-Wern have come up with the novel idea of transforming decommissioned oil rigs into habitable structures. With conservation of the environment being the order of the day, tapping renewable sources of energy is imperative. This is the most appreciable feature of this model. The design also offers flexibility of living and working both above and under water. This can well be the solution that many of the abandoned oil rigs are looking for. Via: eVolo Enjoyed this post? Categories: Uncategorized Tags:
A Basic Mistake That Trashed a JSTARS Imagine flying, along with 20 or so fellow aircrew, in an Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System (JSTARS) jet for a mission to track down insurgents planting roadside bombs in Iraq or Afghanistan. You’ve just taken off from your base in Qatar but before you can go scan the ground for bad guys with the plane’s powerful AN/APY-7 radar, you’ve got to refuel from a waiting KC-135 tanker since the E-8’s ancient Pratt & Whitney JT3D engines burned way too much gas taking off on a hot Middle Eastern day. The E-8 you’re flying in is a converted Boeing 707 passenger jet that was built in 1967 and flew in airline service for decades before being purchased by the Air Force and refurbished for military use in the 1990s. Approaching the tanker, all is going smoothly until the two planes hook up and fuel starts flowing into the JSTARS. You hear a “loud bang throughout the midsection of the aircraft.” The pilot immediately brings the jet back to its base in Qatar.
The Midnight Special: Hosts: The Beach Boys - Episode Recap Opening credits (Wolfman Jack voiceover, announces the guests) --The Beach Boys (hosts) - "Good Vibrations" --Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (lip synch performance, originally aired 19-Jan-1979) Commercial break --Tavares - "Straight from the Heart" --The Beach Boys - "Here Comes the Night" --The Beach Boys - "Surfin' U.S.A." --Bad Company - "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" (music video, concert footage) --The Beach Boys - "Angel Come Home" (with Dennis Wilson singing lead) --The Beach Boys, Roger McGuinn & Wolfman Jack - "Rock 'n' Roll Music" --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Don't You Write Her Off" --Tavares - "More Than A Woman" --Blondie - "One Way or Another" (live performance, originally aired 19-Jan-1979) --Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (music video, concert footage) --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Surrender to Me" --The Beach Boys - "Lady Lynda" (or "Lady Linda") --Tavares - "Never Had A Love Like This Before" --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Backstage Pass"
Clubstead Design Contents • Intro • Specifications • Engineering Details / Reports • Pretty Stuff • Questions and Answers • Credits Intro This is TSI’s first seastead design, for a hotel/resort built to withstand the waves off the coast of California, also known as a “Floatel”. The base platform draws from traditional oil platform designs such as pillar platforms and semisubmersibles, but with the addition of a a deck suspended from steel cables, inspired by Tensegrity concepts, which saves on material costs. On top, we’ve designed a 200-guest resort around the inherent geometry of the four pillars (one can imagine them being themed Air, Fire, Water, and Earth). Specifications and Key Stats • 400′x400′ (200′ span between pillars), so 160,000 ft^2 footprint. Reports These reports from Marine Innovation & Technology contain the most up to date information about the ClubStead project.Download the final ClubStead reports in a single .zip file, or as individual PDFs: Pretty Stuff Still Views on Flickr: 3D Models
Energy.gov: Where information goes to die We live in an Information Age. Never before have we had so much data at our fingertips, thanks to digitization and the Internet. But information is only useful if it is accessible, searchable, and intelligible. Last August, the US Energy Department proudly announced a “comprehensive website reform, making Energy.gov a cutting-edge, interactive information platform and saving taxpayers more than $10 million annually.” For example, when I tried to find the Energy Department’s site-suitability evaluation for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, a pivotal document issued in 2002 by the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, here’s what happened: I typed “Yucca Mountain” into the site’s search engine and received a list of 22 results, along with a question: “Did you mean: yucca maintain?” Wait a minute — 22 results? It was the same story with the second result, which led to Volume 3 of the 1998 assessment.
Home - SGMA "BUCHANAN CHAPTER" of the GPAA Alexander L. Kielland (platform) Alexander L. Kielland was a Norwegian semi-submersible drilling rig that capsized whilst working in the Ekofisk oil field in March 1980 killing 123 people. The rig was built as a mobile drilling unit at a French shipyard, and delivered to Stavanger Drilling in July 1976. The floating drill rig was not however used for drilling purposes but served as a semi-submersible 'flotel' providing living quarters for offshore workers. By 1978 additional accommodation blocks had been added to the platform, so that up to 386 persons could be accommodated. In 1980 the platform was working in the Norwegian north sea providing offshore accommodation for the production platform Edda 2/7C. Fractures on the right side of the rig In driving rain and mist, early in the evening of 27 March 1980 more than 200 men were off duty in the accommodation on Alexander L. Minutes before 18:30 those on board felt a 'sharp crack' followed by 'some kind of trembling'. 130 men were in the mess hall and the cinema.
Topic Galleries - Preserving Cabrini-Green's images In the sharp sun of an April afternoon, Nate Lanthrum walks through the remains of Cabrini-Green giving away what he has taken. He looks out of place, a white guy carrying a $1,500 Nikon D700 camera, but the residents are used to him by now and greet... Blackhawks thrilled to have Brent Seabrook back Starting with Game 6 Sunday, Brent Seabrook's timeout will be over and the defenseman will be back on the ice — so long as he promises to play nice. The Blackhawks have done pretty well in Seabrook's absence, winning all three games the NHL... NFL draft preview: Defensive ends As the NFL draft nears — it takes place May 8-10 — we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need. In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells Obama denounces racist comments reportedly made by NBA owner Cubs can't take advantage of Brewers' injuries Northwestern women win at Wrigley Blackhawks thrilled to have Brent Seabrook back
A.L. Johnson Company - Contact Us A.L. Johnson Co. 4671 Calle Carga Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 389-4631 (805) 389-4632 email@example.com Use the form below to request a quote, more information or our Casting Design Kit. Find your local representative here. Our engineering staff at the foundry can be reached weekdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Call 805-389-4631 and one of our field representatives will be happy to discuss any aspects of the RPM process and the best methods available for transforming your designs into production castings. A. Remembering that each design is unique and presents its own series of considerations we urge you to consult with us at the earliest possible stage. Electronic transfer of data and drawing files is available but sometimes leads to complications and misinformation.
Lady Landfill Skyscraper- eVolo | Architecture Magazine Honorable Mention 2011 Skyscraper Competition Milorad Vidojević, Jelena Pucarević, Milica Pihler Serbia The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a pile of plastic floating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Chronicle claims that the patch now weights more than 3.5 million tons, 80% of which is plastic waste that reaches more than thirty meters in depth. This area of the Pacific Ocean is a relatively calm region that causes the accumulation of floating garbage in big piles. Its removal will cost billions of dollars and no country claims responsibility. This proposal consists of a series of underwaterscrapers, floating islands that will be used to remove and recycle the garbage patch. Considering that the size of the floating garbage island is constantly varying, the structural organization of the skyscraper should reflect these variations. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book
Microsoft confirms UEFI fears, locks down ARM devices - SFLC Blog - Software Freedom Law Center At the beginning of December, we warned the Copyright Office that operating system vendors would use UEFI secure boot anticompetitively, by colluding with hardware partners to exclude alternative operating systems. As Glyn Moody points out, Microsoft has wasted no time in revising its Windows Hardware Certification Requirements to effectively ban most alternative operating systems on ARM-based devices that ship with Windows 8. The Certification Requirements define (on page 116) a "custom" secure boot mode, in which a physically present user can add signatures for alternative operating systems to the system's signature database, allowing the system to boot those operating systems. But for ARM devices, Custom Mode is prohibited: "On an ARM system, it is forbidden to enable Custom Mode. While UEFI secure boot is ostensibly about protecting user security, these non-standard restrictions have nothing to do with security. Microsoft's hardware partners are different for ARM.
A Guide to Bug Detection Equipment...! Hidden cameras and audio bugs come in many disguises... ...but if you know what Bug Detection Equipment to use then you can easily see if big brother is keeping tabs on you or your family... ...Do you feel secure in your hotel room, the tanning salon or changing room - its time to make sure...! Most bugs emit radio waves. Therefore the standard counter surveillance measure is to 'sweep' for them with a bug detector. Bugs can be hidden in an array of items from pens, baseball caps, clock radios, binoculars, spy phones, watches, wall clocks, plants, lamps, picture frames, ties and briefcases to name a few... ...But... ...The list is endless, and you need to be vigilant... ...And, be aware, sweeping is not foolproof because... A bug that has run out of power or a bug which is only tuned on during surveillance may not show up during a sweep at all. Hidden Camera Detectors The problem is this only detects cameras and not any audio devices or listening devices that may commonly be used.
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