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Wednesday, April 03, 2002
is a newly listed public company committed to establishing profitable, large-scale renewable energy generation power stations for the Australian electricity market. They licence German designed Solar Tower technology, and plan the world's first Solar Thermal power station at Ned's Corner Station. The 1,000-metre tall Solar Tower proposed for the power station will make it the tallest built structure in the world when constructed, and the plant will produce 200MW of power 24 hours a day. 8:58:39 PM
Few links between Al Qaeda and Chechnya have been found. The 3 Russian citizens at Guantanamo, and the few other Chechens detained, appeared to be not hardened fighters but individuals whose personal and spiritual journeys took them to Afghanistan--much like American Talib John Walker Lindh. "There is an element of terrorism in Chechnya, this is for sure, just as there is in many other places in the world," Izmailov said. "But there is a whole complex of reasons [for the war]. . . . If we continue to ignore other causes of the Chechen conflict, this war will go on forever." 12:45:03 PM
The Internet is Missing
: "The simple architecture that gave us an environment so hospitable to innovation and growth is missing. Here are some steps to bring it back. [Bob Frankston, 2002-03-13]" 12:37:37 PM
Wind landscape guidelines: Tehachapi wind veteran Paul Gipe argues that the wind industry challenges its own credibility as an alternative energy source when it does not follow the best environmental and operational practices. "For it to continue to grow, to fulfill the vision of renewable energy advocates, changes have to be made -- changes that can be made." 11:47:26 AM
Forest survey shows big holes
: "Large expanses of the world's forests are in rapid decline and could be lost much sooner than expected." 11:40:39 AM
China invests in electric cars to combat pollution
: "China plans to invest 880 million yuan (US$106 million) to develop electric vehicles to combat air pollution, state media said on Tuesday. Domestic companies would be funded by the government over the next few years to develop vehicles that run on electricity or other power sources". Major push is to have clean transport for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 11:37:27 AM
: A Perl CGI proxy server for HTTP and FTP that allows anonymizing, handles cookies, evades filters, etc. Open source. 11:31:41 AM
Compact distributions of Linux (carry around with you into internet cafes or whatever?):