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Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

Posted on: Mon, 2017-12-11 - 05:48 By: danie

Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said in October 2017 that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the “war on coal.”

Interview with Dame Patricia Routledge from 'Keeping Up Appearances'

Posted on: Mon, 2017-12-11 - 02:30 By: danie

Interview with Dame Patricia Routledge from 'Keeping Up Appearances'

'Keeping Up Appearances' is an absolute classic of British Comedy (think of Porridge, Thin Blue Line, Mr Bean and so many more) and I still enjoy rewatching all the episodes. And of course, the series revolves around Mrs Hyacinth Bucket. Dame Patricia Routledge looks back on her 65-year career, which includes a lot more than just Keeping Up Appearances.

She became a Dame in 2017 and I did not know she was an accomplished opera singer too.

Why waves could be the solution to powering our world

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 23:43 By: danie

Why waves could be the solution to powering our world

About a mile offshore from Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a yellow, doughnut-shaped contraption bobs up and down with the motion of the ocean. The hulking device, as wide as a school bus is long, looks a bit like a massive buoy or life raft. In fact, it’s a wave energy converter — one example of a new renewable energy technology that transforms ocean waves into electrical power.

When Waze Won't Help, Palestinians Make Their Own Maps using Maps.Me and OpenStreetMaps

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 19:57 By: danie

When Waze Won't Help, Palestinians Make Their Own Maps using Maps.Me and OpenStreetMaps

When you pass from Israel into the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Waze’s directions simply end. To keep going, you need to change your setting to allow access to “high risk” areas. Even then, GPS coverage tends to be limited.

Google Maps to Give Real-Time Notifications Soon during Transit Journeys

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 17:43 By: danie

Google Maps to Give Real-Time Notifications Soon during Transit Journeys

The objective of the update is to give an individual real-time alert when he/she is on their transit journey. This update would come in the Google Maps application and would most significantly appear on the Android lock screen.

Manjaro Linux - One Of The Finest Linux Distros

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 12:40 By: danie

Manjaro Linux - One Of The Finest Linux Distros

Yes nothing evokes as much emotion and debate in the Linux world amongst Linux users as their choice of distro and desktop UI... Everyone is right though as everyone's needs are different and there are so many good choices to choose from. So we often run (and switch) different distros and desktops but we all use the Linux kernel and most of the same apps run on all distros (they just install a bit differently).

Wellness Mama's Homemade Shaving Options for Men

Posted on: Sat, 2017-12-09 - 23:19 By: danie

Wellness Mama's Homemade Shaving Options for Men

Some interesting options are given here for homemade soaps as well as ingredients for aftershaves. The whole idea with traditional shaving is to try avoid the harsher chemicals and alcohols in ingredients, which is not only better for your skin but also for the environment.

See https://wellnessmama.com/5289/homemade-shaving-options-for-men/

Wait for it: Popular iOS app takes three days to 'develop' pics and snaps only 24 photos per roll of...

Posted on: Sat, 2017-12-09 - 16:17 By: danie

Wait for it: Popular iOS app takes three days to 'develop' pics and snaps only 24 photos per roll of 'film'

Gather round, kiddies, and let me tell you about a time when we'd take a photo, and then wait, sometimes for hours or even days, to see how it came out. Back then, we couldn't check voicemail while walking down the street unless we stopped at a payphone (a big box you put coins into).

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