February 20th, 2006

Not Left-Handed


I think I need some Bab5 icons. Maybe an Ivanova smackdown one ("I am the right hand of vengeance... I am death incarnate, the last living thing you are ever going to see. G-D sent me." -- though that would have to be an animated GIF, to fit all the text), a Marcus-being-Marcus one ("I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." -- ditto), and some sort of "Captain Sheridan is a goofball" one ("Ya... hoo?" -- though that was actually Lennier, uh, being inquisitive). Oh, and maybe a Londo one for overindulgent partying, and a G'kar one for spiritual/intellectual questioning ("Nobody here is exactly what they appear.").

I'll have to dig through midwinter at some point and see if I can find appropriate stuff... Just now, I should be doing work. :-P
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High-Efficiency Solar Cells.

Almost too good to be true.: "The panels are able to generate enough energy to run stoves, geysers, lights, TVs, fridges, computers.... The new technology should be available in South Africa within a year.... The panels are so efficient they can operate through a Cape Town winter.... The new, highly efficient and cheap alloy solar panel is much more efficient than the costly old silicone solar panels."

So, what does it cost to plaster them over the roof of a typical home? And what's the downside in terms of energy cost to produce them in the first place, toxic byproducts, etc?
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SH Planet

Ночной Дозор

Xta and I are going to try to go see Night Watch tomorrow at the Metreon, the 7:45 showing... Haven't yet worked out details of what we're doing about food before the show (might eat there if we can get out of work early enough, might eat something quick down here before going up), but people would be welcome to join, either at the Metreon or by meeting up at my place...

I have heard very good things about the movie from Russian friends who are into SF. See the original, with unknown actors, subtitles, etc, before they remake it into a standard-issue blockbuster!
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