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MartinW last won the day on March 10 2015

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  1. Details are continuing to emerge. Apparently he was initially arrested for trespass and criminal damage. It quickly became apparent though that they were dealing with an individual with mental health issues. Suffolk police confirmed it wasn't being treated as a terrorist incident. They also confirmed that they aren't looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and that there was no wider threat to the public. It started at 1:40 and Mildenhall was on lockdown for less than an hour. If there was anything else going on I don't think that would be the case. I would also th
  2. The public don't require a "safe haven" as the perpetrator is detained in a psychiatric ward. The reason for being "detained" is twofold, to protect the mentally ill individual from harm and also to protect the general public from harm. "Flying the flag" is usually defined as supporting an issue. I think you may have meant to imply that the perpetrators fake being mentally ill in order to avoid punishment. Apologies if I've misinterpreted. Rarely does anybody succeed at faking mental illness in such circumstances. Whether an individual is men
  3. He wouldn't have been held under section 136 unless they were very convinced they were dealing with mental illness, in which case his ethnicity isn't relevant. He had a Teddy Bear with him, not usually a terrorists weapon of choice. Authorities will indeed profess privacy considerations, not because they are trying to hide his ethnicity, but because it's normal under section 136, when dealing with mental illness.
  4. It's section 136. The law states he can be held where he is, or taken to a place of safety. A place of safety can be their home, a friend or relatives home, a police station, an accident and emergency hospital or a psychiatric hospital. 36 hours is the max he can be kept on section 136. After a mental health assessment he will either be discharged, or further detained in hospital under a different section of the mental health act. Undoubtedly the latter in this case.
  5. Mentally ill. Detained under the mental health act. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5194433/Man-stormed-RAF-Mildenhall-TEDDY-BEAR-him.html Hopefully he will get the treatment he requires.
  6. Me too. I see it progressing the same way automotive technology has. Hybrid cars are now very common on our roads, we see them every day, and we now see pure electric frequently too. Different application of course, with some different challenges, but I see the same progression. Hybrid will become commonplace in the air and as battery tech continues to advance rapidly, increasing numbers of electric aircraft will join them. It's a technology that's rapidly gaining inertia.
  7. Well yes. It's a flying test bed, for a hybrid system. Commercial application won't be till 2030. There is certainly a point. Increased fuel efficiency, reduced noise, higher peak power, parallel redundancy. Electric motors provide very high power to weight ratios and rapid and precise control. Combine that with a fuel powered generator tuned and running at peak efficiency and you have a useful technology. Well no, it couldn't. They wouldn't be doing this without reason. The engineers/designers responsible see this as required.
  8. "Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens are to develop hybrid electric engine plane technology as part of a push towards cleaner aviation. The E-Fan X programme will first put an electric engine with three jet engines on a BAe 146 aircraft. The firms want to fly a demonstrator version of the plane by 2020, with a commercial application by 2030." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42152484 "We see hybrid-electric propulsion as a compelling technology for the future of aviation," said Paul Eremenko, Airbus' chief technology officer. Image copy
  9. As we speak, grid-scale storage technology is being deployed across the grid, designed to cope with the intermittent nature of wind and solar. When the wind does blow, the excess energy is stored by the batteries. That stored energy is then available when the wind isn't blowing. Same for the domestic environment, the Tesla Power Wall is now relatively cheap and many that install solar panels are also opting for the power wall. There are a number of other manufacturers also providing the technology. So no, the weather won't improve but battery technology has and will. The nice thin
  10. Actually 2040 according to the government. That's electric and hybrid though, most will be hybrid. And costs a bomb of course. Hinckley C is a disaster and will be the most expensive electricity ever produced. Households could end up paying £50bn. New offshore wind on the other hand is fast to implement and now 10 times cheaper than new nuclear. Hinckley C's subsidy bill has quadrupled. There are challenges for sure. $2.2 bn was the figure I saw.
  11. True enough. But liquids are better conductors of heat. I was of course kidding when I said "How about immersing your entire PC in a non conducting fluid". Obviously not a technology intended for the likes of you and I. Personally I'm an air cooler fan. My NH-D15S cools my overclocked 6700K beautifully. Well below TJ Max and quiet too. No point in risking even a small chance or leaks when the Noctua does the job fine. Recently built a Mini ITX system for my daughter and I did install a Corsair H100i V2 AIO. Made sense given the extremely small form factor.
  12. Range anxiety is a bit of a myth for Tesla owners. Model S 300 miles I recall. Well most of us would be taking a break before that to visit the toilet and to stretch our legs. Unhealthy not to. And with Tesla super charging taking a mere 30 minutes to charge the car, and totally free to use, not so much of an issue. The trip meter on my Mazda CX5 reads 350 miles, although I admit, I drive mostly urban. If you compare a Tesla Model S with a petrol car of similar performance, Lamborghini, Ferrari, I doubt you'll see much greater range. The new Tesla truck will be using a new "mega
  13. I must apologise for that, it's 5 secs empty. Fully laden it's 0 to 60 in 20 seconds. still very fast for a lorry. It can take a 5 percent gradient at 65 mph rather than 45 for a diesel truck. In regard to the initial cost, not announced yet, but in terms of total cost, purchase price, servicing fuel etc, it's 20% cheaper than running a diesel truck. Range is 500 miles, and that's a worst case scenario. Load is 80,000 lbs. True enough, upgrades required. It wouldn't happen over night though, so enough time for th
  14. Video half way down page. http://www.pcgamer.com/this-is-what-extreme-liquid-cooling-looks-like/
  15. Forget your all in one, closed loop coolers, or even a full blown custom loop. How about immersing your entire PC in a non conducting fluid. Don't try this at home folks...
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