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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 think that if it was anything other than a mentally ill individual, he would be dead, rather than having a few cuts and bruises. I'm not aware of the UK or any European nations downplaying terrorist attacks. Mildenhall is due to be handed back to the RAF sometime in 2018, so I don't think they will be bothering to invest in better security.
  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 mentally ill or not will be determined by highly trained mental health professionals, psychiatrists etc. In which case they will be detained as long as necessary to keep themselves and the public safe. And that can mean indefinitely. Not often that a perpetrator manages to fool trained medical personal and a judge that they are mentally ill when they aren't, although it has happened. Mental illness is a horrible thing. Horrible for the sufferer, the sufferers family. In extreme cases, horrible for any victims and their family members. Undoubtedly this guy will be safely secured in a mental hospital by now where he can do no harm.
  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. Aircraft used as test beds for new engine technology is common. http://aviationweek.com/blog/ges-new-747-flying-testbed-colors http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-pratts-new-flying-testbed
  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 copyrightAIRBUS Rolls-Royce will be providing the electricity generator at the back of the E-Fan X plane. It will run on jet fuel and provide power for the electric engine. Any excess power from the generator will be stored in banks of batteries in the fore and aft holds with the stored energy to be used during take-off and landing.
  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 thing about lithium ion batteries in this sense, is that we now know that when they are used in vehicles, or for grid or domestic energy storage, that the batteries don't behave like the small versions in our phones and laptops. there are numerous 20 year old Prius's still driving with the original batteries, and the Tesla automotive batteries are loosing 10% of storage capacity after 50,000 miles, but then losing capacity at a crawl thereon. There are a number of Tesla's used as taxis that have achieved 300,000 miles while still retaining around 80% capacity. Well no. Offshore wind is the biggest growth area. And now that we have offshore "floating" wind farms we are in a position to unlock expanses of ocean for generating power. In these locations, wind speeds are far higher. Four times more energy, per square metre can be extracted from open ocean than from land based wind farms. We have enough offshore wind potential here in the UK to power 75% of UK households. Worldwide, The National Academy of sciences tells us that approximately 3% of the windy North Atlantic has the potential to power the entire world in winter and Europe and the US in summer. http://www.renewableuk.com/news/348633/New-report-highlights-UKs-massive-offshore-wind-energy-potential-.htm https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/27/hywind-project-scotland-worlds-first-floating-windfarm-norway I used to believe that too. I don't now.
  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. Runs very cool. I did delid the CPU though and replace the Intel TIM, between die and IHS, with liquid metal.
  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 charger" network, rather than existing super charger technology. Not so much static electricity no, but "structural Batteries" are under development, whereby part of the structure is actually a battery. BAE have a carbon fibre composite structural battery under development. As do other companies. Electric aircraft do have regenerative braking. Hybrids have a system whereby when they reduce power for decent the prop recharges the battery.
  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 the necessary upgrades to be made. Power companies now have a new set of customers to profit from. Japan are already further down the road and doing okay. Here in the UK battery storage technology is being deployed throughout the grid, but sadly barely in the news. Homeowners are installing Tesla Power Walls and similar products from other manufactures. Tesla are also building the biggest battery array in the world in Australia, paired with a wind farm. Nissan are trialling V2G (Vehicle To Grid) technology in the UK and abroad. This will enable owners of the Nissan leaf to sell energy from their cars back to the grid to ease peak demand. So a lot going on, things are changing pretty fast. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/02/electric-car-battery-savings-nissan-leaf-ovo
  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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