February 16, 2013

Russian Meteorite



Amazing footage from Russia where a meteorite exploded in midair. Turns out many Russians have camera's on their dashboards in case they are in an accident and want to prove their innocence, they also serve as a deterrent for corrupt police officers. This resulted in an amazing compilation of the meteorite burning through the atmosphere.

February 14, 2013

Iced

Snow, some hail and super cooled rain.

February 12, 2013

Getting There


Windfarms break energy record in Spain


Past three months saw windfarms produce more electricity than any other source for first time, trade body says.
Wind farm in Andalusia, Spain
Spanish windfarms produced more electricity than any other source in the last three months. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/zefa/Corbis
Over the last three months wind farms produced more electricity than any other power source in Spain for the first time ever, an industry group has said.
The country delivered over six terawatt hours of electricity from wind farms during January, according to data from grid operator Red Electrica de Espana, the Spanish Wind Energy Association said in a statement.
"Since November 1, wind has been the top technology in the electrical system," the group said in a blog posting. "The last time any technology exceeded six terawatt-hours of monthly generation was in 2010, when it was combined-cycle gas turbines."
The performance means wind energy exceeded output from both nuclear and coal-fired power stations and represents more than a quarter of Spain's total power generation.
Spain has been looking to boost its wind power capacity as part of the government's efforts to cut carbon emissions.
The news came in the same week as German wind energy industry association BWE said it expects developers to add between 3GW and 3.5GW of capacity this year, far outstripping the 2.4GW installed in 2012.
The surge in new capacity will be largely driven by new offshore wind farms coming online and will mean the country remains on track to meet its goal of generating around 40 per cent of its electricity form renewables by 2020, up from about 25 per cent currently.

February 9, 2013

Z-Lurkers


Earlier this week it daunted on me just how many people are monitoring comments on YouTube belonging to the Zeitgeist Movement. Persons from the Austrian School of Economics in particular seem to feel the strong inclination to make their ideology known and almost act like guardians of the free market. The screenshots here are just a selection from this week and many of these YouTube accounts are sock-puppets. They are empty channels created for the sake of trolling or arguing with other folks while revealing no personal information. What fear can do to people!






February 8, 2013

Thomas Datt - Long Distance


My kind of music, my kind of video.

JVC XV-N332

Thought I would hold a small eulogy about my dvd player that died last weekend. Yes, that's the plastic front of the player in the picture. I had to open her up because she wouldn't return the dvd that was inside. Quite strange actually. I got her around 6-7 years ago for €65 I think. Tried looking up the receipt but couldn't find it. The last couple of years I even didn't use her that much, maybe once or twice a month at best. About a month ago I noticed that while playing a dvd she would quit on her own suddenly and without warning. Pulling the plug and reinserting it got her back on but the last time she wouldn't even do that. Never bumped or dinged her before failure. Her greatest enemy was the dust. I'm filing her passing under planned obsolescence. Amen. Rest in pieces.