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Monday, 27 August 2007

On hydrogen powered cars

Russell Coker very effectively debunks hydrogen for fuel.

In my opinion, the only reason the oil companies and various shall we say pro-oil governments are getting behind hydrogen is because they know it's completely untenable. They can say "but look over here, we're researching clean energy" knowing full well that it's years away (if at all). It's a diversion, that's all.

Meanwhile, we've had perfectly viable electric cars in the mid-1990's, yet fast-forward ten years, and apparently it's only just become commercially viable to have hybrids. Talk about regression.

Something's really wrong with the world.

[23:30] [opinion] [permalink]

New toy

It seems you can't have a baby without getting a digital SLR camera to take photos of them, so we ordered a Nikon D80 from B&H. It arrived this evening.

In the lens department, we got a Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 high speed zoom AF, a 55-200mm f/4-5.6 AF, and a 50mm f/1.8. So far we've just been fooling around with the 50mm.

Now we just have to figure out how to use it. Lucky we've got 21 days.

[22:40] [life] [permalink]