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September 21st, 2006 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-21 07:44
  Subject:   EEStor
Forget hybrids and hydrogen-powered vehicles. EEStor, a stealth company in Cedar Park, Texas, is working on an "energy storage" device that could finally give the internal combustion engine a run for its money - and begin saving us from our oil addiction. "To call it a battery discredits it," says Ian Clifford, the CEO of Toronto-based electric car company Feel Good Cars, which plans to incorporate EEStor's technology in vehicles by 2008.

EEStor's device is not technically a battery because no chemicals are involved. In fact, it contains no hazardous materials whatsoever. Yet it acts like a battery in that it stores electricity. If it works as it's supposed to, it will charge up in five minutes and provide enough energy to drive 500 miles on about $9 worth of electricity. At today's gas prices, covering that distance can cost $60 or more; the EEStor device would power a car for the equivalent of about 45 cents a gallon.


This is very interesting - some kind of ultra-capacitor? Anyone have more info?
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-21 21:54
  Subject:   [Digg] Hm, sound financial advice!
  Music:Pink Floyd - Money
I thought I was supposed to get all my sound financial advice from Playboy magazine!


I particularly like "save 10% of everything you earn" and "don't count on social security."
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-21 22:28
  Subject:   "unsigned short long int"
  Mood:programmer humor
  Music:MC Plus+ - Code Rage

/* $Id: stddef.h,v 1.2 2004/08/04 18:52:23 GrosbaJ Exp $ */
#ifndef __STDDEF_H
#define __STDDEF_H


typedef unsigned short int size_t;
typedef unsigned short int sizeram_t;
typedef unsigned short long int sizerom_t;

-From mcc18's stddef.h

Subject: "typedef int int" legal?
From: Stephen Sprunk

That "long long" even exists is a travesty.

What are we going to do when 128-bit ints become common in another couple
decades? Call them "long long long"? Or if we redefine "long long" to be
128-bit ints and "long" to be 64-bit ints, will a 32-bit int be a "short
long" or a "long short"? Maybe 32-bit ints will become "short" and 16-bit
ints will be a "long char" or "short short"? Or is a "short short" already
equal to a "char"?

All we need are "int float" and "double int" and the entire C type system
will be perfect! </sarcasm>

Subject: "typedef int int" legal?
From: jacob navia

lcc-win32 supports 128 bit integers. The type is named: int128

Planned is support for 128 bit constants with:

i128 m = 85566677766545455544455543344i128;



Subject: "typedef int int" legal?
From: Jack Klein (?)

The 256 bit integer type has already been designated "long long long long spam and long".

'nuff said.

- http://www.thescripts.com/forum/threadnav472449-4-10.html
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