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  • cherk_on cherk_on Aug 26, 2011 9:57 AM Flag

    Hurricane-calming technology? Bill Gates has a plan...

    ...and Ocean Power Technology, Inc. (OPTT) can power the devices. If I can connect the dots here, I'm sure others will too.

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/research/2009-07-15-gates-hurricanes_N.htm

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    • Sold!

      To my CyberAlterEgoRoseAnneRoseAnnaDana,

      as many as she can carry out,

      Chinese, please,

      with a side of StringTheories and

      topped with LoopyQuantum Gravy.

      Do you take mastercard ?

      The drinks are free? With that ice thing? ammonium nitrite (NH4NO3)?

      TIA.

      =============
      To wit (or too much of it):

      "Consequently, I have a third idea that I want to license, patent, and sell. It's very economically priced at $29.99 per license, and includes written instructions in English, French, Hebrew and Chinese, as well as a youtube instructional video set to ecological friendly music, that all nature loving, Greenpeace, environmental conservationalists would love, lol:
      Since the issue of surface ocean temperatures being hotter than lower subsurface water revolves around the solar incident energy of the sun striking the Oceans surface, and imparting its energy subsequently, then all we need to do is shade the surface of said Ocean. I now have my patent pending design, whereby a typical white,(other colors are extra cost, and please call for advertising pricing) plastic 5 gallon used paint bucket is used as a flotation stand for an umbrella. The method of the my invention, works by the basic principle of inserting the opened umbrella into the empty 5 gallon bucket, adding 4 to 6 inches of dry beach sand for ballasting purposes and to anchor the umbrella against hurricane force winds. During outgoing tides, Launch device from international beach of your choice.
      As a bonus, for every 10 licenses or more purchased in quantity, to use my invention, I will donate 10% to your favorite Whale Watching association or organization of your choice. This offer is subject to cancellation at any time, without notice."

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      PS:

      Please direct donation to

      StarvingCyberMeteorolgists, Inc.

      P.O. Box yahoo

    • No sale here. As someone who need oxygen, I would rather not kill off all the phytoplankton by shading the ocean surface.

    • Great! Does that mean I have made a sale? I have a special running on 10 or more, I can add blue and green polka dots with a matte background of Whales humping (or Kanaroos jumping over testicles if you prefer, lol)

      coursonc

    • Well, that idea makes a lot more sense than the freaking PowerPhooey.
      Good job that little cordless PowerPhooey40 in New Jersey did not have any actual power cable connected.
      It would really have got its knickers in a knot!!

      WHOOO HOOOO.......watch the sparks fly,
      DANGER WILL ROBERTSON...
      WARNING WARNING
      WHOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    • You guys are correct, and I did admit my physics error.
      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_O/threadview?m=tm&bn=54258&tid=9099&mid=9125&tof=1&rt=2&frt=2&off=1&p=rlbGhNjAWsTKE.BTWbviZMcQGUYPg8PEegQbAvUYW5xPz8iuOw_CSm0-
      Thanks for the correction(s), you guys are more awake than I was at the time, lol. My math would have been correct if we were raising the water 500ft OUT of the ocean, up to another container(or whatever).
      Here is Kens vid,
      http://www.smartplanet.com/video/busting-hurricanes-with-ocean-cooling-pumps/402178
      but I don't think this particular over-topper sink-pump, would move anywhere near the volume of water needed, to provide the cooling that has been calculated.
      Atmocean,
      http://atmocean.com/hurricane_intensity.htm
      has another design, using wave motion hydraulics, that seems more realistic in design, but again, I seriously doubt both the economics, the placement quantity needed, anchoring issues in deep ocean, and the overall impact.

      Consequently, I have a third idea that I want to license, patent, and sell. It's very economically priced at $29.99 per license, and includes written instructions in English, French, Hebrew and Chinese, as well as a youtube instructional video set to ecological friendly music, that all nature loving, Greenpeace, environmental conservationalists would love, lol:
      Since the issue of surface ocean temperatures being hotter than lower subsurface water revolves around the solar incident energy of the sun striking the Oceans surface, and imparting its energy subsequently, then all we need to do is shade the surface of said Ocean. I now have my patent pending design, whereby a typical white,(other colors are extra cost, and please call for advertising pricing) plastic 5 gallon used paint bucket is used as a flotation stand for an umbrella. The method of the my invention, works by the basic principle of inserting the opened umbrella into the empty 5 gallon bucket, adding 4 to 6 inches of dry beach sand for ballasting purposes and to anchor the umbrella against hurricane force winds. During outgoing tides, Launch device from international beach of your choice.
      As a bonus, for every 10 licenses or more purchased in quantity, to use my invention, I will donate 10% to your favorite Whale Watching association or organization of your choice. This offer is subject to cancellation at any time, without notice.

      coursonc

    • Very clever....pure genius.....
      You should be a PowerPooey designer....

      There's a LOT of munny in it!

      OINK OINK
      belch Pffaaarrrtt!

    • Small correction.

      Coursonc: thanks for all the math. However a small correction is required. The water does not have to be lifted 500 feet. The effective lift is only 1 to 3 feet. ALL of the dilution water must be lifted. The amount of energy is still huge. Just a little less huge.

      Coursonc wrote: "Let’s make this super simple to understand. You have a kitchen sink (that the kangaroos drink out of) at your house right? Let’s say there is a gallon of water setting on the floor, and you want to get it in the sink, 3 ft above, maybe to 'dilute' what is in there already. You are telling me you can move that mass of water 3 ft higher without any energy input? You are more of a genius than I thought, lol. Again, it is NOT a closed system heat exchange, it is a mass movement dilution."

      The analog is an elevator with a counter weight of equal mass. Raise the elevator 3 feet and the counterweight is lowered 3 feet. The center of mass does not change. No change in center of mass means no change in Potential Energy. Only energy needed is to overcome friction in the cables, pullies and air resistance.

      Back to the water. Raise a column of water 1 foot. The top 1 foot of water drops back to the surface and dilutes some surface water. The water lifted at the bottom of the column is replaced by water falling from the surface in a virtual column. You could even make a 2nd column from just below the surface to the bottom of the 1st colunm. The falling water is like the elevator counter-weight. On net energy is only required to lift the top 1 foot of the column by 1 foot.

      Not the best explanation. Please prove me wrong.

      Mitch

    • Certainly durable enough... Notice it did not shutdown.

      "Deployed under the US Navy’s Littoral Expeditionary Autonomous PowerBuoy (LEAP) program, the PowerBuoy was in the direct path of Hurricane Irene, which hit the New Jersey coastline on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The PowerBuoy emerged from the two-day storm undamaged and fully operational, with all the buoy’s systems having withstood wave heights of up to 15 meters (nearly 50 feet). During the storm, the PowerBuoy continued to supply consistent power to its communications and radar payload, and dissipate the high amounts of surplus energy it produced. In addition, nearly constant communication was maintained with the device throughout the storm, allowing continuous on-land monitoring of the buoy’s status and performance. The PowerBuoy operated on a fully autonomous basis, implementing the requisite power management and system protection functions without the need for any human intervention.


      Charles F. Dunleavy, Chief Executive Officer of OPT, said: “We are pleased to report the outstanding performance of our PowerBuoy off the coast of New Jersey during Hurricane Irene’s onslaught. Despite encountering significant wave heights, the buoy continued to produce power and operated exactly as designed for extreme sea conditions. On Monday morning, after the storm passed, our PowerBuoy was right on station where it had originally been deployed and was operating to the Navy’s specifications as it did prior to the storm. This achievement stands as an important testament to the skills and innovation of our engineering and operations teams. Following the successful operation of our utility PowerBuoy at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii during the tsunami-driven waves caused by the earthquake in Japan earlier in 2011, the performance of this LEAP buoy further demonstrates the reliability of OPT’s core PowerBuoy products and the viability of wave power as an alternative source of energy.”


      The PowerBuoy, which was deployed on August 11, 2011, continues to undergo sea trials approximately 20 miles off the coast of New Jersey under a US Navy program for coastal security and maritime surveillance. The LEAP PowerBuoy structure, incorporating a unique power take-off and on-board energy storage system, is significantly smaller and more compact than the Company’s standard utility PowerBuoy. It is designed to provide persistent, off-grid, clean energy in remote ocean locations for a wide variety of maritime security and monitoring applications."

    • Simple answer to that..........................

      B O L L O C K S!

    • THAT is exactly MY point Keefy. Your prior kangaroo statements about circle diameter was showing your illogical testicle thinking of KE absorption as a function of impact frontal exposure to the incident wave, whereas, although the wave DOES have both KE and PE as a summation of its internal energy, it is the PE that a point source buoy design is capturing.
      You have repeated the 'circular target' diarrhea more than once, lol
      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_O/threadview?m=tm&bn=54258&tid=6505&mid=6915&tof=7&rt=2&frt=4&off=1&p=.61mX83AWsTnIN1DiAd_F.sYf0uv9vw65e32uQ.VNmKcK0W94Fv1Ao4-
      I showed you the two dimensional Bretschneider equation,(I know you love that equation, lol) using linear wave theory, that mathematically removes or ignores the KE aspect, and hence the 'circular target' irrationality. Coincidentally, Buoy power potential, and PE absorption capability is STILL proportional to the physical buoy diameter, not because of the KE frontal incident wave exposure, but because of neutral buoyancy design volumetric physics, as related to heaveplate/spar mass and physical shape of float characteristics.
      As your last paragraph is correct, perhaps we are now in agreement, regarding design Buoy energy absorption geometrical physics, and if you will stop mentioning 'circular targets being narrower at the sides, than in the middle, I will stop calculating subsea energy massflowrate hydrodynamics, lol.

      coursonc

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