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  1. It was fun for a little bit when I was younger. I remember getting loads of money from selling beer on a bridge HAH! It was free to get and people were stupid enough to buy it.

  2. I was making the point that hydrogen is far more abundant than crude oil. The process of hydrolysis is probably no more expensive than refining (though I do understand that petrol is a bi product of various other industries)

    Yes, but the large amount of energy required to isolate hydrogen from natural compounds (water, natural gas, biomass), then package the gas by compression or liquefaction then transfer the energy carrier to the user leaves around 25% for practical use. This isn't exactly an acceptable value to run an economy in a sustainable future. Sure, they could research into easier methods of acquiring Hydrogen but the reasons I'm giving to you now are why we aren't doing it. Countries don't want to fully depend their automobiles on a source of energy which is wasteful to obtain and would rather wait until these 'easier methods' have been discovered. Refer to my first post.

    We're already billions of dollars in debt here in America, we might as well give it a shot in the dark and jump for it. We can't really do much more damage.

    America already made their decision. Refer to the quote in my first post.

    Just to say something. I'm not saying that it's a bad idea (I'm all for looking for new ways to power our vehicles), it's just that at the current moment it is not the greatest source of energy to depend upon. Plus seeing as some countries have even cut off funds for the development of hydrogen vehicles, that makes some of the vehicle companies put off the idea of making hydrogen vehicles.

  3. Hydrogen is not exactly widely available.

    Take a deep breath. Bingo. And as for filling up more often, would filling up on something that will never run out be much more of an inconvenience than filling up on something that will eventually run out? You do have a point about transportation, but managed to bring up the point that i'm getting at. The government telling us to do all the eco-work, but not investing themselves.

    Mixed with CO2 and O2? A hydrogen car needs pure hydrogen and there are only a few ways of getting it. An example is through electrolysis. However, you only get limited amounts of it through this process and is certainly not enough to power a whole world's automobiles.

    To your point about having to fill up more often; it costs the same to fill a tank with hydrogen as it does to fill a tank with petrol. But because you have to fill up more often it costs more to run a hydrogen vehicle rather than a petrol vehicle which probably would put off customers and the manufacturers.

  4. Hydrogen is not exactly widely available, supplies of natural gas are becoming harder to obtain. Also a hydrogen car will not be able to travel as far on a tank of fuel as a gasoline powered car, so you would need to fill up more often. It takes more energy to make Hydrogen than you get from it. Not to mention that the technology to produce, store, and transport hydrogen power at a decent cost is not yet available and will not likely be for a long while.

    Maybe in the future, but for the meantime it doesn't seem like much of a possibility mainly because it is hard to get.

    Edit: Just looked it up on wikipedia and found this:

    On May 2009 the U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced that since fuel cell hydrogen vehicles "will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years", the U.S. government will "cut off funds" for development of hydrogen vehicles, although the DoE will continue to fund research related to stationary fuel cells. The difficulties in the development of the required infrastructure to distribute hydrogen was also mentioned as a justification for cutting research funds.
  5. The only complaint I have about Vista is that it seems to take up a lot of space on my hardrive. From a 120GB hardrive I'm already down to only 5GB left. From when I first got my new laptop it didn't seem like there was much space.

    ...either that or I just take up far too much space with all my crap.

  6. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Take-Two and Rockstar should release two extra episodes for GTAIV in the fiscal year 2010, and the following fiscal year, we'll see Grand Theft Auto V. This information comes courtesy of analyst Todd Mitchell of Kaufman Bros. Equity Research, and he does say it's possible that the new DLC will come to both the PS3 and Xbox 360. In his quote, he says formats are "unsure" at this time, and he does expect to see GTAV hit during Take-Two's 2011 fiscal year, and believe it or not, there might be a new GTA for the aging PS2 as well. He says this is probably the "least likely" to happen of all his predictions, but he cites the many PSP GTA titles that have ended up on the PS2 in port form. Furthermore, in good news to investors, Kaufman Bros. have officially upgraded Take-Two to a "Buy" rating, simply because they believe the company isn't a one-franchise wonder anymore. Freshly announced Rockstar titles - like the PS3 exclusive, Agent - and other titles should really bolster Take-Two's position. This "solid lineup" means they don't have to rely so much on GTA, although you can bet the latter will remain lucrative.

    Great news! Two other DLC packages for GTAIV next year AND a release year for GTAV!

  7. ^ Hey, I'll add ya tomorrow. I made some room by deleting old friends, including Husky. But hey, when Husky gets his PS3 back, I'll send him a request again, or he can send me one, and I'll accept again. And yeah, there are cheaters in COD4. The guy at the top of the Kills list, crookedlung, has about a 38 K/D ratio. Yeah right. All he does is play Ground War I bet, with hacks enabled. @ Mpilk, too bad we couldn't work out that skywalk thing, but I saw a video of it and it looks like we were doing it right.. ?

    I looked it up on youtube too and we were doing it right. Ah well, it's useless in online anyway. Awesome nonetheless though.

  8. I used to use Firefox but now I use Chrome just because it starts up quicker and it doesn't freeze. Of course, I could always re-install it but meh, not bothered. Don't really use the add-ons anyway so I'm fine with Chrome.

  9. It's too late to mention that now hahahah, besides I heard infamous was sh!t (yep), and i played prototype at a friends house. and it was on special :P also i got the ps3 for 600 with no games, with some games it wouldve been more (yeah good value but i didnt really want any of the games they had offered)

    nothing more fun than throwing air conditioning units at helicopters.

    Ah well, you can always give the demo a shot when you get your PS3.

  10. oooh sounds good.

    i ordered PS3 from GAME, as well as Prototype, on Friday, seperate orders though cos I looked up reviews for prototype first. Now, today it gets here (tuesday morning) and ONLY the game arrived. Now i have 2 ps3 games (proto nd GTA4) and no PS3 yet, man life does not get any more annoying.

    why would you want/need to output sound via optical AND HDMI ?

    LOL why not just get inFamous? I heard that it's way better.

  11. PS3 Firmware 3.0: "A Huge Overhaul"

    According to VG247, firmware update 3.0 will usher in "a completely new system" for the PS3. This evidently "huge overhaul" will feature the oft-rumored reputation system, which is described as a system that lets users "evaluate each other" in "game applications." There will also be a new API available so users can obtain other users' reputation, and a "grief reporting system" will be implemented as well. This will let you take screenshots of the offending player in question and submit it to Sony. You will also be able to download patches in the background, and simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting will be included.

    All we know about update 3.0's launch estimate is that it's slated for a "pre-Christmas" release.

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