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64 Responses to Amazing GE Windmill Website

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 11:05 am
    Link: Amazing GE Windmill Website - I don`t know what this new-fangled ``General Electric`` company is all about, but their new website kicks ass.
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    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Dude, that freakin` ROCKS! :-D
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Nifty but annoying presenter. Going to web site now.
  4. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
    526 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    That`s a pretty cool random effect. I just went to their website too, and it`s also equally wicked. They did a good job!
  5. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    AAAHHH!!! why didnt i get a webcam...i wanna try
  6. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
    419 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Whoa, it works, that was amazing, like looking at my hands then looking at the screen was nuts.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    ahhh that is realy freakin amazing
  8. Profile photo of joofro
    joofro Male 18-29
    548 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    haha i did it thats so cool
  9. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    ahh i seen this sorta thing before. but it wasnt quite as 3d and cool as that.
  10. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
    800 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    draw the picture on your hand. or face..
  11. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    But you need a webcam and a microphone, neither of which I have.
  12. Profile photo of Ecott
    Ecott Male 13-17
    34 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    OMG SO COOL I JUST TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    whtevr Female 40-49
    915 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    I am on my lap top and don`t have access to a printer so I took a picture of the picture on my cell phone, held up my cell to the webcam and it freakin` worked! Pretty cool!
  14. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2390 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    haha thats so cool
  15. Profile photo of BlooPikachu
    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
    346 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    Wish I had a webcam so I could try it! Looks fun!
  16. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    that was awesome...
  17. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    Wind power is useless, 90% of all power generated by it needs to be backed up, yeilding only 10% of usable power. Nuclear is the future, not this feel-good, completely cost-ineffective, green hippy bullpoo.
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    jnseattle Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Pretty amazing, worked for me too...the possibilities for this tech, are pretty endless....imagine being able to view your x-rays from the doctor, or even something as simple as being able to view a car you want to purchase. Pretty cool...
  19. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2067 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Holy crud! I want a webcam now!
  20. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3032 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    So victory7, who from his age range hasn`t yet completed high school is an authority on energy how?

    No offense kid, I`m sure you`re fairly smart, but all you`re doing is regurgitating whatever right-wing pseudoscience you hear around the dinner table.

    Even if it`s only "10% usable power" as you claim (without citing any sources... there`s a surprise) the fact remains that you STILL get that "10% usable power" that you DIDN`T have before.

    And I agree, Nuclear energy is a realistic, if unpleasant option. So I`ll make a deal with you... You build all the Nuclear plants you want... as long as we can store the resulting hot waste in YOUR state.


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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    Pff, I already knew about this.




  22. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2067 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    What? You`re a nerdfighter too?
  23. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3261 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Hey victory, so what if 90% of it is unusable. You`re still getting that 10% energy from a clean, renewable source that doesn`t leave any impact on the environment. Frankly, I`d rather have a 90% inefficient power source that is eco-friendly, than a 90% efficient one that has the potential of dumping waste products into the environment.

    Also, I wonder if your 10% is the "Capacity Factor", which is now higher than 10%, and does not indicate lost energy, but indicates that the wind isn`t blowing 100% of the time.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3261 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    PS: I tried this at home, and it works. Pretty cool!
  25. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    *runs off to get a webcam*
  26. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    You build all the Nuclear plants you want... as long as we can store the resulting hot waste in YOUR state.

    There is already a facility in Yucca Mountain, That has been assigned to store all the spent fuel rods. The problem comes from NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) not wanting it to be transported there, through thier state(s). The transport containers have been thoroughly tested dozens of ways, In crashes, Fires, Drops, etc. But they still hold it up because of unreasonable fears.

    Victory is correct Solar and Wind are unreliable and there is no way, Currently, To economically store their peak energy to make them so. Plus all solar and wind projects are subsidized, Otherwise they aren`t profitable.

    Clean coal is the way to go right now.
    Check out Future Gen
    This is the way to go, Until we can get rid of the NIMBYs and build enough nuclear plants.

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    kaptink Male 18-29
    128 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    I drew a copy of the picture and it worked. Awesome!
  28. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
    506 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Gasp. Opie: DFTBA?
  29. Profile photo of jareddevour
    jareddevour Male 18-29
    289 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    Tried it and it works really well. amazing.
  30. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    AARGH!! I cant find it on the website! Im really slow today :( CAll me a retard i dont care, anybody wanna be nice and provide a link?
  31. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Oh wait i realised you can click the link below. Never mind :D
  32. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    I am drating amazed.... I`m trying this one day
  33. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    Oh man. I tried this, and it worked amazingly. This is an awesome idea. I wonder how it will be applied in the future...
  34. Profile photo of Wiplashed
    Wiplashed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    I just tried it. Amazing.
  35. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8311 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Standard glyph-recognition 3D model substitution, but really cool nonetheless... my kids were gobsmacked. Anyone spot the nerd in that video?
  36. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    oh, me wanna printer. and a webcam. and someone to explain to crakrjak that clean coal is like unicorns.
  37. Profile photo of tannerb924
    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    i saw this on tv for something i dont remember what it was

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    Skyshroud Male 18-29
    39 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    whoa, awesome
  40. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    My aunt is a locomotive engineer at GE and I can tell you right now the company is not nearly as awesome as the website may lead you to believe...
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9143 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Epic win for GE.
  42. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot Male 13-17
    2132 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    there is a such thing as clean coal. i think its like coal power from certain rocks or something likie that. but what the problem is is it is a finite source of energy, and it effs up the enviorment. not with poluition, but with taken away a lot of the earth (please dont say "there is basically an unlimited amount of earth, dumbass!")

    solar and windare good because we can waste as much as we want. it will always be there (unless the sun gives out and the earth settles at a universal temperature and pressure). plus, you can store the pwoer from wind. it just takes a bettery the size of a car to store a little bit of it

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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1245 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    I just got done watching the CollegeHumor show...
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    Alexo35 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm
  45. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Right-wing psuedoscience? I hardly take offense being a libertarian, and I ignore republican drabble. Wind and solar are perfectly economoical for individual applications, like generators, water heaters, calculators, or single homes. But they will never have the cost-efficiency to replace grid power; you get more power with less money (and not to mention less land usage) with any other power source over all these "green" energies combined. How is nuclear power unpleasant? And it`s a deal, I live in Arizona with the Palo Verde nuclear plant already, no one gives a damn if we put rods in an inhospitable desert mountain. And once fusion power is developed, power will be almost unlimited and incredibly clean.
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    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
    242 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    That was freakin` cool...

    Say hello...

    Here`s the link if you wanna try too: GE Goodness... (turn your flashblock off if you have one)

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    don11817 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Victory7, there are solar plants in the works--I`m working on one myself for SkyFuel--that can generate the same amount of power as a nuclear power plant. We are building a field in New Mexico based on a design we have in Colorado using the world`s largest trough concentrators. Each one is 400 feet long and 25 feet across and a field of 1000 can generate 150-200 megawatts--about the same as a large fossil fuel or nuclear plant. When we use molten salt as our heat transfer media we can store heat for days without loss in case of inclement weather... Battery storage is a joke--heat storage is far more efficient and leaves a smaller carbon footprint in the long run (batteries are terible for the environment). Check out SkyFuel`s website.
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    don11817 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    Also, with the technology being used in the heat transfer process, there is very little loss. There is a pipe running the length of the concentrator that is encapsulated in glass and between the glass and the pipe is a nitrogen enriched vacuum. This minimizes heat loss so we operate at 94% efficiency. The reflectors are silver-coated polymer so there is no glass in the panels-- Less money to manufacture, less weight, less cost for repair, and again, about 95% efficient in reflection of the sun. We get a concentration rate of about 10 suns on that pipe. The molten salt averages 850 degrees for our production plant. Oil can be heated to around 750 and water/glycol up to around 350 degrees... Run that through a heat exchanger, make steam, spin a turbine, make electricity--and the initial cost is far less than any Nuke plant without any residual effects on the environment.
  49. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    That is awesome... now if only I had a webcam...

    as for this debate about clean coal and such... the only way coal can be clean is if the pollutants can be put to good use, such as making bio fuel from algae.

    As for Nuclear, I am unsure why we do not just start launching our radioactive waste into space with the space shuttle or something, and have it all go to the sun...

  50. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    For those wondering about "clean coal":

    Clean Coal pollutes less than standard coal when burnt, but not significantly so. Whatever pollution is saved by burning "clean coal" instead of standard coal is lost when you take into account the amount of pollutants produced during the process of making the coal "clean" in the first place.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 12:18 am
    Oh, technology. You`re great.
  52. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1705 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 6:17 am
    pretty sweet!!
    its a good way to make a hologram..
    plus this technology would be good for people who have to give physical presentations..
    jus program ur shizz, take a peice of paper to ur meeting, set up ur cam and away u go.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 6:29 am
    LMAO hes like some retarded kid! first when he leves the thing on screen and he packs up hes like BYE BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!! that totally made me lol, lol. Then at the end of the video when he says have a good weekend he waves... omg that was soooo lolz!!!
  54. Profile photo of trello
    trello Male 30-39
    131 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 7:08 am
    OMFG LMAO @Syke22 he`s like some retarded poster who cant articulate without making himself sound like he`s BYE BYE!!!!! and just throws txt spk around totally made me, then at the end where he completely missed the entire point of the video, and didn`t mention the cool VR effect...that was sooo like LOLZ!

    Dude. English is a fantastic language. You should try learning it!

    As for the vid, that was ingenious! I only wish I had a webcam to try it out.

  55. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 8:26 am
    the future is awesome !! now where is my flying car !!! ????
  56. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 10:04 am
    JihadAllah - nice explaination of "clean coal." The short explanation is it`s a big fat lie, but you put it so much better!
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 10:48 am
    something on the internet that is amazing... besides porn
  58. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 11:43 am
    This is the same kind of software that comes with most webcams and will put funny glasses on your face or give you a mustache and stuff. They`re just using it to recognize the printed picture and orientation.
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    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 11:49 am
    Here is a link to a sort of cute girl on a webcam that uses the same sort of technology.

    New Webcam

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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    THAT IS FU*KING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    BoredomSux98 Female 18-29
    268 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Wind power and ground solar might as well be Unicorn Power for all the good it will do us.

    And I`ll take the Nuclear Plant option, including storing it in my state (New Mexico).

    If the idiots would just get out of the way, we could easily end our dependence upon foreign energy. Let them DRINK their oil.

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    chick165 Female 18-29
    63 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    LOL at trello LOLing at syke22!!!! i could read smart ass comments on here all day...oh wait thats what i am doing
  64. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 19, 2009 at 7:55 am
    those people suck. that website is awesome.
    davisboy your ridic

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