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Green vehicle

Hm… this is the most confusing statement in 21st century. Why? First, let me tell you what I heard about green vehicle:

  1. The vehicle should produce lower emission gas (to prevent glass house effect)
  2. The material used must be recycle-able and give no toxic waste
  3. The vehicle should use natural renewable resource (natural oil is consider nonrenewable resource till now)

At least, that’s the most important part, and I take out the economical value. Let’s see the 100% electric car, like tesla new roadster, it’s fast, efficient, and fully electric. Give a little to zero emission gas, but how about the electricity? Where did you get the electricity? From power plant, right? And how the power plant to produce electricity? As far as i know, most still using Coal or natural oil/gas as the raw material, which is nonrenewable resource, and furthermore, it produce a lot of CO2 and carbon emission to the air (green? think again). For some hi-tech country, they use solar cell (but still not efficient enough to convert Sunlight as energy), Nuclear (this is the most efficient and cheap, but still too high risk, and need high maintenance resource), or Wind turbine (but still not least efficient and not all country have windy sites).

Hybrid car, using mix of electric and natural gas/oil as consumption. But still, the oil is not renewable resource (till now), and electric, just see my explanation about which I still think it’s not green enough. How about bio diesel car? Well, as far as I know, it use 100% palm oil or mix of palm oil + diesel gas as the consumption. Well, this is the greenest of all, but producing 100% energy from bio energy is not cheap. That’s why many car manufacturer already drop it as alternative energy source (until now). If using mixture of palm oil and diesel gas; still the diesel gas is not renewable resource, again.

Solar cell car is still too weird in shape. It mostly have a wide shape more like a shovel shape, but it’s truly green, and the emission is only CO2 + water, but bear in mind, not everyday is sunny, and solar cell still not efficient enough.

Is there any other alternative vehicle? If and only if they can build car like in the “Back to the future” film, where everything can be converted as energy, from waste to even water (er, pee also). Maybe in distant future, or maybe it is not possible at all. However, I really like the idea of this green vehicle. Our world is too pack and so many emission gas not only from cars but also from livestock (they generate n2 gas a lot to this world). Hopefully someone can invent a newest alternative resource or machine that utilize 100% renewable natural resource and 0% emission gas. Keep on inventing and researching!

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Technologies | , , | Leave a comment

Google Chrome

Well… google introduced chrome for a while now, and they absolutely effecting every browser’s war right now. Let’s just take one, the rendering engine, webkit engine, adopting by MacOS safari, is having a cool breeze for a while now. As some of the internet enthusiasts, they seems to pro to webkit (as before, it isnt as loud as like today). Besides that, the incognito’s mode (AKA, private mode, which no trace of surfing) is being introduced by IE8 and also Firefox 3.1 roadmap. Well, I dont know if they are too late or something, but, yes, really, google’s chrome really make something out from the crowd. Its multi-process-tab is being adopted to IE8 as well. Seems like everybody tailing the google right now. However, google chrome is still in early stage. Many things need to be explored and fixed. Especially in securities issues, while the beta released binary is using outdated webkit engine.

There are still to early to talk about google’s chrome prospect, but from what experts said, it definitely has a big prospect, especially taking a big cake from firefox, and IE. Only the opera is still so quite about this new trend. Opera, how’s it?

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Technologies | | Leave a comment

Browsers wars, again!

Nowadays, browsers are more and more common than, let’s say, 5 or 10 years ago. Internet has been faster and faster, and much more advanced than 3 years ago. Browsers war already reach a new stage ever. It is not the first, nor the second time, coz it never ended and it still happen until now. Let’s concentrate on the top three browser, IE, Firefox and Opera. Those three are the top three kings of browsers, each with their own positives and negatives sides. IE7 is the newest browser from microsoft, it has been developed for almost 5 years, but still behind Firefox technology and security. IE7 is a standard browser, with only standard feature and an anti phishing feature, not all. It is still packed with many flaw relating with security and rendering standard. It only good as browser build in from OS (Windows), for add on you need separate program either free ware or commercial ware. Firefox, the second favorite browser on the planet. So many feature and functionality offered by Firefox, even with standard package. Its functionality can be extended more by using add ons or plug ins. Theme also can be applied to Firefox, however it is just cosmetically effort, nothing more. Both IE and Firefox has problem with memory leakage. However, IE6 has the biggest memory leakage, comparing to IE7 or Firefox. Both IE7 and Firefox is memory hog, it can took almost 50 mb or memory in decent browsing activities (unconfirmed). The third browser yet not so popular browser is Opera. Opera is blazing fast and the it is quite memory efficient browser, and usually follow WC3 standard. It has the most largest functionality over IE and Firefox even in standard package, but lack of new web technology (maybe that’s the downside of standard follower). It also has similarity Firefox add on called widgets, but the functionality are nothing comparing to Firefox add ons, ie. Adblock Plus. However, same with IE, user can install 3rd party program to extend their functionality, like Proxomitron to do same function as Adblock Plus. It depend on user which aspect is the most needed by them, is it functionality, simplicity, security or even extendability, as I only talk about simple comparison of those top three browsers.

May 9, 2007 Posted by | Technologies | | Leave a comment