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(Quartz)   The world's largest solar-powered boat is just the world's largest piece of floating debris at night   (qz.com) divider line 6
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9735 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Sep 2013 at 5:38 PM (32 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-09 05:39:50 PM
4 votes:
flotsam, subby... flotsam.
2013-09-09 06:17:47 PM
2 votes:

bigbobowski: and the point of this million dollar waste of money was again? when you can do this on one of those Gigantic container ships i'll be impressed. except you never will because the entire ship is already covered in CONTAINERS. Rich people with way too much money. like that headline monger Branson and his "space plane" hey rich people you want the rest of us off your back. try advancing the human condition instead jerking off your own egos.


They're helping develop new tech. You're just pissed that they are developing it for their own toys and not sending it to you to test. You should probably stop that.
2013-09-09 05:48:29 PM
2 votes:
www.tloose.com

The argument could be made this is the worlds largest solar powered boat, but I suspect they keep a generator for amenities.
2013-09-09 06:45:26 PM
1 votes:

bigbobowski: and the point of this million dollar waste of money was again? when you can do this on one of those Gigantic container ships i'll be impressed. except you never will because the entire ship is already covered in CONTAINERS. Rich people with way too much money. like that headline monger Branson and his "space plane" hey rich people you want the rest of us off your back. try advancing the human condition instead jerking off your own egos.


If every project had to be practical & pay for itself, the world would be a far less interesting place.
Projects like this, and Branson's space plane are interesting in their own right, and push the state of the art in directions you couldn't go if they had to be practical.  Looking at the range of excesses of the rich, I'd rather see it spent on this

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then this
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2013-09-09 06:25:18 PM
1 votes:

bigbobowski: and the point of this million dollar waste of money was again? when you can do this on one of those Gigantic container ships i'll be impressed. except you never will because the entire ship is already covered in CONTAINERS. Rich people with way too much money. like that headline monger Branson and his "space plane" hey rich people you want the rest of us off your back. try advancing the human condition instead jerking off your own egos.


Why the fark would anyone want to be rich if they couldn't spend some of it on stuff that isn't attainable any other way?
2013-09-09 06:12:22 PM
1 votes:
Sail boats were wind powered and are a proven technology with thousands of years of knowledge to draw from. If you really want an Eco friendly build a sail boat and use that as it's truly based on a renewable resource.

I ran into the Sea Shepard crew when they were down in Australia in Melbourne for a few weeks some years ago. They were busy giving public tours and tooting their horn about how they were green and good for the planet.

I than proceeded to ask why they were in a decades old obsolete ship instead of using a sail boat which used only a renewable resource for power. I got told off that diesel power was necessary to intercept whaling ships.

/They then tried to kick me off the public dock they were docked at.
//That didn't go over well with the policeman who was walking the dock.
///Damn hypocrites.
////Nothing against green technology, just can't stand greenwashing
 
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