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  • EIA projects record natural gas storage injection in 2014 to boost stocks from 11-year low

    03/14/2014 5:22:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | March 13, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    A winter of prolonged, widespread, bitter cold weather throughout much of the United States led to a record-breaking natural gas withdrawal season in 2014, bringing inventories of natural gas to a 11-year low. EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a robust injection season (April-October) with nearly 2,500 billion cubic feet (Bcf) added to storage as operators seek to rebuild inventory levels. The projected inventory level at the end of the current withdrawal season at the end of March results from a record winter withdrawal of 2,851 Bcf. Demand driven by cold weather has played a major role in driving this...
  • Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report [For 2-14-2014]

    02/20/2014 9:18:34 AM PST · by topher · 11 replies
    EIA.gov ^ | 20-Feb-2014
    Summary Working gas in storage was 1,443 Bcf as of Friday, February 14, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 250 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 975 Bcf less than last year at this time and 741 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,184 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 364 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 129 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 277 Bcf below the 5-year average of 806 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 91 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 100 Bcf...
  • Seagate Vows to Introduce 6TB Hard Drive in April.

    01/31/2014 11:36:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:39 AM] by Anton Shilov | by Anton Shilov
    Seagate Technology said at a conference call with investors and financial analysts that it would release a hard disk drive with 6TB capacity in the beginning of the second quarter, 2014. The company did not reveal a lot of details about the upcoming product, but noted that this would be an enterprise-class hard drive. “We are continuing to expand our offering of high capacity drives with our six-disk, 6TB drive shipping early next quarter,” said Steve Luczo, chairman and chief executive of Seagate. At present 6TB hard disk drives in 3.5” form-factor are available exclusively from Western Digital Corp.’s HGST....
  • Infographic: Ten Most Common Emergency Food Fails

    11/16/2013 6:32:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 196 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 11-16-13 | Mac Slavo
    You have your 1,000 pounds of wheat. Your 500 gallons of water and enough ammo to make Chuck Norris jealous but the question remains, are you truly prepared? Just because you’ve been prepping for twenty years doesn’t mean you haven’t made some mistakes along the way. It’s not enough to just have your emergency food storage, you have to be able to store it, eat it and even move it if things really get crazy.
  • Seagate Ships Hard Drives Using Next-Generation Shingled Magnetic Recording.

    09/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 09/09/2013 11:05 PM | Anton Shilov
    Seagate First to Utilize Next-Gen SMR Tech for Hard DrivesSeagate Technology, a leading maker of hard disk drives and storage solutions, has announced it has shipped over one million drives using shingled magnetic recording (SMR). SMR is the next generation in storage technology and is critical for continued improvement in areal density to support global growth in cloud and mobile usage. The SMR generation of storage technology is expected to power gains of up to 25%. “With nearly 7 billion inhabitants on earth we are creating an astounding 2.7 Zettabytes of data a year and as such are rapidly approaching...
  • Investing In Self-Storage Units

    09/07/2013 1:45:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NuWire Investor ^ | September 5, 2013 | Robert Smith
    The profile of the self-storage industry has been on the rise in recent years, driven by such popular series as Storage Wars. However, for the serious investor, what matters isn't the hidden bonanza that lies behind the locked doors of abandoned units, but whether or not investing in storage facilities provides a strong and sustainable return on investment. In other words, what are the current trends in the industry, and are they likely to continue? Right now, the market for convenient, cheap self storage appears to be booming. Occupancy rates are hovering at around 90%, which in reality represents nearly...
  • Crossbar Startup Develops 1TB Resistive RAM Technology.--(More Technical Details)

    08/07/2013 1:00:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 08/06/2013 11:42 PM | Anton Shilov
    Crossbar RRAM: 20 Times Faster, 20 Times More Energy Efficient Crossbar, a start-up company pioneering a new category of very high capacity and high-performance non-volatile memory, unveiled its Crossbar resistive RAM (RRAM) technology. This new non-volatile memory will be capable of storing up to 1TB of data on a single 200mm2 chip, enabling massive amounts of data to be stored on an IC smaller than a postage stamp. Crossbar also said it has developed a working Crossbar memory array at a commercial fab.“Non-volatile memory is ubiquitous today, as the storage technology at the heart of the over a trillion dollar...
  • Crossbar's RRAM to boast terabytes of storage, faster write speeds than NAND

    08/07/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Engadget ^ | Aug 6th, 2013 at 3:54 AM | Alexis Santos
    Hardware makers often sing the praises of their latest and greatest flash memory, but the folks at Crossbar are ready to show them up with resistive RAM (RRAM) that they've been quietly working on. Compared to NAND, RRAM comes in at half the size and boasts 20 times faster write speeds (140MB/s), reads data at 17MB per second, guzzles 20 times less power and has 10 times more endurance. Since RRAM is non-volatile memory, it can keep data even when it's powered off, á la NAND. As if that weren't enough, 3D stacking construction allows for several terabytes of storage,...
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • County supervisors reach deal for dead body storage

    02/15/2013 4:38:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — To be prepared for a deadly emergency affecting large numbers of people, the county Board of Supervisors and Bisbee business owner Joan Werner entered into an agreement that would provide facilities for the cold storage of human remains. The item was on the consent agenda of the supervisors’ meeting held Feb. 12 and was unanimously approved. It provides the county with a secure place to store human remains if there were mass fatalities in Cochise County.
  • gas storage options question

    11/03/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    me ^ | 11-3-12 | TurboZamboni
    What are the best long term gas storage options("long" being 2-3 years) It will be in a non-climate controlled shed with summer temps up to 100 and winter down to -30.
  • 10 Places Anyone Can Store Food

    10/15/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 15, 2012 | Thomas Miller
    One of the cornerstones of preparedness is storing food. No one argues the point of whether food is important. Maybe an argument can be found in where food is placed in the hierarchy of prepping needs, but no one will say that it does not have a place. What I have found, though, is that not too many discussions occur about where these rations will be stored. It seems as though it is always assumed that every prepper has an extra room in the house to fill with shelves that can be neatly stacked with cans and boxes and labeled...
  • Acorn Supplies Celebrates 1st Year, Warns People to Get Food Storage and Survival Kits Now

    05/03/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    PRWEB ^ | 5/3/12 | staff
    A perfect storm of economic worries could lead to high gas prices, inflation and unemployment. Consumers should prepare now by investing in food storage and other emergency supplies before prices skyrocket. While celebrating the first anniversary of its website launch, Acorn Supplies, a provider of emergency food storage, has a warning for consumers: get ready for rapidly rising food prices. Several dangerous factors are combining to create a troubling economic climate: Tensions rising in the Middle East between Israel and Iran, according to the Reuters article “Israel’s Barak: election would not alter Iran plans.” As many as half of the...
  • Storage firm sells deployed Navy nurse's possessions

    01/15/2012 2:28:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-15-12 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Somewhere around West Bend, several people have pieces of U.S. Navy Commander Wilma Roberts' life - her furniture, her china, her clothes, financial records, the family Bible, even the ceremonial sword from her son's graduation from a military academy. Nearly all Roberts' worldly possessions were auctioned off by a storage business last summer after a classic military snafu: Though Roberts, 48, was on active duty in Japan and Kuwait from July 2008 to July 2011, Navy officials stopped paying for her storage in 2010 and told the West Bend company it could sell off the goods - though the Navy...
  • Food Storage, Who are good vendors? (vanity)

    12/17/2011 10:00:12 AM PST · by Trteamer · 45 replies
    Trteamer | 12/17/11 | Trteamer
    I've been looking on the web for a good vendor or vendors of food for long term storage. I'd like some feedback from you fellow FReepers as to your experience with the various companies out there....
  • The Candidates all had it wrong on the Yucca Mountain question.

    10/19/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    10/19/2011 | taildragger
    After listening to all the responses last night to the Gentleman from Nevada asking the Candidates what they would do with Yucca Mountain, they all got it wrong IMHO.If my memory is correct, Pres. Carter signed an agreement with the Soviets in regards to Nuclear Proliferation and one of the concessions he made was not to reprocess our spent fuel from Nuclear Power Plants. This would allow to recapture unspent fuel and make pellets of it again for refueling. France does, and it maybe folklore, but I have seen it claimed all their spent fuel would fit in a closet.If...
  • The reality behind reality TV's storage wars (Bleeding heart liberal point of view)

    09/26/2011 9:14:30 AM PDT · by ExTxMarine · 78 replies
    CBS Sunday Morning ^ | 9/25/2011 | Conor Knighton
    A&E's "Storage Wars," a show about people who bid on the contents of abandoned storage lockers, had its second season premiere this summer to 5.1 million viewers. It's the HIGHEST RATED show in the network's history. Tru TV's nearly identical "Storage Hunters" has become a breakout hit - ALMOST as big of a hit as Spike's nearly identical "Auction Hunters." That's right. There are three DIFFERENT shows on TV about STORAGE LOCKERS. Reality TV is frequently trashy, but never before has it featured so much actual trash.
  • how did you convince your spouse to be a prepper? (and not think you're nuts)

    09/01/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 39 replies
    me ^ | 9-1-11 | wobbly bob
    how did you convince your spouse to be a prepper? (and not think you're nuts) Post your interesting , amusing , and/or somber antecdotes here. IE: I convinced her the money saved on growing food could be used for some killer pedicures.
  • OUESTION: Home Design Software

    08/29/2011 2:44:43 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Aug 29, 2011 | Yosemitest
    OUESTION: Home Design Software Aug 29, 2011 Is there a computer software program that lets you: 1. First take item's size or dimensions and label them and save them, (stove, couch, sink, etc.) as a movable item. 2. Place them on a design sheet, and move them around by mouse movement. 3. Define space between items, and be able to change it later. 4. After you get satisfied with your layout of items, then design walls around those items, and design you home, yard, or whatever you are planning to build, in that order, and be able to make changes...
  • Marc Faber: Don’t Store Your Gold In The United States

    08/25/2011 1:17:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/25/2011 | Simon Black of Sovereign Man
    From Simon Black of Sovereign ManMarc Faber: Don’t Store Your Gold In The United StatesAs usual, the CNBC hosts were completely dumbfounded.Phoning in from Sao Paulo, Brazil, investment guru Marc Faber was a guest on CNBC last week, once again telling the unvarnished truth about the state of the world economy and bankrupt western nations.This time, Faber had a very clear message: that everyone should own *physical* gold… and what’s more, they should store it outside of the United States: “I prefer if investors hold physical gold in a safe deposit box, ideally outside the US, in various locations…...
  • Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers (rewritable crystals?)

    08/20/2011 8:48:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/14/11 | Richard Gray
    Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers Computers may soon be saving their data onto hard drives made of glass following research by British scientists who have developed a way of storing information similar to the "memory crystals" seen in the Superman films. By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 9:45AM BST 14 Aug 2011 Researchers at Southampton University used lasers to rearrange the atoms in pieces of glass, turning it into new type of computer memory. They claim the glass memory is far more stable and resilient than current types of hard-drive memory, which have a limited lifespan of a...
  • Foods With the Longest Expiration Dates

    07/29/2011 11:31:36 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 74 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 7-27-11 | Seth Fiegerman
    Every house has food in the pantry that has been there for weeks if not months, but according to food experts, you may want to think twice before throwing those items out. Many common food products last far longer than you might think.
  • Research update: New way to store sun’s heat - carbon nanotubes

    07/13/2011 1:30:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    MIT News ^ | July 13, 2011 | David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
    Modified carbon nanotubes can store solar energy indefinitely, then be recharged by exposure to the sun. A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it’s needed. Storing the sun’s heat in chemical form — rather than converting it to electricity or storing the heat itself in a heavily insulated container — has significant advantages, since in principle the chemical material can be stored for long periods of time without losing any of its stored energy. The problem with that approach has been that until now...
  • Panasonic to Release 100GB Rewritable Blu-ray Disc

    04/06/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Tech-On! ^ | Apr 5, 2011 15:24 | Ikutaro Kojima,
    Panasonic Corp's Digital AVC Marketing Division will release a rewritable single-sided three-layer Blu-ray disc that is compatible with the Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format and has a capacity of 100 Gbytes April 15, 2011. The company claims that it is the world's first rewritable Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 Gbytes. The new product is a 2x-speed recordable Blu-ray disc compatible with the BDXL Part1 Version3, and its capacity is twice as large as that of an existing single-sided two-layer Blu-ray disc (50 Gbytes). Specifically, it is possible to record about 12 hours of a terrestrial digital TV program in...
  • Rare Shelby Mustang found while cleaning storage unit

    04/07/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    KSNW-TV ^ | 4-7-11 | KSNW
    LECOMPTON, Kansas — Imagine cleaning out a garage and finding something so amazing that it was like winning the lottery. It happened to a Lecompton businessman. Working as an auctioneer for the last 40 years, Bill Fair said he has come across some weird stuff. "A skull, body parts," he said. But Fair said even he wasn't prepared for what he found recently. What Fair found was a classic 66 Shelby Mustang one of only 1,100 made, and sold from Carroll Shelby's personal car lot.
  • FOOD SHORTAGE

    04/04/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT · by 7thson · 74 replies
    What is the general opinion that there will be a food shortage in the United States? Also, what do people recommend? What to purchase? How to store? How to prepare? Any good web sites to go for tips? Thank you in advance.
  • Antimatter: The Conundrum of Storage

    03/11/2011 10:39:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 3/11/11 | Paul Gilster
    Antimatter: The Conundrum of Storage by Paul Gilster on March 11, 2011 Are we ever going to use antimatter to drive a starship? The question is tantalizing because while chemical reactions liberate about one part in a billion of the energy trapped inside matter — and even nuclear reactions spring only about one percent of that energy free — antimatter promises to release what Frank Close calls ‘the full mc2 latent within matter.’ But assuming you can make antimatter in large enough amounts (no mean task), the question of storage looms large. We know how to store antimatter in...
  • Forever foods: 9 cooking staples that can outlast you (Prepper Ping!)

    03/02/2011 4:25:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 137 replies
    Most weeks, you make a big grocery list and head to the store, prepared to buy loads of fresh food to make your family's meals. We often don't give a thought to stuff sitting in the kitchen cupboard or we automatically throw out anything that's been in there longer than we can remember. But Janice Revell, co-founder of StillTasty.com, says "Look in your pantry and your cabinets and check whether the items really do need to go. You'll be shocked by what you really don't need to throw away." So before you throw out that years-old sugar or replace that...
  • Intel's SSD 310: G2 Performance in an mSATA Form Factor ( Small,...real small - storage)

    12/31/2010 9:37:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 12/29/2010 12:22:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Although not quite the Intel SSD announcement we were expecting in Q4, today Intel unveiled its first mSATA SSD: the Intel SSD 310. Based on the 34nm Intel X25-M G2 controller, the 310 will be available in both 40GB and 80GB capacities. The 80GB version should perform a bit slower than an 80GB X25-M G2 while the 40GB version will perform like a 40GB X25-V.  
  • Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage

    10/24/2010 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Immerito · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Scribd ^ | Burt Gummer
    Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage By Burt Gummer “I feel I have been denied critical, need-to-know information!” (Tremors II) With the political climate such as it is today, those of us who had enough for-sight to acquire firearms for the eventual need of preservation and survival have realized that long term storage will become a necessity. It will become a necessity because those in power would like the populous as dependant and passive as possible. This of course includes the right to keep and bear arms which the morons on the left & in the White...
  • Thinking Outside the Stocks (Investments outside of stocks/bonds that are giving good returns)

    09/05/2010 4:54:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/05/2010 | M.P. Mcqueen
    There is always a bull market somewhere. With the stock market continuing to whipsaw and bonds getting ever-pricier, investors are looking further afield for decent returns—and some are finding them. Self-storage buildings, anyone? How about abandoned railroad beds, cellular towers, student apartments or parking facilities? Such unglamorous niches, once shunned by the investing elite, are performing well in 2010, even as the Dow industrials limp along. If you haven't heard about these seemingly arcane plays yet, it may be because the smarter money is getting there first. In some cases, private-equity firms, pensions and college endowments, which are cutting their...
  • Hard Drives to reach 3TB in 2010?

    05/17/2010 7:28:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 584+ views
    Anandtech ^ | 5/10/2010 | Ian Cutress
    Sources close to Seagate roadmaps have leaked the potential of a 3TB SAS drive being released this year.The quest for storage is almost a never ending saga.  Dubbed the Constellation-ES, the replacement for the Seagate Barracuda-ES, the drive is expected to arrive later this year with a 7200 RPM rotation speed, and a 6Gbit/s SAS interface.  A 1TB version of the 2.5" Barracuda-ES is also expected to arrive around the mid year point.
  • Understanding SandForce's SF-1200 & SF-1500, Not All Drives are Equal (SSD)

    04/17/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 427+ views
    AnandTech ^ | 4/16/2010 11:30:00 AM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Less than 24 hours ago I was called into a meeting with SandForce, the SSD controller manufacturer that has been on fire lately. The company makes two controllers: the SF-1200 and SF-1500. The meeting was initiated by SandForce to clear up any misconceptions I might have about the differences between the two controllers. No good deed goes unpunished, and the quick meeting turned into an hour long debate about responsibility and ethics. It turns out that while I finally know the difference between the SF-1200 and the more expensive SF-1500, not all drives based on the SF-1200 will offer the...
  • New Hard Drives Could Spell Trouble for XP Users

    03/13/2010 10:18:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 86 replies · 2,493+ views
    switched. ^ | Mar 12th | Terrence O'Brien
    By the end of January 2011, almost all new hard drives sold will have switched to a new format that will increase their size and efficiency, but will leave those clinging to Windows XP frustrated. Traditionally, data on hard disks has been broken up into 512 byte chunks. Each broken-up sector requires additional space on a physical disk to mark the beginning and the end of each piece. Extra space is also needed for error correction, and there needs to be a bit of room to separate it from the next chunk. This wasn't much of a problem when the...
  • Disk capacity growth rate slowing

    02/03/2010 8:50:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 653+ views
    The Register ^ | 3rd February 2010 11:14 GMT | Chris Mellor
    Hard disk drive capacity growth rates are slowing and two 2.5-inch drive capacity increases are in qualification with drive manufacturers, according to TDK. The firm is a major hard disk drive head manufacturer and its read/write heads have to match the areal density capabilities of the media they are moving across. In its results presentation for its third fiscal 2010 quarter, it showed a chart (pdf) depicting areal density increases and timescales.TDK product launch schedule In the 3.5-inch drive class, 500GB/platter drives are shipping now and 640GB/platter (or thereabouts) read/write heads are in qualification with TDK's OEM customers, the drive...
  • New Mexico bill first step toward carbon storage

    01/30/2010 11:34:12 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 20 replies · 350+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | January 30, 2010 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    SANTA FE, N.M. – Rancher Jack Chatfield sees untapped value in the spaces that lie beneath New Mexico's dusty landscape. But he said the state needs to first decide who owns them. Scientists are looking at underground fissures and caverns as places where carbon dioxide emissions captured from fossil fuel power plants can be stored. Carbon emissions are among the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The underground space also could store compressed air as part of a process to generate clean electricity. "This is a huge issue for our society today. It's technology that is on the cutting edge...
  • Intel & Micron Announce 25nm NAND Flash Production, SSDs to get Bigger/Cheaper in Q4

    01/30/2010 11:21:31 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Anandtech ^ | January 30th, 2010 | Anand Lal Shimpi
    I wasn’t supposed to be able to tell you about this until Monday, but it looks like the news leaked early so IMFT gave us the green light.Intel and Micron jointly formed IMFT (Intel-Micron Flash Technologies), LLC back in 2006. The two companies share production from the venture. Intel gets 49% of IMFT’s flash production and Micron gets 51%.In the usual Intel tradition, IMFT aggressively scales process technology to be competitive. The company started manufacturing at 72nm, spent 2008 at 50nm and just last year scaled down to 34nm. The latter is what found its way into Intel’s X25-M G2...
  • Concern over canned foods - Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more

    12/06/2009 7:04:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,151+ views
    Consumer Reports ^ | December 2009 | consumer reports
    The chemical Bisphenol A, which has been used for years in clear plastic bottles and food-can liners, has been restricted in Canada and some U.S. states and municipalities because of potential health effects. The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide what it considers a safe level of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), which some studies have linked to reproductive abnormalities and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. Now Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we...
  • Agriculture Team Trains Afghans on Grain Storage

    07/02/2009 12:59:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 248+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Lory Stevens, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, July 2, 2009 – A Nebraska National Guard agriculture development team is helping Afghan farmers capitalize on their investments. Members of the Task Force Warrior agribusiness development team work alongside Afghan farmers who went to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 24, 2009, to learn how to assemble grain bins. A Nebraska group shipped the bins to Afghanistan, which are designed to store seed and harvested grain. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Lory Stevens  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Task Force Warrior agribusiness development team trained farmers from nearby provinces here June 24, showing them how...
  • Do Massachusetts Gun Laws apply to all? (Part II)

    06/24/2009 5:14:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 909+ views
    backwoodshome ^ | Ron Bokleman
    In Part I, I set the groundwork for this discussion by providing the details that the so-called mainstream media won’t. I finished by asking some basic questions: Why would the SJC take up this case on appeal? How would the SJC be viewed by the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if they indeed were to rule against Runyan? What if they rule in favor of Runyan? What, if any would be the short or long term ramifications? Before I answer those hypothetical questions let’s review some more historical context to help you understand where we are today. The Second...
  • Breathing batteries could store 10 times the energy

    05/20/2009 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 13 replies · 802+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 19 May 2009 | Colin Barras
    The lithium ion batteries used in laptops and cellphones, and tipped for future use in electric cars, are approaching their technological limits. But chemists in the UK say that there's a way to break through the looming energy capacity barrier – let the batteries "breathe" oxygen from the air. A standard lithium ion battery contains a negative electrode of graphite, a positive electrode of lithium cobalt oxide, and a lithium salt-containing electrolyte. Lithium ions shuttle between the two electrodes during charging and discharging, sending electrons around the external circuit to power a gadget in the process. The problem with that...
  • Tight storage may lead to huge oil price drop

    05/15/2009 9:39:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies · 2,293+ views
    The Oil Drum: Europe ^ | 05/12/09 | Rune Likvern
    Tight storage may lead to huge oil price drop Posted by Rune Likvern on May 12, 2009 - 10:00am in The Oil Drum: Europe Topic: Demand/Consumption Tags: backwardation, china, china oil storage, contango, oecd, oil prices, original, tanker storage, us oil consumption, us oil storage [list all tags] The present contango in oil prices bears all the hallmarks of an oil market where supplies are well above present fundamental physical consumption. The recent large inventory build of petroleum, under a steep contango which now is flattening, within the big oil consumers (like the OECD countries and China) have left some...
  • Bury a Gun and Ammo For 15 Years

    03/16/2009 2:24:25 PM PDT · by epow · 92 replies · 3,862+ views
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 03/16/09 | Charles Wood
    Back in the early 1990s the outlook for the nation in general and gun owners in particular seemed rather grim to many people. A few years earlier in 1986, Congress had banned civilians from owning newly manufactured machine guns. There was ever more strident talk of banning semi-automatic weapons or so called assault weapons. Many of us regarded a semi-automatic rifle as the foundation of a home defense battery. Many of us believed that more laws banning ever more types of guns were imminent. About that time I acquired a Ruger Ranch Rifle through a private sale. I decided to...
  • How Much Ammo Do You Need?

    03/07/2009 1:12:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies · 3,049+ views
    The Survivalist Blog ^ | 1 March, 2009 | Yukon Mike
    This is my ammo stock. Most of it was acquired 8-10 years ago when ammo compared to today’s prices was very cheap. I have stocked here; .177 pellets and BB’s, 22 rimfire, 38 special, 9mm, .223, .308 and 12 gauge. A common question is; how much ammo should I store for SHTF? First, several questions need to be asked. 1. Exactly what are you storing it for? For the Survivalist, it is food gathering (hunting) and home or self-defense. 2. How long will the situation causing the need last? Let’s assume TSHTF and commonsense says it will be 5 years....
  • DA appeals court rulings in weapons case

    03/06/2009 7:13:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 615+ views
    wickedlocal.com ^ | 5 March, 2009 | Chloe Gotsis
    Billerica, Mass. - Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone is seeking to preserve gun safety laws by fighting two court rulings that could loosen gun storage regulations. Leone’s office filed an appeal in the state appeals court, disputing a Lowell District Court decision to dismiss gun charges against a Billerica man for improperly storing a firearm and possessing a firearm without a valid firearm identification card. Richard Runyan’s lawyers argued the charges against him were unconstitutional based on a Supreme Court case, Washington, D.C. versus Heller, ruling individuals have a right to posses weapons for self-defense and requiring that handguns be...
  • A good list for prepers

    03/04/2009 8:54:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 2 replies · 797+ views
    There is a great list posted over at the The Power Hour for those of you who are as a precaution preping some emergency stores. http://www.thepowerhour.com/news/items_disappearfirst.htm
  • The Carpenters: From tragedy rises heroism

    02/25/2009 6:40:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies · 791+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 February, 2009 | Paul Valone
    The words of a grandmother whose grandchildren were murdered as the result of California's mandatory gun storage law... Yesterday, St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann wrote a powerful piece entitled, “’Protecting’ children … from the ability to defend themselves” in which he discussed the plight of the Carpenter family. On August 23, 2000, Jonathan David Bruce broke into the Carpenter home and, armed with a pitch fork, brutally attacked the four children at home alone, killing two. Although the children were trained in the use of firearms, the family’s guns were locked away in compliance with California law. The...
  • WD® LAUNCHES INDUSTRY'S FIRST 2 TB HARD DRIVES

    01/27/2009 7:29:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies · 929+ views
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2009 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced the first 2 terabyte (TB) hard drive - the world's highest capacity drive and the latest addition to WD's popular, environmentally friendly, cool and quiet, WD® Caviar® Green™ hard drive family. This new 3.5-inch platform is based on WD's industry-leading 500 GB/platter technology (with 400 Gb/in2 areal density) with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2 TB.
  • Tse-Whit-Zen Artifacts Languish In Storage

    05/01/2008 1:42:41 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 156+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5-1-2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Tse-whit-zen artifacts languish in storage By Jonathan MartinSeattle Times staff reporter An arrowhead created by a Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member. One of the Pacific Northwest's most astonishing archaeological finds in a generation has languished for more than a year, lingering on metal shelves in a Seattle warehouse, unseen by the public and unexamined by scientists. No one questions the discoveries — artifacts from a 2,700-year-old Native American village excavated from the Port Angeles waterfront amid great public interest — should be exhibited, analyzed and celebrated. But the 900 boxes of artifacts — such things as spindle whorls carved from...
  • 11-year-old Sun mascot beats up NetApp

    04/29/2008 12:36:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 154+ views
    The Register ^ | Tuesday 29th April 2008 | Ashlee Vance
    Ten minutes to open storage blissFind out how to eradicate 99.7% of spam Having been worked over by the rise of Linux servers, Sun Microsystems wants to capitalize on what it sees as the next major "open systems" movement. The company believes that storage systems - or more specifically storage software - will transition to favor lower-cost, less proprietary plays. Sun this week took what feels like a rather minor step in the open storage direction with the release of two "how-to-guides" meant to help with the creation of a storage server and a NAS (network attached storage) appliance. The...