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Ray Tiley
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Reminds me of some of the articles I've been seeing on an old technology, flywheels, which offer a slight variation on this scenario:

"Battery-electric structures lose kinetic potential during the conversion of energy from mechanical to electrical to chemical, and then back again. It’s a fundamental of the Second Law of Thermodynamics: transforming energy from one form to another introduces losses. Battery-electrics are approximately 34 percent efficient. Flywheel drives are all mechanical and suffer no conversion losses. Most of the energy loss that does occur comes from normal friction between moving parts. These systems are about 70 percent efficient."

http://alternativefuels.about.com/od/hybridvehicles/a/flywheelhybrid.htm

So, you pour kinetic energy back into the drive train directly from the flywheel rather than converting it into electricity.

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http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/05/vcc-20110526.html

http://inhabitat.com/flybus-new-hybrid-bus-uses-flywheel-instead-of-battery-to-store-kinetic-energy/
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My day has been slowed by the realization I need to update Xcode on my laptop to install new ruby on rails.
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I think this needs to be my new commuter this winter (hopefully in singlespeed / fixed).
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Yeah, after talking to some people that own fat tire bikes, it seems like geared is the way to go. I personally like fixed bikes in the winter. Less parts to get fouled in the salt and ice.
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Rode my bike roughly 50 miles today, and picked up my new mountain bike from the shop. I'll post some pics as soon as my phone's battery isn't dead :)
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This is pretty fantastic: http://music.amnestyusa.org/
This album saves lives. All profits benefit Amnesty International's Life-Saving Human Rights Work
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If you see this bike around the twin cities let me know ASAP. It was stolen from my porch last night.

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Anyone know of a good javascript image tagging library. Basically want to do the rectangles over an image and show a comment when user mouses over area of image.
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that's actually really simple. i'll send you the code when i get out of work today.
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I just had an awesome idea for a website on my ride into work this morning.
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  • Tightrope Media Systems
    Software Developer, present
  • Community Television Network
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  • University of Southern maine
    B.S. Biology, Minor in biochemistry, 2006 - 2010
  • Brookdale Community College
    A.S. Science, 2002 - 2005
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