Tuesday, November 15
Watch this excellent video of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station earlier this year. The thinness of the atmosphere can be seen in many of the sequences. The northern lights, lightening and urban centres are also stunning.
Posted by TheVille at Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 2
I think the output of these masts is up to 100 watts right next to the aerial, about a sixth of a microwave cooker at max power. Probably enough to defrost a frozen pigeon :-)
The power reduces dramatically the further away from them you are.
Hope the pigeon doesn't make a habit of it. I think antenna workers turn the power off or turn the signal off before working on them.
Posted by TheVille at Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Tuesday, November 1
What is interesting is that some of the homes have Solar PV panels on the roof. Can't help thinking that 3 panels is a bit pathetic. Many houses now are having most of the roof covered in them. Not only that, why don't they also have solar heating panels as well?? It all seems like Taylor Wimpey aren't sure about what they are doing.
One good aspect is that bollards are used to block off some roads from traffic, which means they would be safe for kids to use.
You can see from these photos that trees are largely sparsely planted and ornamental. Yes they are obviously very young, but I don't get the impression any big trees have been planted.