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Oct 1, 2011

Big Ass Things

Damn!!! That is a BIG ASS FREAKIN power transformer.

It's 1200 kV.  That's right 1200.  Most of the power transformers that are in a substation near you range from 138kV-230kV.  Going to be put in Indian country. :)  As in the country.

This thing cost $330M

1200kV Transformer
Vijai Electricals' chairman and managing director, Jai Ramesh, handed over the 33MVA, 1200KV class, ultra high voltage power transformer to S K Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
To support the government's plan for augmentation of installed power generation capacity and corresponding transmission corridors, the country would, in the near future, need 1200 KV AC as next transmission voltage for bulk transfer of power of the order of 3,000 to 6,000 MW per line from power generation complexes in east and north east to load centres located in northern and western regions, the company said.
1200 KV AC would be the highest transmission voltage in the world and to develop this cutting edge technology indigenously, Power Grid Corporation of India took the lead to establish a 1200 KV test station at Bina in Madhya Pradesh with experimental line of 1.6 km. The transformer developed by Vijai Electricals would be installed at the substation

Crack'n Da Code

Looks like ACORN has bought some new brain power and are going to try to keep the asshole in for another 4.

Researchers Hack Voting Machine for $26

Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.

(Diebold's voting-machine business is now owned by the Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, whose e-voting machines are used in about 22 states.)

Vanishing Acts

If it works...keep on using it in all 50 states.

The Magical Disappearing Students
Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.