My friend theorizes that a miniaturized dam, which he calls "The Waterboy", would be a great form of alternative energy and wanted to get feedback on whether this idea would actually work.
document he drafted up describes The Waterboy further and includes calculations.
posted by defmute
on Mar 18, 2014 -
I'm helping a close friend figure out a digital asset management solution for his small media company. They have five employees, but they do all kinds of media projects for clients, some of them large. They've done websites, videos, printed publications, etc. This generates a lot of data, and their having a hard time managing it. [more inside]
posted by primethyme
on Mar 27, 2013 -
As an aspiring artist, I've recently acquired a habit of saving to Dropbox every image I find particularly inspiring or useful as an artistic reference. This is fun and motivating, except I'm realizing that my Finder-based 'folder > subfolder' organizational structure is doing a poor job of keeping up with my needs. I'm looking for software recommendations (Mac OS X) or general tips re: sorting a frequently-accessed image collection that will eventually number into the thousands. The catch: the system needs to sync with an iPhone/iPad. [more inside]
posted by brieche
on Dec 17, 2012 -
What are some of the best digital asset managment tools available?
I am hoping to find at least a couple who can handle large video files well, but also any other digital assets that might have been created
posted by digividal
on Dec 4, 2012 -
I have a couple hundred thousand digital photos. I have a bunch of duplicate images from overlapping backups. I have inconsistent naming and folder schemes. I have edited and cropped versions of the same image.
I need some software to help me clean and sort my images. [more inside]
posted by gregr
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I'd like to get serious about organizing my own video clips and project assets, but can't find a good digital asset manager to do it. [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I am trying to establish a good backup strategy for my digital media assets (photos, music, and some home videos) and documents. Would love to hear from you on on whether this makes sense ... [more inside]
posted by justlooking
on Nov 16, 2011 -
What are good resources for researching and evaluating enterprise web content management and digital asset management systems?
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 20, 2011 -
Is going whitewater rafting on a dam-release day
on the Lehigh River in May significantly better than going on a non-dam-release day
the last week of April? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap
on Mar 21, 2011 -
Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa
on Aug 13, 2010 -
Where can I find an old US government document? I found a reference to it in the June 1912 Monthly Catalogue of United States Public Documents:
Sabath, A. J. Report amending by substitute H. 23284, to authorize Great Northern Development Company to construct dam across Missisippi River from Scott Countv, Iowa, to Rock Island Countv
, 111. June 14, 1912. 3 p. (H. rp. 891.)
posted by clockworkjoe
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Name this song: Chinese (I assume) singers singing in English singing praises about the Three Gorges Dam.
I heard it in an Asian restaurant about 6-8 years ago. [more inside]
posted by santogold
on Apr 4, 2009 -
Power generation: Let's say we have a hydroelectric dam. My understanding is that water turns a dynamo, which provides electricty.
It seems like there would be a way to use the same water flow more than once. Could we make raceways of some indeterminate length to get the water back up to speed with sufficient force to turn a second dynamo? Could this be repeated so that a single water flow powers some n dynamos?
What kind of constraints keep dams all over the world from doing this sort of thing?
posted by boo_radley
on Aug 16, 2007 -
Digital Asset Management. I'm looking for a web based solution that archives and stores files, but I don't need full on project management. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Anybody know the name of the $49 helicopter place south of the hoover dam on the 93? When you leave Las Vegas going south, there is a hotel and casino off to the left after you pass through the hoover dam. There is a big sign that says $49 helicopter flights. Either that hotel has helicopter tours, or their neighbor is a helicopter place. Anybody know what it's called? (The hotel or the tour place)
posted by gummo
on Feb 28, 2005 -