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from Mashable

So what does the PlayBook have to offer? It turns out, quite a lot. Featuring a 7″ screen (much like the newSamsung Galaxy Tab), the PlayBook sports a 1Ghz dual-core processor, has 1GB of RAM, and touts the ability to multi-task and run Flash 10.1.

To a large extent, the PlayBook looks like it’s a showcase of RIM’s acquisition of QNX. QNX Neutrino is the base of the new OS.

RIM is selling this as the first “enterprise-ready” professional tablet.

Check out the specs:

  • 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support.
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording.
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV.
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA.
  • HDMI video output.
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts.
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe.
  • Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java.
  • Ultra thin and portable.
  • Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm).
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g).
  • Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.
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    So, the governemt wants to “invest” $36 million to give the local biodiesel industry a boost with a $36 million subsidy over the next three years.

    This is a complete and unadulterated waste of time.

    So called experts have waxed lyrival about being self sufficient for transport diesel in just a few years. They are unmitigated disingenuous tossers. New Zealand will never be self reliant on local “home grown” biodiesel. When I say never, I mean never.

    Put simply the “industry” is not viable now, it wasn’t 5 years ago and it never will be viable without a subsidy of some sort. Any business model that requires subsidies to work are at risk. No sane person would invest as at any time due to international, internal or just plain meddling those subsidies evaporate.

    The only way I could get a business model to work for the production of biodiesel in New Zealand was to have subsidies and/or carbon credits. It is simply bogus.

    Oh and if anyone asks I can show you the extensive feasibility reports that I wrote about it and still stand by. It is simply not possible to make any money at biodiesel.

    The second problem that all the boffins in their cocooned worlds never seem to mention is the unviability and unavailibility of any suitable feedstocks in anywhere near the quantities required to make even just Dunedin let alone the whole country self sufficient in biodiesel.

    I’m of a mind to go and apply for some of this loot and then simply dump all the boxes of documents on Gerry’s doorstep and say thanks for the hooter.

    While we are talking about bio-fuels and investing, if that is what you can call pissing #36 million down the drain, in renewable energy it might pay to have a good look at Spain as an example of where all this crap leads to.

    I can sure as hell think of a thousand better things to spend $36 million than the ego of a mad scotsman in East Tamaki.