In computer networking, the Name/Finger protocol and the Finger user information protocol are simple network protocols for the exchange of human-oriented status and user information.
The Name/Finger protocol, written by David Zimmerman, is based on Request for Comments document RFC 742 (December 1977) as an interface to the name and finger programs that provide status reports on a particular computer system or a particular person at network sites. The finger program was written in 1971 by Les Earnest who created the program to solve the need of users who wanted information on other users of the network. Information on who is logged-in was useful to check the availability of a person to meet. This was probably the earliest form of presence information for remote network users.
Prior to the finger program, the only way to get this information was with a who program that showed IDs and terminal line numbers (the server's internal number of the communication line, over which the user's terminal is connected) for logged-in users. Earnest named his program after the idea that people would run their fingers down the who list to find what they were looking for.
Project is the second collaborative studio album by guitarists Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen, released on November 11, 1997 through Shrapnel Records. A previous collaboration between Howe and Kotzen, Tilt (1995), had sold well and thus resulted in a second album.
Under the campaign, all provinces and municipalities were required to establish temporary 6521 taskforces under the local Communist Party and Public Security leadership. Authorities at the township and county levels were also required to implement the 6521 project, reporting on their progress to municipal or provincial taskforces above them.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
That said, San Diego's General DynamicsNASSCO announced earlier this year that it will compete for contracts to build the installation and support ships that will be needed to create the turbines for West Coast offshore projects, with a focus on California.
LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Governments have decided to pay up to revive offshore wind farm developments after rising costs put at risk multiple projects that are needed to help them cut emissions and reach climate targets ...Offshore wind projects do have high upfront costs.
These price rises have combined with higher interest rates to push up the LCoE for American offshore-wind projects by 50% over the past two years, calculates BloombergNEF, a research firm—even after including subsidies wrapped up in the InflationReductionAct (IRA), PresidentJoe Biden’s mammoth climate law.
After bidding and contracting for long-term prices based on a pre-COVID financial outlook, the ground shifted substantially underneath the global economy and the offshore wind industry ... Rebidding projects swiftly, efficiently, and in consideration of ongoing permitting and contracting processes is critical to offshore wind’s build out.
Until now, PVS has secured contracts to participate in offshore wind projects with a total capacity of over 10 GW. In May, for example, PVS signed a contract for the manufacture and construction of 33 wind turbine structural support for an offshore wind project in Taiwan (China) ...
Offshore wind developers have threatened in recent months to cancel contracts to sell power in New York after earlier dropping agreements in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey as soaring inflation, interest rates and supply chain problems led to much higher costs to build projects than anticipated.
offshore wind projects hangs in the balance after soaring costs prompted developers to cancel offtake contracts and write down billions of dollars ... Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, ceased the development of its 2.2 GW OceanWind 1 and 2 projects in New Jersey.
In recent months, East Coast states’ plans to install massive new offshore wind farms have been battered by bad economic news, canceled contracts and newfound uncertainty about the projects officials are counting on to reach their clean energy goals.
IMCA has published the industry’s first standard contract for transport and installation (T&I) works in offshore wind projects ... This first contract with a limited scope recognises the current reality of offshore wind construction including the development of increasingly complex project solutions.
To date, PTSC had successfully won contracts for over 10 offshore wind projects with a total capacity of 5.2GW and a contract value exceeding US$1.2 billion, all of which would be for export ... Based on international case studies, Thập said it would typically take 6-8 years for an offshore wind project to be fully implemented.
Planning restrictions still prevent onshore wind from being built, there are plans afoot to further curtail solar on farmland, and no new offshore wind projects were successful during the last Contracts for Difference auction ... While this will be welcomed, it does not address the fact that so many green energy projects get refused.
Last week, the state offered a fresh solicitation as a lifeline to the troubled offshore wind industry which says its existing power sales contracts would not cover the cost of building and financing the projects ... planned projects at higher prices and exit their old contracts.