posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 05:33 PM
Sorry about that WNL...I think my off-hand remarks steered the thread off-topic. I did read the article and found it intriguing, but difficult to
Barges are heavy and heavy duty, but they also float, which leaves them at the mercy of the seas. If they tether them to the ocean floor, they may as
well just put them on a platform and be done with it. They could always create the wave energy device to power them from below. They would still
gain the affects of the cooler ocean air temps as well.
If they really wanted to get ingenius, they should come up with a way to attach them to the ocean floor. A high-pressure, submersable habitat
tethered to a series of detachable bouys floating atop the ocean surface generating electricity for them. Drain the energy back down the cables and
into collectors. For that matter, they could also add solar collectors on rigid stilts to offset any power issues or damage to the wave energy bouys.
Back that all up by tapping into one of the many energy conduits that run along the ocean floor and you have yourself an underwater server farm.
FYI...that was my serious reply. Sorry about the first derailment.