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wind farm

wind farm  n.— «Imagine you live in an area that is completely changed into an industrial region—and in the end, wind farms are industrial installations.» —“As windmills spread, some Germans balk at ‘asparagus fields’” by...

disco effect

disco effect  n.— «Wind energy’s antagonists, meanwhile, are hoping that through petitioning, legal challenges, and political influence their voices will be heard. It is the local issues—the hum of the turbines, the flashing red lights on...

asparagus field

asparagus field  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape into an...

Verspargelung der Landschaft

Verspargelung der Landschaft  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape...

botnet

botnet  n.— «In February German magazine c’t reported how it was able to buy access to infected machines—commonly described in the parlance of spammers as “BotNets”—from virus writers.» —“The illicit trade in compromised...