@PJ: Completely DISagree! You should not be a victim of your environment. While he doesn't have many obstacles, I know many kids from wealthy families who are wasting their time on drugs, video games and other junk.
I started programming when I was 11, on ZX 80 Spectrum /Sinclair back in USSR, "assembled on the lap" so to speak. My parents were not rich, compare to US average they were below the poverty line. Yet that didn't stop me, and should not stop anybody who is trying to pursue their dreams.
There can be million of reasons why NOT to do something, and only your character will drive you and see your dreams become a reality!
@Novox: true. But you can also scale visual using ScaleTransform (if it is WPF control) before capturing it into bitmap thus getting a higher resolution.
I have not tried this but you may try capturing visual into WMF or some other vector format.
You may also pass data directly to a report viewer chart (this is more involved for dynamic types of charts), but then you get vector charts, when rendering report to PDF you will need to specify higher resolution.
There are no new generation nuclear reactors in US at all. There have been only 65 direct deaths for 30 years from nuclear plants. While hundreds of people a year die in coal mines and now this oil spill, plus indirectly all the lung cancer people get from
pollution. Just look at US energy map and see how it is powered.
New generation nuclear plants, used in France for example, are very efficient and produce less waste than average american family does.
Now there is a joint effort between US DOE and Russian Ministry of Nuclear Energy on a new generation nuclear power plant which has almost 0 waste, becasue most of it just get recycled.
So at the end nuclear is cheap, fast, clean and safe. You can put "...est" and the end of those words and it will be true.
The plastic can be biodegradable. First invented by George Washington Carver, boy, almost a century ago. It is widely used. In Russia for example they sell milk in plastic bags which degrade under sunlight or in soil in just 1 year, while regular plastics
takes almost 500 years to degrade.
Thus garbage produced by average american family will last longer than nuclear waste from nuclear power plant. Latest generation nuclear plants can recylce waste very efficently with average degration rate of only 60 years.
Convert to nuclear then electric cars will produce less CO2. For now, since most of the east cost is powered by coal, electric cars will actually produce more CO2 than gasoline cars. Plus coal is very dirty and kills orders of magnitude people more a year
than nuclear power plants/waste.