The NEL (Nordeuropäische Erdgasleitung known as Norddeutsche Erdgasleitung, is a 440 kilometres long natural gas pipeline in Germany. The pipeline runs from Lubmin near Greifswald through Achim to Rehden, it connects the Nord Stream pipeline with the MIDAL pipelines. The pipeline started operations on 5 November 2012. Between Sülstorf and Achim, it uses a pre-existing installation; the diameter of the pipeline is 56 inches and it uses 100 bars operating pressure. Its capacity is 20 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year; the pipeline is expected to cost around €1 billion. The developer of the pipeline asked exemption from the network transit fees regulation; the pipeline was built by OPAL NEL TRANSPORT GmbH. It is operated by NEL Gastransport GmbH, indirectly owned by WIGA Transport Co.. KG, a joint venture of Wintershall and Gazprom. Nord Stream Rehden-Hamburg gas pipeline MIDAL OPAL pipeline Gazela Pipeline Official website
GCstar is an open-source application for managing personal collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the Internet and the user can store additional data, such as the location or whom he has lent them to; the user may search and filter the collection by criteria. GCstar uses GTK + for its GUI widgets. Current version manages these kinds of collections: Board games Books Comic books Mini vehicles Movies Music Numismatic Periodicals Smart cards Stamps TV show episodes User defined collections Video games WinesGCstar is the successor to GCfilms, which only managed collections of movies. Information concerning an item can be automatically retrieved from various Internet websites. Only a few pieces of information, such as movie title or ISBN, are required to perform the search. GCstar supports importing collections created by other programs, such as Alexandria, Ant Movie Catalog, or Tellico, it can import lists made in more standard formats, such as CSV or a simple list of items' names.
The collections may be exported to various formats, including HTML, SQL, or XML. Each item in a collection can be marked as loaned to someone. GCstar keeps an history of all borrowers, it can send an email to the borrower. The GCstar mascot is the same as GCfilms': a blue periscope named Péri, he was created by LE SPEKTRE. GCstar may be used on any system, it is included in many Linux distributions and FreeBSD. A version for Microsoft Windows exists. GCstar is released under the GNU General Public License. Images associated with the project, for example Péri, are released under a dual license: GNU General Public License and Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License v. 2.5. GCstar has received favorable ratings across its lifespan. On April 16, 2007, Mihai Marinof's review of GCstar 1.1.1 at Softpedia gave the software a "Very Good" rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Her wrap-up read: The Good GCstar is a free application for managing personal collections. By default, it can manage movies, video games, music or numismatic collections but allows the user to create a custom collection type.
Detailed information on each item can be fetched from Internet websites but additional information can be manually added by the user. It provides a clean interface. It's written in Gtk2-Perl so it's able to run on any GNU/Linux system, as well as on MS Windows; the Bad Unfortunately, each collection type is saved under a different file, creating a new collection type is difficult and the items list can't display both the image and text at the same time. The Truth GCstar can organize different types of items, for instance movies collections, books, numismatic or user defined collections. Creating a new collection is quite difficult. However, it's a pretty good application and you should first give it a try and decide if you want or don't want to make it a part of your software collection. In a December 20, 2010 review of GCstar version 1.6.1, CNET Editors rated the application 5 out of 5 stars and "Spectacular", noting: "There are many collection managers to choose from. GCstar is both. It's one of the best of the type we've seen."In ratings accessed on June 7, 2012 at Google Play, the Android-based GCstar Viewer received 4 out of 5 stars from Google Play and 3.9 out of 5 stars from viewers.
He concluded: Conclusions The only shortcoming of the GCstar collection management tool that I noticed was that the software does not let you print out inventory lists, although you can export lists in various file formats. Otherwise, the program leaves little to be desired: It is fast and stable, properly localized, has a logical superstructure, including meaningful categories. In particular, Linux users who have several different hobbies will learn to appreciate GCstar, thanks to the numerous templates for various collection types. Official website Screenshots GCstar forums GCweb, web tools for GCstar