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Thaluikhain
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

tussock wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Energy_Generating_Systems
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Solar_One

and in general

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentrated_solar_power


I meant specifically for this bit:

tussock wrote:
that produces power as required 24 hours a day, they're roughly rated to have a storage function of about 72 hours of full production once they get up to peak temperatures. Those are more expensive, but not that much more, and still much cheaper than building new coal plants.


Cause from my understanding, they are a good addition to existing methods, they aren't close to being a replacement yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is relevant

In Colorado, a Glimpse of Renewables Insanely Cheap Future.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Yeah, and those are battery storage because industrial-scale battery prices are falling rather fast now, in every open market country. Like in Oz the federal govt. had to put special taxes on the solar and wind plants and directly pay the money from it to the coal plants just to keep them open, few years ago now.

Despite coal prices collapsing, buying coal to make into electricity is no longer economic without special legal protection and state subsidies, because it costs about the same or less to build solar (and vastly less to build wind) and their running costs are many orders of magnitude lower. It's been that way a fair while, but a lot of the markets are fairly well captured by incumbents with their old coal plants.

Anyway, the storage costs are coming down now that it's needed, because the new power going in is all renewable and the coal plants are closing all over. There's a lot of cheaper battery designs that Lithium-ion too when you don't care about weight, but I'm not sure how many of them will get production ramped up for the coming demand.

It may be the concentrators never catch the photovoltaic plus battery setups now, the growth in the industries is crazy and economy of scale is happening.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eb1DHZ9GQ
Well then . . 50/50 odds of surviving and deleting enough humans to save the species and certain doom on the other side?
Disregarding the possibilities of throwing earth out of orbit and simply shattering the crust.
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Stahlseele wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eb1DHZ9GQ
Well then . . 50/50 odds of surviving and deleting enough humans to save the species and certain doom on the other side?
Disregarding the possibilities of throwing earth out of orbit and simply shattering the crust.


If YouTube recommends the stupid nonscience shit to me now Iím holding you personally responsible (maybe replacing domino and Minecraft video recommendations courtesy of my children)

This is how I get ufo crap in my google news feed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

i regret nothing! Sick *snickers*
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musks-flamethrower-is-real-and-yours-for-just-500/

Only in Fucking America . .
The kids love this shit . .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is really depressing:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/01/29/Opioid-overdose-victims-memorial-wall-Pittsburgh/stories/201801290091

Not the numbers nor the scope of the problem -- I knew all that already. What's depressing is how disorganized and bad at communication the folks calling the shots around that exhibit seemed to be over the weekend.



  • If your exhibit is going to travel around the country, you should probably rethink the time ratio between a 3-day buildout to a only 4.5 day period open to the public before teardown begins.
  • Installing an exhibit about the dangers of addiction to painkillers should probably not result in multiple workers requiring medical treatment for their injuries. (I do not know if either injury resulted in a new opiate prescription, but the cynic I me wants to speculate that they did)
  • Maybe you should know where the next stop on your exhibit's tour is in more detail than "Ohio".
  • I would like to know how Chris Burden's feels about your knockoff of "The Reason for the Neutron Bomb" in your installation piece illustrating large numbers.
  • I'm also truly impressed at how all the carvings representing the faces of the victims are chalk white against a black background. It's like nobody involved realized the pre-existing subtext of the difference in media response between the opioid epidemic of the teens and the crack epidemic of the 80s.


tl;dr: The people in charge are incapable of fixing the problem.
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The anti-opioid people have to rely on feels before reals, due to being completely empty-handed on the question of how to treat debilitating chronic pain.

There's also the issue of doctors underprescribing opioids, which forces patients to supplement their prescriptions with illegal sources, or else puts them through a roller-coaster of agony and relief, neither of which is really helpful for avoiding overdose.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

hyzmarca wrote:
The anti-opioid people have to rely on feels before reals, due to being completely empty-handed on the question of how to treat debilitating chronic pain.


Don't be silly, there's both cocaine and large quantities of alcohol as options, and it's a well-known fact that these have never caused problems.

(There is of course always research into alternative forms of useful pain relief, last I checked people were looking into cane toads as a solution and China even wanted to import them from Australia. And importing cane toads has never gone badly for anyone.)

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There's also the issue of doctors underprescribing opioids, which forces patients to supplement their prescriptions with illegal sources, or else puts them through a roller-coaster of agony and relief, neither of which is really helpful for avoiding overdose.


Starting tomorrow, any level of codeine requires a prescription in Australia, whereas you previously used to be able to buy 40-packs of 15mg codeine/500mg paracetamol over the counter at pharmacies (giving name and address in a generally-not-backed-up-by-ID way and with the pharmacist able to ask what it's for and deny it if they think something is up). People in my quiet "mostly old age pensioners" town have already been emptying pharmacies out to stock up ahead of time (and are probably going to be visiting doctors even more than already because they refuse to do the polite thing and just die already).

With any luck this will cost the government a lot of money in bulk-billing (and the fact that prescribed medication is cheaper than non-prescribed for anyone on any kind of income support such as the elderly and unemployed). Also it totally won't result in people just growing their own opium.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.buzzfeed.com/marcusjones/people-are-mad-because-the-dj-who-groped-taylor-swift-got-a?utm_term=.fi8JB5V00#.xb9RoMyZZ

I don't think this has been posted yet, apologies if I've overlooked it somewhere else.

Lost in court against someone rich and famous and powerful, and his career still is going strong.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Old Spice got in on the D&D thing...

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/02/09/dungeons-and-dragons-matt-colville-strongholds-and-followers/
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