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North Korea's one-percenters 88% Posted Oct 2017

North Korea's one-percenters

Comment: 6 days ago

So the take-home message is that the children of the elite everywhere are, well: rich, pampered, entiteled to things normal people do have have access to, like luxury food and travels and so on. Even in North Korea. Surprise.

But the way this is presented is bothersome. How much of this really a sneak peak remains unclear. To me, this seems to be more a collection of picture- and film snippets that may or may not no show actual North Koreans or Pyongyang or North Korean luxury super markets. Seems like as long as the pictures fit the message, it is all right. And what are the sources? And what is The Talko anyway? Next.

 

Admiral McRaven - Change the world by making your bed 88% Posted Sep 2017

Admiral McRaven - Change the world by making your bed

Comment: 10 days ago

Bullsharkshit.

Maajid Nawaz vs Muslim who wants Sharia 87% Posted Sep 2017

Maajid Nawaz vs Muslim who wants Sharia

Comment: 10 days ago

Sharia law is only for the muslims in a pure muslim society. So that means in that society there would be death sentences for apostasy. Because then it would not be a pure muslim society anymore. And you couldn't comtinue to kill homosexuals or adulterists. Which they deserve. At least in purely muslim society. Or something like that.

Blue Planet II - The Prequel 88% Posted Sep 2017

Blue Planet II - The Prequel

Comment: 20 days ago

Such wit.

The Daily Show - When should black people protest? 87% Posted Sep 2017

The Daily Show - When should black people protest?

Comment: 22 days ago

As you are not even from the UK, I don't see how you are allowed to even comment on boreme.

How the US spy on North Korea 87% Posted Sep 2017

How the US spy on North Korea

Comment: 22 days ago

And apparently they have cameras that make off-the-shelve sounds.

7 Days of Artificial Intelligence 87% Posted Sep 2017

7 Days of Artificial Intelligence

Comment: 28 days ago

Nitpickin': On the seventh day, the god you talk about is said to have rested. So it was only 6 days of creation.

Language expert examines Donald Trump's way of speaking 87% Posted Sep 2017

Language expert examines Donald Trump's way of speaking

Comment: 29 days ago

I love it when the TV guy said "and he, too, is colourful" and then gasps for a second on what he just said. Oh, Armerica and you obsession with race...

It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles 86% Posted Aug 2017

It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles

Comment: 34 days ago

Sure. After all, it is just rocket science.

Apple unveils iPhone X, its most expensive yet 87% Posted Sep 2017

Apple unveils iPhone X, its most expensive yet

Comment: 35 days ago

Tech monkey business audience. True and grown apes lack this childish ecstasy, but would instead have real sex.

Cat, do not disturb 87% Posted Sep 2017

Cat, do not disturb

Comment: 37 days ago

Now, who can make a testicle-stabilised video out of that?

Bill Maher - Trump to meet his nemesis ... wind 88% Posted Sep 2017

Bill Maher - Trump to meet his nemesis ... wind

Comment: 39 days ago

Oh well. I have seen him better.

What is a category 5 hurricane? 86% Posted Sep 2017

What is a category 5 hurricane?

Comment: 42 days ago

Now give those windspeeds in km/h, please.

Noam Chomsky: US rejected North Korean peace offer 45% Posted Aug 2017

Noam Chomsky: US rejected North Korean peace offer

Comment: 65 days ago

Vietnam was also flattened by American forces, and that was not even in the name of the UN, and that country took a better direction in the meantime.

The Korean war was started by North Korea which invaded South Korea. That, BTW, is something many South Koreans don't forget either. So what makes anybody think that the leaders of a dynasty of brutal dictators with a pseudo-religious ideology can be trusted?

Donald Trump vs Charles Manson 87% Posted Aug 2017

Donald Trump vs Charles Manson

Comment: 67 days ago

Really, BoreMe?You can do better that that. And it is really not that difficult.

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan 88% Posted Jul 2017

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan

Comment: 78 days ago

Thank you. Even if the energy needed to produce all those batteries comes from solar power, what still remains is the environmental impact, the water consumption and the toxic wastes that come with the mining of the resources and the recycling of the spent batteries.

Yes, natural gas is a bridging fuel, but it is also used a normal fuel for heating and cooking in at least significant parts of Europe. This is why the infrastructure to distribute it is already there. This infrastructure can be used for the biologically produced methane. Which is not farted out by and collected from cows, but produced through fermentation. (Not sure what stem cell meat has to do with the topic, but I would agree it is an option for you carnivors. I stick to fruit, plants and the occasional insect and bird egg.)

And electricity indeed needs to be from solar power, yes. But you still did not convince me if making and recycling the batteries for all the world's cars is really a strategy that will be viable as quickly as we need it.

BTW, straw and hence the methane made from it is actually solar energy that has been locked into molecules. Which could actually even be used in fuel cells to make electricity. So electric cars could actually be run with methane.

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan 88% Posted Jul 2017

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan

Comment: 78 days ago

Okay. But all that is true for all other sources of renewable energy.

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan 88% Posted Jul 2017

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan

Comment: 78 days ago

There are also other substances necessary to build these batteries (of which some, nickel and cobalt, are quite toxic) and their and lithium's mining and production is usually not very environmentally friendly. The production of these batterieas also takes energy. Recycling has to be organised and paid for as welll. And also consumes energy.

Concerning the production of methane: Why the assumption that a centralised production of eneryg is better? Bread and milk products are not made on farms either, but in regional production centers. As for the tiny ammounts: one ton of straw yields more than 500m^3 of methane, which is roughly the equivalent to 500 liters of diesel. And at least in much of Europe, there is an existing infrastructure for the distribution of narural gas, which is also methane.

Of course electric cars are cool and Elon Musk is as well, but maybe the fascination for these science fiction visions keep us from seeing alternatives that are actually be there already and could thus be implemented quicker. Trying to save the planet by building electric cars seems a gamble. Most of the devleoping world will not use them, but will continue with combustion cars. Which they will get used from us, when we chance to electric cars.

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan 88% Posted Jul 2017

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan

Comment: 78 days ago

See below. Also, fuels made from straw are CO2-neutral. The CO2 that is produced comes from regrowing plant material.
More nuclear power plants? Not sure if that will go down easily with the green fraction.

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan 88% Posted Jul 2017

Tesla's Model 3, the culmination of Elon Musk's master plan

Comment: 79 days ago

I still don't get why this is better than cars with combustion engines which burn methane made from straw and other agricultural leftovers. The engines can already do that, and with methane made from half a ton of straw, you can drive about 10.000 km in a normal car. The production of ever larger numbers of ever more efficient batteries will use plenty of rare resources which are hard to get. Biomethane is more sustainable.

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