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Elon Musk - Tesla is more than just a car company 32% Posted Jun 2018

Elon Musk - Tesla is more than just a car company

Comment: 826 days ago

87% cloud cover produces a reduction of 50% in solar irradiance.  It's not a big problem.   When it's cloudy in one place, it'll be sunny some place else - you just need a smart network, like they have in scandinavia.

And besides that, theres' wind power, geothermal, hydro, tidal, nuclear to fill in the gaps.  If you're desperate, you can fire up a biogas peaker plant.

Welcome to Winter PUNderland 48% Posted Dec 2017

Welcome to Winter PUNderland

Comment: 1010 days ago

found the russian

Is Elon Musk's huge battery in South Australia a waste of money? 47% Posted Dec 2017

Is Elon Musk's huge battery in South Australia a waste of money?

Comment: 1014 days ago

You are probably talking about this article (https://www.pv-magazine.com/2015/03/09/kit-test-some-battery-cells-last-five-times-longer-than-others_100018517/#axzz3U72AlRtU), which talks about charging some batteries 100% and draining them to 0% 1000 times.  This is the absolute worst case scenario, a bit like crash testing a car, and Tesla would never do that to their batteries.  They keep them between 10% and 90% charged, and they are cooled too.  Then the batteries last much, much longer.

And even with those 1000 deep charges & discharges, you still have 70% of the battery capacity left.

Nobody is talking about the cost of replacement of the batteries, because you won't need to replace them, unless you want to upgrade to the latest and greatest, cheaper and lighter batteries that will be coming in a few years.

Elizabeth Warren reads nonsense from GOP tax bill 50% Posted Dec 2017

Elizabeth Warren reads nonsense from GOP tax bill

Comment: 1024 days ago

I don't know who told you that, but it is a lie.  If you look on wikipedia:

"from June to September, the Senate Finance Committee held a series of 31 meetings to develop a healthcare reform bill"

31 meetings..... Thirty-one.  Over 60 hours of meetings with republicans across 4 months.  Democrats aren't perfect, but they are a hell of a lot better than republicans

Sea level rise, and what can be done about it 46% Posted Jul 2017

Sea level rise, and what can be done about it

Comment: 1159 days ago

Ice floating in a sink results in the same water level when melted. Ice by the side of the sink will cause the level to rise as it melts and slides into the sink. Also, water expands as it gets warmer. 

 

You don't need to rely on "government scientists", you can try the experiment yourself. 

Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders? 49% Posted Mar 2016

Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders?

Comment: 1648 days ago

Their views are not typically European, I would say - they are very conservative for my taste.  Most Europeans view Trump as a complete joke - in Britain there is the Monster Raving Loony Party, a joke party, and I would personally vote them in before Trump.  I find myself wishing we had politicians in my country with the ethics, the balls and the staying power of Bernie Sanders.

Pat Condell: How to insult a progressive 49% Posted Aug 2015

Pat Condell: How to insult a progressive

Comment: 1875 days ago

You can tell he has the moral high ground by the fact that he feels the need to stereotype a group of people and then insult them.

He sure has a different idea of what a progressive is than I do.

Chaos on Philippines railways 51% Posted Jun 2015

Chaos on Philippines railways

Comment: 1937 days ago

Now that's what you get with a "small government"

Difference if you're white or black legally carrying a gun 50% Posted May 2015

Difference if you're white or black legally carrying a gun

Comment: 1950 days ago

So, it's a semi-automatic weapon.  It's also an assault rifle.  You can't beat on others for not using the correct terminology and then avoid using the correct terminology yourself when you find it convenient.

Brad Stine - The irrational atheist 46% Posted Feb 2015

Brad Stine - The irrational atheist

Comment: 2061 days ago

Funny how guys like this talk about fighting.... no-one else is talking about fighting.

Red Bull Air Race, pilot's view 49% Posted Jan 2015

Red Bull Air Race, pilot's view

Comment: 2073 days ago

Notice the G-counter in the dashboard - it goes up to about 9G during some turns - that's fighter pilot territory.  You need special pressurised trousers to sustain that for any length of time.

By the way, you can't compare to F1 - I would say that Monaco is much, much more challenging.

 

Mayor's message to Muslims: If you don't like freedom, fuck off 54% Posted Jan 2015

Mayor's message to Muslims: If you don't like freedom, fuck off

Comment: 2079 days ago

I don't know much Dutch, but I think what he actually said was the slightly less provocative "run and jump", which means: "get lost", rather than the swearword laden version.

Alan Watts - The story of the Chinese farmer 51% Posted Oct 2014

Alan Watts - The story of the Chinese farmer

Comment: 2170 days ago

I think I just became a fan......

Ball breaking glass, filmed at 10 million frames per second 49% Posted Mar 2014

Ball breaking glass, filmed at 10 million frames per second

Comment: 2208 days ago

You do realize that we know you're not actually a cat, right?

Supersonic ping pong ball hits a paddle 54% Posted Jun 2014

Supersonic ping pong ball hits a paddle

Comment: 2208 days ago

Oh.... go out and find an attention span.

Lucky fat gopher 49% Posted Sep 2014

Lucky fat gopher

Comment: 2213 days ago

I know how it happened.... gopher digs escape hole in middle of road... gopher is on its way out of hole, ducks into hole as a truck passes close by.  The weight of the truck compresses the gravel and rearranges it, making the hole narrower and trapping the gopher.

The Deep by PES 49% Posted May 2014

The Deep by PES

Comment: 2235 days ago

Very nicely done... I particularly liked... ... just about all of it.

Bird talks to dog while he eats 51% Posted Aug 2014

Bird talks to dog while he eats

Comment: 2240 days ago

No, probably just you - check your browser plugins and disable them.  If you are using Internet Explorer, try Chrome or Firefox instead

Wild boar attacks Japanese TV crew 50% Posted Jun 2014

Wild boar attacks Japanese TV crew

Comment: 2279 days ago

Actually it was Hogkinawa

Dog terrible at catching treats 47% Posted May 2014

Dog terrible at catching treats

Comment: 2324 days ago

Trainer terrible at training dog.  Uses reward for catching exercise, so dog gets reward whether successful or not.  When dog finally gets it right, trainer just points camera at dog.  The dog is thinking: "I'd better keep missing, or he'll stop giving me treets."

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