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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:00 PM

Re: maybe TSLA just "Jumped The Shark"

1.) The electricity to charge the batteries of electric cars must come from somewhere. Either from windmills or solar cells near where drivers wish to charge the batteries, or from further away, where it must be transmitted to where the charging [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:52 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

Looking at the energy storage side of the equation is a bit more difficult, since I have absolutely no idea what percentage of your kwh you would have to pull out of energy storage. Let's say it's 30%, or 5000 kwh. For the 15,000 kwh you'd then [more]

Fri Oct 17

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:43 PM

Re: Surveillance equipment question

Technically, anything is possible.
But let's understand what you want...you want a camera running 24/7, recording and sending the stream saved to a file on the cloud, but you don't have have wired home internet access and you want the data to get [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 1:16 PM

Re: Keeping the Lights On

Not at all. I just want people to stop saying that the Navy nuclear ships never had an accident/incident. I said from the beginning that the Navy nuclear accidents/incidents are classified.

There has never been an accident or incident [more]

Thu Oct 16

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 1:44 PM

Re: Keeping the Lights On

The point I was making is that the Navy nuclear subs did have nuclear accidents/incidents. The problem is that the Navy keeps this information classified.

Any why shouldn't they, (if the incident didn't affect any civilians). In the [more]

Wed Oct 15

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 8:49 PM

Re: Keeping the Lights On

I was on a very similar Navy sub (I was on SSN-588, Thresher was SSN-593)
I also went out on sea trials (~16 years later) after an overhaul and performed a very similar operation to what the Thresher was doing when their accident [more]

Thu Sep 25

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:29 PM

Re: The end of worries

Your point is well taken, but consider this. You have a first-world perspective. In other words: expensive labor.

You still have to assemble and ship a large chunk of material. Even if the cells are free, you still have a bunch of [more]

Mon Sep 22

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:51 PM

Re: Custom Home wishes and thoughts

One of the few things I wish I'd done at this house, and didn't do even after wishing I'd done it at the previous house too, was have a system to take air in from outside, filter it, and distribute it using the furnace/central-A/C ducts. So you [more]

Thu Sep 18

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:52 PM

Re: OT good news...no boots on the ground...

If an NFL coach told the press what it would and would not do in a game he would be labeled foolish for letting the competition know what to expect. i.e. In this Sunday's game we won't be using our ground game, just a passing game.

But when [more]

Fri Sep 12

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mschmit replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 4:26 PM

Re: Solar = 5 nukes

Solar = 5 nukes

Probably true at about noon local time.

But 12 hours later...

1 nuke = infinite number of solar PV.

Bottom line = we need both.

Mike

Thu Sep 11

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:42 PM

Re: Plastic Thermoforming at home

Perfect project for a 3D printer?

Mike

Wed Sep 3

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mschmit replied to the Kandi Technolgies Group, Inc. board. 5:11 PM

Re: Tesla Rolls Out “Destination Charging&

You might recall how hard it was for "microcomputers" to catch on until IBM revealed the "personal computer" in 1984 which validated the concept. Then they were off to the races and it wasn't the incumbents (IBM) or the high [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 5:05 PM

Re: Germany's Green Goals "In Tatters"


But so far, they have only fallen at an average of 0.7 per cent a year, leaving Germany so far behind it would have to increase emissions cuts by a factor of five to reach its target on time


Simple math (not compounding) says [more]

Tue Sep 2

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:12 PM

Re: End of big power?

It might be a good prediction that big power's rate of increase will slow due to some small (and increasing) number of solar+battery homes. But this would depend on batteries becoming real cheap. If this happens to become true a better investment [more]

Wed Aug 27

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 3:00 PM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

May not be relative to the cost of having to create a new energy distribution infrastructure as required for EVs and FCVs.

Great for the Audi project.
But it is a myth that we need significant new infrastructure for EVs. Almost [more]

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:18 PM

Re: Recent window replacement experience?

For example, an old crappy window is about R-1. A new fancy window is like R-2 or R-3. (windows are usually rated in U value which is the inverse of the R value). On the other hand, your walls are about R-11.

You can get much better [more]

Mon Aug 25

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:54 PM

Re: YouTube instructions

Get all the screws out, remove the cover and planetary gear, and there's the grease. Scoop out the grease and note about how much there is. I used paper towels to get all the thin oily grease (that had been leaking) out. Per the vid it's not [more]

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:42 PM

Re: Clothes dryer repair

I had to replace the motor and drum belt in a Maytag. All standard screws and bolts. The problem was the bolts holding the motor in place were very tight (and a bit frozen due to rust) and I could not get a socket wrench into a place where I could [more]

Wed Aug 20

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:54 PM

Re: hydrogen fuel profitability

I apologize if I come off as overly negative on fuel cells.

I am of the same opinion. Fuel cells are not going to be able to compete, even with subsidies, for at least 10-15 more years (in 2000 I thought it would be 10 [more]

Tue Aug 19

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:37 PM

Re: OT: Non-profit ethics

Dump ice water on them.

Mike

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