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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

Mon Aug 18

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 PM

Re: OT:Car Batteries/Solar Panels

Solar Cells have a non-subsidized cost for electricity of about 16 cents a kilowatt. (This changes monthly and is going down.)

A local radio ad I just heard said that they install solar PV on your roof and you pay them 7 cents/kwh [more]

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:01 PM

Re: Files with long names

Make a spreadsheet that is an index to all your tif files. This includes things like date taken, who, when, where, etc...whatever details you want. Someone from the future will appreciate this because they can search or sort based on any of many [more]

Mon Aug 11

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:25 PM

Re: The era of Big Solar has arrived


Ivanpah consumes 20,000 gal/day

One Georgia nuclear power plant consumes 17,371,584 gal/day


Seriously?

Aren't you confusing consuming with water flow that is warmed but not consumed (i.e. once-through [more]

Thu Aug 7

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:28 PM

Re: Time to ramp up NASA?

Character spits out his bubble gum, sticks it in the drone, fires it back up. Improvisation.

For the same amount of time, money, energy and resources we could send 2-3 times as many robot missions as we send manned missions. We would [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:16 PM

Re: Poll: Is buying a Tesla self-indulgent?

I recently saw a screen shot of one of those dash mounted navigation gizmos which clearly showed the driver that he was out in the middle of a lake.

And? Was he in the middle of a lake? :)

Sure software has bugs. And GPS [more]

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:50 PM

Re: Hackers stole whopping 1.2 billion passwords

I agree that the report is a bit odd. They charge companies to tell them if they've been hacked.
Many of the hacks were of recording logins at the sites. This could be snooping of an automated username/passwords being sent every time you visit a [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:26 PM

Re: Why Fuel Cell Cars Can't Compete

No doubt that anyone who is impartial and at all educated about EVs and FCs gets this. But fuel cells still (possibly) have a place. But they should be built and tested with fleet vehicles that travel only within range of one (or a few) refueling [more]

Tue Aug 5

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 9:25 PM

Re: Nuclear power economic mess

$4.7 billion for paying off existing bills
$4.4 billion for decommissioning

For that kind of money we could have built 5 large solar plants, 10 large wind farms or 5 large combined cycle natural gas plants. Instead it was wasted on a
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