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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 5:50 PM

Re: Tesla Battery Economics

So let’s assume 10 years of daily use (3650 days, if we ignore leap days) and 50% depth of discharge on each day. Using the 7kwh battery, that gives us a price of around 23-24 cents / kwh.

Oops.

$3000 for 7 kwh for 3650 days [more]

Fri Apr 24

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:10 PM

Re: Now THAT'S a spin cycle!

It is one thing to do this because you can or as a backup solution. But it is unlikely that most people can generate more than about 50 watts, continuously, for 30 - 60 minutes.
If you had a pure electrical generator hooked up, in an hour you'd [more]

Fri Apr 17

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 3:19 PM

Re: Toyota talks its book

Toyota is trying to justify their choice of FCV over EV.
But they are wrong, IMO. No matter what H2 is going to cost more per mile and the FCV is going to cost more to build.
IMO, as the choices and technologies evolve most people will [more]

Tue Apr 14

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mschmit replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 2:59 PM

Re: Solar impact in Hawaii

We need some better thinking on this. Once solar is greater than some percent of what a utility provides, then (phased in over time) we should treat solar as a wholesale sale to the utility and people buy all power at normal rates. Solar generated [more]

Fri Apr 10

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:56 PM

Re: My computer doesn't like to wake up

My computer doesn't like to wake up

Neither do I. :)

Microsoft has been doing lot of research on artificial intelligence in the past decade. You have probably been unknowingly, randomly selected to be a beta tester for a [more]

Tue Mar 24

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:57 PM

Re: Garage door sticking in closed position

Now, how to fix the sticking?

Get a roll of wax paper. Cut some long strips and staple and/or tape in place (if I'm picturing this right) such that it sits between the door and the rubber weatherstripping.
If this works leave it [more]

Thu Mar 19

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 9:56 PM

Re: Saving energy and reducing CO2

You know very well that most people do not turn off their computers

That was (part) of my point. People should turn off their computers.


and the current sleep mode still wastes energy.

Sure, but [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:48 PM

Re: Cheap natural gas

As I have shown previously, wind farms with natural gas backup is cheaper and more flexible than nuclear. They can capture the peak power demand dollars while nuclear only runs flat out at 100% power all day and does not get the peak power demand [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 9:30 PM

Re: CA drought and climate

CA droughts most frequently occur in years that are both hot and dry.

In a related study, it was found that heavy snowfall in the mountains was closely related to cold and wet years. They are still trying to figure out if flooding was [more]

Tue Mar 17

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:51 PM

Re: Saving energy and reducing CO2

Step 1 is just to turn off computers and/or put them to sleep instead of running inane screen savers*. And you can do that today without any government rules.

* screen savers no longer save anything.

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:14 PM

Re: Yeah Sure We Believe You

The simple solution is for the on/off switch to be a cover that slides over the lens.

Mike

Wed Mar 11

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

Re: Oil & Moore's law?

Actually, Moore's law said nothing about cost.

The wording of the "law" has morphed a few times. In the original derivation Gordon Moore drew a line through the number of transistors at "minimum cost" over [more]

Tue Mar 10

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:19 PM

Re: Apple I-watch killer app

My life has become a mess of passwords, key cards, car keys, house keys and key fobs.
...
No brainer, you come out with that app, you sell me a 600 dollar watch.


Eggs, meet the $600 basket.

Mike

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:14 PM

Re: Apple in, ATT out

By not paying out 100% of current earnings....which a growth company (defined here not by years in business but by R&D spending and the frequency of bringing new products to market)

What (exactly?) is the problem with a company [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 12:28 PM

Re: Oil & Moore's law?

DrBob's post referred to the efficiency of oil production. Efficiency is different from rate. [This is like explaining things to an ADHD adolescent.]

Sorry. But Moore's Law is all about the number of transistors that can be produced [more]

Tue Mar 3

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:53 PM

Re: Robots Threatening Middle Class Jobs

From the article:
The rise of the top 1 percent is likely very tied up with technology. When George Eastman had a fantastic idea for photography, he got quite rich, and the city of Rochester became a flourishing city for generations, [more]

Mon Mar 2

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 1:46 PM

Re: Used electric cars

jck101: You also have to buy a charging station for your garage which is $1-3k.

No you don't. All these EVs and PHEVs can charge from 120v just fine. Just ~half as fast as with a 240v L2 charging station. Since most people park their cars [more]

Fri Feb 27

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:15 PM

Re: OT: Net Neutrality question

I heard that Obama said, "If you like your ISP download speeds you can keep them."

Mike

Thu Feb 26

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:48 PM

Re: mold on wooden table

What is a small table? 1 sq ft? 3 ft by 5 ft?
It matters only because it the amount of work a procedure requires.

I would dab with bleach and let it sit. But I don't understand why anyone wants to rinse with water. The water is just [more]

Tue Feb 17

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:17 PM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

namkato: If I have to pay income tax on my realized capital gains, why can't I deduct more than $3,000 of my losses? Why can't they offset one for one with my gains? That's totally unfair. A business can deduct all of it's costs against it's [more]

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