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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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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 9:16 PM

Re: Non-hydro Renewables Pass Hydro in US

Wind and solar claim CO2 savings. That is false because they need to be backed up, at the 100% level - kw for kw - with gas turbine generators running on standby just in case the wind stops or a cloud covers the sun.

It is quite true [more]

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:03 PM

Re: DIY roman shades

I used a widget (cannot remember the real name) from a sailboat as the locking mechanism.

A cleat?

DW made about 10 roman shades years ago. Two tips:

1. She found a tool at a fabric store that punches rings into the [more]

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:52 PM

Re: Dishwasher basket repair

One "line" (don't know what to call it, but it is a line of the grid of the basket) is bent down and several "lines" are no longer attached to one side.

wire snippers

Mike

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:50 PM

Re: Generator

I have a couple of those kil-a-watts, but doing it all by the each could take a decade. I'll probably just do a couple and then walk around and multiply, or better yet, read the wall-wart and see if it says.

Don't bother reading [more]

Mon Aug 4

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:24 PM

Re: Pay Pal


I've heard that one of the worst things you can do is reply to the "remove me from your list" link. Once you do that you have confirmed that you are a valid email address and spammers can use this and sell it to
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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:14 PM

Re: OT: Considering online coding training

There are several things to consider:

- training is one thing, but do you have an aptitude for this kind of work. Do you frequently look at computer tasks and think there must be a better more automated way to do things? Do you act on this [more]

Sat Aug 2

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 6:47 PM

Re: US Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record

But much has changed in Oklahoma, which leads the continental United States in earthquakes so far this year. From 1978 to 2008, Oklahoma experienced an average of one earthquake a year of magnitude 3 and higher, according to the U.S. Geological [more]

Fri Aug 1

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:00 PM

Re: Kudos to Time Warner

So what you are saying is that Time Warner efficiently handles service and thus (most likely) needs fewer service agents. While Comcast needs to employee more people since they take more handling of each customer in order run their [more]

Thu Jul 31

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

Re: The Al Gore Effect


Well, evidently Al Gore knew about the polar bear study and paper before it was published.

Or... the paper and study were ordered for the movie?...


Maybe.

But you definitely just MADE UP THE FACT that the movie [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:45 PM

Re: OT - NSA looks to hire top spokesperson

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

Just casually indicating your interest in any phone or mail conversation (or on TMF) will get you considered.

Maybe they don't even need that. They should be able [more]

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