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Everything posted by rjshae

  1. I think though that we wanted to license manufacturing much earlier if we hoped to scale this out. Just giving away leftover doses doesn't really address the need.
  2. All developed countries, not all countries. It's around 27%. The US is still ahead on per-capita emissions.
  3. Please put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply...
  4. Okay, so why does the 1950s moon lander have fins, hmm?
  5. Is it just me, or does anybody else think Elon Musk built that because he's a fan of 1950s sci-fi?
  6. It's a 5-minute walk from my house to the Pub and it's a 45-minute walk from the Pub to my house. The difference is staggering.
  7. A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The woman below replied, “You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.” “You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist. “I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?” “Well,” answered the balloonist, “everyth
  8. There is a school of thought that this is a good thing. Slow change means it's not disruptive to society or the economy, and you have an opportunity to change course when things start to go wrong. Revolutions usually make things worse for everybody.
  9. I think it's just another type of superstitious thinking, like horoscopes or lucky clothes. Many people just aren't good at risk analysis, so they turn to superstition. They get away with it because most of the serious diseases are now rare.
  10. Perhaps a feasible approach may be to use the Xoreos code base for the NWN2 data load back end then write a 3D game engine interface in Unity. But you'd need a team of developers to pull that off.
  11. I've come to view inflation as a form of taxation. It's a tax upon savings, loans, and pensions. Is it taxation without representation? The Fed seems to control it, rather than Congressional representatives.
  12. Our city (Seattle) just announced we reached 70% of the populace at least partially vaccinated. Crushing it here at least.
  13. Safe to say, the new Aussie law isn't Cricket.
  14. I for one welcome our new demon overlord.
  15. If the generator is more carbon-efficient than a car, then this actually makes a lot of sense in terms of enabling an electric-vehicle transportation future. Using diesel to charge EVs in the outback is greener than you think
  16. No, you suggested a single power source usable on one scale should also work on a much larger source. Is basic math too much for you? It's a scaling problem. The country can't be powered by a single power site. As for the nationwide power source, it's going to be a hybrid solution. Solar, wind, tidal, biofuels, nuclear, and others. We won't need fossil fuels.
  17. Yes it's tacky trolling. Which I suppose, for social media, is the new norm. But I wouldn't want to be associated with that slur. The Democrats have an ongoing problem with African-American Republicans because it doesn't fit their narrative, and the Republicans know that, which is why he was chosen. It almost didn't matter what he said.
  18. I never even mentioned AC until you brought it up. Are you conflating discussions or something? Your reply said, "Did I miss this tremendous development in science that allows us to store electricity?" Yes, batteries allow for energy storage. Maybe your response should have been more specific, yes? AC can drive electric motors, right? Flywheel energy storage. Yes I know the difference between AC and DC, thanks. Right, "large" is vague. Pumped-storage hydropower would be large. Large-scale battery technology is just starting to be deployed, so extrapolate into the future. The limitati
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