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  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Well, it does appear that Alberta finally got the news that COVID is a thing. Now they’re begging for help from BC. Given the number of AB plates I keep seeing, I think they are already taking enough of our...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Congratulations on spotting the joke....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    “world-wide shortage of helium ” Nah, don’t worry, we can make loads of it in the fusion reactors....
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    Y’know, given the general tenor of current UK attitudes to Yurp, and remembering my father’s fantasy on the subject (yes, he was so far into the Farrago that he actually helped run things) surely it is time to unmoor the...
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    Well, yes, a frakkin great big bus with a construction shack and huge PV wings etc is basically a space station - just not one intended for political purposes above all else. You could clean up a great deal of...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Make getting to Mars a bit easier by adding huge multi-acre ‘wings’ to Starship. PV sails, whatever you want to call them. Power has always been a major issue for any space project. The ISS has strict power limits for...
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    When you can throw huge masses to GEO you can do all sorts of things. Need comms stuff & weather sensors? Astronomy sensors? If you’re building a bunch of large SPS platforms, make plug-in space for Extra Stuff. Supply plenty...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    “Our school is well known for the number of ex-pupils who end up displaying symptoms of mercury poisoning oh no hang on no it isn't.” Or possibly the Hg has damaged everyone’ mind enough that they don’t realize it. Bit...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    But the governor of Mississippi says it’s not a problem because everyone believes in eternal life and isn’t scared of mere death. Seriously? People actually... oh never mind, that is just too fucking ridiculous for words...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    “Are they are arguing that measles-induced immune amnesia is a good thing? ” Well, let’s be sensible here - it *purifies*the immune system by returning it to a *natural state*. Must be good, right?...
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    “How did THEY know how to include the "vaccine chip detector chip" in magnets manufactured before I was born? “ Well that just proves how deep this thing goes. THEY have had current electronic stuff for a long time, obviously....
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    “The quote is from the literal traitor Grover Norquist, all GOP, all the time, since the seventies” Ah, yes, that was the foul specimen I was thinking of....
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    Hint: Republican efforts to justify "shrinking the government so we can drown it in the bath tub".) I like to cheer myself up by remembering that (most of) the repugnants saying this are already of a suitable size....
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    “The rich would never agree to anything based on socialism.” They seem to have spent a lot of time making the system behave as socialism for them, rabid libertarianism for everyone else....
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    You just can’t stop yourself, can you? EVs are not generally twice the mass was of the vehicles they replace. GRP, at least in the context of the form used for large wind turbine blades, appears to be surprisingly recyclable....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Indeed, “oops”. Welcome to the blocked list...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    The gruaniad seems to have a long time dislike of EVs. It’s almost as if they consider them trans-cars....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    10 years ago I bought a Subaru Forrester baby-SUV to replace my 14-ish year old Honda CRV (which is actually still occasionally seen around town) because the service costs were climbing. The Subaru cost me $38k. Since then it has...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    With regard to coffe blight I’d just like to remind everyone that as long as I get enough coffee, nobody will die too slowly...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Also, take a look at https://electrek.co/2021/08/10/august-ev-deals-vw-id-4-chevy-bolt-ev-euv-volvo-xc40-recharge-pure-electric-2022-nissan-leaf/ If you can stomach a GM vehicle, the Bolt EV is around us$32k before any gubmint subsidy. Or a quite nice VW CUV (rwd only) for around us$42k Both only about 250 mile range...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Dude, it’s on the frikkin’website. M3 AWD 350mile range, us$49k. MY AWD 330 mile range us$54k....
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    Soylent Gold......
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    #806 & #808 - Tesla in particular have a lower rate of vehicle fires than the US average. As best I can tell, there haven’t been any model 3 fires. GM are having a nasty problem with a batch of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    And that is exactly why vehicles designed to be “flexible architecture “ end up being not very good in any dimension. Inappropriate compromises that result in so many problems that no aspect is well presented. It’s a floor topping! It’s...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    So much bullshit about EVs. A VW eGolf is a very poor sample to treat as representative. It was a hacked compliance vehicle, hence the many, many compromises. As best I can tell no current EV puts the battery in...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Well, I’m not keen on giving the game away too soon. Better to wait until they get to voting age before activating that capability....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    “Screaming children? Multiple highly variable, high-pitched heterodyning sources ” - oh, that’s easy to solve. All we have to do is wait a while until all the little buggers are vaccinated. At that point we hack the 5G chips to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Fair enough. Definitely no offence intended there and apologies for poking a sensitive spot....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    And now I want to know how your mother in law’s ghost was able to help in this quest? Sounds like a scene from a Seanan McGuire short story....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Yeah, it made sense in my head just long enough for me to hit ‘submit’. I have no idea how any part of my brain could possibly have let that one out. I blame my second dose of moderna for...
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