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  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    This is dear old Christopher on sky, which is basically the propaganda arm of his party. This went to air... https://youtu.be/Hc9NRwp6fiI...
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    My experience with pork barrels is that they never become unfeasible no matter how absurd. Australia has embarked upon a pork barrel equal to six months wages per man woman and child, to create a fleet of diesel submarines in...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Yes, exactly what I meant!...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    "...AUZ just signed the spend for $50 bil submarines to come online (allegedly) in 2036 or so. Which is pant-wettingly funny" Those subs were never intended to actually go in the water. They have already completed their primary mission, as...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    The article was about cargo, the interview was about cargo, the question was about how long to replace the shuttle's cargo capability. Amazingly, Musk responded to the question about cargo with a timeline that related to cargo. I know you're...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I read a paper a few years ago that seemed to think tethers in low orbits are unstable....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    You quoted Musk: "Hopefully we'll do the first demonstration flight next year of the Falcon 9-Dragon system, then particular demonstrations in 2010 and start doing operation missions possibly by the end of 2010," And commented: "Whatever you say, magic man."...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    125 double ups is almost certainly simple errors. My local doctor tried to prescribe me something for an ailment I don't have because there was another Jason Rogers who lived in my street who did have that ailment. The wrong...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Sorry to be dredging up old subjects, but I've been away. "bad drought helped killing off the huge ranches that had dominated southern California's economy previously, since most of the cattle drowned or starved. Any practical advice from the Aussies...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    "Not familiar with other countries' employment-income tax systems hence my question: does your country have a version of a social security number? " Yes, a tax file number. You don't have to provide it when you start a job, but...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Re: b) If I have to choose between revealing my true identity as barely literate, and waiting an extra two months for your next book.... I hereby admit to frequent misspellings, unstructured sentences and a total inability to proof my...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Some sort of edit function, even if it was so you could click an "edited" link and see the versions. Wad-was Them-then only job would have-only job was pizza making, would have...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Maybe it's an Australian perspective as I arrived at the same place independently. This is how I see your proposal. When I buy a widget that costs 11 dollars, 10 dollars goes to the widget seller and 1 dollar goes...
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    Re Pigeon's suggestion, Would not a flat tax of say 35-50% and a universal basic income of say 10-20 thousand pounds more or less sort the issue that flat taxes aren't fair? (Flat taxes seem acceptable for every other tax...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Personally I didn't for a moment think those were your words. I took it to be a quote from the linked article....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Never wear shoes at home or in the garden. Used not wear shoes at all. Years without. I got a plantar wart and had a couple of minor ops, so I wore shoes while they healed. I got used to...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    To the point of planting crops in April....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Yes. Point taken. I'd been looking at the wrong numbers. Certainly in a breeder reactor. If you can get 10g out of granite per tonne, and you're burning it in a breeder (and we will just draw a curtain over...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "EPR: 24000 x 65 x 0.04 x 0.35 / 7 = 3120" So if I read this right, you're saying $3120 per kg, a long as it's below that figure, we're probably in positive energy return. So, is there an...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    And this: "you drop an anchor... like a year, then haul them out, and wash it out with acid" You're going to hang something in warm, fast moving tidal seawater for a *year* and then haul it out... Jesus H...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "Because uranium yields a hell of a lot more than 200 dollars worth of electricity per kilogram of U3O8 when shoveled into a fast breeder, and nobody is donating fuel oil to these experiments." Nobody's actually selling uranium from seawater...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "I'm pretty-much anti-nuke. But I'm flexible enough that if you presented me with a good, safe, transparent design that works in the real world I'd be willing to give it a try. In fact, I think that global warming is...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "You should read the thread and what I post more carefully." I try but this isn't my full time job "No, it does NOT require a new reactory design - using thorium is a factor of 2+ BONUS." Ok, if...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "Because it is wrong" I've provided a peer reviewed paper that says it's either energy negative or so close to negative that it's not worth it. It also goes through the suitable sites for collection and finds that there aren't...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Some actual good news. 12 GW powerline brings renewable energy to market over 3000 km away. https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/chinas-state-grid-corp-crushes-power-transmission-records...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "But the PC nutters were not interested in facts" So exactly like everyone else then....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "My bet is human error during assembly" Well it was human error that was the root cause of Fukashima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. We're told (by the same people who say you can burn granite) that the new reactors...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "The idea that those clowns would necessarily be involved in the low-regulation, high-speed build of Australia's 10-30 reactors terrifies me." If only we had some sort of sign from above that could tell us if Australian engineers were capable of...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I don't know why I keep repeating the facts. I know perfectly well that the facts have never convinced anyone. That's a fact. I suffer from the same inability to digest facts that conflict with my world view as everyone...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    And...... What are you trying to say? That this is enough to run the world? We need something in the order of 50 kg of U per second to run the world (assuming there are power lines connecting everywhere to...
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