Unholyguy

Unholyguy

  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    This is probably what a modern military crossbow would look like Note the size, force applied to the bolt is a function of both the draw weight and the length of the limbs. One of the reasons why crossbows typically...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    "Crossbows and conventional small longbows (shortbows?) are easier to manufacture than rifles, don't require gunpowder, and are probably about as useful as modern rifles in constrained urban engagements (i.e., where rapid fire rates are unavailable out of the desire to...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    18 panels is probably around a 5kW system That means if you are pulling down 30+ kWh during the winter months you are doing really well, at least compared to what I am used to from more northern latitudes My...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Here is some example data for my rooftop solar to see what I am talking about It's a 10 panel 2.5 kW system Toggle it to year -> 2016 to see how much it varies seasonally I'm actually pretty interested...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Most commercial panels are 14-16%, you usually get around 250-300 watts from a 15 sqrft panel. There are some coming out now in the 340 range but they are pricey He could be producing 32kWh over the course of a...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    How many actual panels do you have ?...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    No he said in a later post that he makes more the 32kWh on some days. If he actually has a 32kW system as a rooftop it must be one damn big roof or possibly he is using the newer...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Heteromeles if my physics teacher was here he would wrap your knuckles for messing up your units of measure. Kw is not the same thing as KWH, solar panels are measured in watts or KW Yeah the price of solar...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Whoops mispost. Quit knit hetermelos if daily production is 32kw you don't have 32kwh of solar panels. That would be an hourly production of 32kw and you'd probably be producing in the hundreds of kw That's actually really really big...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Quick knit Heteromeles, if...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    It would probably take a year to vet all the major elements on this list Couple pieces of feedback 1: fractured internet is really "government control of internet". It's actually pretty hard to pull off from s technical perspective. It...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    I'm not sure what a credible demonstration means but NK has most certainly have test detonated fission bombs If they continue working on it there is no reason to think they won't get fusion and a delivery vehicle As far...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    You could do all those things but once NK has a significant nuclear aresenal that they are able to deliver anywhere, they are unlikely to remain happy with the global status quo Even not factoring in KJu's quite probably insanity...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Oh sure Falcons are crappy compared to the real deal, but still sufficiently scary to be treated as a military asset and be regulated to hell and back. You would not want Elon selling them to the highest bidder or...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    One thing to remember regarding SpaceX is any platform that can put a payload in orbit will work plenty good as an ICBM So a company that builds and operates such is already effected by a ton of international treaties....
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    Having managed engineers in Silicon Valley pressure cookers it's pretty important to understand that most if not all of their tendency to work themselves to death is internally motivated It comes from a combination of desire to perform, not wanting...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    Nope it's actually not very reasonable based on my admittedly light understanding of the roots of Facism The South was generally not very influencial in continental philosophy, especially. It once it got conquered and basically destroyed Sorry Charlie you will...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    Regarding hunter / gatherer lifestyles , this was covered pretty well and accessibly in "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari. The problem is late Stone Age hunter gathers tend to overshoot existing food supplies with leads to both war and agriculture....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    You also need to remember that if you remove the steering apparatus, and the engine under the hood you clear up a lot of interior space You could also force the pods to be horizontal and stack them two high,...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Yes agree in many lower populated areas most rides will be single payer rides The economics of autonomous cars are still strong Today almost all car rides are also single payer ones with the downside of having the car idle...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    What are you missing ? Firstly cars aren't cars anymore and you don't own them. They are fully autonomous grid of cars. work in an uber-like fashion and are rented as needed This plays extremely well with electric cars, as...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Just a factcheck pretty sure VK is far and away the most popular social media site in Russia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VK_(social_networking)...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    I don't understand the logic around inverters. Pretty much any power generation is going to need to be converted to AC so you pay that overhead independent of means of generation Whether solar over takes other forms of energy generation...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Charlie I think you got it mostly right, however I would suspect Trump and Co are more isolationist and less interested in overseas military adventures then you portray. I actually think the entire plan is to avoid being drawn in...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    I think Luke nails it, it isn't so much the ads model as the self amplifying echo chamber based on organic amplification Facebook and Twitter could have been flat subscription models and brexit and trump would have still happened Unless...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    I guess it's important to clarify are we talking "stupid at the time" or "stupid to resurrect now" Stupid to resurrect now is absolute a given except in matters of sport "stupid at the time" is a relative and complicated...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Not really. Duels between champions to define the outcome of a battle is not stupid. Even judicial duels were not stupid. Where it becomes stupid is where it stops serving societal goals and starts serving individual egos...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Like most things to do with swords you need to be careful about generalization "Dueling" has meant a lot of different things over the years, with varying purposes and lethalities Judicial duels, duels of honor, single combat between champions in...
  • Commented on Wooden Train Parenting
    I always think of entertainment in cost per /hour I hate chess (even though i'm not bad at it) because I teaches bad habits. Complete information (no fog of war) symmetrical forces , only one opponent , no random chance...
  • Commented on Wooden Train Parenting
    Actually you might know more about screen time the the the American Academy of Pediatrics because they just changed their mind on everything http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/21/498550475/american-academy-of-pediatrics-lifts-no-screens-under-2-rule In generally I am a "moderation in all things" parent but I've found positive reinforcement and...
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