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NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 - 10:59am

 Lazy8 wrote:
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Isn't that stuff under enormous pressure?

That's why it's fizzy! Just crack the can open slowly.
 
Great for removing tartar! 
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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 - 10:51am

NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Isn't that stuff under enormous pressure?

That's why it's fizzy! Just crack the can open slowly.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 - 10:41am

 Lazy8 wrote:
Manbird wrote:
We need another form of energy besides stupid old fashioned electricity. Right? One that's almost free to collect and doesn't require physical means of transmission and storage. Right? That would be so cool. Can you work on that?  Oh, and it's completely clean, too. But maybe gives of precious metals and gems as a byproduct. But not too much, just enough so everyone can have about $100,000 per year. (Except stupid old rich people.) 

I would but I'm in the pay of greedy oil companies who give me free plastic straws with their logos on them so I can't make the breakthru that would make me a jillionaire because then how would I sip my fracking water?
 
Isn't that stuff under enormous pressure?
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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 - 7:12am

Manbird wrote:
We need another form of energy besides stupid old fashioned electricity. Right? One that's almost free to collect and doesn't require physical means of transmission and storage. Right? That would be so cool. Can you work on that?  Oh, and it's completely clean, too. But maybe gives of precious metals and gems as a byproduct. But not too much, just enough so everyone can have about $100,000 per year. (Except stupid old rich people.) 

I would but I'm in the pay of greedy oil companies who give me free plastic straws with their logos on them so I can't make the breakthru that would make me a jillionaire because then how would I sip my fracking water?
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Posted: Oct 2, 2019 - 12:45pm

 Manbird wrote:
We need another form of energy besides stupid old fashioned electricity. Right? One that's almost free to collect and doesn't require physical means of transmission and storage. Right? That would be so cool. Can you work on that?  Oh, and it's completely clean, too. But maybe gives of precious metals and gems as a byproduct.
 

Spiders can fly hundreds of miles using electricity


And then of course, there is this Magnetism of Sacred Sites available as spiritual technology, hahaha. 


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Posted: Oct 2, 2019 - 12:38pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
 

We need another form of energy besides stupid old fashioned electricity. Right? One that's almost free to collect and doesn't require physical means of transmission and storage. Right? That would be so cool. Can you work on that?  Oh, and it's completely clean, too. But maybe gives of precious metals and gems as a byproduct. But not too much, just enough so everyone can have about $100,000 per year. (Except stupid old rich people.) 
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Posted: Oct 2, 2019 - 12:24pm

Can Electric Airplanes Put a Dent in Travel Emissions?

Short answer: no, not really.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2019 - 12:22pm

sulfur battery tech?

How Inexpensive Must Energy Storage Be for Utilities to Switch to 100 Percent Renewables?

MIT researchers list the energy storage technologies that could enable a 100 percent renewable grid


Another viable technology is flow batteries that would use abundant, low-cost chemicals to store energy in large tanks. But not all flow battery chemistries are inexpensive. One of the main types, vanadium redox flow batteries, have an estimated cost of $100/kWh, the researchers say, but more development could bring down costs.

Chiang is betting on sulfur batteries. He has recently developed an aqueous sulfur flow battery that could cost as little as $10/kWh. The technology has what it takes for long-duration, low-cost storage, and is now being developed by Form Energy, a company he co-founded in 2017 and that has recently gotten extensive financial backing.

There are other battery technologies to keep an eye on. High-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries cost $500/kWh, but with more development, their costs could fall by up to 75 percent by 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Meanwhile, the cost of sodium nickel chloride batteries could fall from $315 to $490/kWh at present to $130 to $200/kWh by 2030.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 10:59am

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well, not quite (coal is great for pizza ovens)
 
True dat
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Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 7:09am

who knew?

there's even some pretty sweet charts/maps and stuff

and when those capitalists put the new nuclear tech in here...coal may be as dead as disco

well, not quite (coal is great for pizza ovens)

via bloomberg


What’s Behind the World’s Biggest Climate Victory? Capitalism

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Posted: Sep 12, 2019 - 11:10pm

LOHCs  way to go!
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Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 11:17am

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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 4:28am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

  
the regal type of crown or the dental ones?
 

just the thought of the queen having a "grill" made me laugh - one could do a bit on that

a couple of things:

manbird swears the queen has wooden teeth

and he's on the lower back (not bad for an irish lad and amateur phrenologist)


i've also tagged wikipedia to amend the crown's page to specify that particular sparkly is on loan from mbe


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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 12:55am



 miamizsun wrote:


i'm pretty sure the queen has a few mounted in her crown

so it's negotiable
  
  
the regal type of crown or the dental ones?

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Posted: Apr 8, 2019 - 8:08am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

I think he's already hocked all of them.

 

i'm pretty sure the queen has a few mounted in her crown

so it's negotiable
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Posted: Apr 8, 2019 - 7:59am

 miamizsun wrote:

thx

i have more

buy me coffee? beer? one of manbird's kidney stones?

 
I think he's already hocked all of them.
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Posted: Apr 8, 2019 - 7:56am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

 totally agree.{#Clap}

 
thx

i have more

buy me coffee? beer? one of manbird's kidney stones?
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Posted: Apr 8, 2019 - 6:33am

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it's going to take a multifaceted approach

for example the poorest places on earth, the places where people need energy to lift them out of grinding extreme poverty

those just happen to be some of the sunniest places on the planet

currently for them the first logical step might be solar

the cost of pv energy conversion/generation is falling at a very rapid rate (see perskovite and swanson's law, etc.)

storage is definitely a challenge and relatively inefficient, but battery tech is progressing

the huge issue for solar is larger urban areas (the engineering presentation i saw used tokyo as an example)

short of some super breakthrough, there's no way solar is going to do the job in an area like that

dense population requires a dense on demand energy source

couple that with the trend of people moving or relocating to lager cities and we can get the idea

small mass produced nuclear (something like lftr) is clearly much better suited for such situations

the technology is fairly well understood and there's a lot of increasing activity in this area

for very obvious reasons we need a lot more inexpensive energy

regards


 
 totally agree.{#Clap}
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Posted: Apr 8, 2019 - 6:19am

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Solar and wind generated power are ultimately the only sustainable sources. ALL the energy on this planet came/comes from the sun. We need to stop mining the stored solar energy and start using the solar energy that is dumped on the planet on a daily - sustainable - basis.
 

it's going to take a multifaceted approach

for example the poorest places on earth, the places where people need energy to lift them out of grinding extreme poverty

those just happen to be some of the sunniest places on the planet

currently for them the first logical step might be solar

the cost of pv energy conversion/generation is falling at a very rapid rate (see perskovite and swanson's law, etc.)

storage is definitely a challenge and relatively inefficient, but battery tech is progressing

the huge issue for solar is larger urban areas (the engineering presentation i saw used tokyo as an example)

short of some super breakthrough, there's no way solar is going to do the job in an area like that

dense population requires a dense on demand energy source

couple that with the trend of people moving or relocating to lager cities and we can get the idea

small mass produced nuclear (something like lftr) is clearly much better suited for such situations

the technology is fairly well understood and there's a lot of increasing activity in this area

for very obvious reasons we need a lot more inexpensive energy

regards



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Posted: Apr 7, 2019 - 3:11pm



 kurtster wrote:


So you're 100% sure that it is settled science ?  I'm not.

Here try this ...

Fossils From Animals And Plants Are Not Necessary For Crude Oil And Natural Gas, Swedish Researchers Find

Wiki

and lastly ...

The Origin of Crude Oil or Petroleum: Biotic or Abiotic?

It's been well talked about here over 10 years ago.  It was dismissed then as who haw.  Things have changed since then.

https://radioparadise.com/community/forum/topic/5371


 
Looked at the Nature article. Yeah, it has absolutely nothing to do with the formation of petroleum deposits. If people want to faff around with figuring out how you can form commercial deposits of long-chain hydrocarbons out of mantle material in areas least likely to have transport up from those depths, fine. Not to mention all other evidence like isotopes that this isn't the mechanism. But it is on their back to put forward a credible paradigm rather than merely taking pot-shots and expecting everyone else to take them seriously.

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