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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

F34nor How can it not be realistic? (97 comments)

This is the only realistic approach to over coming the issues of charging speed, temperature, and time. You can also then have economy, regular ,and premium grades of batteries based on formulation or size. It also removes any concerns about battery longevity as once premium packs and be moved into economy as they age. This allows the batteries to be pampered when charging as well. Once you know the optimum rate of charge for longevity you now longer have to force feed the battery because of humans needs or time scales, just have a large enough buffer of batteries in the system.

11 hours ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:soo.... (327 comments)

How int he fuck did this get modded to 0? What possible part of this is wrong? The GAO estimated that space based solar paid for by the tax payers would in crease mean income to something like 130K? As to putting solar panels in places with less cloud cover wtf?

about a week ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

I don't think he would include Hitler he was a totalitarian not fascist.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

That was his definition and goal the practical application in Italy is not important to the point, that the GOP is the heir to Mussolini's fascism.

As to left right that has nothing to do with my point. Furthermore it is such a fine point that it would be lost on 99% of the people on the planet. I see what you're talking about but for all intents and purposes when you get that far out of the end of the insanity bell curve you wrap back around to the other side; crazy is crazy.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (769 comments)

I read the reason Cheney went crazy was he was reading the unfiltered intelligence reports, so any homeless guy who walked in off the street in Kabul and told the Americans he had a nuclear bomb got logged and sent up the chain, Usually it is discounted but Cheney wanted the raw shit.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (769 comments)

Allen Dulles was their lawyer when they were charged with trading with the enemy. John Foster Dulles ( a man my grandfather described as the most stupid and evil man in America after having the displeasure of working with him ) created the school of thought that created both the neocons, the Iran crisis, and a great deal of the things that Al Qaeda sited as justification to go to war with us.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (769 comments)

No it should be billed to everyone who gave more than $250 to Bush in the second election. You broke it you bought it. Divide the cost of the war across all the property value of the donors and have a one time property tax.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

Zomeworks uses a bearing, a pipe, a strut, and thermodynamics.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

No that Gerrymandering, racism, and fascism. Mussolini defined fascism as the combination of state and corporation with religious conservatism for indoctrination. That's why they call Obama the Imperial president they attack their own weakness, un encumbered by the realization that the thing they hate the most they are most guilty of themselves.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

Not motorized, use passive heat transfer. Like a heat pipe, one side gets heavier and it tracks the sun with no power and only a bearing and a strut to replace or repair We have a Zomeworks that has been in service since 1992. Still works great.

Only problem is that additional panels are now cheaper than the rack so have 30% face south and 70% west.

http://www.soligent.net/solar-...

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:soo.... (327 comments)

How about not putting them on your fucking house in the first place. Find a way to annex a lot in the Mohave that keeps your local credit and power sales rates but place them where you get the MOST from them. Oh wait... put them in space where they belong.

about two weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

F34nor Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Your AC is an ambisinister troglodyte bereft of even a mean intelligence whose steatopygic girth prevents blood flow to the brain. As a result masturbation and coprojection are his only skills (just made up that word btw copros=shit ject=throws.)

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

F34nor Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Ahhh the voice of an ignorant dumb ass. A cardiovascular system that lets them fly combined with an eight foot wing span an a muscle designed to lift them into the air and let them fly all day long . This would be similar to watching people get mauled by Kangaroos. "Oh hes so cute" whack "Ahhh, someone fucking call 911!" I bet your fat basement dwelling ass can't even lift your body weight in the air with a bar to hang from let along the fucking air.

about three weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

F34nor Re:True anticonformancy (176 comments)

Showed up to a rave in a suit and tie once, got called out for "looking like everybody else" by a candy raver wearing a MLB knock off T. Laughed my ass off at her. Irony was not detected.

about a month ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

F34nor Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

Option 3:

Turn off your service, take the money you would have spent on cable and buy stock. As the prices drops you buy more stock until we own the company.

about a month and a half ago

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GE invents piezoelectric bellows for cooling components.

F34nor F34nor writes  |  about 2 years ago

F34nor (321515) writes "Similar to heat pipes, peltiers, and sterling cycle engines this technology allows for cooling electronics. This device expands and contracts to respirate cool air in and hot air out of a bellows mounted to the electronics. Looks hot!"
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What do you do with spent nuclear fuel?

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 2 years ago

F34nor writes "I first learned about ADS in Wired magazine a number of years ago and have been waiting patiently for news ever since. Accelerator-driven system also know as an 'energy amplifier' by Wikipedia is basically a way to speed up the half-life of nuclear waste while generating energy as a byproduct. Now it seems Belgian Nuclear Research Centre has put it to the test and gotten some interesting results. Don't think this means a nuclear golden age in the U.S. even if it works your neighbors will never allow the stuff to be trucked to the machine from your local plant."
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Excel 2007 thinks FFFF = 100000 not 65,535

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F34nor (321515) writes "It seems that Excel 2007 has thrown a rod and can no longer correctly multiply when the answer is the last 16 bit integer. I just tired it out and sure enough "=850*77.1" displays the result 100000. App scout as 850*77.1 nice little article as well as pcmag."
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F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F34nor writes "I for one was very impressed when Coleman introduced a Peltier Thermoelectric Device based cooler back in the 90's. I was deeply conflicted if I should make my beer frosty or tear the thing apart to make a CPU cooler. Now Coleman once again is making the jump from "kind of wacky" science project to tasty beverage in a way that makes me think someone at Coleman listens to just the right amount of Art Bell. The guts are made by a company called Global Cooling based out of the Netherlands. Todd Troutman covered it here, unfortunately the Costco link says no love yet and the manual says it pulls 48w not 24w."

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