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Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

MrL0G1C Re:Less profits for big banks (36 comments)

Fair enough, except for the situations where the initial bitcoins have been stolen - there are bitcoin services specifically to hide the bitcoin origin.

about half an hour ago
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Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

MrL0G1C Less profits for big banks (36 comments)

With bitcoin being good for money laundering, the big banks will lose that source of revenue.

3 hours ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

MrL0G1C Texts and pedestrians (223 comments)

Considering half of the road deaths are pedestrians and cyclists, and the deaths are caused by drivers playing with their phones etc, I don't think this is the right way forward towards improving safety.

"Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip"

Making motor-vehicle safer for the driver has not helped pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

4 hours ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

MrL0G1C Re:Size (124 comments)

They're allowed to throttle customers!!! US is getting really bad

throttling

yesterday
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Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun

MrL0G1C Powered?! (104 comments)

I hope no-one finds the off switch.

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Your fail to understand that the Power Purchase Agreements are to sell all of the power they generate. That depends on how much wind there is since they are not ever meeting 100% of demand.

There are many billions being invested in wind, do really think that those investors can't add up and are too stupid to be able to negotiate agreements for new wind farms, please, give me a break.

Those 2.5c agreements are new agreements recently negotiated.

I see not point debating with you if you are just going to make stuff up after I have provided concrete evidence that newly negotiated agreements between rich investors for new wind farms are only costing 2.5c and less according to the govt's own literature based upon those agreements. FFS. Those investors have done the math, those investments are a done deal, they know how much wind there is going to be, they know they are going to make money on the investment.

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

"but until it makes financial sense enough to get places like China and India to start using this stuff"

They are:
Chinaâ(TM)s Coal Consumption Has Finally Decreased
Beijing Cut Coal Use By 7 Percent, Proving Intentions

How many times do I have to say renewables are getting cheap?
http://costofsolar.com/cost-of...
(2013 charts out of date - solar is cheaper now!)

Solar is not 4-5 times more expensive now, it is reaching parity with coal.
Solar at Grid Parity in Utah, a Coal State With No RPS

"a huge jump in technology."
Lots of them, and they're not slowing down.
http://bxhorn.com/wp-content/u...

I have given you the proof that wind is cheapest and you choose to ignore it. How can a generator that requires fuel competewith a generator that doesn't require fuel?

Like I said, your arguments are all out of date.

There is ZERO chance that solar will knock off 3/4ths of their costs in the next decade.

It's funny, because if you care to look, you'll see that from 1977 the price of solar went from $76.00 a watt to less thaqn $0.74 a watt now, that's one hundred times less.

You seem to be having difficulty facing the truth of the current situation.

Global installed wind:
http://www.eenews.net/assets/2...

Global installed solar (take your pick):
https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

All power stations have transmission costs.

Why would the wind farms enter into long term contracts if they thought they would be losing money, that makes no sense, back up your frivolous negative assertions with something concrete please.

Wind is cheap, get over it. And they don't use fuel!

The money paid to the wind farms through the PPAs and subsides mentioned amounting to an average of 3.65c per kwh pays for those wind farms.

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Your argument regarding killing people is absurd, you don't seem to be able to accept the fact that wind is cheap and solar is about to get very cheap too.

There is currently $5 trillion invested into fossil fuels, I happen to think that renewables can do just as good as job especially if we invested 5 trillion.Where Can The Fossil Fuel Investments Go?

Places where USA has no control? China has some good reasons to cut down coal usage, not least because half their population is choking to death.
Chinaâ(TM)s Coal Consumption Has Finally Decreased

Cutting down on coal use cuts CO2 emissions, cutting down on gas use cuts CO2 emissions, cutting down Diesel use cuts CO2 emissions.

Different forms of power emit largely different amounts of CO2.

According to Sovacool's analysis, nuclear power, at 66 gCO2e/kWh emissions is well below scrubbed coal-fired plants, which emit 960 gCO2e/kWh, and natural gas-fired plants, at 443 gCO2e/kWh. However, nuclear emits twice as much carbon as solar photovoltaic, at 32 gCO2e/kWh, and six times as much as onshore wind farms, at 10 gCO2e/kWh.

http://www.nature.com/climate/...

We need to be careful with the environment in all respects,

I agree.

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Wind Technologies Market Report

$25 per mWh is the price agreed in the power purchase agreement (PPA), so it is not "I wish" it is actual contractual average price paid over a bunch of contracts - some are cheaper.

Page 11, subsidies over 20 years amounting to 1.15c per kwh

Wind still getting cheaper: 2013 Wind PPA Prices In US Interior Averaged 2.1 Cents/ KWH

Can a gas powered station give 10, 20 or 30 year price guarantees?

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

" I don't see the savings when you still have to build the NG plant..."

1. Is gas free?
2. Gas has a carbon footprint when generating, wind doesn't.
3. Wind will be around for billions of years, Gas won't, it makes sense to ration gas as much as possible. Right now we are glutting on gas. Current estimates for gas are that it will last 40-100 years and the lions share of it is in Russia.
4. Gas is not the only type of complementing power, there is solar, geothermal, solar thermal, heat exchange, hydro, pumped hydro, battery storage, compress air storage etc.

Wind Technologies Market Report Page 11 "wind power price trends" The subsidies amount to 1.15c per kWh for a total real cost of 3.65c over 20 years by which point the wind farm will be paid for and modern wind generators are built to last 40 years, after that the wind farm could be upgraded at substantially reduced cost.

Reminder that oil, gas including fracking are subsidised and nuclear is supported by incentives/guarantees. Coal has massive external costs which would make it the most expensive if those were included in the price (they should be).

The report with the 25$ per mWh figure is written by the US dept' of energy. The $ figure is what will be paid for the wind energy rather than some hypothesised amount.

I actually don't believe 100% in CO2 caused global warming but think it is likely and prudent to guard against damaging the worlds atmosphere.

Note, the link you gave is looking backwards at cost, the govt report I linked is new (aug2014) and looking at future cost which is course the more relevant amount.

yesterday
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Renewables are not cost effective

That is no longer true, what part of wind costing 2.5c per kwh don't you understand?

Renewables are right now being adopted on industrial scales, large industrial scales. A very large proportion of new energy capacity being installed globally is now renewables.

2 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

MrL0G1C Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Renewables are not yet ready or cost effective

I'm sorry but the use by date has expired for that argument.

Wind generation PPAs are currently as low as 2.5c per kWh, the subsidy only amounts to about 1.25c per kWh
How Low Can Wind Energy Go? 2.5c Per Kilowatt-Hour Is Just The Beginning

Solar is getting cheaper every year and reached grid parity for most of the worlds population 2 years ago. In UK and Germany we are installing residential Solar PV for a small fraction of the US installation costs and even in rainy cloudy England Solar could pay for itself without subsidy and then go on to provide extremely cheap electricity.

Wind and Solar can be complemented with Hydro, pumped hydro, geothermal, biogas, battery storage, compressed air storage, wave and tidal power etc.

Windmills are a bit better, but are still not cost effective, use water in dry areas

Windmills use water!!!! No, they don't! lol.

Not much geothermal potential!!! Wrong.
http://www.treehugger.com/rene...

If we stop buying their stuff, the price just goes down and folks like China and poor countries in Africa will just burn what we don't, and the terrorists get rich off of them.

No, it doesn't work like that, if 10% of world demand disappears then mines shut down, any price drop is temporary. "terrorists get rich" doesn't deserve a response.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

MrL0G1C Re:Why do they want us to see it anyway? (299 comments)

I'm no expert but I'd say it is jihadist and promotional, it shows that they believe steadfastly in what they are doing and think this will cause other extreme Muslims to join them. It seems to work. (note I do realise most Muslims abhor the beheading).

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

MrL0G1C Re:Why do they want us to see it anyway? (299 comments)

Apparently you don't understand how shocking it is to watch someone being beheaded and you should watch the video in order to be shocked because, you know, it is shocking. (perhaps someone can explain this line of reasoning to me).

Never mind that the terrorists made the video to further their cause and a lot of people watching the video will be young men watching it for the lols. What next, youtube videos of peoples reaction to the beheading?

If the video made people understand how atrocious wars are and made them anti-war then I would support the showing of it, but it won't. Instead, it will most likely increase hate on both sides and make people want to kill even more.

What the western world has done to the Middle East is a huge war crime, we are largely responsible for the mess there, the beheading is blowback.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

MrL0G1C Re:I forced myself to watch it (299 comments)

Why not, beheading = chopping someones head off. A gruesome and atrocious act that would thoroughly sicken me if I watched it, I know that without having to watch it.

Please explain what watching this video would accomplish, that stating the person was beheaded does not. You have supplied no good argument and merely accusing someone of talking out of their ass when they're stating an honest opinion adds nothing to the debate.

Maybe you can't imagine someone having their head chopped off, I can.

2 days ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

MrL0G1C Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (182 comments)

You are ignoring the fact that it was UK tax-payers money that paid for everything Dr Who so it is a complete piss take that we don't have access to this for free.

4 days ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

MrL0G1C They've gone nuts with Wattage. (336 comments)

Vacuum cleaners

Last time I looked 1400W was common, now 2400W is common.

I'd be happy if they banned putting the Wattage in the product title as a temporary measure, no doubt some of these 2400W are still crap and edging towards being a fire hazard with that much power enclosed in a small space.

What do you do with your vac' when you've finished with it? Shove it in the cupboard with lots of highly flammable materials, perhaps underneath the stairs?

Quick search confirms it happens:
https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

5 days ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

MrL0G1C Re:good (358 comments)

I think they worry too much about what constitutes a good myth.

I'd like to see a lot more smaller myths tackled - that'd get rid of the 'fluff' and like some have mentioned, they spend too much time repeating stuff - at least 3-4 times they say what they are going to do.

They need to stop catering for an extremely low common denominator.

If they made the episodes available worldwide, DRM free 1080p with the ads and repetitions removed, I might find it hard to resist snapping them up even at $2 each.

5 days ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about 2 years ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year ago

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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