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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Just as long as it's not XK-class. (145 comments)

Lucky for us, astrophysicists don't run or operate the grid. 10 years? Are you kidding me? How the hell is that credible? If that was true then it would have taken 1000 years to build the current grid. Only it didn't and most of the grid was built very very recently (Hint we use more power every year).

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

People, for the most part, are perfectly rational...

WTF? No we are not. If you think your the rational one, then your either a liar or deluded. I work in Science and just as an example, the campus Pharmacy does good sales on homeopathy products!

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

GP is a well known troll on this sort of topic. Mostly just makes up facts. For example he/she once posted that Three Mile Island killed tens of thousands of people. When it comes to his/her beloved Germany. Well shesh, the solar panels will need to work at peek power even in the middle of the night to even close to a angle o sphere claim.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

First of all: we already have the spinning reserves, that are the plants replaced by renewables.

If these "replaced" plants still have to be not just online but spun up, then they are *not* replaced now are they.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:It's not horseshit. It's happening. (444 comments)

A good chunk of your CO2 footprint, is all that crap you manufacture/buy in/from China.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:It's not horseshit. It's happening. (444 comments)

Scientists don't have a private agenda....- We're all fucked.

You seem to have one. The science does not agree with your view point. No not the stuff in a news paper, the stuff in a proper peer reviewed journal.

about a week ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (254 comments)

NAT is NOT a firewall. Meaning that you haven't hid anything and you are not secure. Also NAT is a huge reason why IPSec doesn't work. It breaks the internet.

about two weeks ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (254 comments)

NAT is not a firewall. Guessing IPs behinds NATs is easy. IPv6 has much better solutions.

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Still not adding up (243 comments)

Which isn't to say IQ is worthless, it still measures of ability.

Only in the US. Where it is mostly just a self fulfilling prophecy.

I would argue not only is that IQ as it is currently measured is worthless as it does not measure what it set out to. But also that the fundamental assumption behind it is also flawed.

about a month ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

TheTurtlesMoves Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Is the result so much more important than the way to do things ?

Sometimes yes. You don't want a surgeon that is not at least bit focused on the result. Or a bridge engineer.

about a month ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

This isn't China.

Yea, in China its perfectly ok to shoot your neighbors Dinosaur with a gun in a fantasy story.

Criticize the Government... not so much.

about a month ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

TheTurtlesMoves Re: Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

No, but a lot of peoples reaction to the event will.

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

TheTurtlesMoves Re:My wife will miss Grant. (364 comments)

the show has always been and always will be dumbed down. Name one episode that isn't. While at least blowing shit up is fun.

about a month ago
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Ask Stewart Brand About Protecting Resources and Reviving Extinct Species

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Which Species, and Why? (59 comments)

I have worked with this data. Its very short fragments and are far from complete. Hell even modern genomes are far from complete. We know that DNA is simply not long term stable unless preserved at very cold temperatures. Temperatures that just have not been around on earth for that long in a single location.

about 4 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

No you can't. There is entropy change pulling salt out of the water, that is the free energy of a system with a pile of salt and some fresh water is higher than with the two mixed. You must provide that energy. It turns out that energy is quite a bit and the pressure from the tides is not enough. Unless your reverse osmosis membrane has a min pressure across it, it won't work. Also you don't go as far as salt crystals because you need even more energy as the salt concentration increases. Thus you dump brine (extra salty sea water) back into the ocean.

about 4 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

Run the numbers and you'll see why it doesn't work any better. In particular the condensing side of things.

about 4 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

Reverse Osmosis also has problems with the filters clogging. Larger plants use flash evaporation. This can use low grade waste heat from a power station.

about 4 months ago
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Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Getting it done, again. (121 comments)

Low level waste is just that. Its stuff that may have some very low induced activity, typically from some exposure to neutrons. Most of the activity is gone after a few hours and almost all after a year or two. Activity is often so low you don't need special handling equipment.

This NOTHING like spent fuel waste.

about 4 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

Only to a gamma Nazi. Guess how intellectual you are coming across.

about 4 months ago

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EU pushes Canada to drop first-sale principle

TheTurtlesMoves TheTurtlesMoves writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TheTurtlesMoves (1442727) writes "Once an artist sells a creative work, should she get a cut of any future resales of that same work? The EU says yes at least for some types of works, and it wants Canada to see things its way. I didn't even know that the EU did this. However it does not cover everything, from the article: Europe's Directive 2001/84/EC says that the right covers only "works of graphic or plastic art such as pictures, collages, paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, lithographs, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, glassware and photographs, provided they are made by the artist himself or are copies considered to be original works of art.""
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