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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

angel'o'sphere Re:Thats science for you .... (207 comments)

Actually, what scientists say is well known since 30 or more years (I'm 47 and know most of that stuff since minimum 30 years!).

Actually most misinformation comes from the US like the climate change denying ...

Bottom line it is super easy to love healthy ... just google for it and get a damn education! (to tired to repeat all the posts I made on this topic already and getting flamed)

yesterday
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Ok but that's electricity, not energy (485 comments)

Yes, a curve ... wow, how smart ;)
And why would that be so?

Insulation only affects the amount, not the mathematics, so it is a lower heat loss but still linear.

However I forgot/made a mistake: the bigger the temperature difference the higher is the energy flow, so outside temperature matters. So bottom line you are right it is a very slightly bent curve (the temperature difference is to low to bend it strong).

4 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Use the money you save (485 comments)

As I said: it is already used as balancing energy and reserve energy. It is _needed_ otherwise ordinary coal plants would either _always_ overproduce or underproduce.

The are good as company for every kind of energy source as they are very fast reacting plants (less than a second).

Unfortunately Germany e.g. is running out of places where you could build them _naturally_ ...
Now we build artificial lakes on top of hills. I wonder when they start to build artificial hills even ;)

4 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:It is all about baseload (485 comments)

First of all: you only need weather reports / forecasts for an hour at max, actually 15 minutes is enough as that is the reaction time of your fossil plants.

And yes, weather forecasts are surprisingly accurate, often up to seven days.

Ofc forecasts get updated and of course the update might disagree with the older forecasts very often.

Instead of insulting people I would in your case suggest to get an education. E.g. about weather, weather forecasts, power production etc.

I actually programmed the data acquisition part from various weather forecast companies to predict solar and wind production for one of the largest power companies in germany. Next try?

4 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Use the money you save (485 comments)

I can lift the stone with an electric field or an magnetic or with gravity and have no distortion in the stone ...

My point is that people call for the mighty god of thermo dynamics and have not a single bit of a clue about when and how to pray to him ... erm: when and how and to what extend thermo dynamics apply to a certain physical problem.

4 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Cost nothing to run? (485 comments)

Of course they still use them where it makes sense.
Obviously no one is changing all its production over night.

What are you arguing about?

The long term trend is going away from them for nearly everything above 4MW ...

No idea what flea is biting you that you make such a fuss :) Want a link war? Should I post now three links where they move away from gear boxes? (actually I fid that already five posts back ;) )

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:Subsidies? (495 comments)

Nuclear waste is not the same as spent fuel.
After spent fuel is reprocessed you have waste in the same 'volume' as you have new fuel.
A cubic yard spent fuel will yield a cubic yard new fuel PLUS a cubic yard nuclear waste.
Bottom line fuel reprocessing produces more nuclear waste than not reprocessing it.
I don't get why americans always claim reprocessing would reduce waste when everyone else knows: it produces waste.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (495 comments)

About what nation do you talk that you claim it has not enough land to produce its energy by solar alone? Or wind alone?
Andorra? Monacco? The Vatican?

Get a clue, read a book! Two off shore wind areas, like the coast of Oregon and the coast of Florida would power the whole north american continent with wind power!

A quarter of Nevada would do the same with solar power.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (495 comments)

The grid as a whole needs to add much more storage, and long distance HVDC transmission lines, to balance intermittent power sources.

No it does not, that is a misconception. Or a /. myth.
The peak plants, pumped storage and gas turbines for balancing _are already there_

The fact that you replace midrange plants and base load plants with solar and wind has only minimal effects on peakers.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:My two cents... (495 comments)

The problem with Hawaii is a typical american one: the market will solve it. What a laugh!

Hawaii is a prime example for a natural constellation that could produce its whole energy needs green and at an extremely low cost for the inhabitants.

Instead the 'mythical american market' allows the utilities to earn big money on those inhabitants.

Enough mountains for pumped storage, enough heat in the ground for geo thermal plants, enough sun for PV and for solar thermal anyway and finally wind in abundance ...

However: for that you would need a government that actually governs instead of delegating all its 'sovereignty' to a 'market' that has no intention to do anything benefitting its participants ... customers in this case.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:My two cents... (495 comments)

cost of production is relatively high (because peaker plants are expensive). and buying relatively cheap solar power instead of expensive natural gas peaker plant power ...
That is a misconception.
Peak plants cost the same at night as at daytime as they fulfill the exact same role: adjusting production to the _exact_ demand.
You mix up the 'general peak', the load curve going up during daytime, with the 'small fluctuations' on top of that curve.
The 'general peak' is covered by mid range load following plants, or wind or solar.
The small fluctuations on top of that are handled by peak plants, fast reacting pumped storage and gas turbines.
Ofc nevertheless you need less fast reacting plants at night, as the amplitudes and frequency of demand changes are much lower at night.
So with your example above, which I quoted, the solar power the utilities buy will replace either base load plant or midrange plant, it won't replace any peaker gas turbine, as that still is needed to adjust to someone switching on his AC or fridge or washing machine.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

angel'o'sphere Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

A wind plant does not require any 'wilderness'.
If in your case the bad guys cut all the trees, they made a mistake :)
I would in your case rather wonder why they did it, where the wood especially valuable? Did they want to gain new farmland?

4 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Ok but that's electricity, not energy (485 comments)

Erm, you should read what you link.
In terms of houses on planet earth: IT DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL.
There is no measurable difference FOR YOU if I either heat my house from 18 degrees C to 20 C or from 18 C to 22 (that is double the temperature increase ... the topic our parent raised :) )

5 days ago
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US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

angel'o'sphere Re:I don't get it... (98 comments)

If you are aware of the differences how can you claim a mere user does not need to 'hack' to get random software on an iOS device?

5 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Cost nothing to run? (485 comments)

Sorry, don't really get what you are on.
All majour wind turnine companies are moving away from gear boxes and away from permanent magnets.

And your post here is pretty unclear what you WANT TO SAY and what is a quote from a web site.

The link you quoted clearly says: 'Wind turbines shed their gears' ... so what is your point?
First paragraph of your link: Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
The following paragraphs clearly state that Siemens and GE are moving away from gear boxes toward 'direct drives'.

Further down you can read that the rotor now has the permanent magnets as opposed in older designs where the stator had them. Hence the amount of permanent magnets got reduced.

In future I hope you would argue a bit more in a: "REASON therefore EFECT" sense, as I'm pretty tired to figure the sense of your incoherent posts.

Random cut/pastes makes no argument ... hint: the page you linked (and I believe I linked it on /. a few days before myself) is from 2010, we have 2014 now.

So, what exactly do you want to claim? GE and Siemens put more gear boxes into turbines? No they don't!
GE and Siemens need more Neobdynum (which is not rare, so what would be the point claiming it? And what would be the point if it was true? Or if it was wrong? Is see none ... !) into their turbines? No they don't!

Any more claims I missed?

5 days ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Home storage (485 comments)

I guess the problem arises that the word abundance in english is bivalent ...
In german we would never call that abundance.
The total amount of something available is completely irrelevant if it is buried in million or billion times of the amount of 'ore' or water.

What counts is: how easy you can retrieve it. Actually it is easy to retrieve all those minerals from sea water. But you can not 'select' for one, so you have to refine the result. Right now it is easier to rip off african or south american people, so no industrialized nation is doing it.

Or as in true 'abundancy' ... how high is the percentage of what you want in a certain ore.

But again you made a point without a point. What do you want to say ... point out?

5 days ago
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US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

angel'o'sphere Re: I don't get it... (98 comments)

Repeating the same post several times makes it not more true nor does it give credit to what your mind is remembering ...

about a week ago
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US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

angel'o'sphere Re:I don't get it... (98 comments)

All the modes you mention count as hacking, as an ordinary user can not do that.
Perhaps you forgot are not even aware what 'hacking' actually means.

about a week ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Real-time market approach (485 comments)

Pfft ... why should I not understand that?

Again: for house hold customers this metering is not used. It will be used in smart grids though.

While rest of your post makes sense/is correct, situations in which businesses buy hour ahead on the spot market are still rare.

about a week ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

angel'o'sphere Re:Are renewable energy generators up to task ? (485 comments)

I know how the grid works.
If you knew how a grid workes you would not write nonsense like this:
Ok, so pumped hydro is over a century old. But it is most heavily used in France
France has less pumped storage than Germany, capacity wise and power wise.
Infortunately only big plants and no summary about countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
Mice read: http://setis.ec.europa.eu/seti...

due to Nuclear power being more cost effective operating at maximum capacity full time.
Simple comment: that is wrong.
Unfortunately explaining what all is wrong and nonsense (starting with the fact that the france nuclear plants don't run full power all the time, *facepalm* )

Germany is at the edge of having too much solar and wind installed on its grid,
Wrong. Germany has four grids. Plus endless transportation grids. The problem regarding wind is that most wind is in the north and most industry is in the south. Feeding wind into the northern grid makes no sense, as there is not enough demand. What we lack are transportation grids from north to south.

HAS dialed back on incentives for new solar and wind installations.
Completely wrong. Germany reduced the feed in tarrifs for future plants, We reduced the governmmet subsidicing for solar. Beyond that is no "dialing back on incentives".

The reality is that if the rest of Europe had even a third as much solar and wind as Germany, the European grid would crash due to massive electrical overloads and underloads.
As I mentioned several posts back. You should read how a power grid works. A power grid can not crash due to your magic 'overload'. There is no overload. The grid operators would disconnect any offending facility, might be plant or even a big inductivity or capacity disturbing the grid frequency.
Your assumptions lack any physical or technical base.

The Germany plan has only gone so far cause they can dump their excess power on their neighbors and buy reserve power at a surplus latter. Lots of buying French (and other countries) nuclear power when wind is weak at night or in a winter's day.
That is wrong on all accounts again. France especially buys from Germany because their grid is at its limits, not because ours is. They mainly buy german power to pump up into their pumped storages. Germany very rarely buys power at all from neighbours. Bottom line we were nearly every month the previous years a net exporter to Europe, we export _ALWAYS_ more than we import. There were a few exceptions where we were importing a tiny bit more from France than we exported to France. Perhaps 4 or 5 months in total in the last decade.
Also please get a damn clue: especially in winter and at night, the wind is not weak but strong. That is an automatic dictation from our coastal climate and the typical european winter climate. (* facepalm *) Every child learns that in Europe in school in 3rd or 4th grade.

I spare me to comment on the other nonsense in the middle ... wind does not 'oscillate' much (* facepalm *)

Geothermal usually is baseload, which is much better for mating with pumped hydro than any other intermittent source.

Pumped storage works in both ways. If you have to much wind you pump water up hill.
Geothermal is usually used for heating, not to produce electric energy. Ofc you can. If you have the right place. Germany has not.
So: no, the typical base load plant mates pretty bad with pumped storage.

Germany is switching from nuclear to wind for its base load, and phasing out coal as well.

Again, learn how a grid works, so you understand why every country has _minimum_ roughly 10% of its daily _power_ production as pumped storage, and why some countries have up to 150% of the daily _energy_ production as capacity for their pumped storage.

All your phantasies what pumped storage is for, how and why it is used, how it combines with other technologies: are wrong.

And finally: base load does not mean what you think it means.

about a week ago

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 9 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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