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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

I was respondign to this

there were 145 wind farm fatalities in the UK alone from 2009 - 2013 145 people died working on wind turbines

The report says

"Fatal accidents
Number of fatal accidents: 105
By year:
Year 70s 80s 90s 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
No. 1 8 15 3 1 4 4 4 5 5 11 8 7 14 14 3
Please note:
There are more fatalities than accidents as some accidents have caused multiple fatalities.
Of the 146 fatalities:
- 89 were wind industry and direct support workers (divers, construction, maintenance, engineers, etc), or small turbine owner /operators.
- 57 were public fatalities, including workers not directly dependent on the wind industry (e.g.
transport workers). 17 bus passengers were killed in one single incident in Brazil in March 2012."

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

If you take 2008 figures, 11 Deaths and 1.798TkWh (PetaWh) that means it is almsot 20 deaths per PWh, nuclear is 90 according to that forbes article (not that it has any credibility)

So Wind is much safer than nuclear.

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

Duoh, my mistake, so 270 deaths per year should be expected based on 2008 wind power generation, and the anti-wind farm site documents 11 deaths in 2008.

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

there were 145 wind farm fatalities in the UK alone from 2009 - 2013 145 people died working on wind turbines

From your link, "17 bus passengers were killed in one single incident in Brazil in March 2012", is there a Brazil in the UK ?

Dont get sucked in by prooganda.

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

It would be easier to accept if the numbers where not coming from an anti-wind farm group, but to answer my own question, deaths can occure from wind power from
  - Transport/Construction
  - Structual failure (from storms)
  - Ice throw (impact within 140m)
  - Turbine failure (anti-wind farm group says turbines need to be 2km away to be safe)

It looks like a large chunk of the 146 deaths in the history of Wind Power are attributable to transport and consturction. Which i think should be attributable to general construction risk, unless there is specific evidence that wind tower transport and construction is inherently more dangerous that other things like tall buildings.

Forbes artical says 150 deaths deaths/trillionkWhr from wind power, but your link cant find 150 total deaths in the history of wind power.

Total energy consuption in 2008 was 143,851 TWh, and wind in 2010 was 2.5% of the total energy generation (and growing fast), perhaps its was 1.25% in 2008. So 143851*0.0125 =1798 TWh from wind.

Your link says 150 deaths per TWh, which equates to 270,000 people beign killed eveyr year from wind power. Do you believe that ?

You do society a great injustice by spreading mis-truths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

bug1 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (341 comments)

actually it wasnt per year, its per trillion kWh, still my question is the same, how does wind energy kill people.

4 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

bug1 Re:Funny (687 comments)

Perhaps its GNOME's culture is broken, as evident from previous design decisions, gettign more women involved does seem to me to be a good way to try and shake up the existing cultural dysfunction.

5 days ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

bug1 Re:Meh (224 comments)

If you RTFA you would realise that tl;dr is for inter...nubs.

about two weeks ago
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Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 and 810 SoCs

bug1 Binary drivers (47 comments)

Did Qualcom also announce their commitment to binary only drivers and refusal to work with the free and open source software communtiy ?

Qualcom are just another greedy corp trying to take everyones stuff.

about two weeks ago
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Google Project Ara Design Will Use Electro-Permanent Magnets To Lock In Modules

bug1 Re:Still sounds like vaporware to me (62 comments)

Are you new to electronics?

If he is new to electronics he would have already experienced many different methods of physically locking things in place, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Can you explain why you think physically locking things in place is NOT a trivial exercise for a phone ?

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

bug1 Re:it's true (353 comments)

Almost every failing of a computer can be related to where the OS sits.

Slashvertisers do comments as well now ?

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Line up to purchase you magical Snake oil^W^W SSD drive, fixes all your ails.

about two weeks ago
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New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass

bug1 Re:But its ok to be a racist. (128 comments)

I would fight for their right to express those views

But would you fight for the right to express your views if you dont have the right to record the experiences that document where those views come from.

In my initial post i was tyrign to highlight the hypocracy between promoting freedom of speech (right ot be a bigot) and a right to privacy in public (banning google glasses).

Freedom of speech is pointless is your expreineces are limited,
or do you think freedom of expression is only necessary for fiction.

about three weeks ago
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New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass

bug1 But its ok to be a racist. (128 comments)

In other news in Australia our Attorney General is defending free speech, in particular the right to express racist views.

So if you record someone being a racist in a public place, the racist calls the cops and get the witness to racism put in jail.

(2 and half more years of these conservative loonatics)

http://www.news.com.au/nationa...

about three weeks ago
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WHO: Air Pollution 'Killed 7 Million People' In 2012

bug1 Re:How terrible energy production is! (97 comments)

Yes, and all other envirnmentally damaging power sources.

The answer is renewables, everyone knows it, some people are too cowardly to admit it.

about three weeks ago
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OASIS Approves OData 4.0 Standards For an Open, Programmable Web

bug1 REST buzzword (68 comments)

Representational state transfer (REST) is an architectural style consisting of a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to components, connectors, and data elements, within a distributed hypermedia system. REST ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax in order to focus on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of significant data elements

- from wikipedia

its a framework ?

about a month ago
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Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

bug1 Re:OTA updates (126 comments)

Where exactly would you expect the documentation for something like that to be in a consumer device?

e.g. We arent sure where to put all that TCP/IP documentation, so dont bother writting it all down.

about a month ago
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Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

bug1 Re:OTA updates (126 comments)

This is part of their undocumented protocol for communication with the modem. Modem can ask to read or write some file on disk using ...

And "undocumented protocol for communication" is different than a Backdoor how ?

about a month ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

bug1 Re:So now we now the NSA's plans for growth... (234 comments)

Antivirus programs wouldnt even find and remove the sony rootkit.
If you want to pay to be secure then you are not.

about a month ago
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Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk

bug1 Re:We all knew it was coming... (231 comments)

He only thinks they are bad tools :p

about a month and a half ago

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Australia government to build broadband network

bug1 bug1 writes  |  about 5 years ago

bug1 writes "The Australian Federal Government has announced it has scrapped a controversial tender process to build the new national broadband network. It will instead form a public/private partnership to build the new wholesale Fibre-To-The-Premises network.

The network will connect 90 percent of all Australian premises (towns with more than about 1000 people) with speeds up to 100 Mbit/s, next generation wireless and satellite technologies will connect the remaining 10% of premises. It will be Austrlias first national wholesale-only, open access broadband network"

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