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How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

catprog Re:Eliminate municipal monopolies (111 comments)

Such as all the universal health care systems paying less(public + private) as a percentage of GDP the the US government spends on health?

2 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

catprog Re:Global Warming? tsarkon reports (273 comments)

So I presume you are not a big fan of mammals but instead reptiles. They were the dominate species after all during that period.

about a week ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

catprog Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

And how much CO2 has nature taken out over that time period?

about a week ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

catprog Re:By that logic... (338 comments)

Was that the company that brought near GPS spectrum despite it being regulated for something different then what they wanted and then the FCC would not change it too what they wanted?

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

catprog Re:Falling energy prices and weak demand? (249 comments)

I think I see the confusion.

Wholesale price = -2.5c + feed in tariff 3c = .5c profit.

I was calculating the feed in tariff separate from the wholesale price.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

catprog Re:Falling energy prices and weak demand? (249 comments)

if the feed in tariff is 3c . Then so long as the operator can sell power for more then -2.9c he will do so.

(possibly even -3.1 if their was a cost in shutting down)

about two weeks ago
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

catprog Re:I'm confused (200 comments)

Or they want local power to trump state to trump federal.

about a month ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

catprog Re:3T gallons at a Superfund site with earthquakes (110 comments)

I am not saying to use that site. It is still an active mine . I am just using it as an example of the size of the hole needed.

(you may be able to halve the number by using the amount dug out to form a upper reservoir too)

The main problem with this method is of course the cost.

about a month ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

catprog Re:Ludinton pumped storage facility X 1,500,000 (110 comments)

And you have only flooded the US to 34m. Somehow I think the US is not 34m from it's lowest to highest.

about a month ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

catprog Re:Ludinton pumped storage facility X 1,500,000 (110 comments)

(We actually only need 3.28767123 × 10^14 BTU for daily storage)

Capacity of Bingham Canyon Mine = 3,220 billion gallons. (or 1.2 *10^10 m^3) (120 times more water)

Height 0.97 km ( Or an average of 5*100m) compared with an average of (1 .21* 100m) for Ludington (~5 times as much power for each L)

Using the calculations on pumped storage from wikipedia if you pumped water out of Bingham and let it flow back in.

1.2 *10^10 * 5 * .272 Kwh * 70% in BTU = 3.8980306 × 10^13 BTU / day (so probably 10 or so not 5)

(size in m^3) * (number of 50m height increments) * .272Kwh * 70%

using the same calculations for Ludington
8.36645409 × 10^10 BTU (Average fall of 120m)

(based on the local one here , it is 10 hours max output not 13 hours)

(And in your case the lower reservoir would be the ocean)

about a month ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

catprog Re:Well, you COULD flood most of the country (110 comments)

Rough estimate

120 quadrillion BTU /year http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy...

using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... 0.272 kWh per 1m^3 per 100m height

square root of (120 quadrillion btu / 365 / 70% / 0.272 kWh * 1 m^3 /100m) = 71km.

(or in other words 71km *71km *100m at a height of 100m from the lower lake will stall enough power for the average day.

Or to put it in perspective about 5 holes the size of Bingham Canyon Mine

about a month ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

catprog Re:let me solve this right now (552 comments)

Even if coal is more expensive in Africa then solar once you include the building of the grid?

about a month and a half ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

catprog Re:AGW is falsifiable, easily. (389 comments)

We also know from history that during those periods humans were not their. I.e those conditions are not good for humans.

about 2 months ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

catprog Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

I think if I recall they did build a high enough seawall, the problem was the ground fell which was not counted.

about 2 months ago
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Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

catprog Re:Net Neutrality is not about Peering (270 comments)

So the ISP is selling a service, then when people try to use the service as it was advertised it turns out they can't actually provide it.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

catprog Keep the wall (211 comments)

I would of kept the wall as a demonstration of the patents now free.

about 3 months ago

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