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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

haruchai Re:Just leave it where it is. (199 comments)

300 million years ago, the landmasses were all agglomerated into the Pangaea supercontinent which lasted for 100 million years. The differing location vs present day makes for very different climate. The CO2 level during the past 1/2 million years has never surpassed 300 ppm so 350 is a 15% buffer.

2 days ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

haruchai Just leave it where it is. (199 comments)

That's just more oil that should be left in the ground, at least until we can get CO2 below ~350 parts per million

3 days ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

haruchai Re:Besides (268 comments)

That's sounds like an extremely expensive way to heat your dog's unit.
Just get an electric doggy blanket for him.

about a week ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

haruchai Re:OK (268 comments)

+5 Funny for that comment.

about a week ago
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Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

haruchai Re:Who are the proposed customers? (58 comments)

"The car has unusual good looks" - that was before the BMW i8
"Rich people will buy it if they think its not gonna leave them stranded" - there's also the Porsche Panamera S eHybrid, which has better performance for about the same money and a big name behind it. For 1/3 more - which wouldn't be a deal-breaker for folks in the upper-upper-middle-class - there's the aforementioned BMW i8, also backed by a well-known automotive maker. WangXiang may not be small but they don't - as yet - have solid name recognition outside of China.

And that's if you're only discounting Tesla's established - and growing - Supercharger network. One little-known fact is that they're also installing 80 A chargers that can provide about 55 miles of range per hour, about the same as charging at home with the Dual Charger High Power Wall Connector.
http://green.autoblog.com/2014...

"because that gets the car under the magic $100,000 price barrier" - I'm not sure how much of a barrier that is. These cars are mostly being bought by folks who are quite well off. I would say that "price barriers" exist at $25k, 35k, $50k but anyone who's trying to decide between a top end Model S, the Panamera S, the i8 or the Fisker Karma isn't going to make up his mind solely on a $20k price difference; it'll be just one of several factors in the final decision.

about two weeks ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

haruchai Re:never mind if he was carrying a bioweapon (221 comments)

I'm not the one panicking over "bioweapons" or some other bullshit chickenshit fantasy doomsday scenario.

about two weeks ago
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Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

haruchai Re:Who are the proposed customers? (58 comments)

It would take a LOT of improvements and maybe $20000 price drop before I would consider it and better performance and a battery at least as large as the LEAF is not negotiable at any price point above $50k.
Here's one owner's review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about two weeks ago
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Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

haruchai Re:selecting the electric car buyer (58 comments)

Limits the market to about 75% of the US population and only 90% of that of Europe?

about two weeks ago
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Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

haruchai Re:Misleading Article Summary (58 comments)

You would think that for the cost of the BMW i8 - close to the cost of an i3, a Volt AND a low-end Model S COMBINED, they could have stuck a bigger battery onboard.

about two weeks ago
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Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

haruchai Re:Misleading Article Summary (58 comments)

I agree but I think some people thought it looked better than a Model S and wasn't limited in range. After reading the YouTube review by owner Brian Greenstone, it's clear to me that the Model S is an overall better car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

haruchai Re:And we're surprised why? (392 comments)

If you were slightly more perceptive, you'd know that it was implied.
If you're as young as s/he, perhaps there's hope yet.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

haruchai Re:And we're surprised why? (392 comments)

If you think it's limited to government, you must be very, very young.

about two weeks ago
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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

haruchai Re:Of course (85 comments)

Tell that to Mitt Romney and the "47 percent who are with him(Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it"

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

haruchai Re: they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

That effectively describes much of the "asylum seekers" of the SECOND world as well, since the 50s.

about two weeks ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

haruchai Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (270 comments)

Because it's pointless. How does a necktie and buttoned down sleeves make anyone a better programmer or sysadmin?

about two weeks ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

haruchai Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (270 comments)

That depends on your line of work. If you're a coder for a bank, then no.
But moving up to management levels in many companies, you'll do very, very well.
And there are some serious paycheques to be had if you're a senior accountant. A cousin of mine took off several years to raise her family, giving up her $200,000/yr salary because her husband made several times that at the same firm.

Of course, it depends on where you set the bar for being "rich". But you can potentially earn millions annually working for others, just not by writing code.

about two weeks ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

haruchai Re:Time for new terminology (635 comments)

Do have links? All I've found is something about some missing May 2014 data from China.

So which datasets are more reliable and which years are shown to be the warmest in those ones?

about two weeks ago

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High-Energy Rechargeable Molten-Air batteries developed at George Washington U

haruchai haruchai writes  |  about a year ago

haruchai (17472) writes "Researchers have demonstrated what's considered a new class of battery, using either iron, carbon or vanadium-boride as the anode.
Energy densities are from 10%-70% that of gasoline by weight, or 100%-250% by volume and the batteries have an operating temp of ~700 C

Phys.org story: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-molten-air-battery-storage-capacity-highest.html
Arxiv.org paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.1305.pdf"
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Hans Reiser sued by own kids for $15 million

haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 2 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "The Reiser kids, now aged 12 and 11 have had a lawsuit filed against the former Linux developer, inventor of ReiserFS and convicted murderer of the mother of his children, to the tune of $15 million.
It's believed he may have hidden assets and a judgment is sought so a search for these can be conducted."

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haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "http://www.gizmag.com/go/6416/ A team of highly creative Volkswagen designers based in California have unveiled their own unique take on the future of modern transportation. The result is the Volkswagen Nanospyder. Futuristic nanotechnology supported by hydrogen fuel cells, solar power, wheel-mounted electric motors and inflatable organic body panels combine to form the unusual shape of the two-seater concept. http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/nov2006/ bw20061106_548484.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily For other VW concept cars, see here: http://www.vw.com/models_overview/conceptcars.html "

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