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Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks

pyg Re:No problemo (69 comments)

Beans instead of fish? Have you adequately considered the effect of increased methane emissions from such a change? Also, household air quality!

about a month and a half ago
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Software Upgrade At 655 Million Kilometers

pyg more like this plz (57 comments)

'nuff said, now that your DICE got limp and your TACO dropped.

about 3 months ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

pyg esc-y please! (506 comments)

This will be news when I can esc-y till I get the tab I wanted.

about a year ago
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Saturn's Tidal Tugs Energize Enceladus' Icy Plumes

pyg Re:Out of context... (27 comments)

I thought it had a certain poetic ring to it but I can think like you.

about a year ago
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Stephen Hawking Warns Against Confining Ourselves To Earth

pyg Re:Well... (414 comments)

No abdicating personal responsibility. The use of resources are precipitated by the choices you make. Make different choices!

about a year ago
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Why American Internet Service Is Slow and Expensive

pyg Re: SOCIALIZE! (351 comments)

Absolutely! The best service I've ever had is in a super rural area provided by a co-op. My parents who are serviced by Centurytel and less rural than I are still stuck with dialup or cellular.

about 2 years ago
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China Planning For Sustainable Cities

pyg Re:Peak Oil (529 comments)

Wrong!

There isn't enough extra (non food producing) arable land to support biofuel production of more than a fraction of our current consumption. Studies have shown that it takes around 25% of the land producing biofuel just to fuel the tractor... not much better than draft animals, much worse when you figure that tractors don't make tractors. The embodied energy of creating and maintaining the tractor as well as processing the crop into fuel (something draft animals do on their own as well) puts this estimate at closer to 50% of the land. Check out these reports at The Sunshine Farm especially the report on Energy in Agriculture. The Land Institute / Sunshine Farm is pro-biofuel BTW, the scepticism is all mine.

One statistic states that if all the available cropland in the US was used to grow biodiesel it would only supply about half of our needs... not to mention a lack of something to eat.

Some folks are concerned enough to do something about it. I live next door to Dancing Rabbit an eco-village that recognizes the issues around peak oil. I'm not in total agreement about their choice of solutions, but they are trying.

--
Chad Knepp
python -c 'import base64;print base64.decodestring("cHlnQGdhbGF0ZWEub3Jn")'

about 9 years ago

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Why is pulseaudio still broken?

pyg pyg writes  |  about 2 years ago

pyg (10303) writes "Pulseaudio hasn't worked well since 'forever' and although I only dump it when I discern audio problems I have been dumping it for at least four years now. What gives?"

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