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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:56:52 AM »
Supreme court rejects Trump bid to block tax records from prosecutor

Shades of Al Capone ?

As a businessman who owns a lot of Real Estate, .......



Policy and solutions / Re: Batteries: Today's Energy Solution
« on: September 30, 2020, 04:29:25 AM »
So Tesla may be able to manufacture 10% of the worldwide demand. 90% of a market still seems like a worthwhile target for other battery makers.

Consequences / Re: Global Surface Air Temperatures
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:24:46 AM »
@ZLabe tweet:
For the first time, every month so far this year has been at least 1°C greater than the 1951-1980 climate baseline.

*Note: M = sunspot cycle max, m = sunspot cycle min, V = volcano

[Anomalies from @NASAGISS. Graphic by]

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:48:10 PM »
Here is another forum's extensive discussion of the epidemic:
BTW, the DJIA is down 2.4% (-671.36) and dropping.
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Policy and solutions / Re: Batteries: Today's Energy Solution
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:03:46 PM »
Not knowing much about capacitors (yeah, less than even that), I had this idea the moment after I heard that Tesla bought Maxwell - that one could load up a (future 1,000 km range) EV's capacitors really fast (like in 5 minutes - "megacharge"!), then get the car back on the road, and have the capacitors then, at near-optimum rates, charge up the battery.


It just seems so... logical!  But maybe increasingly fast battery charging brings it close to the time required to safely charge such a capacitor. I look forward to learning why it doesn’t work.  Maybe in Tesla’s upcoming battery and drive train investor day?  ;)

It may be as simple as not being cost effective. Totally apart from the capacitors themselves, the connectors, conductors, contactors, IGBTs and fuses for, say, a couple thousand amps or more at 400V have got to be bulky, heavy and expensive.

Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: August 03, 2019, 02:43:22 AM »
I'll go out on a limb and say a lot of us like to hear about progress even when it isn't the answer to every single problem. Lighten up, yeah?

With all of this wonderful news, when should we expect the Keeling curve to curve back on itself?

Renewables and batteries are wonderful additions to our power mix, but in most venues they aren't keeping up with additional demand.


Science / Re: 2019 Mauna Loa CO2 levels
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:52:56 AM »
Y-o-y increase for last week (start April 28) was posted today as 4.48!

edit: ha, never mind, I see that last year the weekly average was oddly low

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