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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:52:12 PM »
The observation about China is not batshit.

Or is it?

Let's start with this one: Who is saying they 'suffer' from the tariffs? The US is only one of the many customers China has. It's a pathetic US-centric 'argument'.

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:24:12 PM »
Woohoo, that's some batshit crazy shit your Cog guy is vomiting there.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: Today at 11:39:07 AM »
surplus it diverts to heat the hot water cylinder.

Damn clever!

Quote
“Subsidy” is a pejorative term, used by those opposed to renewables.

I'll keep that in mind. :)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 08:40:03 PM »
Kassy, if subsidizing energy sources divides the voter base, how could governments pull it off for decades and subsidize the FF industry?

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:46:45 PM »
I can't believe i didn't think of that one...  ;D

Well played, Rox.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:58:18 PM »
sounds like a very expensive way

No, it's not. Germany spends way more on FF subsidies than we did on this program (not quite as described there, but close). Which is the whole point here btw.

Trickle-down economics doesn't work, but a program like that does! You have a huge Keynesian push to the economy, it creates jobs and revenue, and therefore taxes. It pays for itself, the government only needs to print that initial money.

And don't tell me money printing isn't working. I would point you to the recent trumpian tax cuts for the rich and you would have to explain where that money comes from.

Expensive is not doing it! Period.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:04:31 PM »
Candles, suppose you own a south-facing house.

Now someone comes to you and makes you an offer: I will give you an interest-free credit for solar panels. I'll guarantee you to pay 30cent per KW/h and that with your average gains the credit is paid back in 7-10 years. After that, all gains are yours.

Meaning, no risk, no initial funds needed, and after 7 years you earn money out of thin air.

Would you take the offer?

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 25, 2020, 04:01:58 PM »
Yeah, 100% agree.

Sometimes you could get the impression quoting correctly is only for the gifted...

So here are the golden rules for quoting:

1) Use the quote button so that you get the quote tag with link to the post. Others might want to click on them to get the entire context
1a) Point one is even more important if you reply in another thread. Use the quote header the forum gives you when you click the quote button and copy it over to the new thread
2) Delete all text you are not responding to
3) Delete Youtube and other embedded media links
4) If you screwed up your markup, go back and edit your post. Use the preview button when in doubt

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
Crandles, subsidies (for renewables) is the regulatory measure you want to use if you want a fast and effective way to transform from FF to renewables. This is the point of the article and i totally agree with that assessment.

That the real costs of FF are actually way higher, is absolutely correct, and i agree with you.

I am totally in favor of putting an actual price tag on carbon in the form of a $180 carbon tax. This money could also be used to build more renewable energy sources.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
But what I am talking about is that the externalities are included in the oft quoted $5tn figure as shown by the definition of FF subsidy in that report.

Candles, i still don't understand. I posted the article on how subsidies in Germany helped to boost renewables. At no point did i mention externalities, right?

Then you talked about externalities and i said they come on top, meaning the public pays them too.

Help me here, i'm lost. What's your counterargument?

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:36:22 PM »
Still thinking this whole thing is more fearmongering than a serious problem.

Apparently this virus doesn't have a very high mortality rate. It's mostly older folks dying, indicating you need to be ill for it to become life-threatening. Also, it seems to be that the Chinese government is doing a good job containing the virus. I think they learned from their SARS disaster.

I hope i'm right on that...

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 09:03:49 AM »
Wanting to believe it is otherwise doesn't make that true.

Candles, are you seriously doubting that Germany is subsidizing FF? Are you seriously doubting that Germany is subsidizing the ICE industry?

I mean, what the hell are you even talking about?

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Science / Re: Where are we now in CO2e , which pathway are we on?
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:57:55 AM »
and i see no reason to denigrate Mr Feldman. nowhere does he say that january numbers are the ones to compare.

This!

Is Ken overly optimistic? Imho yes. But is that a reason to be so harsh? Of course not. His arguments are mostly sound.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 24, 2020, 07:25:15 PM »
externalities of carbon

... comes on top.

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Consequences / Re: Pathogens and their impacts
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:36:18 PM »
This is a mixture of anti-china propaganda and fear-mongering IMHO.

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The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:45:17 PM »
Italy? China? Seriously?? Whatever happened, Kiwis??


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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:33:51 PM »
Neil, the subsidies for renewables are paid via the power bill. The subsidies for fossil fuels are hidden in taxes.

It would have been consequential and correct to pay the subsidies for renewables from tax money as well.

To get the law done the greens had to compromise. The conservatives (which is a synonym for the FF-industry) smuggled that in to later blame renewables for high power prices.

Their plan worked!

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:09:08 AM »
IDK, Stephan. I don't see any joint on the SAR anymore, but of course, you can't really see it due to the low resolution.

Here is a rough overlay with the latest high-resolution picture. Click to play.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:32:33 AM »
Holy moly. :)

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Science / Re: 2020 CO2 emissions
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:21:09 PM »

*fingers crossed*

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Science / Re: 2019 CO2 emissions
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:18:23 PM »
I second that!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Batteries: Today's Energy Solution
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:21:15 AM »
Thanks, Oren.

Yeah, plus one. Most enlightening post, Oren!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:01:04 AM »
We are not offering any 'full custom design'. However, for the Tesla chip this is more in the latter range which we would not call ASICs.

Sorry, i don't understand, GrauerMausling. How would you call it? Would you consider bitcoin ASICs as ASICs? What does 'full custom design' mean in this context? Isn't every ASIC fitting this definition by default?

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:17:09 PM »
https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/missions/sentinel-2/acquisition-plans

But you don't need that, actually. There is a repeating pattern, every 10 days for some days (the 2nd, and 7th for the PIG. Moving on the calendar when the month has 31 days of course).

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:44:14 AM »
Well, GrauerMausling, expensive is relative.

When you look at bitcoin mining gear, we came down to very cheap 14nm ASICs pretty fast. And this market is not actually big.

Imagine a high volume production for millions of EVs. Things could get pretty cheap in no time.

PS: Antminer S9, 189 chips, 3k bucks

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: January 21, 2020, 03:11:46 PM »
The difference between an ASIC and a graphics card, in sort, is that the ASIC can only perform one special function. The GPU is a general-purpose chip. It has all kinds of integrated circuits, can perform all kinds of functions.

With an ASIC chip array that, say calculates objects in the 3D space, you are like 1k to 10k faster than the GPU. But you need experts who are able to distribute the workload in a way that the ASICs can be utilized in the first place. Remember, only one function per chip. This is not some random software/hardware stuff. You need rare experts for that.

VW can't even build a lightweight BUS system for their cars, never mind their own special-purpose cutting edge chipset. This is madness!

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:26:28 AM »
I never posted the DMI Sunday movies, since i thought nothing happened. But Uniquorn made me do at least Lincoln. Still kinda interesting.

Click to play.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:22:49 AM »
I had expected them to use ASIC's or FPGA's.

As if there was one person at VW knowing what that is. That's funny, Nanning! ;D

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 20, 2020, 05:28:42 PM »
Maybe! I feel like we see more dynamic changes in the north at the moment. The cork can rotate a little longer. It may act as a natural suspension, holding back the pressure in the south-west.

Something has to give ... any time now.

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The rest / Re: The Media: Examples of Good AND Bad Journalism
« on: January 20, 2020, 04:45:57 PM »
Sadly true!

Trump's election was personal: It's white America's vicious backlash to black success

Link >> https://www.salon.com/2020/01/20/trump-election-white-america-backlash-black-success/

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:49:59 PM »
This energy storage solution is quite clever!

Energy Vault

Link >> https://energyvault.com

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: January 19, 2020, 06:57:49 PM »
Thank you so much, Nanning. :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 19, 2020, 06:10:29 PM »
And ice-drift!

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: January 19, 2020, 03:48:06 PM »
That's a most useful map, Tor. Thanks for posting.

Here is A68A from 15th to today plus bathymetry.

It is clearly snaking along this underwater mountain. Shallow waters ahead.

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Consequences / Re: World of 2030
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:06:27 PM »
The point i was trying to make is that you might be arguing from a privileged perspective and that a poor person cannot just have their own garden.

And your answer is a big fat QED.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:39:34 AM »
For the UK in terms of CO2 per capita the drop is even more pronounced. In 2018 it was 5.4 tonne/person last seen in 1858.

Most interesting graph! Can you give some context, please?

Also, welcome to the forum. :)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:32:35 AM »
Maybe a new thread is in order?

One argument for an Aspie thread would be that the aspie/NT ratio on this forum is disproportionately higher compared to the general public (for how i see it).

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Consequences / Re: World of 2030
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:47:25 AM »
El Cid, in your country, do you just ask and then you get a piece of land to grow your stuff?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Ocean salinity, temperature and waves
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:41:43 AM »
Uniquorn, forget about it. I had this discussion with Binntho before. He is very convinced that waves can't cause lateral movement - at all.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:27:05 AM »
Previously!

27 frames, monthly increments, click to play.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: January 18, 2020, 08:26:49 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone here who's having an opinion on the quality of the test actually checked the method behind it. Because it's there to click and read. On that very site.

Experts made this test. Why are experts always so easily dismissed even on a forum that acknowledges the importance of expert knowledge?

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:08:05 PM »
I certainly never implied that, and i think Rob didn't either, Neven.

You know that i want the system to be crushed just as badly as you.

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:06:07 PM »
NAZIs feel entitled to do NAZI things because the president is a NAZI also and thinks 'NAZIs are fine people'.

I think it's this what Rob means.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:32:29 AM »
This is the cork zoomed in, from end of 2017 to today, monthly increments.

Click to play

Any time now...

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:10:30 AM »
Thanks for animation also.

Welcome, Janne. :)

And welcome to the forum also!

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Arctic background / Re: Baltic Images
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:03:32 AM »
Who is Dinavian?

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Policy and solutions / Re: The Most Ambitious Plan of the Human Race
« on: January 16, 2020, 06:50:31 AM »
Remember we are one, and equally fucked.

I might steal that one in the future. Well said.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: January 16, 2020, 06:09:51 AM »
Right, Kassy. It's not a disease, it's a condition.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:57:27 PM »
Todays SAR shows, nothing happened.

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