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Mark Blyth, the economist who's making sense

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ttystikk, May 8, 2017.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Geothermal is tried, true and right under our feet in nearly limitless quantity.

    While it isn't evenly distributed, we have power grids for that.

    I think this is the best of the available options, at least for high intensity baseload and compensation loads- that is, for use when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    The two act together to generate tides. Tidal forces are generated with the bulge of water that gathers wherever the moon is relative to the earth's surface.

    The moon is stays orbit by the combination of gravitational attraction and centripetal force. Centripetal force which would send the moon out of orbit if it weren't for the forces gravitational attraction. The system isn't perfectly in balance. The moon is gradually moving away from the earth with each rotation of the moon around the earth.
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    Ya...but...
    ... we need some acreage to grow food on too, right?

    And that might become a bigger problem.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The Dutch have been running wind power right over farmland for centuries now. Not a problem.

    Solar can do double duty; not only can it provide power to the homes it's on the roofs of, but it will shade that home and reduce the need for AC.

    And I'm glad you mentioned food! I happen to spend a lot of time on a website where we sit around and share ways to improve food production in small spaces... LOL

    Indoor gardening is 40 to 100 times as productive as outdoor farmland on an annualized basis. Those same wind power using Dutch are world leaders at indoor food production, producing far more than their tiny, densely populated country needs- so they export it throughout Europe and beyond.

    Food and energy are problems we can solve, especially if we stop letting short sighted industrial elitist warmongering oligarchs run our government!
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    And there is the key. Just take the military dollars alone and thats a lot of problem solving cash flow...

    ...or a lot fn cob lights....lol
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    We need to put the people who profit from war machines in jail, because they are far more dangerous than anyone currently in one.
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Don't they have to break laws and be convicted first?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Is this meant to be a joke or do you actually stay up late at night, thinking of ways to be annoyingly obtuse?
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    This keeps coming up on this site. Yeah, some food crops are amenable to indoor growing. What about wheat, rice and other cereal crops? Isn't it more efficient to use the sun rather than use sustainable energy including sunlight to make electricity for indoor lights? Is indoor the reason why you can grow in small spaces or can the practices used indoor be taken outdoors in order to take advantage of the big outdoor light in the sky?
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    your post deserved that. Really? We should just jail all arms dealers!!!!!

    Stop saying stupid things and I'll stop having fun at your expense for saying them. Otherwise, deal with it sucker.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Real Justice would have us lock up the warmongers.

    Sometimes it's important to keep some real truth in mind.

    People like you might get confused... Oh. To late.
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. We want a justice system that runs on the whim of the people in charge. That would be great.

    I'm so confused.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Derp.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    SneekyNinja

    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    And yet the panels are still attached to the roof so thermal transfer takes place giving a net increase in heat produced.

    Not only that, but all the mounting gear is generally unpainted metal which heats up too.

    Just stfu, you've probably never used a solar panel beyond a 0.2w consumer electronic piece of shit.

    They produce electricity, simples, but stop with the bullshit claims like they cool your house.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Less heat gain than just sitting in direct sunlight, stupid.

    Indeed, let's see your glorious workshop, Stinkydigit.
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    I'll take your word for it tty. Might just be a read a post of his without seeing much of the others and reacted in the usual riu manner.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    he's density squared.
     

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