Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Closed Thread  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2017, 02:03 PM   #581 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,804
Thanks: 5,822
Thanked 6,791 Times in 5,490 Posts
Word.

__________________
.
"Never trust an actor with a gun"
Abraham Lincoln (probably)

____________________
 
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-04-2017, 02:34 PM   #582 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sendler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Posts: 2,935

Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 326
Thanked 1,314 Times in 967 Posts
Because we are hooked. There is no other way around our addiction if we are to promote growth as an economic bandaid to the immense debt bubble that is temporarily forestalling the crash.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 02:47 PM   #583 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,804
Thanks: 5,822
Thanked 6,791 Times in 5,490 Posts
Oh, there's a way. It involves tumbrels and guillotines.
__________________
.
"Never trust an actor with a gun"
Abraham Lincoln (probably)

____________________
 
Old 12-04-2017, 02:58 PM   #584 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,576

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 27.35 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,305
Thanked 3,628 Times in 2,714 Posts
The plan to pay off debt (or at least make payments) is to increase inflation. This is a subtle way to pay off debt without "raising taxes", and it affects everyone. By inflating the currency, it becomes less valuable, which also has the effect of making debts less valuable.

My hedge against inflation was a 30 year mortgage. If inflation skyrockets, the value of my mortgage will plummet.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
 
Old 12-04-2017, 03:55 PM   #585 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,804
Thanks: 5,822
Thanked 6,791 Times in 5,490 Posts
Quote:
Because we are hooked. There is no other way around our addiction if we are to promote growth as an economic bandaid to the immense debt bubble that is temporarily forestalling the crash.
Consider a snake. When it is hide-bound it sheds it's skin.

If we were to shed Babylonian debt slavery, would there be a deflationary alternative up and running on the world's largest compute cluster to take up the slack?

The immense energy Bitcoin consumes comes from competition among the miners. Without the investment in proof-of-work, the blockchain could be resolved on a single device. That's why I like proof-of-stake.

Quote:
With Proof of Work, the probability of mining a block depends on the work done by the miner (e.g. CPU/GPU cycles spent checking hashes). With Proof of Stake, the resource that's compared is the amount of Bitcoin a miner holds - someone holding 1% of the Bitcoin can mine 1% of the "Proof of Stake blocks".

Some argue that methods based on Proof of Work alone might lead to a low network security in a cryptocurrency with block incentives that decline over time (like bitcoin) due to Tragedy of the Commons, and Proof of Stake is one way of changing the miner's incentives in favor of higher network security.
__________________
.
"Never trust an actor with a gun"
Abraham Lincoln (probably)

____________________
 
Old 12-04-2017, 06:41 PM   #586 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,755

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 33.43 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 33.15 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,021
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,531 Posts
We May Not Have Enough Millennials To Even Meet Electric Car Demand

Sure, there is a finite supply of petroleum, but also: https://jalopnik.com/we-may-not-have...c-c-1820008337

Don't worry, some day there will be a company called Gros Eneylent that turns people into gasoline!
 
Old 12-04-2017, 09:42 PM   #587 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,804
Thanks: 5,822
Thanked 6,791 Times in 5,490 Posts
Quote:
We May Not Have Enough Millennials To Even Meet Electric Car Demand
I understood that reference. I think young people who haven't attended college deserve the benefit of the doubt. Millennials? Speaking as a pre-Boomer, nuke 'em from orbit and move on.

Quote:
The one locality in the United States where nickel has been profitably mined is Riddle, Oregon, where several square miles of nickel-bearing garnierite surface deposits are located. The mine closed in 1987.[52][53] The Eagle mine project is a new nickel mine in Michigan's upper peninsula. Construction was completed in 2013, and operations began in the third quarter of 2014.[54] In the first full year of operation, Eagle Mine produced 18,000 tonnes.[54]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_mining_in_BC

Around 1987 I helped build a 60ft geodesic dome church in Riddle, OR. Just the first floor, with a 20-sided 11ft wall. I wonder if they ever got the dome up on top.
__________________
.
"Never trust an actor with a gun"
Abraham Lincoln (probably)

____________________
 
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
oil pan 4 (12-05-2017)
Old 12-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #588 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,755

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 33.43 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 33.15 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,021
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,531 Posts
Actually, the reference was someone misreading the actual title (not enough minerales, amigo).

I was actually wondering about basements and geodesic domes earlier today. It looks like they just have boring straight walls, but the ones that I saw used Insulated Concrete Form.

Google Maps only shows three churches in Riddle and none of them are domes.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 03:59 AM   #589 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,804
Thanks: 5,822
Thanked 6,791 Times in 5,490 Posts
I don't know why page 60 won't load, but from the email notification:
Quote:
I was actually wondering about basements and geodesic domes earlier today. It looks
like they just have boring straight walls, but the ones that I saw used Insulated
Concrete Form.

Google Maps only shows three churches in Riddle and none of them are domes.
Zoom in on the Open Bible Christian Center. It's a flat roof. While we were building the first floor, the discussion was whether with the mine closing, they'd ever be able to complete it.

There is a 60 footer we did complete at https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0692949,-123.100039,69m

The dome is free-span and requires a level ring foundation, but beyond that it's between you and your wallet.You could reproduce the Playboy Mansion Grotto.

I'll check tomorrow to see if the page loads.
__________________
.
"Never trust an actor with a gun"
Abraham Lincoln (probably)

____________________
 
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
Xist (12-05-2017)
Old 12-05-2017, 09:47 AM   #590 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 4,150

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,784
Thanked 1,919 Times in 1,246 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
How is "CO2 based man made global warming" going badly? What does that even mean?
It means it's cold out today. Man hasn't put enough CO2 into the atmosphere yet if we can still have winter. FAKE NEWS!

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

 
The Following User Says Thank You to Fat Charlie For This Useful Post:
NeilBlanchard (12-05-2017)
Closed Thread  Post New Thread


Tags
lies, opinion, reality, scam

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com