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Old 12-14-2019, 09:57 PM   #7971 (permalink)
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What, me worry?

I point and laugh.

Put your skepticals on if you watch a wackadoodle like Adept2030:
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Possible Safe Zones During the Grand Solar Minimum Risk Assessment
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Among other things he suggests the Founding Fathers wrote about the ground in Kentucky and Tennessee being frozen 2ft deep. Dragging cannons across the Delaware River. Shallow rivers freeze all the way to the bottom. Flow are low today. The Thames River was dredged out since it last froze over in Londontown.

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Old 12-15-2019, 12:48 PM   #7972 (permalink)
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I'm glad when I remember it that this site it's still up.

I recently was asked else where how much an effect headlights would have on MPG and was able to look up a test I did myself here 10+ years ago.

I'm a different kind of hypermiler these days.

Thanks for keeping the doors open, boss.
Hey, haven't seen a post from you in like half a decade! I mostly associate you with Subaru posts. Good to see you're still around.

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I wouldn't worry too much about it.
As it currently stands the system they came up with to fix global warming appears centered around only punishing the United States, no surprise this only really resonates with fanatics and foreigners.
It seems to me the types (mostly "educated") that participate in self-loathing and advocate for others to do the same, such as regarding the USA only as a tyrannical and oppressive country, also tend to hold that global warming is the worst thing facing humanity, and surprise surprise, we're responsible for that too. The facts won't have any bearing on behavior for those who are determined to loath the US; they'll simply move on to the next reason of the day to despise everything.
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:34 PM   #7973 (permalink)
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You attached a picture right?
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I search like that because I remember pictures.
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Links from Suspicious 0bservers this morning:
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Evidence against a long-term control on Earth climate by Galactic Cosmic Ray Flux
Changes in Galactic Cosmic Ray (GCR) flux have been proposed by some as the main factor controlling Earth's climate. This hypothesis, which invokes enhanced formation of low clouds due to ionization of atmospheric aerosol by GCR flux as a control mechanism, implies that climate sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 levels is overestimated.
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We conclude that, the putative role of GCR flux as a cause for medium to long term (1035 yr) changes in Earth's climate is not supported by evidence.
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Sunspot cycle prediction using Warped Gaussian process regression
Solar cycle prediction is a key activity in space weather research. Several techniques have been employed in recent decades in order to try to forecast the next sunspot-cycle maxima and time.
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Cycle 25 is expected to last from 2019 to 2029, with a peak sunspot number about 117 (110 by the median) occurring most likely in 2024. Thus our method predicts that solar Cycle 25 will be weaker than previous ones, implying a continuing trend of declining solar activity as observed in the past two cycles.
ESA - CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move
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About three-quarters of the Antarctic coastline consists of ice shelves. They are permanent floating extensions of the ice sheet that are connected to and fed by huge ice streams draining the interior ice sheet. Ice shelves form as the ice sheet flows towards the ocean and detaches from the bedrock beneath. The advance or retreat of ice shelves is determined by a balance between mass gain from the flow of ice behind and snowfall on top, and mass loss through ocean melting at the base or iceberg calving at the edge.

  • Filchner-Ronne ice shelf advance 201118
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:17 PM   #7974 (permalink)
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The problem now is all the choices.
It's also what happened to fuel prices. There was always a very clear correlation between forum traffic & oil prices. I haven't really been monitoring it in the past couple of years though. But if we have a price shock, guaranteed it will have an effect on activity.

CAFE & rising MPG of new vehicles has probably affected things as well.

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It's been a while since we've seen a new full boat tail on a Metro.
I'll probably be making one for the Fancy Metro.
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:53 PM   #7975 (permalink)
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I'll probably be making one for the Fancy Metro.
I returned it as a loaner, but I still have right of first refusal on a 1990 XFi.
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Nice. I have never even laid eyes on one!
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It could take 1 year or it could take 5 years for gas prices to go back up.
But it will happen eventually.
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This seems implausible in five years. Is it an in/decreasing rate of de/increase thing?
This is because the higher rate of evaporation lead to more snow for a while, and now the temps are high enough for more melting than snowfall.

Go here, and click on Antarctica:

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I like the suggestions
  • Pumped Hydropower
  • Hydrogen Energy Storage
  • Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Battery storage
  • Flywheels
  • Gravity Battery
When I was listening to the Gravity Battery part, I got to thinking about the 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground (They had to drill a new hole to get them out). Basically, a spiral ramp caused the entire interior of the mountain to collapse downward as a big plug.

I can bring it down to three words: Laser Tube Drill. The ancient Egyptians used sand and a piece of pipe, but today we could excavate with a pulsed [mega/giga]watt laser to make a cylindrical plug in granite or basalt of immense size. With piston rings.

Using compressed air to burn natural gas sounds interesting.
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Tide tables can be used for any given locale to find the predicted times and amplitude (or "tidal range"). The predictions are influenced by many factors including the alignment of the Sun and Moon, the phase and amplitude of the tide (pattern of tides in the deep ocean), the amphidromic systems of the oceans, and the shape of the coastline and near-shore bathymetry (see Timing). They are however only predictions, the actual time and height of the tide is affected by wind and atmospheric pressure. Many shorelines experience semi-diurnal tides—two nearly equal high and low tides each day. Other locations have a diurnal tide—one high and low tide each day. A "mixed tide"—two uneven magnitude tides a day—is a third regular category.[1][2][3]

Tides vary on timescales ranging from hours to years due to a number of factors, which determine the lunitidal interval. To make accurate records, tide gauges at fixed stations measure water level over time. Gauges ignore variations caused by waves with periods shorter than minutes. These data are compared to the reference (or datum) level usually called mean sea level.[4]
I think of it as a [flow] battery that recharges itself once or twice a day.


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Today I learnt about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphidromic_points.


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The M2 tidal constituent, the amplitude indicated by color. The white lines are cotidal lines spaced at phase intervals of 30 (a bit over 1 hr).[4] The amphidromic points are the dark blue areas where the lines come together.

It looks like France is situated pretty well for tidal power.

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