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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2016, 05:22 PM   #31 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,034

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 284
Thanked 544 Times in 407 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
rmay635703 -- Agreed. But at this point how many years of Thorium power to pay forward the thousand-plus years of managing the high-level wastes produced to date?

Edit: I just noticed: 'Free as in speech' should included Terran, for geothermal.
Brings up another point, Thorium power can be used to take existing nuclear waste and re-use it and reduce it.

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rmay635703 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (05-18-2016)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-17-2016, 06:43 PM   #32 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,913

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.39 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: 28.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,012
Thanked 2,115 Times in 1,530 Posts
I like Freebeard's analogy, even if my opinions differ slightly. I'm open to modern nuke implementations if the proof of concept works out well.

That reminds me, a friend of mine keeps telling me to pick up a free hot-tub from CL.

I have the same policy about hot-tubs as I do about boats; it's better to be friends with someone who owns one than to be the friend that owns one.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

Last edited by redpoint5; 06-01-2016 at 11:44 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
MetroMPG (12-14-2016)
Old 05-18-2016, 01:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,208
Thanks: 225
Thanked 803 Times in 589 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
"Free as in puppy" has an equivalent in one of my hobbies: "Free boat!"
Or free horse. At least you don't have to feed the boat every day :-)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 01:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,947

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,762
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
Ha! Yes. But if it's too big, you still need to find a stable somewhere to keep it.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,947

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,762
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
America is thirsty

Quote:
“April continued this year’s trend of record gasoline demand thanks to low prices,” said Erica Bowman, API chief economist.

Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, rose 2.5 percent from April 2015 to average nearly 9.4 million barrels per day–the highest April deliveries on record.
API | Demand for petroleum rose in April (includes monthly statistical report)
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 11:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,947

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,762
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
Possibly related to the above (you think?)...

Former Shell CEO: Oil production won't meet demand in 5 years

Quote:
While energy companies have put the brakes on capital spending thanks to low crude prices, in a few short years there won't even be enough oil to meet demand, former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister predicted Thursday.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 09:03 AM   #37 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,947

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,762
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
$2.30 average ahead of U.S. long weekend

Gas hit 2.30 (average) in the U.S. today - it's de-coupled from oil prices which have been declining for the past few days.

Quote:
According to GasBuddy, no state still sports an average price below $2 a gallon.
Gas Prices Rise as Summer Driving Season Nears - 24/7 Wall St.

The price usually peaks in early to mid-summer. I wonder if that will be any different this year with oil climbing.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 09:27 AM   #38 (permalink)
Engine-Off-Coast
 
Natalya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 487

Black 2010 Honda Insight - '10 Honda Insight LX
90 day: 48.34 mpg (US)

Unit-02 Red Insight - '00 Honda Insight 5MT
90 day: 80.76 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 239 Times in 138 Posts
Good thing I now use less than half as much gas as I did this time last year!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 09:48 AM   #39 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,034

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 284
Thanked 544 Times in 407 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Gas hit 2.30 (average) in the U.S. today - it's de-coupled from oil prices which have been declining for the past few days.



Gas Prices Rise as Summer Driving Season Nears - 24/7 Wall St.

The price usually peaks in early to mid-summer. I wonder if that will be any different this year with oil climbing.
When fuel oil prices were peaked in the east coast,
supplies where higher than they had ever been before, then the single seller Morgan Stanley had financial issues as their ability to buy and hold was finally eroded. Thus beginning the financial crisis.

Last edited by rmay635703; 05-24-2016 at 10:01 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 11:51 AM   #40 (permalink)
Volvo-driving MachYeen
 
Fingie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Finland
Posts: 789

Neo Volvo - '98 Volvo S70 10V
90 day: 24.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 298
Thanked 82 Times in 68 Posts
Cheapest gas in finland is 5.59 us dollars/gallon

__________________
If you don't make any mistakes in your life,
life itself will be a f*ckup.



With Volvo to Valhalla and back!
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com