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by TheBeastie
Aug 06 2020 5:58am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/li-ion-battery-price.png https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/li-ion-battery-price-2-640x480.png We see these cost charts and forecasts of the <$100/kWh lithium battery, all too frequently repeated in the media. But what is mi...
by TheBeastie
Jul 26 2020 1:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 284
Views: 48679

Re: Bitcoins

https://youtu.be/mRAdyiYDwYI Interesting... RedIceTV who are I guess "mildly edgy", have been banned from YouTube/PayPal for a while now, but now banks and credit card facilities have banned them as well, they lost their final credit card processing merchant account the other day. RedIceTV seem to ...
by TheBeastie
Jul 17 2020 11:50pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Nate Hagens: "We need to get working on an ad hoc "break glass in case of emergency" response to the impending financial collapses that will be coming due to the pre-existing fragile state of the world economy and the new extreme pressures of the Corona virus." https://youtu.be/DBQZhEy9CoE I think ...
by TheBeastie
Jul 17 2020 7:38am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Looks like there is a lot of movement in the Nikola Motor hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks, looks like they are ready for mass production. rphYdZNP_ko Here is a video of the electric truck doing 0-60mph in 5seconds, apparently they are going to upload a professionally made video of it via gopro an...
by TheBeastie
Jul 17 2020 7:05am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: supercapacitor scam? 2f my arse
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: supercapacitor scam? 2f my arse

i recently bought some supercapacitor banks for my solar setup. each 2f unit contains 6x 10f supercapacitors in series.....so 1.667 farads in total... should i be bothered about this? I noticed other identical looking "6x 10f supercapacitors in series module" sellers actually call it 1.6farads. It ...
by TheBeastie
Jul 16 2020 6:43am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 284
Views: 48679

Re: Bitcoins

Twitter hacked! Major profile twitter accounts used to send message claiming they will send u double the bitcoin you send them, apparently some ppl feel for it and it's estimated the hackers netted over $100k in bitcoin. https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1283523035534852096 https://nymag.com/in...
by TheBeastie
Jul 16 2020 6:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: supercapacitor scam? 2f my arse
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: supercapacitor scam? 2f my arse

i recently bought some supercapacitor banks for my solar setup. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16V-2F-Farad-Capacitor-Module-2-7V-10F-Super-Capacitor-F5X7-Withtection-Se-G5X5/313025182525?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 each 2f unit contains 6x 10f supercapacitors in series.....
by TheBeastie
Jul 09 2020 5:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

There are tons of propaganda on how cheap renewable energy is but the RE lovers don't want to look at the real-world data or even use basic horse sense. The fact is just look at the power-bills in South Australia where it is more dependant on wind than just about any other state in the world, their ...
by TheBeastie
Jul 05 2020 1:34am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

So build that cheap prototype within 4 years first and see what it can do. So far they have managed to build a cheap website. That is mostly because you won't let them or anyone else build anything. I started following this Twitter account which has some great videos and memes on Molten Salt Nuclea...
by TheBeastie
Jun 29 2020 3:41pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

More flying fuel-cell electric transport. Californian propulsion developer ZeroAvia has conducted what it claims is the UK’s “first electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft”, with a converted Piper M350 piston-single taking off on 22 June from Cranfield airport. The six-seat hydrogen-e...
by TheBeastie
Jun 24 2020 5:23am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla battery day announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Tesla battery day announcement

The new battery technology from Tesla must be so good that it requires more cobalt, because Tesla just signed up a new deal to buy more cobalt from more suppliers. The unpredictable Elon Musk strikes again. JUNE 23, 2020 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-cobalt-ahome-idUSKBN23U20Q?taid=5ef225...
by TheBeastie
Jun 21 2020 8:04am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Well as far as I am concerned the performance increases in Lithium cells over the last 20 years has been pretty crappy if you ask me, I think people are too overoptimistic on a miracle battery and are seeing things through beer goggles, so to speak. The proof is all these flying cars that have actua...
by TheBeastie
Jun 19 2020 1:04am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Another post on extreme efficiency water splitting, more details. https://fuelcellsworks.com/research-news/solar-hydrogen-production-photocatalyst-that-can-split-water-into-hydrogen-and-oxygen-at-a-quantum-efficiency-close-to-100/ https://newatlas.com/energy/solar-to-hydrogen-cell-sth-pec-efficiency...
by TheBeastie
Jun 18 2020 11:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

On the subject of nuclear, can anyone name for me when the last nuclear power plant was built in a nation which never previously had any experience with nuclear power? But has a nuclear power plant recently been built in a nation which has no such nuclear history? I suspect it would never fly in a ...
by TheBeastie
Jun 10 2020 3:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 126
Views: 13586

Re: Bicycle Locks

I had my bike stolen (I'd used a cable lock, never again), and while walking to the bike shop to buy another one, there it was, locked to an apartment fence w/ a big 'ol Krypto lock on it! Right across from the store I'd bought it at. I wonder as 5G takes over and mobile sims become data only devic...
by TheBeastie
Jun 06 2020 4:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Keep in mind that the Arstechnica article about this new direct catalytic water splitting technique states " nearly achieves 100% of the theoretically predicted efficiency". But it never gives any metric indication of what the productivity would actually be. How many hydrogen grams per square meter...
by TheBeastie
Jun 04 2020 3:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Dyson EV
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

Re: Dyson EV

Well, it looks like there was never much more than this studio mock up ! At least Dyson was smart enough to know when to quit on a dead end product. ...but where are those SS battery cells ?? Cancelled last October by Sir James Dyson after the vacuum cleaner entrepreneur ploughed 500 million Britis...
by TheBeastie
Jun 03 2020 1:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Locks
Replies: 126
Views: 13586

Re: Bicycle Locks

Moving from the other thread https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=88292 I bought this mobile phone controlled alarm lock and have gotten used to its idiosyncrasies, and still like it. Got mine from eBay, its a gray-market copy or the exact same without the badge, not entirely sure w...
by TheBeastie
Jun 02 2020 6:03am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

New interesting articles on Hydrogen breakthroughs etc. Is it me or do we just never really see any breakthroughs in lithium batteries other than what looks like crappy baloney for tiny percentage gains? Conversely when I casually look for Hydrogen news it's a brand new story like this. New material...
by TheBeastie
Jun 01 2020 9:49am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

So here are some facts on the US federal energy subsidies 2010-2019 electricity generation the main energy production, data from the boring honest (and thus evil to the pro-renewables mob) publicly funded EIA https://www.eia.gov/ US federal energy subsidies 2010-2019 electricity generation. #Wind $3...
by TheBeastie
May 28 2020 2:28am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 82
Views: 26720

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Am I missing something? Why would Windows 7 be "dead?" Do you mean unsupported? Who cares about that? I still have XP on a machine because, drum roll, it's still a better OS than anything else. It's easy enough to have two OS on one computer if someone needs compatibility w/ stuff, or just have a d...
by TheBeastie
May 26 2020 8:46am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 2020

Re: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking

So what makes a computer fast these days? When I was building my own, there was faster RAM and there was cache, there were faster drives for the write back when you exceeded the first two, there was CPU speed and graphics speed depending on the function. Video used to be much the same as games, the...
by TheBeastie
May 26 2020 6:31am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6036
Views: 329293

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Encouraging people to run their hot water systems and charge electric cars in the middle of the day is a far better way to manage it. Shutting off solar is one of many tools in the AEMO bag, and it probably won't get used a lot. Nope ! ..you are missing the key point... which is not just to reduce ...
by TheBeastie
May 24 2020 9:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIE NITE
Replies: 328
Views: 46839

Re: MOVIE NITE

Contagion https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contagion_(2011_film) :twisted: Yeah it's a good one, I should watch it again its been many years. I just finished watching the most recent season of Ozark from Netflix, I really been enjoying this Netflix TV series. https://www.netflix.com/title/80117552 h...
by TheBeastie
May 24 2020 8:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 2020

Re: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking

Apparently some thermal pastes take a while to "cure" to reach their peak performance. So its been 5 days since I did my grinding of the top of the heatsink off, and the thermal performance has only improved since then.. Here it is TODAY. I been testing it everyday and it just keeps getting a tiny b...