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Non binary Environmental communist

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Electric aircraft are already better than you think - Volts with David Roberts ( www.volts.wtf )

Electric vehicles that can take off and land vertically, but then fly like a plane, are already being sold and used by hospitals and shipping companies. Equipped to move up to 6 passengers or 2 pilots and 3 pallets, its a small yet versatile tool. These vehicles have 5 batteries that give it a range of over 350 miles using...

Electric Aviation is already better than you think - Volts with David Roberts ( www.volts.wtf )

Electric vehicles that can take off and land vertically, but then fly like a plane, are already being sold and used by hospitals and shipping companies. These vehicles have 5 batteries that give it a range of over 350 miles using current battery technology, though the batteries are intended to be swapped over the life of the...

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Yeah the guy was saying the learning curve is very approachable for those with the right qualifications.

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Oh yeah no. This guy has no dreams that don't comply with the current FAA rules

Family whose roof was damaged by space debris files claims against NASA ( arstechnica.com )

Alejandro Otero, owner of the Naples, Florida, home struck by the debris, was not home when part of a battery pack from the International Space Station crashed through his home on March 8. His son Daniel, 19, was home but escaped injury. NASA has confirmed the 1.6-pound object, made of the metal alloy Inconel, was part of a...

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See I would have thought nasa would reach out when they heard about it and straight up offered to pay for repairs. This case will surely settle outside of court for between $60k and $100k

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Large mirror arrays to send the heat back into space instead of onto the pilgrims

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At first I thought this image was trying to say that wind turbines require too much mining

What does the world think of India?

I am an Indian and I have noticed that Indians are way too proud of their country for some reason and at the same time lack any civic sense towards it, they are extremely loud and extremely proud. We feel like the world revolves around India and our culture is superior to that of others. Also, a considerable chunk of the...

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India appears to be a country that contains multitudes and is hard to pin down. It has a problematically large contingent that is deeply islamaphobic. The country suffers from low regulation and prejudice as well as a shitty right wing president. But much of it is beautiful with rich culture. The prominent religions are pretty benign when compared to american christianity as far as I can tell

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I've never seen a set of graphs with so few labels for everything it was showing

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There are so many things today that a consolidated manual is a bit silly. The closest thing is online resources ranging from youtube and tiktok to wikihow and forums. Realistically the best thing to strive for is right to repair laws that mandate full instructions manuals. If the manuals are published online, anyone with internet can repair their things

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Yeah I was saying making a consolidated manual/encyclopedia on how to fix everything is impractical

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He's a decent song writer but he sounds like he perpetually has a cold

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It makes sense that the things you have more physical relationships with like stoves or lawn equipment would make people think about other items. You get a central heatpump to replace your central air heat/ac and you can quickly forget anything is different outside of a slight noise reduction

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No I'm not. Unfortunately one of the problems with tankies is they don't call themselves that most of the time. But I can confidently claim I'm not because when a fellow leftist disagrees with me on 5% of something, I gently explain why I believe what I do, and then proceed to not be mad if the petty difference continues.

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It's 103% true. I crushed the man after interrogating his politics and finding thar we disagreed 6.7% politically. Beyond petty, solidly into incompatible range, it had to be done.

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Frutiger is the perfect mix of streamlined and personality, with a softness to make you feel like you aren't dying.

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Carbon is just the traditional way of removing oxygen from the iron oxide. There are other ways of purifying the iron. And this method cuts away a lot of steps involving multiple processes and a lot of coal. Give the article a read or listen for more info, it's really interesting

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This process doesn't use Hydrogen. They briefly discuss the hydrogen powered steel process to cover the bases, but this is a different process.

As for the Ad allegation, I mean kinda, that's why the CEO agreed to the interview, but David Roberts just likes interviewing interesting innovators and policy leaders in the climate Tech space.

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I'm deeply confused by your response. The article in question candidly discusses that the process will be as green as the feed it is given in both electricity and materials. The innovation at hand, however, is capable of emission free steel. The emission free steel might not truly happen for a minute, but it is on its way.

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I dont know what you're on about, but I try to focus on how we can improve things because I don't like being sad and miserable all the time.

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This process seems to have a lot going for it in being small, modular, and single step. That theoretically opens the door for smaller steel making businesses which is good for impoverished countries, or for companies that want to make their steel in-house. And he tacked on at the end that a similar process with maybe a better anode and cathode could end up refining a lot of mining "waste" could reduce our mining needs.

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Graham-bell isn't better. He was super duper ableist and pressured Helen Keller to identify with her blindness instead of her deafness

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They've already lost me to Kobold Press 5e materials as well as games like Wanderhome and Kids On Bikes 2

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I'm hoping that people stop giving an actual fuck at around 400 so that they can just simply produce that and stop.

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is that le random enough? <
Do you always get mad when other people try to have fun?

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The economic advantage of SMRs is that when you make reactors in a location, the 1st is always more expensive than any following reactors. Just a reality of construction, permits, designs, etc. So if you have 4 reactors in one place, that's pretty nice. They also have the advantage of being able to turn one off for maintenance and then having 2, 3, 4 other reactors in the same vicinity that can pick up the slack for the duration.

As for waste, yeah it's the same problem. But it's important to note that the volume of material is not that big. The entire volume produced by all us nuke energy ever takes up a football field stacked 10 yards high. All told, that's a smaller problem than I ever thought.

I'm not a big nuclear advocate, I'm pretty mid on it. This is where I got all of the above information, an interview with the head of the US DOE loan program https://www.volts.wtf/p/nuclear-perhaps?utm_campaign=post&amp;utm_medium=web

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I also learned in that interview that after a relatively short period, the aggressive decay is over and you're left with a barrel of waste that isn't actually shooting off radiation very often.

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So energy remaining and radioactivity are separate. The isotope that it becomes has a decently long half life, but it might only be a few protons or neutrons away from something really radioactive.

I do believe that the fuel rods count towards that pile of waste. I think the US has laws or rules that make it hard or impossible to recycle these back into the good stuff, but it's very doable. France does it to a high degree.

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Damn this website is so much better than reddit

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How silly are you looking for? It doesn't get sillier than We Ran Out Of CD Space by PsychoStick... or anything else by psychostick. But there's also Ninja Sex Party, Wolves of Glendale, First of October (listen to Ravioli).

While not outright comedy, there's a humor to Falling for Me by Parker the Bandit and It's Okay to Punch Nazis by Cheap Perfume

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Bro is mad that the new genre doesn't have a lot of visual representation

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That speech is worth walking out of even before the protest aspect

How old is the oldest building in the town you live in?

To those from the Western hemisphere, it's always fascinating to hear that some homes and businesses from the times of the Greek philosophers still have inhabitants, and then you remember that the Western hemisphere is itself not without its own examples, for example some Mexican villages still have temples from the times of the...

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I live in New England and I'm gonna guess either the 1700s school house or one of a couple buildings I suspect are log cabins. Those could go back to around 1650

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I've never seen it put so well. But yeah, it's super hard for anything nice to actually follow a revolution without outside support.

And there is always outside influence too. That outside influence might make even the best of socialist experiments fail because of embargoes and assassinations. Or maybe the outside influence wants the socialism to succeed, but maybe it has to be their brand of socialism, or else.

G.M. Will Retire the Chevrolet Malibu to Make More Electric Cars | The gasoline-powered Malibu was the last sedan sold by Chevrolet, the General Motors brand, in the United States. ( www.nytimes.com )

G.M. produces the Malibu at a plant in Fairfax, Kan., and will continue to manufacture the car until later this year, when it plans to retool the factory to make a new version of the Chevrolet Bolt, an electric car, and the Cadillac XT4, a luxury S.U.V.

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"Too much focus on solutions can separate us from the gravity" what the fuck. All the focus on doom has people saying it's too late to try. Focusing on the solutions is the only thing getting shit done at all

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I don't know, but if you ask star researchers, they'll say anything that isn't hydrogen or helium is a metal

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