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by Bamboo
Sep 19 2017 12:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

You're saying the same thing Tony Seba said, that it's cheaper to share a car than to own one. And I agree. But we don't just do everything that's cheaper, otherwise we'd all live out of a cardboard box. People own cars because it's convenient and makes our lives more pleasant, not because it's che...
by Bamboo
Sep 19 2017 11:59am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

Some places they stay clean for days, some only hours (or less) between cleanings. Not saying the cars will become the same way, but given the state of public transportation (buses, light rail) here, when they don't have sufficient personnel (or budget for them) to keep them clean, they get stinky ...
by Bamboo
Sep 18 2017 1:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

Guess I disagree, the first part about disrupting new technologies and them being repeatedly underestimated in the past fascinates me most. Autonomous driving electric cars charged by renewable energies will be ridiculously cheap per mile you use them, also because of them being on the road 24/7 - f...
by Bamboo
Sep 12 2017 11:42am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Tony Seba: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transport

Hey, just wanted to share this very interesting video of a presentation of Stanford University's Tony Seba on his research on technology disruptions and how the speed of adopting new technologies and business models has been repeatedly underestimated in the past. Must watch for those who believe the...
by Bamboo
May 28 2014 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Doc and Luke's Death-Bike!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4533

Re: Doc and Luke's Death-Bike!!

Really miss the vid with that crazy ebiker:) where a Kawa 650 owner comes out of a shop, gets asked whether he wants to race with his 650 Kawa and loses...
by Bamboo
May 28 2014 6:02pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: ES Investors Club
Replies: 263
Views: 46469

Re: ES Investors Club

There was a guy who you could describe as a german Warren Buffett, not as wealthy, but when he said sth. about stocks everyone interested listened. One thing he said was (if memory serves me right): You have to be bankrupt from trading two times, only after that you are a real "Börsianer" (stock mar...
by Bamboo
May 28 2014 5:22pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: ES Investors Club
Replies: 263
Views: 46469

Re: ES Investors Club

(So they said.) Stocks hit prices not seen for a few years recently, but current prices still well off historical pace. Yeah baby. Didn't research what you are suggesting, but please don't invest more than pocket money. Saying the stock has been shooting up, but isn't anywhere near where the price ...
by Bamboo
May 26 2014 5:03pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What did you cook today??
Replies: 283
Views: 34276

Re: What did you cook today??

You like italian food? I know another recipe, that went well when I cooked it for many others, maybe we can split this up again, you take the pics and I provide the recipe? :mrgreen: Well, that took quite some time to get back here, didn't mean to appear ignorant. Here goes: Italian Pork Fillet wit...
by Bamboo
Mar 07 2013 3:15pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What did you cook today??
Replies: 283
Views: 34276

Re: What did you cook today??

Hey Camel, thanks a lot for this awesome report and the pics (how would you decide? "I'll buy a battery" or " I'll buy a camera"? :roll: )! You like italian food? I know another recipe, that went well when I cooked it for many others, maybe we can split this up again, you take the pics and I provide...
by Bamboo
Mar 07 2013 2:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

...anyone know where I can access data for worldwide CO2 measurements? Both pro & con (IPCC & sceptics) welcome. This was probably layman's BS, temperatures differ because of different conditions, but gases in the athmosphere (like nitrogen, oxygen and CO2) spread evenly, is that correct? I read th...
by Bamboo
Feb 28 2013 2:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

Thanks for your input, as you can see from my posts this was more like a background noise topic for me, not something I thoroughly researched. A few years ago I read a report on how some "climate scientists" installed weather stations near the exhaust of aircons (->higher temps), then the IPCC board...
by Bamboo
Feb 25 2013 1:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

"Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warmi...
by Bamboo
Feb 25 2013 12:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

What does the story of a submarine surfacing have to do with anything? :| My point was that the touting goes" If there is no ice at the North Pole, islands, Holland, etc. will be under water". Looks like 50 years ago this was no problem. Your chart definitely shows a different picture, not sure abo...
by Bamboo
Feb 25 2013 8:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

Thanks for your reply, to me the Vostok data shows that the earth's climate has been going through the same cycle for x years and that we are lucky to be at the end of a warm period and next (could be many thousands of years) we can expect a new ice age. And then some heat goes into the ground and i...
by Bamboo
Feb 24 2013 6:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

Hey Colin.

I am ready to learn and take back what I said. But, your reply IMHO is a typical "I don't want to accept this, and bash this guy for talking like this"-answer. Enjoy anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKn6h2x5IcY

Regards

P.S.: Comment on the Vostok Ice Core Data, please...
by Bamboo
Feb 24 2013 4:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

No posts anymore? http://swampie.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/sources-of-greenhouse-gases.gif?w=470&h=227 Source: http://swampie.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/what-the-vostok-ice-core-data-says-about-global-warming-and-more-importantly-cooling/ Edit: Seriously, my point is not at all to say we can keep tr...
by Bamboo
Feb 24 2013 4:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6262

Re: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread

Thanks for your replies, Sancho's Horse & dermot,

Currently I am not able to backthat up with english language studies, but IMHO it's summing up the info I gathered so far. I'll try&find, hopefully.

(Note:Much longer, initial post got deleted because not being constantly logged in, crap)
by Bamboo
Feb 19 2013 3:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6262

Re: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread

BBC documentary on calorie restriction. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvdbtt_eat-fast-live-longer-hd_shortfilms?start=5#.USKhnh3viSo That's definitely worth watching, I cured a so called incurable health problem (not life threatening, but before I sometimes had to get cortisone although not want...
by Bamboo
Feb 18 2013 9:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

Ah, maybe it is the difference between the actual energy within the gasoline, and the efficiency at which it is normally burned? gasoline engines are about 25% efficient on average, after all. Yeah, you're right(again :mrgreen: ), if I remember correctly, I got this information from chrismartenson....
by Bamboo
Feb 18 2013 1:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...
Replies: 61
Views: 4792

Re: I'd rather risk being the oddball environmentalist...

Thanks for your posts, neptronix. Just curious, in one of your links they say "a barrell of oil is worth almost 3 years of labour". My sources say a barrell is worth 12 years of labour? Europeans thinking they can put out 100W continously, while Americans assume 400W cont. is normal? Anyway, :thumbs...
by Bamboo
Feb 17 2013 11:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6262

Re: The All-Singing, All-Dancing Sphere Health Thread

Use your microwave to build a DIY tab welder or something, but don't use it to conveniently heat what you eat. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx (repost from the "what did you cook today?"-thread ) Re "all singing and dancing", add the link in the s...
by Bamboo
Feb 05 2013 2:19pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What did you cook today??
Replies: 283
Views: 34276

Re: What did you cook today??

Interesting thread, quite a few here like Chili, so I'll post my favourite Chili con carne spice mix (last time I tried it was a few days ago, but no pics): Spice mix for about 20 servings: 8 Tbls mild red pepper (bell pepper) powder as much hot chili powder as you can stand, normal would be 3 Tbls ...
by Bamboo
Jan 31 2013 6:22am
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric car ferry to recharge in 10 minutes
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

Re: Electric car ferry to recharge in 10 minutes

Looks like it's a 1MW charger and a 1MWh lipo pack :mrgreen: - for a crossing at 13 knots they use a fifth of that pack. To recharge they have to use battery packs on land, too, because the local grid would crash, those packs on land then get slowly recharged for the next round: http://www.greencarc...
by Bamboo
Jan 17 2013 6:54am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Boeing Dreamliner Battery Fire
Replies: 351
Views: 26603

Re: Boeing Dreamliner Battery Fire

probable spec sheet for the cells: http://www.s399157097.onlinehome.us/SpecSheets/LVP10-65.pdf Thanks for that link, Amberwolf! A company like Boeing wants a reliable supplier, no doubt, but looking at the specs it would amaze me if they did choose that Yuasa LiCo battery, only 87 - 101 Wh/kg? Even...
by Bamboo
Jul 04 2012 4:43pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Transfer solar heat into your house without electricity
Replies: 13
Views: 4461

Re: Transfer solar heat into your house without electricity

...please remember this is a Global forum, such that for some of us , the sun doesn't go to the south !! :wink: :wink: You're probably sure I make this up now, but I definitely had a line after "south" in there like "(unless you live in Oz, SA or Brazil)", but I deleted it before posting :oops: Did...