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by TheBeastie
Jul 09 2020 5:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 377

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 13409

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5191

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: 13409

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 26426

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: 1561

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: 5945
Views: 324445

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: 46535

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: 1561

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...
by TheBeastie
May 23 2020 3:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 1561

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

As for the temp drop, it's probably because you've removed the nickel plating- i'd be interested to see if any odd chemical reactions have occurred because it's anti-corrosion properties have been removed. My main aim was just to remove the nickel plating evenly, I realized before I started I hadn'...
by TheBeastie
May 22 2020 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $
Replies: 152
Views: 60878

Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

I seen this "ROSWHEEL 60L bicycle Bag" on ebay for a while and I had ripped/worn out my proper brand bag set after at least 10 years, so I thought I would give it a try. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=ROSWHEEL+60L+bicycle+Bag&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw...
by TheBeastie
May 19 2020 3:20am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 1561

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

I decided to "lap my CPU", which involves sanding down the CPUs heat spreader so that its thinner, normally involves taking away the nickel coating to reveal the copper underneath, and ideally more polished surface than normal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzPgJjZZLUY HzPgJjZZLUY Looking at these...
by TheBeastie
May 18 2020 12:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 40T, neodymium magnets, plasti dip cycle test
Replies: 104
Views: 2148

Re: 40T, neodymium magnets, plasti dip cycle test

Looks like a great project, good luck with it. I used my neodymium magnet battery for a good few years with absolutely no problems. The only problem with it was how dodgy it looked, it looked incredibly dodgy but it was in fact remarkably robust.. The only thing about my neodymium battery pack proje...
by TheBeastie
May 08 2020 12:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 277
Views: 46433

Re: Bitcoins

I like to consider my self someone who goes far and wide looking at various interesting YouTubers and now also BitChuters because it's easy to get banned (or demonetized) on YouTube with no reason, and even use a lawyer to try and find out why you are banned from YouTube and not get an actual reason...
by TheBeastie
May 08 2020 12:12am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 1561

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

Yeah you are correct most of the real work loads for games is the GPU and the CPU is just there to help, this is been core part of the reality to me sitting on the same core PC for 10 years now! With graphics cards you got to replace them whole, but I am still using the same motherboard/ram/Power-su...
by TheBeastie
May 03 2020 3:10am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Gaming PC hardware, building, troubleshooting, & benchmarking
Replies: 104
Views: 1561

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

How much did you pay for the 2080 and where? I read they have a 3080 coming, that might drop the 2080's price. EDIT: When I installed UT2020, i let the game auto setup the graphics in all the tests above. Today I set UT2020 to max settings for everything (but res stayed at 1920x1080), fps is now 10...