Darrel wrote:I don't think these are going to have efficiency and durability of windmills.
Doug wrote:Darrel wrote:I don't think these are going to have efficiency and durability of windmills.
Well, you are right that the cable is a problem with the tethered wind turbine, but it may be possible to just use a regular tether and send the generated electricity to earth using microwaves or some other non-cable means. Remember, we now have the technology to send energy without using conductive metal cables.
On the downside for tethered wind turbines, they are so heavy they require helium to keep them up, and there isn't enough helium to have so may millions of turbines aloft that they can supply the whole world (according to some websites). Kites don't need any helium.
Darrel wrote: Absolute morality in a nutshell.
Darrel wrote:So that's morality. Reason, observation and critical thinking give results that work and thus the best results, obviously. Religion, and believing because of authority, established belief, tradition and superstition don't work and give us very undesirable results. That's the test, religion fails.
... which is why prayer (and prayers) can eat their fucking hearts out.Darrel wrote:Want to see an example of science giving us the "right" answer once again? Watch this:
It's a baby that was deaf, now hearing his mother's voice for the very first time due to his freshly installed cochlear implants.
That's science baby, and unlike praying and smearing the blood of a sacrificed goat on your right toe (Leviticus 14), science produces results that fucking work.
Darrel wrote:Jeez, can't Kant work a little fudge room, a little utilitarianism into this theory just to cover those really extraordinary cases? He was a smart guy. You would think he could have figured out how to do that.
What assumptions are required for support evolutionary theory?Darrel wrote:In my exchanges with "radical theocrat libertarian, Bigfoot Ed" he would go on about evolution being the same as creationism because it is has "assumptions." Well that's true. As I pointed out, all claims have assumptions.
kwlyon wrote:Seems like a serious waist [sic] of money at a time when resources are tight...
Doug wrote:kwlyon wrote:Seems like a serious waist [huked onn foniks wurked four mee] of money at a time when resources are tight...
Yes, but some company called Skynet, with a lot of clout, is setting this up...
Obama's nearly 10th-grade-level rating was the highest of any of his major speeches and well above the grade 7.4 of his 2008 "Yes, we can" victory speech, which many consider his best effort, Payack said.
"The scores indicate that this was not Obama at his best, especially when attempting to make an emotional connection to the American people," he added.
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