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More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
17802
Pathetic
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This typo for N in my nephew’s alphabet board book. The editor had only 26 words to review... and somehow this was missed.
7508
Updated Libertarians.jpg
38253
This is one man in a costume
21078
He knows he's about to get told off..
6465
[Homemade] Loaves of bread
34773
TIL that the line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
5449
My dad sneaks out of the house every year at the same time for my parents’ first date anniversary. He puts on his old high school letter jacket, rings the doorbell, and asks, “Is Kris home?” only to ask her if she’ll go out with him, reenacting that first moment 44 years ago.
6825
"Don't be mad"
9065
States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County [960 x 606]
6667
Battle of Wallmart
14887
Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child
7936
Delightful little cafe garden
33047
First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
104689
I had to babysit my daughters kitten and she requested proof that he was okay so I sent her this
4622
Reddit shill explains how they're paid to manipulate online discussion
25704
Johnny Cash smoking a cigarette before performing at Folsom Prison. 1968.
10458
In Speed, Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hopper, always uses the phone by holding it to his left ear with his right hand. This is very probably due to hearing loss in his right ear caused by the same accident that cost him his left thumb.
9304
What’s the best rant by a character in a movie?
103427
I did a thing at AT&T
8042
hmmm
1624
How I Wrote My Master's Thesis [OC]
4403
Is something there?
7404
"Cat? What cat? I haven't seen any cat ??"
29531
Tommy Wiseau submitted ‘The Room’ to Paramount with the hope of getting it distributed. Usually it takes a studio roughly two weeks to reply, but the film was rejected within 24 hours.
12709
Oh it’s beautiful
4678
This is the official Justice League promotional Batman action figure sent to theatres to give to customers.
68349
Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
5161
Good Guy steam
2862
hullo there
17792
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
18761
7' Tall Krampus Christmas Display
4721
TIFU by going Black Friday shopping
23196
Primitive Technology: New area starting from scratch
4655
The Jedi Who Knew Too Much by Eli Hyder
2909
Erlich you will be missed
9028
[MAIN SPOILERS] How Daenerys would look like riding Balerion the Black Dread
7589
87 hours of awesome songs from all genres and times.
11685
Doctor: Well, it looks like you're pregnant.
4473 MochiMochiMochi Panel, the 51st state.
3672 ThatTexasGuy The point behind this statement isn't to actually build the damn thing that way. That'd be ludicrous. You'd lose way too much in transmission. The point of this statement is to show that solar is viable and not as land-intense as people think. There are far more acres of land dedicated to producing and refining fossil fuels than the 6.4 million that this solar facility would use. Edit: This comment was not meant to be pro-solar or anti-solar. I just noticed that lots of people seemed to be taking this 100x100 mile solar farm idea seriously when it's just being used to show the scale of power production relative to the size of the country an easily digestible way for a lay-person. I've been hearing this same idea or a form of it for about a decade now and it is usually used to show the "footprint" that energy production uses. Full disclosure: I've done work for wind farms and oil and gas production sites and am in favor of market based solutions such as a carbon tax on fossil fuel production while pumping that tax money into public research into renewables. It's asinine to think we could just shut down the pumps and go green tomorrow, but it's slowly happening more and more every day. It took fossil fuels over a hundred years to get to the massive production, refining, and transportation scales that they are at today. Solar and wind are moving at a blinding pace compared to that. So for all you die hard greenies that think it's not happening quick enough, and to all the coal-rolling rednecks who think they're under attack from liberal commie power, quit getting your panties in a twist. Shit's gonna change at the speed the market and technology will allow whether you like it or not.
5278 mvea The full transcript of what he said: > “If you wanted to power the entire United States with solar panels, it would take a fairly small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah; you only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States,” Musk said during his keynote conversation on Saturday at the event in Rhode Island. “The batteries you need to store the energy, so you have 24/7 power, is 1 mile by 1 mile. One square-mile.” > It’s “a little square on the U.S. map, and then there’s a little pixel inside there and that’s the size of the battery park that you need to support that. Real tiny.” Sounds feasible? (Of course, as a side effect, if his company got the contract, it would make him the richest man alive most likely).
612 iamtomorrowman someone's been playing Factorio, i see
887 dsigned001 The math: 1 mile is ~1600m. 1m^2 gives ~1kW, and we'll assume 25% efficiency, for 250W per m^2. This gives 250MW per km^2. 160 km x160 km = 25600 km^2. This gives a theoretical peak of 6.4 TW. Assuming we can get that for 8 hours a day (out of 12-16 hours a day off sunlight), that averages to 2.13 TW over the whole day. I'm guessing that Elon is making a slightly more realistic estimate (e.g. accounting for space between panels, real world efficiencies vs. theoretical, etc.) but currently the entire US puts out ~12GWh per day, so it's definitely within an order of magnitude. Also, just so we're clear, at $1/Watt installed, 2 Terawatt is 2 trillion dollars.
306 o6ijuan I just drove through Nevada. There's room.
258 kenaijoe "100 miles by 100 miles" sounds a lot smaller than 10,000 square miles.
288 imp3r10 It's not the ~~pants~~ plants that the hard part, it's the infrastructure to distribute the power