Something bumped against a wall at work and made a painting of a snowy town.
The floor is completely flat
Shout out to my brother for replacing a picture of Jesus at my parent's house with a picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi as portrayed by Ewan McGregor. Three months and counting without them noticing.
Porn Stars Unite Against Men Leaving Disgusting Comments on Their Videos With No Contact Info
TIL about a website called Boil the Frog - put in two artists of different genres and you'll get a Spotify playlist that gradually and seamlessly takes you from point A to point B.
MRW being president makes me thirsty
I stacked 50 photos to create an empty highway in Chicago
This is "Frida", she has saved 52 people so far in Mexico's Earthquake
TIL 550 motorcyclists participated in a ride to protest New York State's mandatory helmet law. During the ride, One of the rider's breaks failed and was sent over the handlebars and hit his head on the pavement, killing him. Medical experts said he would have survived if he had worn his helmet.
Grandma overshares
Firenado ??
Which movie was really just a giant advertisement?
Disney had to pay Paramount seven figures to allow JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode IX, to compensate them for getting out of the $10 million/year deal he's under with that studio.
LPT: If you want to read more, but find yourself watching tv instead: before you turn on the tv, read one page of your book. If you really don't want to read, don't, but more often than not you'll find yourself reading.
It's 2017, any place that charges a convenience fee to pay bills online is just an asshole.
She asked him to use a real technique on her.
Boats on a river during the Central Mexico earthquake
Peter knew that anything could be an instrument if he believed it enough
Spaceships are just boats out of water
I am not lost, just visiting (x-post from /r/tumblr)
Google signs agreement with HTC, continuing big bet on hardware
ULPT - If you are ever shopping in a supermarket and a kid bites you, be load and swear a lot, if the parent comes over to you angry for upsetting their kid, claim that he bit you and that you are HIV positive. This will traumatise the parent and make them be more responsible with their kid.
Hippy Jump.
For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site
"If you insist"
This car collects water on the trunk lid and dumps it all into the trunk when opened
The year Rockstar discovered microtransactions (repost from like a year ago, still relevant)
I pray for Danny DeVito
Stop resisting!
She is Frida, she has located 52 trapped persons in Mexico City after yesterday's earthquake.
When a programmer and designer meet on tinder
This was my spot!
David Attenborough's - Natural History Museum Alive (2017), 90 minute spectacular, with its ground-breaking CGI technology, is a special collaboration of experts and curators from the Natural History Museum.
Amazing picture that captures first responders work in Mexico City
I hope Fast & Furious 10 is called "Fast 10: Your Seatbelts "
Fantasy Book Cover Starter Pack
I know what I'd pick
In The Matrix, water on windows foreshadowed code
4479 MochiMochiMochi Panel, the 51st state.
3671 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.
5280 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).
617 iamtomorrowman someone's been playing Factorio, i see
885 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.
254 kenaijoe "100 miles by 100 miles" sounds a lot smaller than 10,000 square miles.
289 imp3r10 It's not the ~~pants~~ plants that the hard part, it's the infrastructure to distribute the power