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Fantasy Fulfilled
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People with more wealth tend to report being happier with life, according to a new psychological study of more than 4,000 millionaires. The study also found evidence that millionaires who earned their wealth were happier than those who inherited it.
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This interesting prehistoric tea-pot that was found in Iran
45897
Parking in front of a liquor store
7077
Euro banknotes
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Jack Black gives what may be the best National Anthem before a WNBA game...or at any time at any place
28634
2 huskies love their owner
12847
Trying to impress a girl
5484
Never saw it coming
11222
LPT : Never pay for stuff again by using this simple hack
4536
PsBattle: This web surfer
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Introducing the 2018 Red Bull Racing F1 Challenger: The RB14
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TFW Putin offers some tea.
4049
A British charity that helps victims of forced marriage recommends hiding a spoon in your underwear if your family is forcing you fly back to your old country, so that you get a chance to talk to authorities after metal detector goes off - have you or anyone else you know done this & how did it go?
7050
Liquid nitrogen + ping pong balls = awesome!
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oh that's why [OC]
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I'm a 27 year old Saudi woman, I'm currently locked in my room, my mom just disowned me and my brother is threatening to kill me. i need help.
13905
Guy mountain bikes down cliff
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Port From Above
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Entire brick wall smoothed out by the ocean
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EA vs Reddit: At last we will reveal ourselves to EA, at last we will have our good Star Wars games
4427
Salad with a side of bleeding.
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Be careful of spoof exchanges. Would you have noticed this one?
20486
Scoreboard at the hockey game I attended
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To force the cats to bathe
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Detroit - 1973
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Homeward Bound
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We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years
1639
Harmless fun
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Nobody dared...
13176
'The Lion King' Live-Action Remake Cutting Classic Song 'Be Prepared' from Animated Film
28405
This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. May he have a speedy recovery. (x-post r/pics)
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Forgotten but not gone
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Obi-Wan vs Maul animation by Arifumi Imai
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After "Butterfingers" Cory's accident, it took months of psyche rehab and gallons of glue to get him back on his Harley
8027
Nate Diaz in the crowd tonight
19281
Decapitation prank
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Newton knew it, Darwin agreed
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This is my all time favorite scene. I laugh so hard every time.
9434
Decapitation fuckery
4475 MochiMochiMochi Panel, the 51st state.
3678 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.
5284 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).
619 iamtomorrowman someone's been playing Factorio, i see
884 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.
307 o6ijuan I just drove through Nevada. There's room.
256 kenaijoe "100 miles by 100 miles" sounds a lot smaller than 10,000 square miles.
287 imp3r10 It's not the ~~pants~~ plants that the hard part, it's the infrastructure to distribute the power