Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, British Veterinary Association warns after ‘anti-vaxx’ movement spread to pets
Ballparks best employee
Great execution! 10/10
I was told I should share my eye with y'all. It is fake so I have not nerfed my real eye (kids don't try this at home). Lost it this past summer in a softball accident.
Well this took a turn
Choose your Fighter
Indian guru sentenced to life for raping girl
Study of long-term heterosexual couples finds women over-estimate and men underestimate their partner’s sexual advances
I tried a new hobby, and it's lit
This village is not artificial, it exists and it is called Shirakawa and it is from Japan.
During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights On: As the utility on the island continues to fail, new systems of renewables–installed after the storm–are showing what a more resilient grid could look like.
Scumbag Ayn Rand
John Lennon after the rooftop concert (1969)
[Serious] What revenge of yours hit the victim way worse than you thought it would, to the point you said "maybe I shouldn't have done that"?
Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence for murdering journalist Kim Wall on his submarine
Literally unplayable.
The Elevator prank, one of the most wholesome prank on Youtube
Teppanyaki Caramel Popcorn
Ninja fends off man who tries to attack him with a machete
Useless minimalism, stop that
When r/prequelmemes is flooded with pewdiepie memes so you need to go on r/sequelmemes
That pretty cool......holy crap
American Cities Are Fighting Big Business Over Wireless Internet, and They’re Losing: “It’s often lost on the public just how badly they’re being screwed”
You saw nothing, right?
When you realize it will be more confusing for PewDiePie fans with mismatched subtitle.
Hollywood Reporter forgot to check the article
TIL of Oliver Sipple, a veteran who saved Gerald Ford from being shot. Subsequently outed as gay, his family disowned him. He sued the media outlets that outed him to no avail. He developed schizophrenia and alcoholism. Found dead at 47, he never met Ford and his funeral was attended by 30 people
PsBattle: This Dwarf Rabbit
Negotiating Rule Four with the Mods
A camel goes for a run
Gave me that bad tingly feeling!
We just outted our corrupt prime minister in Armenia with a 10 day peaceful revolution, 200K people on the streets of the capital Yerevan. He was president for 10 years then changed constitution and elected himself as PM 4 4 days. Next up parliament!
Let me push this monkey into the water, WCGW?
East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker OFFICIALLY CAUGHT - everything we know so far
I'm next, I can feel it, I have to get out of here.
The moment that got me officially hooked
Who want to squad up in Fortnite?
Nasdaq is open to becoming cryptocurrency exchange, CEO says
4480 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.
5287 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).
613 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.
304 o6ijuan I just drove through Nevada. There's room.
257 kenaijoe "100 miles by 100 miles" sounds a lot smaller than 10,000 square miles.
291 imp3r10 It's not the ~~pants~~ plants that the hard part, it's the infrastructure to distribute the power