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13178
This University's President is really hands on
36295
Staying till after the credits
22006
Judgmental
6957
Fool Me Once...
9877
Ridiculous footwork from Anthony Martial
64356
Best question at Comic-Con 2017
7252
Fool Me Once...
27276
Mom grab toy for her kitten.
20010
It's day 4 of the hostage situation...
6300
Cute discouraged bowler
9796
Redditor recognizes himself and wife as tiny coloured dots in an epic earthporn photo
17052
????Plane flying under mammatus clouds????
44384
Cow shoes used by Moonshiners during Prohibition to disguise their footprints, 1922.
23462
Fuck Cancer
6073
George R.R. Martin thinks The Winds of Winter will be released in 2018, perhaps as well as 'Fire and Blood', fictional history book of the Targaryen kings.
27959
Trump by the NYT
17127
HMB While I make this a super slide
15472
Madweebs
37281
Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years | Technology
15927
Superhero bike mechanic saves two children in amazing fashion.
24157
Over 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but are being sold for the same price, official figures show.
65607
TIL in 1990, First Lady Barbara Bush criticized The Simpsons as “the dumbest thing I've ever seen." Marge wrote a letter to her, in character, politely telling her not to be so judgmental and explaining that her family tried their best. Mrs Bush later apologized for her “loose tongue”
20708
To use the pressure cooker...
13586
How much longer are we expected to put up with the world's most incompetent leader JUST NEVER ENDS ~ 5:23 PM - 24 Nov 2013
6113
The left door perfectly describes the right door's condition.
13190
Verizon Throttles Netflix Subscribers In 'Test' It Doesn't Inform Customers About
11890
I'm not fully committed to the video until I turn my phone sideways.
18327
Schiphol clock, Marten Baas, video art installation that updates every minute, 2016
9356
But raising the minimum wage hurts business
8399
A moment inspired by Vader Down
9370
We can all relate with this guy
13106
Man's best friend
8448
#??1??
5966
hmmm
5663
Demo of 4 Colour printing with acrylic slides
6289
At least Debbie Downer liked the photo
12420
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9591
Jane Campion: ‘The clever people used to do film. Now they do TV’
3786
On this day (July 24th), 26 years ago, Harry Potter received his first Hogwarts letter!
19956
ELI5: How can large chains (Target, Walmart, etc) produce store brand versions of nearly every product imaginable while industry manufacturers only really produce a single type of item?
4460 MochiMochiMochi Panel, the 51st state.
3670 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.
5269 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).
611 iamtomorrowman someone's been playing Factorio, i see
882 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.
300 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.
286 imp3r10 It's not the ~~pants~~ plants that the hard part, it's the infrastructure to distribute the power