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Comment: Re:Um, duh? (Score 1) 211

by HornWumpus (#48948061) Attached to: New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

Only thing?

Nonsense. To make orbital solar a reasonable solution you have to posit cheap orbital transport.

It could posit room temperature superconductors and solve the same problem with a world wide electric grid and rooftop solar. America could supply it's energy needs with infinite capital and it's roof tops (in gross, not time specific).

Adults understand that energy supply will continue to be from a mix of sources and that there is no magic bullet.

Comment: Re:Exactly! (Score 1) 211

by HornWumpus (#48942517) Attached to: New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

The mechanic I know who specializes in bio-diesel is making so much fucking money selling them to hippies it's not even funny. He even has a biodiesel pump at his shop. He will gladly charge you $1 per gallon more then the current price of diesel. Sometimes it's almost 25% biodiesel. Just enough to make the exhaust smell like french fries.

Those people are fucking fools. He will charge them thousands to do $100 worth of work and they love him for it. Recommend him to friends.

California so hippies abound.

Comment: Re:Um, duh? (Score 1) 211

by HornWumpus (#48942257) Attached to: New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

The ten or so new power plants in CA during the last 10 years prove you wrong. Granting utilities have learned to site them with or replacing existing plants.

PG&E doesn't own any generation. They are a load serving entity and have been for over a decade. They still own some very valuable transmission lines.

Even is an overcast shithole like Seattle, ground based solar is more cost effective then orbital.

Comment: Re:More ambiguous cruft (Score 1) 485

by HornWumpus (#48941511) Attached to: The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

What? F1 hybrids don't breed true. Only stable strains breed true (the old ones you mention). Patent protection doesn't last long enough for a strain to become stable unless you grow rapid generations (one a year sure won't do it).

This is how seed companies have been able to charge each year for decades.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen

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