At 24 dollars a pound for plastic! Those custom coat hangers are bargains too.
MaxOS, pre X, stunk to heaven. Only fanboys stuck in a really distortion black hole claimed it was stable.
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.
I say whatever you do, maintain gridlock. Look what both parties do when they have the power and gridlock DC. It's simply the best realistic option.
He loves hippies. I hate them.
Pumped hydro is built out. None left.
The next thing is 'pumped gravel'. Electric railroads lifting and dropping gravel between two piles.
Continuously? Corn is a summer crop. I bet the farmer grows something there in the spring or fall.
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.
Solar can't do base load due to transmission issues. Transmitting power to the other side of the planet is non-trivial.
But a small part of making orbital solar work is transmitting power down from orbit.
More fundamentally; the only reason to insist solar do baseload is quasi religious.
You could put them to work cutting your lawn with scissors.
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.
Calling you a moron is just stating a plainly observable fact.
Male pot plants fear me.
Most of your list is engineering failures. Some are just idiotic rants ('The whole fucking plastics industry'). Thanks for playing.
Doctors aren't scientists.
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.