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Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 306

ACTA, TTIP, CETA and TISA These are the reasons why we should leave the EU, the Commission keeps throwing extremely bad treaties at us because they can because they are unelected.

We should not have an unelected body writing our laws.

And the EU appears to be trying to build up an army at the same time as needlessly antagonising Russia. Read 1984. Again.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 306

but I challenge you to point to some EU directives that have actually worked against UK citizens

ACTA was thankfully rejected with huge opposition by EU citizens but now they are throwing the same crap at us within TTIP, CETA and TISA.

We don't need EU to be able to trade, we don't need the EU in order to keep the Human Rights treaty.

Comment: Pathetic level of debate. (Score 1) 306

When it comes to debate, all of the reasons given for UK staying in the EU are typical sound bites, vagaries and bad analogies.

Some reasons against staying in the EU are:

The Commission is undemocratic, unaccountable and unelected.

The Commission keeps writing bad treaties that are severely to the detriment of EU citizens and only to the benefit of global corporations, treaties like ACTA, TTIP, CETA and TISA.

The EU wants it's own army and is clearly working towards getting one.

At the same time the EU and US leaders have been antagonising Russia.

It's like the Commission, EU president et al have read 1984 and are using it as a handbook on how to run the EU.

Comment: Re:"WSJ stunt to maximize anti-Clinton engagement" (Score 1) 222

by MrL0G1C (#49758857) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

You have a first past the post system which means like us in the UK you're kind of screwed, you can vote for Clinton or you can vote GOP which from past experience means someone who is likely a climate denier and a war-monger. Or you can vote 3rd party but then your vote doesn't count and if you're in a state that always stays with the same party then again, your vote doesn't count.

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Journal: How Intelligent are current AI's really?

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It seems to me that the AI systems we create are all very application specific, like the IBM Watson - how many hours of work did it take just to get Watson to be able to play a simple game, it's not a generic AI system, it wasn't an AI that could enter any quiz.

Watson was good at Jeopardy not because it had a good AI, but because it's creators were highly intelligent and were able to code a computer to be good at Jeopardy because *they* not the computer were intelligent.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49750079) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

there's a big new market springing up here for people to sell grid stabilization services, which involves buffering energy somehow.

So, the systems working, the grid is one of the most stable in Europe. Lets face it, you're just bitter because renewables are doing so well.

fact of the matter is that the German Energiewende is on its last legs.

Source?

Subsidies are being cut,

Of course they are, that's happening everywhere because the price of solar has plummeted.
The way solar prices are falling they'll soon have a hard time stopping people from putting panels on their roofs regardless of subsidies.

projects are being scaled back

And Germany recently announced a new off-shore wind farm.

My propaganda! You seem to be the one who is against sources of energy that will lead to lower energy prices, less fuel imports, less deaths due to pollution. Renewables are also the solution to ocean acidification and global warming. So why are you so against them?

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49745741) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

For the millionth time, 100% renewables if perfectly possible, for working links see:
#49744883

WRONG.

I'm not going to retype this:

Some renewables are intermittent? Not a problem: Solutions to a 100% renewable and sustainable energy supply worldwide include but are not limited to hydro-electric and pumped hydro, geothermal, solar pv, wave-power, tidal lagoons and other tidal, onshore and off-shore wind in conjunction with better home insulation, heat pumps - ground source and air source, storage heaters, solar water heating, battery storage and charging electric cars whilst renewables output is high. Vehicles, ships and trains can be powered by electricity and hydrogen fuel cells, aircraft could run on liquid hydrogen.

$500 Billion A Year In Fossil Fuel Imports Could Be Saved In US, EU, & China In 100% Switch To Renewables | CleanTechnica

China Government Study Sees 86% Renewables by 2050

New Study: 95% Renewable Power-Mix Cheaper Than Nuclear And Gas | CleanTechnica

The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says

                German grid more stable in 2013 Ã" German Energy Transition

Ã- Powering the World With Wind, Water, and Sunlight: Mark Jacobson at TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool - YouTube

The storage necessity myth: how to choreograph high-renewables electricity systems - YouTube

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49744883) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

WRONG.

I'm not going to retype this:

Some renewables are intermittent? Not a problem: Solutions to a 100% renewable and sustainable energy supply worldwide include but are not limited to hydro-electric and pumped hydro, geothermal, solar pv, wave-power, tidal lagoons and other tidal, onshore and off-shore wind in conjunction with better home insulation, heat pumps - ground source and air source, storage heaters, solar water heating, battery storage and charging electric cars whilst renewables output is high. Vehicles, ships and trains can be powered by electricity and hydrogen fuel cells, aircraft could run on liquid hydrogen.

$500 Billion A Year In Fossil Fuel Imports Could Be Saved In US, EU, & China In 100% Switch To Renewables | CleanTechnica

China Government Study Sees 86% Renewables by 2050

New Study: 95% Renewable Power-Mix Cheaper Than Nuclear And Gas | CleanTechnica

The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says

        German grid more stable in 2013 â" German Energy Transition

â- Powering the World With Wind, Water, and Sunlight: Mark Jacobson at TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool - YouTube

The storage necessity myth: how to choreograph high-renewables electricity systems - YouTube

Comment: Re:"CALL TO ARMS" (Score 1) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49744829) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

You should not place a wind plant at a place where you have less than 4000 hours per year maximum/rated yield. If you do that right you are automatically above 50% CF.

A perfect placed ... usually off shore ... wind turbine has a CF of 200% - 400%

Whilst above 50% is possible, I don't think there are many spots in the world where you would get that high. I don't think 200% is possible.

Comment: Re:Which one of you is lying? (Score 2) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49733001) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

http://www.ukpower.co.uk/home_...

Note the chart you linked is 5 years out of date, 2010 vs 2015, it looks like prices have fallen back.

If you look at the prices on the page I linked you'll see that you can purchase electricity for about 10p per kwh now - very similar to ten years ago.

Onshore wind costs about 3-4p per kwh - the same as coal if you ignore the massive external costs of coal. Nuclear is being offered 9.25p per kwh and they are still not sure if they want to build. Offshore wind is now closer to nuclear, the latest wind farm in the north sea was commissioned by the Danes, price of 7.5p per kwh. Off-shore wind has barely begun to be implemented, the price will likely fall as more off-shore wind farms are placed and firms find efficiency gains.

There have been some subsidies for solar - but since it's subsidised that doesn't affect peoples electricity bills because the subsidies are completely seperate and come from general taxation.

$500 Billion A Year In Fossil Fuel Imports Could Be Saved In US, EU, & China In 100% Switch To Renewables | CleanTechnica

Also, with renewables the costs are constantly dropping, so past prices are not very relevant:
Price history of silicon PV cells since 1977 - Cost of electricity by source

Wind turbine prices are also falling but at a slower rate - wind turbines are a fairly mature tech, but they are still improving - taller turbines access winds that are higher and more consistent and energy is to the cube of wind speed so every little bit helps.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 255

by MrL0G1C (#49732785) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

"Air pollution has nothing to do with CO2"

Same source and you know it, Fossil fuels cause air pollution, fossil fuels cause CO2.

"We dont have enough data on ocean PH. Historical data is regional and world wide data is very sparse."

Are you kidding, just reject science completely why not.

"direct observational evidence that ocean acidification is happening."

"ake pH measurements for example. Thanks to the analytical improvement in the 1990â(TM)s, we are able to measure seawater pH precisely to the 3rd - 4th decimal place"

Charismatic Microfauna: How do we measure ocean acidification?

Your question remains, so you ignored the fact that fossil fuels are killing millions and costing us trillions, you ignore 99.9% of scientists re global warming and ignore climate change, ocean acidification and sea level rises.

There's really not much point in talking to you is there, there's clearly no way you will accept reality, you just want to stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is ok.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

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