My GF got post-partum psychosis 4 years ago.
She spent 2.5 years in the hospital, trying new medications combination (including electroshock therapy and strong, old drugs that are kinda forbidden now) every 2 month.
She's healthy now and we're a happy "normal" family again.
But oh boy, we went through hell, and I'm happy to have forgotten half of those damn symptoms and side effects that we've seen during those years. E.g. :
* Hearing friendly voices that advice her to jump from a bridge
* Forgetting her name or the city we live in
* Parkinson symptoms that'd make Muhammad Ali proud
* Stealing my mobile phone, because hers was allegedly bugged
* Looking like a zombie
* Living in a separate universe with no link whatsoever to ours
* Leaving our daughter (6 months old) alone at the mall
I still cannot believe she's perfectly fine now.
Sorry, found it :
I already used it, but forgot it since.
For that amount of money, you could install photovoltaic panels, solar thermal and a water recuperation system on a significant portion of every roof on the planet.
As a bonus, the USA would become a beloved nation and wouldn't need any fighter jet to defend itself.
Pardon my ignorance, but what does "$@" do?
It's not very googleable.
I tend to agree. But it took me a long time to realize just how much energy is contained in one litre of oil. Before that, I also thought that everything was possible for transport.
The burden of proof is on you.
I showed that typical airplanes would need 500m2 of pv panels per passenger in order to fly, even with a perfect propulsion system and maximum solar irradiance.
You need to describe a functional airplane that somehow needs about 10 or 100 times less pv panels to fly.
there is nothing specifying its shape, size, battery capacity or even propulsion system.
Except laws of thermodynamics, that is.
Let's say that a solar plane is white, and a commercial airplane is black.
I bet that your "functional airplane" is still very much dark gray : you still need a pilot, copilot, food, toilets, a few luggage and minimum space for feet and belly.
it makes it very clear that it's entirely possible to replace our environmentally destructive planes with solar planes.
Once again : Not, it's not possible.
Here's a comment I posted 5 years ago : http://science.slashdot.org/co...
The laws of thermodynamics haven't changed much since.
If you try to access google.com from Germany, it automatically redirects you to google.de.
If you want the "original" Google from abroad, you need to type google.com/ncr.
This link should work the same all over the world :
that insures greater penetration
That's the right word.
The thing is, they really get bad symptoms from all this anxiety. Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It's like those people in Ukraine that lives relatively close to Chernobyl.
Many think "Shitty life, too much radiation, we have no future". So they all drink, smoke, take weird drugs and live like there's no tomorrow.
The radiation isn't high enough to have any direct impact on their body, but they're doomed to die young nonetheless.