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Comment: Re:Can't wait to get this installed in my house (Score 1) 513

by RobinH (#49594301) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System
I also live in Ontario and did a calculation for that based on prices of Chinese lithium ion batteries at the time (6 months ago). Back of the napkins said it would be greater than 10 years to get a payback, but the prices are still dropping. I'd say this kind of stuff is going to happen soon. I recently installed a whole home power monitor for interest sake, and honestly for $3500 even if it paid itself back to break-even over the 10 year warranty period it would be an interesting project to take on. Still I imaging the switching equipment you need to install along with this is pretty serious cost, and I don't think this comes with a charger/inverter either.

Comment: Re:Poverty and the morals of climate change (Score 1) 700

by dave420 (#49586211) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

Translation: "I don't know how this stuff works, but as I don't like the idea of me and those like me being responsible for the rise in temperatures (which I will pretend didn't happen), I will deny the evidence, and spout the same old tired nonsense as thousands before me have, hoping that this time it'll work".

You are embarrassing yourself.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 700

by dave420 (#49584475) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

You are seriously saying you can do the sums on the back of a napkin? And that entire fields of science are incorrect (despite their evidence) because you simply think so?

The evidence you speak of for increasing crop yields is nonsense, as you are ignoring the problem of lands in climates suitable for agriculture not being where our current infrastructure is, and the soil in those places being completely unsuitable for plants. Also that our main staple crops lose nutritional content with more CO2, meaning those improved yields are a wash, would the crops be able to grow in the first place.

Just admit it - you don't know what you're talking about, but the thought that you might have to change your lifestyle scares you. That's fine. Don't pretend to be informed, as you are making it patently clear with every nonsensical, gibbering post you make that you really have very little clue.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 700

by dave420 (#49583919) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics
Not that "upend our entire economy" nonsense again. You are so misinformed about this whole discussion it's making my head spin. You are clearly intelligent, yet are parroting the same oft-debunked nonsense as many less-intelligent people have been doing for years. It's sad more than anything.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 700

by dave420 (#49583885) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics
You are making lots of assumptions which tell more about your opinions than the actual situation at hand. The "global warming/global cooling/global climate change" people don't go nuts and take it way too far. You are assuming the loudest voices represent the majority, which is patently untrue. Environmentalists on the whole are not against everything, but a few loud ones might be. Again, you are skimming the surface and accepting the loudest voices as representing everyone. That is clearly not going to make you very well informed.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 2) 700

by dave420 (#49583613) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

The science is settled as in much as there is no contradictory evidence. If some came along, then obviously the theories would be re-worked. The contradictory evidence hasn't been found yet, despite a multi-billion-dollar effort to discover it. Science is rarely overturned - you simply claiming perceived unfamiliarity does nothing to change that fact.

I used to think you were logical, now it seems you have your limits. What a shame.

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