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Comment Re:Global Warming (Score 1) 456

Yeah, you're full of shit... what kind of phd program is this where your advisor has no idea what your research is until you turn in the draft of your dissertation? I could maybe believe this in some kind of humanities program, but in the sciences you're working on what your professor (the one who submitted that grant proposal) tells you to work on.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 2) 424

10% over thousands or millions of computers is a lot.

No it fucking isn't. This is the same bullshit bad math greenies are always spouting. "If everyone does a little, it adds up to a lot" Big savings require BIG changes on the part of each individual. If you save 4W displaying black screens on you LCD, even if you run it 24/7 for a year, you're only saving the equivalent of ONE FREAKING GALLON of gasoline.

Comment Re:I design the best reading the light for the Kin (Score 1) 132

I'm guessing you did a lousy job promoting your kickstarter, but your reward structure is also shit. The only one worth backing is the $40 level. Also it's honestly a pretty boring project - I only back kickstarters if there is something unique about them that I can't get anywhere else. A claimed reduction in power usage doesn't really cut it.

Comment Re:Dead link (Score 1) 262

The equation you are using is only valid if alpha*L is of order 1 or greater. For neutrinos, alpha is so incredibly tiny that the exponential is well in the linear approximation regime over the length of the earth, so the absorption in each meter of path length is approximately equal.

Comment Re:Japan and Europe is where the industry is (Score 1) 599

Look you inbred moron, I'll explain this very simply to you one final time:

Carnot efficiency is the maximum possible energy efficiency that any possible heat engine can achieve, when perfectly designed, engineered and operated without real-world constraints like friction and dirt.
If you are achieving 35% energy efficiency, and Carnot is 73%, to double your efficiency you need to create the PERFECT engine and operate it in a cleanroom. THIS KIND OF IMPROVEMENT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. If you are lucky you might be able to squeeze another 10% out with your ridiculous waste heat capture scheme.

Comment Re:Japan and Europe is where the industry is (Score 1) 599

Hey dumbfuck, go back to wikipedia and look a few sentences up where they calculate the carnot efficiency of that automobile engine to be 73% Guess what? 35% is about 50% of 73% dipshit.

And nice job completely changing the subject with your 1mpg non sequitur. I can tell you right now it's not going to affect oil usage by more than a few percent, so suck my dick.

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