Create money just to give out to people? Seriously? Please open a history book and look up Germany in 1934, or a newspaper and look at Zimbabwe. Printing money to pay government bills just screws the public. Money printing must be offset by taxes or some other destruction of currency, such as a natural deflationary trend or a paper shredder, or you wind up with loaves of bread costing thousands of dollars.
Obviously you're right. I'm not advocating for replacing all higher voltage AC for low voltage DC. What I'm saying is, maybe we can do both - each for its own purpose.
We already have 240V AC. We just have a split-phase system to provide it for the few special cases (dryers and ovens) that require it.
Thanks to the advent of using a USB port as a power connector, most everything DC is around 5v, usually less than 1A
Until you see Russians who aren't carrying broomsticks.
At the same time, when you hear hoofbeats, you think horses, not zebras.
The problem we're having is a whole bunch of people claiming we have unicorns.
Let's wait and see what happens before we all go to Mars, eh?
Before we put it on the ISS, let's start by putting one on a cheap metal box with some dumb sensors and communication equipment on it. I'd rather test this on something that doesn't have somebody living in it.
> When somebody sounds like a total fucking crackpot, they almost always are.
At this point, we need to ask if he does indeed sound like a total crackpot.
A crackpot would say: "THIS WORKS! By mechanism xyz, this Definitely works, and you should PAY ME!"
A real scientist would say "Umm, when I do this, it does that. Anybody know why? This doesn't make sense." Then, with enough people saying the same, things get exciting.
The question is, are we the former or the latter? The former sounds like Rossi with his e-cat. The latter sounds like this situation. I think we're just starting to get to the exciting phase; let's hope we get more experiments to confirm what we think is happening is really happening.
Do not underestimate Dell. Their ability to sell laptops by the pallet to corporations is impressive.
He's the better politician, for sure. He's more educated, obviously. But, I've got one thing on him - I'm not dumb enough to run for president, that's for sure. I know I'm not qualified for the position. He doesn't.
> there are of course many, many morons on the left. the difference being the right seems to have put their morons in charge
**Looks at current occupant of White House**
That, and how dirty, sooty, and smelly the pre-EPA regulated diesel was. And the higher taxes levied by states in order to tax trucking more than cars due to their higher incidence of damage to the roads. And the tendency for non-treated diesel to gel in the winter time making it unreliable for cold environments until relatively recently.
The failure of diesel to catch on in the USA is hardly mysterious.