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Comment Re:To be clear for those not familiar with concept (Score 1) 318

Do you mean thermal efficiency? I pegged it at somewhat less than 50%, like most power plants:

$ units
You have: 1g / (7 g/mol / avogadro ) * 17.5 MeV
You want: kWh
        * 67003.703

Since a typical household electricity use is about 9000 kWh/year, at 35% efficiency, that would be several years worth.

If you mean transmutation efficiency, it doesn't matter. You keep recycling the lithium until it converts. As I pointed out, the overall cost of that process could be high, but the cost of the raw lithium is insignificant.

Comment Re:To be clear for those not familiar with concept (Score 1) 318

By my calculation, the ~1g of lithium in a common phone, if converted to tritium, could generate enough electricity to power a typical household for several years. So the cost of the lithium itself is negligible.

The costs involved with gathering and handling the tritium would be a different story.

Comment Re:Imaginary benefits of social media advertising (Score 1) 35

It doesn't really matter how Facebook measures engagement and so on, much bigger problem is complete lack of results of all social media advertising. This is not 1-2% response ineffective, this is 10^-20 ineffective. It is quite likely that the entire Facebook advertising haven't sold a single thing today.

Bullshit.
My wife's store get the best result by far through Facebook advertising. Better than Google. Better than the local papers. It's measurable.

Measurable by Facebook?

Certainly not. Facebook don't have our sales data. It's measurable with a Chi-Square test of sales against the periods of active advertising.

 

Comment Re:Imaginary benefits of social media advertising (Score 1) 35

It doesn't really matter how Facebook measures engagement and so on, much bigger problem is complete lack of results of all social media advertising. This is not 1-2% response ineffective, this is 10^-20 ineffective. It is quite likely that the entire Facebook advertising haven't sold a single thing today.

Bullshit.
My wife's store get the best result by far through Facebook advertising. Better than Google. Better than the local papers. It's measurable.

Comment Re:The human fund (Score 1) 378

who count pennies but don't know the worth of a HAPPY EMPLOYEE

Why wouldn't they be happy? Didn't their material goods go to help someone less fortunate who may never work for Alphabet? The Alphabet employees are paid well above the average. Let them share the wealth. Isn't that what the Sillycon Valley libs are always telling everyone else?

They can buy an iPhone now they aren't getting a free Pixel.

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 337

>he wouldn't be here on Slashdot complaining about how he couldn't watch The Lobster

Your skills of comprehension are clearly limited. I was pointing out the implicit assumptions built into TFA were wrong. I don't care about watching the Lobster and I never claimed I did care. The observation about the Lobster was data to support my argument.

 

Comment Re:I guess there is demand (Score 1) 73

I don't know who wants this stuff other than the criminals who keep trying to lock up everyone's data and demand ransom. Fake money? Who wants it?

It is quite handy as a payment token that transcend international boundaries and VISA blockades. I can buy things from for example Russia and pay with bitcoins where I cannot pay with a credit card. All perfectly legal as per the Berne convention.

I hold about 1.8 bitcoins. The other .2 is what I spent over the past few years. I wouldn't call it a high volume thing. But it's handy.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 575

Running against Hillary probably wouldn't have gotten her anywhere anyway; Bernie tried it and look where it got him. The DNC had everything rigged in Hillary's favor, so Warren wouldn't have had a chance there. Maybe that's why she didn't want to run. But if offered a VP spot, that might have gotten her interest because then she wouldn't have had to run against Hillary, and would have at least been able to supposedly have an effect on Hillary's positions. Maybe she wasn't ready, but it's not like she's some youngster either, she's in her 50s or 60s now I think.

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