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3 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

I think California just changed their solar power fees as well, completely negating any financial benefit of having solar. In short, having panels installed now will never reach a breakeven point for the life of the panels. 
 

I’ll refrain from ranting about misplaced environmentalism. 

 

Yeah, California solar is elfed too.  This doesn't even have to involve ranting about environmentalism; it's pretty much cronyism and corruption between business and government.  Universe forbid the power companies lose profits because they can't monopolize the sun<_<

 

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23 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

It's national Quark day!

 

 

No, not the Star Trek character, it's a type of cheese like dairy product.

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I'm just going to leave this here... :ph34r:

7 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

I think California just changed their solar power fees as well, completely negating any financial benefit of having solar. In short, having panels installed now will never reach a breakeven point for the life of the panels. 
 

I’ll refrain from ranting about misplaced environmentalism. 

You ever watch John Oliver's Last Week Tonight? You should look up the bit he did about the power grid, it's free to watch on YouTube.

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38 minutes ago, VitM said:

 

Yeah, California solar is elfed too.  This doesn't even have to involve ranting about environmentalism; it's pretty much cronyism and corruption between business and government.  Universe forbid the power companies lose profits because they can't monopolize the sun<_<

 

Give them time. Where there is a will, and a lot of money, there is a way.

 

I hope everyone is having the best day they can. 

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42 minutes ago, CaptainPete said:

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I'm just going to leave this here... :ph34r:

You ever watch John Oliver's Last Week Tonight? You should look up the bit he did about the power grid, it's free to watch on YouTube.


Just watched it, and other than being completely annoying to listen to and a bit of an broccoli, he’s not saying anything that hasn’t been brought up for decades. 
 

I really worry about electric car batteries. Those things are going to be horrendous to retire and I suspect they’ll be solved the same way they dispose of used up wind turbine blades. Taken to Nevada and buried. 

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51 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Why isn't there enough metal in those to make the blades worth chopping up and recycling?

 

Ability to recycle items once they're made into things is unfortunately limited. Recycling is a great concept but it has been unfortunately over-hyped compared to the current functionality of it. That may improve in the future; I certainly hope it does. For now though it is extremely limited.

 

Car batteries do have some concern since the materials are tough to recycle or dispose of, but the human track record is better on cleaning up pollution (that we created - see LA and Denver 1970 vs now) than it is on minimizing fossil fuels.... so for the sake of minimizing fossil fuels, I still very much want more electric cars. Proper waste management is a distinct problem in need of solving nonetheless. Pay the recycling specialist researchers and engineers more to figure it out >.>

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Living in Los Angeles, Tom Morello must have some interesting stories about getting approached by fans and tourists, but his latest might be a first, even for him.

 

The Rage Against The Machine guitarist recently took to Twitter to tell a hilarious story about how he got mistaken for a cast member from the reality show Jersey Shore.

 

"I was hiking today when one of those 'Hollywood Tours Of The Stars Homes' vans pulled up," he explained. "The driver says on the bullhorn 'Hey I recognize you from somewhere! Are you one of those Jersey Shore guys??' I reply, 'Absolutely.' And everyone in the van took a photo."

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I'm currently in a three way email exchange between myself, a customer and a their distributor trying to get what should be a minor issue resolved. Of course, the customer lives 300 miles away from his car washes, and has to rely on his onsite manager, who is not that tech savvy or paying a distributor tech.  This was the gist of the last few emails. 

Customer: Did you guys have any luck getting this resolved today?

Me: Distributor told me he was on his way to site earlier, but got called to a different site. Not sure when he's going to get there now

Customer (to Distributor): Can you try and make my site a priority? 

Distributor: I was on my way to the site when I got called by your site manager to fix an emergency at your other site. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

Ability to recycle items once they're made into things is unfortunately limited. Recycling is a great concept but it has been unfortunately over-hyped compared to the current functionality of it. That may improve in the future; I certainly hope it does. For now though it is extremely limited.

 

Car batteries do have some concern since the materials are tough to recycle or dispose of, but the human track record is better on cleaning up pollution (that we created - see LA and Denver 1970 vs now) than it is on minimizing fossil fuels.... so for the sake of minimizing fossil fuels, I still very much want more electric cars. Proper waste management is a distinct problem in need of solving nonetheless. Pay the recycling specialist researchers and engineers more to figure it out >.>

Lithium Ion batteries, the kind used for almost all eVehicles shows a lot of promise for being mostly recoverable.  The Lithium is high enough value as a recyclable to make it break even or better for the recovery of the other materials used in the batteries when they are doing the Lithium Ion Recovery.

There is at least one company here in Northern Nevada, Comstock Mining, that has acquired another company, a recycler,  just for their Lithium Ion Recovery Technology and their early position as a LiIon recycler.

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