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1. ## Thread: The Remarkable Progress of Renewable Energy

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### The progressives are saying all we have to is...

How can solar/wind crush gas, when you need gas for the night/when the wind isn't blowing?

And if you don't need gas for then, what would you use instead?[/QUOTE]

The progressives are saying...
2. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### If your calculator has a complex number mode it...

If your calculator has a complex number mode it will take sqrt(-1).
3. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### wiploc You are making my case. Heat is the...

wiploc

You are making my case. Heat is the energy that powers the photon.

Energy in energy out with losses in the energy conversion.

In an incandescent bulb the heat is supplied by resistive...

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### The Seahawks have beat good teams.Care to place a...

The Seahawks have beat good teams.Care to place a wager on who winds the division, Seattle or SF?
5. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### As in algebra texts is sqrt(1) =+-1. sqrt(1) =...

As in algebra texts is
sqrt(1) =+-1.
sqrt(1) = 1
SQRT(-1) = i, A complex number [0 + i]. i^2 = -1. i^3 = 1...

sqrt(4) = 2
sqrt(-4) = sqrt(-1*4) = [0 + i2] or just i2

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### Gor-Tex

As it is the rainy season in Seattle and I am relegated to the bus and walking I sprung for a Gor-Tex rain shell, \$249. It was worth it.

It works as advertised. Heavy rain rolls off and you do not...
7. ## Thread: Tucker Carlson claims ET evidence cover-up

by steve_bank
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### Tucker Carlson claims ET evidence cover-up

I watch Ancient Aliens on History Channel for entertainment. I watched Carlson claim he had inside information that the govt has hard evidence of ET.
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8. ## Thread: Intelligence, race and related issues.

by steve_bank
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### Actually in the day the southern dems were the...

This is what Republicans have been saying all along! Democrats giving out handouts to blacks in ghettos just incentivizes them to do nothing all day. Trump is now taking away food stamps from about...

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### The gospels and OT are inherently thin on all...

The gospels and OT are inherently thin on all sides.

Framing interpretation in terms of historical context makes the best sense academically. The geo-politics of the day provides the only...
10. ## Thread: Why No Urban Slang Term for Neon Bright Hair Dye

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### day glow hair do or glow-do.

day glow hair do or glow-do.
11. ## Thread: Intelligence, race and related issues.

by steve_bank
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### I have worked with people from around the world....

I have worked with people from around the world. From what I see anyone who has the general equivalent to our primary education are on the average no better or worse rhan anyone else.

There is a...
12. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### wiploc In a photo emitter quantum efficiency...

wiploc

In a photo emitter quantum efficiency photons per electron. In a photo detector it is reverse.

If there is a mass change then heating a metal bar increasing thermal radiation means the...
13. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### I do not care. I do not claim to be infallible...

You've got two responses disagreeing with this post. I'm not sure why.

There are other forms of energy than mass. If you heat up the box with the ashes in it, it will have more energy (in the...
14. ## Thread: Peloton exercise bike ad mocked as being 'sexist' and 'dystopian'

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### All the exercise ads are essentially sexist. All...

All the exercise ads are essentially sexist. All advertising is sexists. It creates stereotypes and makes you want to be like the image.

Some exercise ads and infomercials are directed at men....
15. ## Thread: Perfect is the Enemy of Good: Applications of the Pareto Principle

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### Sometimes it is slow a the beginning and fast at...

Sometimes it is slow a the beginning and fast at the end. Sometimes it is fast at the beginning and slow at the end. Sometimes it is a grind all the way through.

It ia just a general expression...
16. ## Thread: Violence during consensual sex has become normalised

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### Been saying that for years. The problem is we...

Been saying that for years.

The problem is we have no healthy sex ed programs. We tech kids to wipe butts, bathe, and brush teeth but not how to have sex.

Historically Christians fought tooth...
17. ## Thread: Forbidden fruit = electricity

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### You can take the kid out of the chrch but you cn...

My wife talks about that when something unfortunate happens. She asks, "How is this my fault? :)

If I want to keep myself in money it's not a bad gig selling this twaddle. You tell people...
18. ## Thread: Are Buddhism and Christianity fundamentally different religions?

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### Karma is a sort of moral and emotional causality....

Karma is a sort of moral and emotional causality. It applies to your thinking, family. local relations, amd nations.

Today we might say 'what goes around comes around'. It is about what you do to...
19. ## Thread: Are Buddhism and Christianity fundamentally different religions?

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### It was a good question.

It was a good question.

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### I had to revie it to be sure. Photons have...

I had to revie it to be sure.

Photons have energy and momentum but no mass. The enrgy of the photons trace back to the energy in the flame.

We humans are always emitting and absorbing thermal...
21. ## Thread: Will science survive human nature.

by steve_bank
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### It all started with learning to make and control...

It all started with learning to make and control fire.

I'd turn the question around . Can humans survive the blind obsession with finding new scince to exploit?

A recent report says kids...
22. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### Technically it is called Kirchoff's voltage and...

If that is actually said then the someone saying it should be flogged. Current or charge can only flow through a closed loop in electronic circuits would be a better description. The reason that...
23. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### Gravitational energy can show up as potential...

Gravitational energy can show up as potential energy or kinetic energy. I hold a bucket of water and it has gravttaional potential energy. I spill the water and it has kinetic energy from...
24. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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Adding you can add enrgy to a system without adding mass. Wind up trhe spring of a mechanical clock and you have added energy to the system but no mass.

I hold a baseball in hand. It has...
25. ## Thread: Exposing Atheistic Myths

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### I used to have a book of stories from India. You...

That is why God is always perceiving everything. The train DOES NOT EXIST if God is not perceiving it.

You're right on the doorstep with your finger on the doorbell![/QUOTE]

I used to have a...
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