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    Don't worry, someone will invent a replacement...

    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]
    Don't worry, someone will...
  2. Since "many people actually enjoy reading dumb,...

    Since "many people actually enjoy reading dumb, substance-less articles" (I agree with you on that), then we should expect the media to predominantly publish such articles.

    I think the...
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    Those aren't True Socialists™ -- they're just...

    Those aren't True Socialists™ -- they're just *checks notes* people in favour of a strong welfare safety net.
  4. 20% of the people in a workplace do 80% of the...

    20% of the people in a workplace do 80% of the work.
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    Let me rephrase that so the ancap doesn't get...

    The real question is what do you do about the people who can't or won't save unless compelled? Or who can't work out how much they need to save? Or who see their savings evaporate in a stock market...
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    There's still time for Asia, Africa to get their...

    There's still time for Asia, Africa to get their slice of the pie.

    The planet is most likely on a millennium-long trip to a hothouse, but that still allows plenty of scope for economic growth in...
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    LOL, AnCaps.

    LOL, AnCaps.
  8. Thread: Dogs

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    I never really got my head around the...

    I never really got my head around the domestication of wolves until I saw it depicted in Cosmos, with the unfrightened wolves coming up to the humans at the campfire. Before then I thought humans...
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    Go on, then: show us your work.

    Go on, then: show us your work.
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    I didn't watch the video--I prefer text sources....

    I think you've got charge and discharge mixed up--the battery consumes CO2 during discharge.
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    Well, I checked again and the guy in the video says what I said - consumes CO2 during charge...
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    I think you've got charge and discharge mixed...

    I think you've got charge and discharge mixed up--the battery consumes CO2 during discharge.

    But yes, I was wrong. While a car battery would be self-contained, the designers envisage a large-scale...
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    Also this one:...

    Also this one:
    https://twitter.com/mehreenfaruqi/status/1129250807205879809?lang=en
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    Yep, totally feasible.

    Yep, totally feasible.
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    It doesn't use any graphene, so it's got one foot...

    It doesn't use any graphene, so it's got one foot out of the lab already.
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    Here's the paper that was linked in one of the...

    Here's the paper that was linked in one of the Youtube video's links.

    A Long-Cycle-Life Lithium–CO 2 Battery with Carbon Neutrality...
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    How about "magic"? "Magic doesn't present...

    How about "magic"?



    "Magic doesn't present an ontological or metaphysical problem as far as I can tell."
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    Google Docs doesn't work unless it can talk to...

    Google Docs doesn't work unless it can talk to the server constantly. If you have a slow connection it is probably just unable to work. It won't tell you so; it will just become completely...
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    Hotmail got its name from HTML: HoTMaiL.

    Hotmail got its name from HTML: HoTMaiL.
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    Fair enough; my recollection might not be correct.

    Silent reading to me has always been you chill out with a text of your choice and interest, and yes that can include comics - especially the classic ones. The big thing was to get kids reading...
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    I was in primary school in South Australia in the...

    I was in primary school in South Australia in the 1990's. IIRC, Silent Reading in class was always a prescribed book (e.g. Fantastic Mr Fox, My Best Fiend, Charlotte's Web) and at home/in the library...
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    That would require a BFC.

    That would require a BFC.
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    As Jokodo has already noted, the paper doesn't...

    As Jokodo has already noted, the paper doesn't say that at all, let alone "clearly".

    However, it is true that the majority of carbon emissions are from natural sources.

    From the IPCC's fourth...
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    It would also need to understand the context of a...

    It would also need to understand the context of a word.

    "SAM" is not always "Surface-to-Air Missile"
    acronyms should not be expanded except when first mentioned
    starboard is only right-side...
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    That's not what I asked. It contradicts your...

    Thank you for finally citing a journal article.

    Here is a link to the full text PDF so you can actually read the article:...
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    Thank you for finally citing a journal article. ...

    Thank you for finally citing a journal article.

    Here is a link to the full text PDF so you can actually read the article:...
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