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Elephants and Jackasses...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nettdata, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Kubla Kahn

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    Convicted rapist Neil Degrasse Tyson tells me space force is a great idea in moving towards further space exploration and technological advancements.

    I wouldn’t mind a NASA like agency created to tackle advancing energy technologies if it wasn’t used to pick favorites in the green energy field or used to push larger social programs the left have been dying to implement for a 100 years. Give us carbon neutral energy source that is feasible and scalable in the shortest amount of time.
     
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    Isn’t it just a spin-off and merger of existing military units?

    And da fuq did Tyson do?
     
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    The democrats had a border wall in their last immigration bill. I have no idea why you think believing all out socialism is a bad idea would necessitate being a Trump supporter, or how supporting a border wall and being against socialism at the same time would make someone a hypocrite.

    She is making the left look really stupid, and as someone who wants climate change actually addressed I'm personally not loving it.
     
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    • Hydro - largely maxed out.
    • Geothermal - small number of viable sites, but there is interesting research by the DOE in using fracking technologies to install plants in near-arbitrary locations with fairly minimal surface footprint (drill a hole until you hit hot rock, frack the rock to create a reservoir volume with a high surface area to conduct heat, pump water through the system and extract energy like a reverse heat-pump).
    • Solar - Incredible strides have been made in driving down the cost of PV panels. Suffers from intermittency issues and needs to be paired with either storage or another type of fast-follow generation. Requires large surface footprint.
    • Wind - Near identical story to solar: cost has driven down, has intermittency issues, large surface footprint. Research into high altitude generation where winds are more consistent, but nothing ready yet.
    • Nuclear Fission - Ready and scalable. Has large up-front capital costs and high safety requirements, and Nevada has been a little bitch about getting Yucca Mountain ready.
    • Nuclear Fusion - Physics has been effectively solved, the engineering not yet. ITER expects to be fully operational by 2040, and SPARC is trying to beat that timeline.
    So currently I believe we should be building solar panels, wind turbines, and fission plants as fast as we possibly can, while investing money in reducing the cost of advanced geothermal and short-medium term storage (hours to days), and crossing our fingers about fusion.
     
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    I assume he probed Uranus.
     
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    Can we use Bernie’s body as fuel for the green new deal?

    “Feel the Bern for climate change!” Or something...
     
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    He’s been publicly accused of rape. Guilty.
     
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    And aside from the coal and oil lobbyists, no reasonable person would have a problem with that. Once fusion is unlocked, that will change everything immediately.
     
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    Fusion is a game changer, but it really depends on how economical the reactor design is and what kind of gain factor it has. That said, the fuel itself offers no practical limitation, so if you can build the reactors cheaply, you can fuel them essentially for free by comparison. I'm paying close attention to the SPARC project at MIT because they're taking advantage of high-temperature superconductors that we've only been able to industrially produce in the last few years, whereas the ITER design, which was finalized years ago, requires all manner of cooling systems to maintain low temperature superconductors that can't generate the same magnetic field strengths. Although God only knows what materials challenges will occur when trying to build a structure to support an absurd 20+T magnetic field.
     
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    I had heard about this, but never looked at what the accusations were. One is accusing him of drug raping her. That is pretty serious. The others I don't think I give a shit about even if they were true. Ok, hitting on your assisstant is inappropriate, but that's not quite the same thing when the job is done in a couple weeks. He should have waited to make a move, but that's not the same situation as two people in permanent positions. I guess this one is a bit of a problem, but damn, that was some G rated harassment. Actually, I'm not even completely sure he was hitting on her. The 'groping victim' says the incident wasn't serious enough to make a complaint, but I guess she did find it serious enough to go to media outlets and publically attack him.

    It would be very interesting to see a Sokal squared type experiment where women went to the media intentionally describing completely meaningless interactions with some famous male followed by how traumatized and abused they felt. My guess is a lot of the outlets would explode at the guy. At least, I'm pretty sure places like HuffPo, Buzzfeed, and Vox would.
     
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    Sen Warren officially launched her 2020 bid. I don't like her at all, but I love how much trump hates her. The whole the enemy of my enemy is my friend thing.

    This is gonna be hilarious to watch.
     
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    So AOC's office posted a document on their website. Then tried to claim it was a doctored document, despite the fact they themselves posted it on their own website. Then they took it down and posted another, and admitted it was their document.

    Well, I guess this explains why conservatives like her beng in the news. What a fucking embarassment.
     
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    The Democrats are already planning to primary her and she’s been in office for a month.
     
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    It is my opinion that she will never lose another election. As long as she stays in congress and doesn’t fly too close to the sun. Or have any crazy scandals. Not because I like her so much, but because everyone else does. Regardless of her simplistic understanding(or lack thereof) of everything. She has the same type of attraction as Trump. Factually incorrect about most everything, but people understand what she “means” or the feeling behind her words.

    She’s kinda hot. She has a little attitude. And she’s proficient on the Twitter machine. She looks like the demographic she represents. She cooks shit on Instagram while talking about injustices in the system and people watch the fuck out of it.

    Following a cult of personality is nothing new. It works on the left as well as on the right. If the gop can bang the abortion,Jesus, and Mexicans drum, AOC can bang the economic injustice drum.
     
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    What is the fucking DEAL with them lately? Usually only the GOP wants to put bimbos in the White House (Quayle, W, Palin, Trump, etc.).

    Can people just say that she’s an embarrassing, stupid twat? Stop trying to fight fire with fire. There so many better choices than some mouthy, book-allergic ten year old.
     
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    To be fair, a texas congressman did recently call AOC a bimbo.
     
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    You know what’s not gonna resonate with a lot of dems in affluent areas?

    The push for the complete elimination of private insurance. As transparently phony as I think he is, Booker gets it.

    A lot of northeast liberals and those from large cities, they have good insurance plans. They want everyone to have healthcare. But not if it means they lose theirs. It’s like a healthcare version of being a NIMBY.
     
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    Because nobody eats their own like the Democratic Party.
     
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    He’s right. She needs to sit down and shut the fuck up. There’s nothing worse than an attention whore who buys into their own false hype, and she’s ruining credibility for her party every time she speaks.
     
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    The fact that the left does like her shows how goddamn stupid this party is now. I mean, they think she "exposes" conservatives. The only thing she exposes is how fucking stupid this party is now.

    Also, you can't really get uppity about conservatives calling you commies now when your new hero actually is one. And yes, she wants to eliminate capitalism. Fucking spare me the bullshit qualifiers.

    How are you going to laugh at Trump supporters? I have not seen even him suggest something as stupid as this twat does. If anything Trump supporters have a right to laugh at you. Jesus Christ.

    Also, let's look at what the democrats are doing with the house since they took it. They put forth the most fucktarded resolution ever, started an investigation based on a conspiracy theory that is already being investigated, and demanded a hearing so they could repeatedly accuse the AG of meddling with no evidence of any meddling whatsoever. For the love of God democrats, get your heads out of your asses.