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Vague musings, terrible jokes, and worrying about everything a little too much. Caution: endless puns ahead. Also Epcot. he/him
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I've not had an opportunity to prepare anything for this year's day, but as luck would have it I have something to celebrate today! Thank you to each and every one of my patrons for making this happen! It would not have been possible without you
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Technology Connections Nov 18
Replying to @notamartianrovr
Basically, "Thanks for your email, let me get this out of the way; •I don't do product reviews •I'm not looking for sponsors •I'm not gonna reply to you if that's what you want" It's a little nicer (especially towards fanmail) than that but I'm pretty blunt at the start.
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Technology Connections Nov 18
Replying to @asdkant
This is about 3-way lamps, right? I'm kinda shocked this isn't general knowledge, frankly. They're super common
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Technology Connections Nov 18
Hats off to that guy that just keeps emailing me, having clearly never read my auto-reply, and assuming my repeated silence is obviously code for "tell me more!"
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Technology Connections Nov 18
I strongly dislike "look at all the solar panels we'd need to build!" argument. As if "look at the billions of barrels of crude oil we use every year" were somehow irrelevant...
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @LordStreetGuru @pilif
Honestly I don't think this will be fixable in a timeframe small enough to be meaningful. And as I said, public perception isn't the only thing. There's also financing, planning, regulatory hurdles, NIMBYs, and the list goes on. But, as Hank said, maybe Asia will take this on
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @TonyBurnetti
Of course he is...
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @pilif @LordStreetGuru
Life is, unfortunately, a popularity contest. Nuclear is very much on the losing aide right now. Whether it should be is beside the point. The question now is; do we try to warm the public to a nuclear future and delay action? Or do we go gung-ho *NOW* with popular renewables?
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @pilif @LordStreetGuru
Yes, and no matter how much it frustrates you, and regardless of the fact that they are "wrong", it will always be a significant problem. The biggest thing you should take away from Hank's video is that public perception is a real thing
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @LordStreetGuru @pilif
*Can* be and *will* be are very different things. It's not feasibility of the technology that's in question. It's feasibility of the various things you need to do before a green light is given. For more complete thoughts;
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @LordStreetGuru @pilif
Nobody want to finance a possibly-obsolete-in-20-years project that needs to operate for 50 years to break even. Nobody wants to approve such a project without a plan for waste. Nobody wants a nuke plant in their back yard. These are all real problems that can't be wished away
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @LordStreetGuru @pilif
Nuclear has so many hurdles in its way, from public perception, to engineering, to financing, to waste disposal that by the time any real movement was made, renewables will probably already be more viable anyway.
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @TechConnectify
We fucked some major shit up with a chemical that was in mere trace amounts all things considered. And I don't know any sort of denial surrounding that (though I bet it could be found...) So maybe stop pretending that our planet doesn't change as we do.
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @TechConnectify
Where were the "we have such /hubris/ to assume Man could possibly have an impact on climate" folks back then? Did you think the scientists were making that up? Or was it just that switching to non-ozone-depleting chemicals was an easy task, and life didn't need to change much?
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Technology Connections Nov 17
It's interesting how we all quickly accepted that CFCs, used in aerosols and refrigerants, were destroying the ozone layer, and yet the idea that carbon dioxide, which we spew *gigatons* into the atmosphere *nonstop*, just might cause the planet to warm, is unbelievable to some.
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Technology Connections Nov 17
I was gonna draw attention to a truly awful comment but that's probably /exactly/ what that person wants. So, no. Be awful in your own stupid corner.
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Honestly I never thought that GE's LEDs were very good. I liked their "light stick" concept (not sure if that's even still a thing) but the light was a little too cool. So yeah, "name brand" isn't everything, but now you know there are in fact good LED solutions out there 😀
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Technology Connections Nov 17
That and the plugs are fused
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Replying to @DeathlyPrice
Christmas lights have been on sale for weeks now, so I believe you are out of order
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Technology Connections Nov 17
Ho ho ho, it's time to get pedantic about holiday lights! This year, the Sharpie loses its spot on the throne
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