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by Scupperer
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Adding an option
Replies: 18
Views: 8518

Re: Adding an option

Solar remains an inefficient joke, ergo the Watermelons still like it. It's not so much that solar is inefficient, as that it's expensive. At least, for small scale use. I'm an architect, and every now and then I get a client interested in putting solar cells on the roof of their house or business....
by Scupperer
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ITER May Be Delayed Up To Three Years
Replies: 10
Views: 3965

And the federal gov got what in taxes. I like it when companies make profits. It means they will be able to attract more investments and grow. Do we give even more to the feds instead? The estimate I've heard is the net profit for oil companies is about 5%, while the government takes at least 15%. ...
by Scupperer
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Military Sucks
Replies: 40
Views: 9591

Probably you could just combine superconducting motor magnets with QED and have yourself a combustionless turbojet without all the mess I just described. Nasa already has a design . No one will build it, though, since there's no way to power it once you get off the ground (yet). The estimated proto...
by Scupperer
Sun May 18, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 40350

I just hope that oil prices don't crash before the WB-7 results are discovered, confirmed, and funding has been secured for the prototype (a lot of hopes, there). I remember the collapse of alternative energy funding and research after the oil crisis of the 70's ended - I imagine a similar abandonin...