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Welcome!
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:01:11 pm »
Welcome anti-republocrat!   ;D Feel free to post on any subject you wish. Stimulating discussion is encouraged. Our job is extract Homo sapiens from the miasma of stupidity and tyranny that we have been visited with by allowing our psychopathic predator humans to run ragged over the planet and its resources.

ALL major industrial high thermal heat, beat and treat processes ALREADY use electrical furnaces because those are the most efficient for processing and manufacturing metals and their alloys. So ALL of heavy industry, except for back up generators than can run on ethanol, can be powered by ELECTRICITY.
I think that is a real "killer app" for kickstarting demand, making ethanol-powered ICE electrical generators.  It's something that can be done today by someone with good engineering skills (or enough money they can hire someone with such skills).  Alas, I have neither the skills nor the money.  But one thing that makes ethanol ideal for back-up generators is that the fuel can be stored indefinitely without special processing; even with additives gasoline can only last a couple years in storage.  (Propane itself does not degrade with storage, but the seals do, so you can find your tanks empty even though you never used them.)

I suspect that Brazil my have some generator models that run exclusively on ethanol. They already require their filling stations to have at  last one E100 (100% ethanol - illegal in the USA - LOL!) pump. So if they have a large percentage of cars running on it, it's not a big step to rig up a car engine to run on ethanol.

I'll check around when I get some time. To me, the ultimate poison pill  ;D for the fossil fuel industry in the USA would be a legal internal combustion engine made with alloys that cannot handle high temperatures (i.e. VERY cheap to manufacture due to less tempering required and also because it requires 30% LESS metal -  weighing at least 30% less). Any gasoline use would warp the block and/or the heads. So, they would have to be placarded with the "ETHANOL (E!00) ONLY" warning stating that any use of gasoline voids the warrantee.

The same thing applies to natural gas or LPG. LPG and Methane burn cleaner than gasoline but the waste heat problem, while not being as bad, still requires high heat handling alloys and over engineering we have in ALL our fossil fuel powered internal combustion engines today.

Of course the USA will be the last to allow such an ethanol only engine  across the border. The feds will arrest you for carrying "non-fuel grade" fuel (i.e. if you can drink your fuel, Lord Lucifer and the Fossil Fuel Government will frown on you with extreme prejudice    ).

The fossil fuelers will never admit that the waste heat of fossil fuels, so necessary for them to claim they have a "higher energy density" than ethanol, is useless for obtaining mechanical WORK from an engine AND SUBTRACTS from engine power BECAUSE some of the engine energy must be used to COOL the engine.

Hess's Law of enthalpy of formation, the one Charles Hall adores and the one used for just about ALL of the assumptions on laws of thermodynamics in science today, classifies ALL heat, whether waste heat or not, as ENERGY. This is true. But if you can't use some of that energy to do work, and if that energy you can't use actually INTERFERES with you doing work (i.e. SUCKS ENERGY from the energy that is useful in order to keep the engine from over heating), then basing ERoEI on Hess's Law is thoroughly misleading.

finally, Hess's Law is not used as it should be to subtract the energy required to bio-remediate the damage that pollution products from fossil fuels cause. Externalizing those costs as if they did not require an energy input to assure a viable biosphere is an insult to the laws of thermodynamics. It's fossil fuel industry cherry picking, not science.   


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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 01:37:51 am »
Nice job sprucing up the Homepage with more Photos AB!

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 02:20:13 pm »
RE.  ;D

I drew the sad face on the moon with a tear. Nice touch if I do say so myself. 
 
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Welcome GCHandy!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 02:39:57 pm »
Welcome GCHandy!

Since I live in Vermont,   a state that was a republic for a while, I think I understand how you might feel.

Regardless of our political situation, if we don't get the 1% to accept their responsibility to fund the lion's share of a global transition to 100% Renewable Energy, we aren't going to HAVE a viable biosphere to fight over.  :(

I am interested in your take on the article below.  :)

Power Structures in Human Society: Pros and Cons Part 3 (Conclusion and Recommendations)
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 08:59:50 pm »
AG, what you are doing in here is amazing, just in the couple of days it has been since I visited. You certainly know how to build an interesting forum.

Great work, and fascinating. There's just not enough time to do it all justice.

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Surly,
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 11:17:59 pm »
Surly,
Thanks. Yeah, I'm starting to get my act together here.  ;D  My goal is somewhat amorphous beyond the very specific and daily desire to do whatever the Boss upstairs wants me to do. There are quite a few nature articles I wrote at my DD channel that I plan to publish here in nice, easy to reference "Wonders of Nature" topic categories so that people can go and just relax and lay back with nature video or strange and wonderful info on all the critters we share the planet with and the many biomes they inhabit. I hope to have a fun, as well as informative, general nature audio/video/article library that doesn't require a degree in biology (or any other science) to enjoy. One day at a time.


As to subject matter, I am trying to find a niche that people will feel comfortable going to for interesting, stimulating, enjoyable and at times, righteous anger producing articles, video and audio.

Rummaging around the Admin settings I discovered I have a limit on word count per post. At first I though I would jack it up like RE did at his forum but now I think I'll keep it because it keeps each post from becoming over long and forces me to split posts into parts.

I think I have an advantage as an admin in that I don't dwell on one subject and, quixotic as it may seem, continually seek to provide down to earth, realistic hope for myself and the viewers of the forum even while I holler and scream about some injustice here and there.

I will make every effort to avoid a pitfall in publishing. That is, to concentrate on putting out more material on a subject that gets lots of views. I respect the views but I realize that it is entirely possible for a crowd of 'one subject' zealots to dwell in a certain area. If those just happen to be the ones passing through on a given week or month and I mistakenly assume the other subject areas lack merit, I'll unbalance the subject matter and do future viewers a disservice.

If it's okay with you, I would like to make you a moderator here. No, I'm not asking you to spend more time or do more than you do right now. I realize you have your hands full with the facebook, your channel and the weekly doom load.  I just think it's your right.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 12:47:58 am »
AG, I find that the "quote" function doesn't work in the same way as it does on DD. At least for me.

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As to subject matter, I am trying to find a niche that people will feel comfortable going to for interesting, stimulating, enjoyable and at times, righteous anger producing articles, video and audio.

Rummaging around the Admin settings I discovered I have a limit on word count per post. At first I though I would jack it up like RE did at his forum but now I think I'll keep it because it keeps each post from becoming over long and forces me to split posts into parts.

I think I have an advantage as an admin in that I don't dwell on one subject and, quixotic as it may seem, continually seek to provide down to earth, realistic hope for myself and the viewers of the forum even while I holler and scream about some injustice here and there.

I will make every effort to avoid a pitfall in publishing. That is, to concentrate on putting out more material on a subject that gets lots of views. I respect the views but I realize that it is entirely possible for a crowd of 'one subject' zealots to dwell in a certain area. If those just happen to be the ones passing through on a given week or month and I mistakenly assume the other subject areas lack merit, I'll unbalance the subject matter and do future viewers a disservice.

If it's okay with you, I would like to make you a moderator here. No, I'm not asking you to spend more time or do more than you do right now. I realize you have your hands full with the facebook, your channel and the weekly doom load.  I just think it's your right. 

What is the max word count per post? I haven't posted enough to hit it yet...

Part of your distinctive voice is that you "continually seek to provide down to earth, realistic hope for myself and the viewers of the forum even while I holler and scream about some injustice here and there. " It is what makes you unique, IMO. There is a shaft of light even in the darkest of circumstances. That, plus your rigor in following evidence. (I'm a hyperbole-and-vitriol guy, myself... ;D ;D)

I am honored to be asked to be a moderator. Thanks. Will do my best and will try to match the tone of this fine place.

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 04:43:39 am »
I'm glad to see you are running with the Forum here AB.  Given the volume of material you produce, it's a better way to catalogue all of it than the Blogs you were using.

Still, there are deficiencies with Forums in terms of how Search Engines look at them.  It is tough to get a Forum "popular" without an associated Blog, or at least a Front Page for the Forum.  You can set up such a Front Page here on Create-a-Forum, I am pretty sure.

Also, you only have 45 days of No Ads on the site.  A Banner will appear on the page pretty soon with Ads.  It's not too bad, and you can also pay a nominal fee to get rid of it, I think it is about $5/mo.

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Now Hear This: Surly is now a Global Moderator! :>)
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 08:41:57 pm »
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What is the max word count per post? I haven't posted enough to hit it yet...

The maximum allowed length is 20,000 characters.

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Part of your distinctive voice is that you "continually seek to provide down to earth, realistic hope for myself and the viewers of the forum even while I holler and scream about some injustice here and there. " It is what makes you unique, IMO. There is a shaft of light even in the darkest of circumstances. That, plus your rigor in following evidence. (I'm a hyperbole-and-vitriol guy, myself... ;D ;D)

I am honored to be asked to be a moderator. Thanks. Will do my best and will try to match the tone of this fine place.

You are welcome. I'm on it!  ;D

As to the quote function, can you believe that JoeP taught me how to use it at the DD less than 2 WEEKS AGO?

Yep, just another little important detail that I hadn't figured out.  :-[

There is another thing that is different here. There is a slightly different video embedding format (it seems easier here). I just tried stuff until it worked.  ;D

http://www.   youtube.com/watch?v=C6YuBh-wAPQ&feature=player_embedded <----USE THIS FORMAT on renewable revolution forum (spaces added so you see the code after www.)

[embed=640,380]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6YuBh-wAPQ#[/embed]   <----USE THIS FORMAT on DD forum

I'm sure there is a way to size the video here like monsta taught me to do at the DD but it looks okay now so I haven't given it any more thought.  8)
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 09:04:13 pm »
Interesting difference about the embedding format. I wonder why...

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Welcome hardive!
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 04:12:14 pm »
Welcome hardive!
 Feel free to comment about anything and everything. I promise to listen and comment respectfully.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 06:50:50 am »
Welcome, GO. Interesting place AG has here. Renewable info you would expect, but plenty of add nooks and crannies that tend to reward curiosity.

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Welcome Ashvin!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 03:13:46 pm »
Welcome Ashvin! 

Ashvin is a veteran of the Automatic Earth Web Site. He has distinguished himself as a prolific blog writer of serious and well researched subjects in Finance, History, Politics and religion, to name some, but not all, of the subjects he has written about. 

Ashvin can argue the fur off a grizzly bear so, if you are going to debate him, get your ducks in a factual and well referenced row FIRST!  ;D

Ashvin is a defender of TRUTH. I have never met a more unflappable debater in my life. Unlike yours truly,  ;D, he rarely if ever loses his cool. If I were President, I would name this erudite fellow to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court! 
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Welcome PaulKangas!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 01:44:38 am »
Welcome aboard, PaulKangas!   
Feel free to comment on anything and everything you wish.  ;D
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WELCOME vincent_chin!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 07:29:14 pm »
WELCOME vincent_chin! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
We listen! Enjoy the content and feel free to comment as the mood suits you. 
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