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- Fred Stiening said Don’t spend the money from the stock or bitcoin profits just yet…
- CC1s121LrBGT said first entry for 2018 SRG points: What is up… DACA? the the the the that’s all folks. DACA Obugs me.
- Parrott said Dateline Austin Texas; 16-JAN-2018 Alex Jones says he has been in contact with Top scientist, entrepreneurs and wealthy industrialist, and that ‘Opray’ has issued another missile aler...
- briand75 said Obama – so worried about his legacy. Thank God for Trump who has been able to erase most of the damaging executive orders that Obama created. I am not surprised that Obama would threaten Milt a...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Genius or kook could all be a matter of timing: http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/12/elon-musk-admits-he-attended-sex-party-but-that-none-of-the-activities-happened-while-he-was-there/
- Fred Stiening said Related: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2018/01/12/can-the-chinese-government-now-get-access-to-your-grindr-profile/
- Fred Stiening said Former WGN host Milt Rosenberg has died. He worked in semiobscurity until his 15 minutes of national fame when the Obama campaign tried to strong-arm him into disinviting a guest who had written abou...
- CC1s121LrBGT said In other train news: I was listening to WMAL last week and their top local story was that the District of Columbia is pushing the states of Virginia and Maryland to increase their sales taxes in nearb...
- CC1s121LrBGT said That was actually a good article despite blaming “global warming” rather than human error for the tunnels flooding with salt water. The author also seems blind to the irony of these two s...
- Fred Stiening said Eventually, a big chunk of the Long Island traffic will move to the under construction East Side Access tunnel connecting LIRR to Grand Central. People living on Ling Island but working in Midtown ha...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Amtrak – something new and something old. Didn’t realize the tunnels aree 107 years old already… and doing really well until Sandy filled them half way with salt water. https://www.b...
- CC1s121LrBGT said They have a right to share the data you and I generate, but when you share the data they generate, thanks to the lobbyists and campaign donations from their industry, the federal government and not CN...
- CC1s121LrBGT said The natural gas and electricity generation industries have long been fascinating to me and I have worked in both. I don’t know how they were designed in the first part of the last century but...
- Fred Stiening said The constraint on usage of natural gas for heating has been lack of storage capacity. In Derby, CT, my bed was about 100 feet from a 14” natural gas pipeline that feeds New England and runs during t...
- CC1s121LrBGT said The low and stable price of natural gas has changed the economics. In the south, it still may not be worth running gas lines very far from the existing pipeline that runs from Houston to Boston. Com...
- CC1s121LrBGT said He will be a true genius if he has a special domed sunroof so that the dog on board can stick his head out and enjoy the stellar view.
- Fred Stiening said It appears that the launch actually failed – the satellite did not separate from the 2nd stage and burned up on re-entry – but since its purpose was secret, the details will remain secret
- Fred Stiening said 10% ethanol gets poorer mileage than straight gasoline, maybe even to the point it has a negative affect. QuikTrip is offering non-ethanol gasoline, but it was about $2.60 a gallon. Now that we are...
- CC1s121LrBGT said briand75 , I think we get it mainly from the Iowa caucus that is the first for not just one of the major political parties but both of them. It is designed to get money flowing from the other 49 state...
- briand75 said I think ethanol equivalence is something like 1.5 gals of Ethanol is equivalent to 1.0 gals of gasoline in terms of stored energy. Ethanol from corn was slightly positive on the energy balance: energy...
- CC1s121LrBGT said That is part of the issue. The bigger part is that as food is diverted away from the people that need it, more forests, including rain forests are burned down and the huge trees and jungle that remove...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Most of these attorney (legal) jobs are at tax payer expense. The lawyers on both sides are often from different branches of government and the trial takes places in a building owned by the government...
- Fred Stiening said About a week ago, we experimented with the Prime Now food delivery service. I chose a frozen item and a refrigerated and a fragile one. What we ordered arrived when expected and was what I ordered...
- Fred Stiening said According to this UK study, sugar beets are around 7x the energy output at the sugar factory compared to the fertilizer energy inputs. Note that the conversion to ethanol and transportation to the en...
- Fred Stiening said Robert Dole and ADM are the reason we tried using corn. The prototype country (Brazil) uses sugar cane, but pretty much any plant you can make booze from will work. Michigan has a huge crop of sugar...
- Fred Stiening said Jobs cannot be legal unless a government first makes them illegal.
- briand75 said I think ethanol has traditionally been made from corn. So we rob the world of corn crops to make inefficient fuel additives for the sake of “cleaner air”.
- CC1s121LrBGT said How many legal jobs would be lost if we had voter ID?
- CC1s121LrBGT said Absolutely. I joke around for fun but he is a genius. Another is Jeff Bezos. I’ve ordered school supplies with my daughter on a Sunday night and by Monday afternoon when she comes home from scho...
- Fred Stiening said The Republican won the deciding process, and the legal challenge moves on to a different race where apparently voters voted in the wrong Virginia House district https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/v...
- Fred Stiening said Last night, a SpaceX rocket launched a secret government payload into low earth orbit, and the first stage returned to the launch pad and landed successfully. I’ll line up on the genius side.
- CC1s121LrBGT said “….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. …” @realDonaldTrump 4:27 AM – 6 Jan 2018
- briand75 said He’s either a genius or a complete kook 🙂
- CC1s121LrBGT said What about “Alexa, play some funky music, white boy” ?
- CC1s121LrBGT said Maybe he is trying to illustrate the subtle difference between “a self-driving car” and “an autonomous vehicle” ?
- Fred Stiening said Enjoy! https://help.iheart.com/hc/en-us/articles/229183568-Linking-iHeartRadio-with-Amazon-Echo The more interesting issue is what Alexa Echo does with a vague request like “play some country music” o...
- CC1s121LrBGT said I’ve looked this weekend and seen that Alexa icon on a lot of Cumulus station websites. Probably won’t see it on iHeart station websites as the don’t want you ever leave the iHeart
- Fred Stiening said And can go a billion miles on one set of tires.
- Fred Stiening said Tom Taylor has been touting radio stations to get themselves added to Alexa. Of course, an ad that tricks Alexa into playing WGOW while you already listening to WGOW doesn’t accomplish much.
- CC1s121LrBGT said He will be able to advertise that its it the fastest car ever made.
- Fred Stiening said Extra long jumper cables
- CC1s121LrBGT said Here it is in the upper right corner. Click the pic to enlarge:
- CC1s121LrBGT said Ahh…. another product from the owner of the Bezos Post. 😉 WGOW AM (a Chris Plante station) runs a promo saying “Alexa, play WGOW” I don’t own an Alexa but it seems like a robo...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Ethanol subsidies kill more trees than Acid Rain. Turn on, tunein to Acid Rock and Purple Rain.
- Fred Stiening said This month is suggesting there may be a future entrepreneurial opportunity in producing supplemental heat for heat pumps in the South. We have a fireplace, but no interest in using it.
- foyle said Don’t forget Acid Rain (which was supposed to kill all the trees) https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2014/02/11/remember-the-acid-rain-scare-global-warming-hysteria-is-pouring-down/#14884bf2...
- TheChairman said Thank you Countess! I hope you and Fred are avoiding the bomb cyclones and keeping warm during the annual climate change. 😉 Feynman’s books are definitely interesting. His anecdotes about ̵...
- Parrott said Yeah Roanoke county is $25 per vehicle, and they don’t require a sticker anymore. slush fund for the fire chief that has the 7 year itch, parrott
- countess robini said Happy New year, chairman! May all your blessings, Big and little, bring you Joy in 2018. To all of you here == the same wish, from both of us. Our basket of blessings runner 4th over. CERTAINLY. Re...
- briand75 said When was that little Ice Age? 1400’s or so? I know that it was linked to a Maunder Minimum (large decrease in solar flares and sunspots). I suspect we are looking at that likelihood – not...
Monthly Archives: July 2015
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