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Cool breakdown: Map: Here's who didn't shovel in Minneapolis and got fined: http://www.mprnews.org/story...
RT @murphPPress: In a related note, per @darrenrovell Nike has terminated its contract with Adrian Peterson
RT @BillLindeke: over the last 10 years, the average # of days below 0º in Mpls has been under 20. (last year was wild exception) https://twitter.com/BillLin...
RT @doeyjavis: 50% of the population in counties map compared to the Congress map. https://twitter.com/doeyjav...
RT @EliLanger: I do not have the heart to break it to the guy. https://twitter.com/EliLang...
RT @CoreyLAnderson: Um, I guess I'd start with the child abuse? https://twitter.com/CoreyLA...
RT @kenbakernow: I wonder if Adrian Peterson can afford that $4,000 fine for beating his kid.
RT @daveweigel: Fox News speculating that “stocks could surge w/ GOP Senate win.” Dow is up 4000 points since 2012 election, which GOP did not win.
earthisalie: carlboygenius: Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil thank you for this. - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
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carlboygenius:
  
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
  
thank you for this.
theuptake: VIDEO: “Race Baiting” Charge Heats Up Minnesota Secretary Of State Debate The Secretary of State election is one of the most important on MN’s ballot this fall. This is a pretty good look at the differences between the top two candidates. Steve Simon is the kind of Secretary of State both parties should want, assuming they want to... - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Well, kmart, since you asked, could you assist me with appropriately line spacing your customer service emails? - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Well, kmart, since you asked, could you assist me with appropriately line spacing your customer service emails?
RT @MasterStrib: Story w/agent's statement: Video of police incident, statement defending #Vikings DT Tom Johnson released http://www.startribune.com/sports...
I spoke too fast about being done with Enterprise @carshare. They say I have to return the card I never used to close my account.
RT @MyLittleBloggie: High school cancels football over bullying http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut... (NewsCut blog post)
Google auto-awesomed my graffiti 311 report. - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Google auto-awesomed my graffiti 311 report.
Sure, you may make more money, have a more stable job, paid vacations, health insurance, overtime pay, and maternity leave. But, are you truly free if you decided to work together with your coworkers to achieve that status? This guy is serious. Or, should I say Sirius? - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Sure, you may make more money, have a more stable job, paid vacations, health insurance, overtime pay, and maternity leave. But, are you truly free if you decided to work together with your coworkers to achieve that status? This guy is serious. Or, should I say Sirius?
Dunn’s St Anthony Park takes their roasting seriously. - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Dunn’s St Anthony Park takes their roasting seriously.
RT @SInow: The diehard Minnesota Vikings fan who quit football: http://www.si.com/nfl...
Who uses WiFi below the falls? - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
Who uses WiFi below the falls?
dpstyles: ifilikeityoulikeit: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Casey Neistat There is nothing Casey does that isn’t awesome.   This is the longest ice bucket challenge video I’ve watched to date. Good stuff. - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
squashed: A couple days back SDS wrote, ” I mean, compare fracking to green tech.” I believe this was supposed to be a rhetorical flourish about how everybody knows that fracking is hugely profitable and “green tech” investments were a comical waste of money. It’s would be a reasonable rhetorical point around 2010. Except now we have electric... - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
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A couple days back SDS wrote, ” I mean, compare fracking to green tech.” I believe this was supposed to be a rhetorical flourish about how everybody knows that fracking is hugely profitable and “green tech” investments were a comical waste of money.
 
It’s would be a reasonable rhetorical point around 2010. Except now we have electric cars. And my conventional car gets around 39 mpg. I’m writing this in a room where the efficient fluorescent bulb that I’ve never had to replace for years is a relative dinosaur next to the suddenly affordable LED bulb that paid for itself in about a year and will last (approximately) forever. I’m writing this on three pound laptop so think I’m not actually sure how the advanced battery fits in it. Ditto with the iPhone next to me.1 None of this was possible in 2010—and it’s unlikely that any of these awesome things would have existed without subsidies for these sorts of green tech.
 
Then there’s fracking. Here’s the chart showing that natural gas production has increased like a whopping 25% over the last few years. That’s a lot. It’s taken a major bite out of coal’s market share.
 
But I think “green tech” is really a reference to solar and wind power. I put the chart for solar power above. It’s a bit more dramatic. By contrast, electricity generated from wind has only gone up by 1,000% in the last decade. The state leading the charge in wind energy is the pinko bastion of Texas. More resources are coming online each year—so the trend is continuing.
 
Let’s address the obvious objection. Wind and solar combined still only make up around 5% of electrical generation in the United States. With that said, both show a pattern of geometric growth. Neither shows signs of abating. If five percent of the town’s is infected with the zombie virus with that rate of growth, you can make some reasonable predictions about where the movie’s growing. When the numbers look more like, say, coal at 50% and falling, the movie is over.
 
 
Full disclosure: My assertion that the advanced batteries are partially attributable to the various tax subsidies and whatnot for advanced battery research and production is an educated guess. I’m not really inclined to crack the very sealed devices open to confirm one way or the other. If you know whether I’m right or wrong, let me know. ↩
peterfeld: The Palestinian Rubble Bucket Challenge: In Gaza, water is needed for drinking and there is no electricity to freeze ice, but there is plenty of rubble. (via NBC News) Donate to Gaza Donate to ALS - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year olds will start demanding news from yesterday, delivered in an unshareable format once a day. Perhaps advertisers will decide “Click to buy” is for wimps. Mobile phones: could be a fad. After all, anything could happen with print. Hard to... - http://x.thedeets.com/post...
RT @sumnums: The MN Twins are averaging 791 fewer attendees per game this season than their final season at the Metrodome.
RT @StarTribune: Minnesota's solar industry is undergoing a power surge and it's going to build. http://www.startribune.com/busines...
RT @dbrauer: Mpls "will proceed w/accelerated construction even tho financial plans 4 park haven’t yet been settled." Fiscal #fail http://m.startribune.com/...
RT @unmarketing: Worst corporate Venn diagram. Ever. (Via Reddit user George_E_Hale) https://twitter.com/unmarke...
RT @LetsGoMetricUSA: My first and last time recommending @Uber for an out of towner. Worse than a gerrymandered congressional district. https://twitter.com/LetsGoM...
RT @elonmusk: Model S drivetrain warranty increased to infinite miles, applies retroactively ... http://www.teslamotors.com/blog...
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