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Dominik Schwind
Todd Hoff
Republican Led Southern States Dragging America Down By Leeching Off Of Your Tax Dollars -
Republican Led Southern States Dragging America Down By Leeching Off Of Your Tax Dollars
Mark H
Stephen Mack
I have unkind words for my neighbors who leave on their automatic lawn sprinklers during the rain when we have a serious drought situation going on.
Leave an anonymous note. I'll write it. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Leave them a note saying "I'm sorry you forgot it was going to rain. If you'd like your system to do it automatically, the water utility gives a rebate on rain sensors for irrigation systems " - Spidra Webster
^^^^^^ YES! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Good idea! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Dominik Schwind
RT @Jared_Wade: DON'T START A TWEET THAT WAY. RT @NBCNews: Just In: Air Force fires nine nuclear missile commanders over two-year cheating scandal
Mark H
Regarding Our Zoo's Rebranding as "The Insane Horror Zoo" -
Regarding Our Zoo's Rebranding as "The Insane Horror Zoo"
"We understand that it can be upsetting that we are killing all these beautiful animals. To be honest, we don't like to do it much, but it is part of our rebranding effort that we announced to members last year. Since zoos around the world have undertaken efforts to become more humane, our own efforts to provide lifelike habitats, ample space, and comfortable interaction with patrons no longer really set us apart. That is why these "culls" are part of the larger plan to rebrand the Copenhagen Zoo as "The Insane Horror Zoo."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"We want to create brand synergy by wasting tons of animals. We will become the Hostel of zoos. We will do anything to these animals. We will ice a panda. We will do a hit on a python. If you can't hang with this, you need to get out now, because the carnage has only begun. Our 2014 schedule of animal death is just getting warmed up." - Mark H
That's something … awful :) - Amit Patel
10 'Cosmos' Facts That Are Out of This World
Thomas Hawk
opps, mean the only way I can tag people on the new @flickr photo page is to switch to German or any non-English language.
The whole Flickr tagging is broken. While typing a tag, it will sometimes switch to the next photo. - Nils Sandin
Mark H
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads -
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads
""During the simulated ELM pulses, we saw a completely counterintuitive behaviour", says de Temmerman: "The more power we sent to the wall material, the less energy actually reached the surface. The temperature of the tungsten samples already peaked part-way through the energy pulse and then started to drop. At the same time, our fast camera saw Hα-light coming from near the surface." Hα-light is a spectral line that indicates that cool hydrogen gas has escaped from the tungsten wall surface. De Temmerman: "We already know that the metal tungsten can absorb limited amounts of hydrogen, like a sponge. It looks like the incoming energy pulse frees a cloud of this absorbed hydrogen from the tungsten. The gas blanket then sucks energy from the incoming power pulse and distributes it evenly, protecting the surface directly below it." Simulations of the hydrogen stored in the tungsten before and after a plasma pulse support this analysis." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Fusion researchers try to recreate nuclear fusion, the power source at the heart of the sun, as a sustainable energy source on Earth in tokamak reactors like ITER. In a fusion reactor, hydrogen nuclei collide at hundreds of millions degrees Celsius, then fuse together to form helium and release prodigious amounts of energy. ITER has been designed to demonstrate the technical... more... - Mark H
Dominik Schwind
RT @FJ_Murau: Schön, dass das Japanische dafür ein eigenes Wort hat.
Da kann ich zustimmen :-) - Nils Sandin
RT @MashableLive: PM: "This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sights. It is therefore, with deep sadness and regret…” 1/2
increase loading speed Of wordpress website from $5 - Bilal Memon
Dominik Schwind
RT @avestal: "I Kickstarted the Oculus Rift, what do I get?" You get a lesson in how capitalism works.
Dominik Schwind
RT @johl: Schade übrigens auch, dass bei einem zu 974% überfinanzierten Kickstarter-Projekt wie Oculus Rift am Schluss keine Open Hardware herauskommt
Louis Gray
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits. -
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
"Long on our whimsical 'to do' list has been to consider going solar. We've always known it was good for the environment, to create our own energy and give it back to the power grid, but after months and months of getting notes from PG&E saying we were using well more than our unfair share of electricity, thanks to keeping three young kids warm and in clean clothes and dishes on a daily basis, I made an investment in solar - calling up Sunrun, and getting panels on our roof that will be making energy for at least the next twenty years." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
35 kWh/day? Where's all that electricity going? My own consumption last year was only 2.8 kWh/day (or 1000 kWh for the year). Granted, that's only a one-person household, but here in Germany a typical family household is estimated at 2000-3000 kWh. When I lived in the Bay Area for a while many years ago, I rarely had to turn on the air-conditioning. Why isn't solar more widespread in... more... - Nils Sandin
Still, the biggest drawback to solar panels on a house is in the event of fire. The high-voltage system is still energized, so any water used by the firemen could electrocute them, so there have been cases of the fire department letting it burn. :-( That could be a major hurdle in the US, where so many houses are made of wood instead of brick. - Nils Sandin
Nils, much of our use is from our washer and dryer, our fridge and freezer, and HVAC. That doesn't even touch TVs or other electronics. - Louis Gray
Nils: In fact, California is adding solar capacity rapidly--but those German figures are much lower than typical California figures, which are in turn much lower than typical U.S. figures. (Our two-person household, a much smaller house than Louis's, uses 11kWh/day averaged over a year. 95-98% of that comes from a small rooftop installation.) I don't believe most U.S. solar installations are "high-voltage," for that matter. - Walt Crawford
I want my solar panels in the desert instead of on my house. They'll be higher efficiency and be better maintained. :-/ - Amit Patel
oh no, I want mine on the house. I want solar to eliminate the need (or radically reduce it!) for distribution lines and electric companies! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The previous owner of our house had these installed and they do help a lot, but mostly during the late spring/summer months. Generation takes a nose-dive during the winter (especially this past winter) due to more bad weather. I think at best during the past few months our electric bill was halved. But I would think you guys in Cali get more benefit year round than we do here in the... more... - ronin
I don't believe SREC's are available here. But yes, we surely do a lot better than halving our electricity bill. For us: first year, we were positive. Second year, the $4.50/month meter fee paid for whatever we used. Third year, we paid $30 more. For the year. My brother (same town, a few miles away) consistently runs positive--but he has a bigger installation and uses time-of-day metering, which we don't. - Walt Crawford
NATO soldiers are putting your selfies to shame.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) sounds even better in slow motion:
CNN Breaking News
Malaysian PM: With deep sadness and regret ... I must inform you ... flight MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean.
RT @MashableLive: PM: “...that I must inform you that according to this new data Flight #MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.”
RT @MashableLive: Malaysia PM: "#MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that it’s last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth."
Dominik Schwind
Go home, train, you are drunk. These are not your rails.
CNN Breaking News
China has satellite images of floating object, 72 feet by 98 feet, in the southern search area for Flight 370, Malaysian official says.
Todd Hoff
More freedom - Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid -
More freedom - Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid
"It’s no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Earlier this year, Texas state brought several SWAT teams to a sustainable community and threatened to shut it down. Each one of the community members were initially handcuffed at gunpoint. It was called “The Garden of Eden Community,” and was totally self sustainable. You can read more about that here. This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida," - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Wow. They just went all out, where most communities pussy-foot around it and fine you for it. - Anika
They take their corporate sponsorship commitments seriously. - Todd Hoff
Government knows what's best. - Eric Logan
People know what's best. Government is just another mechanism. - Todd Hoff
>.< - Jenny H. from Android
I'm trying to get the whole story. Here is another article: - Eric - Watch Me Now
Grrr - Tamara J. B.
Wow. Way to go, America. *smh* This makes me want a tiny house off the grid even more. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
In some places in the Southwest, it is illegal to collect rainwater for your own use, as all rain and its runoff belongs to the local water utility (who will eventually retrieve that water after it trickles through the ground and reaches the aquifer). - Nils Sandin
The rain water collection laws are a kind of property rights insanity. - Todd Hoff
For-profit corporate utility monopolies are interested in preventing people from using renewable sources of energy and water? No way! :D - Victor Ganata
"We will eradicate Twitter" - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkey is blocking Twitter. That will get them far... - Nils Sandin
Dear Dictators: Yes, Please Try to Block Twitter -
Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers -
The only thing this Christopher Walken dance montage needs is more cowbell.
This comparison shows the strength of 4K video when it comes to zoom
Stephen Mack
Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time [Onion] -
Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time [Onion]
From the article: "KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Following a host of conflicting reports in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 last Saturday, representatives from the Kuala Lumpur–based carrier acknowledged they had widened their investigation into the vanished Boeing 777 aircraft today to encompass not only the possibilities of mechanical failure, pilot error, terrorist activity, or a botched hijacking, but also the overarching scope of space, time, and humankind’s place in the universe." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"The airline, now in its fifth day of searching for the passenger jet carrying 239 passengers and crew, has come under fire for its perceived mishandling of the investigation, whose confusing and contradictory reports have failed to provide definitive answers on everything from how long the missing plane remained aloft after losing contact with air traffic controllers, to whether the... more... - Stephen Mack
"Additionally, the airline confirmed it had expanded its active search area to include a several-hundred-square-mile zone in the Indian Ocean as well as each of the seven or 22 additional spatial dimensions posited by string theory." - Stephen Mack
(Click through, the rest is fantastic, so perfect.) - Stephen Mack
Still thinking about this one today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Judging from what's been happening, this really can't be far off. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Mark H
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World
No baked beans? No black pudding? No hash browns? No toast or fried bread? Pfft! That's not a full English breakfast then. Not that I ever eat that lot (except the black pudding and tomatoes because no) unless I'm at a hotel anyway. - Mark H
i was just typing that! No baked beans nor fried bread for the English breakfast = epic fail. - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Pancakes and bacon and eggs, only when I'm away from home and eating at an IHOP or Denny's or such. - Betsy
The pancakes in the American brekkie look so untoasty. The Mexican brekkie was pretty accurate, but pretty artistically laid out. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Agreed, Betsy. I don't know anyone here in the US that "typically" has pancakes, eggs & bacon for breakfast. I call BS. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
It's entirely possible that that is a typical US breakfast. We can't really know what everyone in the country is eating, and I surmise that if a person has a shorter morning commute, or a less rushed morning, they're more likely to engage in such a breakfast. I know all the farmers in my hometown eat like this every day. So. - Hookuh Tinypants
Y'all just eat Timbits and poutine. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Mmmmmm! Timbits! - Betsy
Canada is like England with a shorter flight. - Todd Hoff
Timbits are legalized crack. Seriously. I demand that my Canadian coworkers bring me an offering of Timbits whenever they come down for meetings. Helps that there's a Timmy's in the Vancouver airport. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
No sausages on the German breakfast, it's closer to the pictured Swedish breakfast. And don't many here just have cereal (as the Australian example, but w/o vegemite)? Otherwise scrambled eggs etc. only when traveling at hotel. - Nils Sandin
Yeah, I imagine that most often, most of us who work the 9-5 have cereal or oatmeal, and save the bacon and eggs experience for the weekend. I love eating eggs and potatoes and having that sort of hearty breaksfast experience, but I can only do it on my days off, and even then it's usually limited to Sunday. - Hookuh Tinypants
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