Solar, Biomass, coal, WWF footprint, Israel Psychopathic
Solar Irradiation database
Sydney: Avg 4.7kwh/m²/d peak 7
nb no australian city recorded average more than 6.5 so Sydneys peak is high
tropical values up to 8.3kWh
Biomass is part of the problem, not solution:
In 1997, the single worst year of Indonesian forest- and peat-burning, 2.67 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were released by the fires, equivalent to 40 per cent of the year's entire emissions from burning fossil fuels. That was a particularly bad year: most summers, the emissions are only a billion or so tonnes, or about 15 per cent of total human emissions.
is ethanol fuel a solution (hint no it isnt)
Bush: "Do you realize we've got 250 million years of coal?"
The figure quoted by the coal industry is 250 years of reserves, not 250 million years. The energy illiteracy ..in our political leadership it is a real cause for concern.
WWF "living planet report" 2006 -I believe this is terribly important. Yet I have little patience with their single indicator "footprint" which they say is now 1.2 times the actual earth's area.
A quick eyeball of their report, and I couldnt make much sense of their 'footprint'
If a passionate data freak like me gets turned off, I can guess that most other people are also.
I believe that agricultural land is being degraded, fish are being depleted, water is becoming scarce. But the usefulness of a single number to indicate this seems weak.
The simple reaction to "1.2" might be "well were still here at 1.2, lets try for 2.2"
Israel - Psychopathic Nation
The farmers said that this settler hides in olive orchards that belong to the farmers located near the Yetzhar settlement. He attacks, shoots at and threatens to kill the farmers whenever he has the chance. The farmers expressed fears that this may be part of a plan to expand the settlement, which was illegally built on their lands.
Try: Biological capitalism.
CPE's (Centrally Planned Economies) suffer from the zombie effect.
Nothing can die. If a Central bureau orders the construction of a shoe factory, it is so, and forever, no matter what the quality of the shoes. There must be a fail|death mechanism for evolution to happen. Under Capital2.0 thats bankruptancy. But Capital2.0 entities that grow immense also cannot die, and so are non-evolutionary.
Giant corporations are a danger to the world. The chief natural mechanism is splitting (social insects, meercats etc, the colonies split). Ma Bell an example? Warfare & parasites may not have useful analogues
All streams of Islam believe in a divine saviour, known as the Mahdi, who will appear at the End of Days. ..
Iran's dominant "Twelver" sect believes this will be Mohammed ibn Hasan, regarded as the 12th Imam, or righteous descendant of the Prophet Mohammad.
Base mortar barrages a prominent resistance tactic... jihadunspun
..Iraqi Resistance forces fired a mortar barrage at the US base in as-Saqlawiyah, about 15km northwest of al-Fallujah at dawn on Tuesday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that for the second time in two consecutive days, the Resistance blasted the American base with mortars, scoring direct hits that set off massive explosions and sent plumes of smoke rising into the sky.
Chuck Norris facts:
clock .. chucknorrisfacts
“There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.”
“A dinosaur looked at Chuck Norris wrong once. Once!”
Chuck Norris can hit you so hard that he can actually alter your DNA. Decades from now your descendants will occasionally clutch their heads and yell "What The Hell was That?"
Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
In the beginning there was nothing...then Chuck Norris Roundhouse kicked that nothing in the face and said "Get a job". That is the story of the universe.
When chuck Norris does division, there are no remainders.
and when youre tired of chuck, try bruce:
Bruce Schneier can decrypt your PKI message with the public key.
When Bruce Schneier does modulo arithmetic, there are no remainders. Ever.
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