Severe Weather Thread

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by countvolcula, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. IP

    IP It's just business.

    There is no type that efficiently stands on its own. A mix is the most efficient way forward because different sources excel in different circumstances
  2. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    I’m sure they have a long term goal on replacing them but haven’t currently been replaced.

    Solar is really energy intensive and dirty on the creation side that’s hidden by being produced in China and in most of the northern portions of the country will never get back to break even on energy input.

    Wind is a way better option but solar seems king with the hippie types and gets the most attention.
  3. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Bro, don't talk about solar being dirty when talking about continuing coal. That's not a logical set of positions and generally a talking point of the fossil fuel industry. Mine once to build panels that last 20 years and can be recycled, or continuously mine to produce fuel that is single use and then is pollution for a century.

    Only in a vacuum is solar "dirty." Harmonized lifetime emissions and environmental analyses across generation types show this unequivocally. If solar is dirty, coal is sticky human shit.
  4. IP

    IP It's just business.

    I remember that big toxic solar ash spill that has never happened.
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Roads are a sheet of snow and ice here. Always fun.
  6. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    I guess I just wasn’t paying attention because I never saw it coming today.
  7. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Drove 6 hours from Charleston WV to avoid the snow tomorrow but got surprise snow today. Traversible but hairy.
  8. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    How about a 5 minute hail storm and major temp drop. Wasn’t the biggest hail but some were bigger than others and coming down with intent.
  9. IP

    IP It's just business.

  10. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Brutal. Daylight savings time kills me getting dark at 4:30. I’ll look up ready to go to sleep and it’s 6 pm. Can’t imagine dark all the time. Unless they have some special sunlight glasses you could wear half the day.
    Sunlight contacts. Hmmm.
  11. IP

    IP It's just business.

    That's not daylight savings time, that is the absence of it. We are in standard now. Daylight savings starts in March.
  12. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    semantics. Point is when it’s dark early, it sucks.
  13. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Imagine going 2 whole months not being able to see smiff
  14. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    not sure I could do it
  15. IP

    IP It's just business.

    It's more than semantics, Congress almost passed a law to make daylight savings permanent, which would have meant it would not get light until like 9 or 10 am for much of the country in the winter. Because they didn't understand it.
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  16. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    Move to the real Tennessee. We are on the western side of the time zone and it never gets dark here before 5:15, even in mid December.
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  17. HCKevinSteele

    HCKevinSteele Well-Known Member

    I used to hate afternoon classes in college and getting out of class when it was already dark, so depressing.

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