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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jim Thompson, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    It is clear that food not grown here is going to have to be replaced--
    grown elsewhere. And, those new farmers will have to clear land &
    destroy habitat to do that. (I suppose that should've been 5c.:
    destruction of forest / grasslands / habitat.)

    Since ours is among the most productive farmland in the world, chances
    are the new land will be less fertile. And so it'll take more land
    area and more work and tractor fuel, on average, to yield the same
    crop.

    And the replacement's agricultural practices aren't likely to be as
    advanced and efficient as ours in general.

    What the total affect of those factors is, I haven't calculated; I was
    just passing on that link (to the fellows who have, who estimate
    ethanol's net effect is to double CO2 emissions).

    Best wishes,
    James Arthur
     
  2. Bill Bowden

    Bill Bowden Guest

    The Japaneese are working on the problem. Apparently, they can get
    about 20 milliliters of gas from a ton of seeweed.

    Here's a link:

    http://web-japan.org/trends/science/sci060824.html

    As for smaller cars, we could just ride motorcycles that get 100 MPG.
    But I was thinking the other day, it would be nice if the busses ran
    every 10 minutes along all the major roads. Probably reduce the
    traffic 80 percent, and we can always use a car if there's a lot to
    carry, or in a hurry, or afraid of motorcycles.

    -Bill
     
  3. Bill Bowden

    Bill Bowden Guest

     
  4. Too paranoid. Put the aluminum foil hat back on.

    The EU simply never allowed itself from being distracted from running
    its economies and industries based on sound fiscal principles.
    Wrong. OPEC will still take dollars, or a number of other currencies.
    You just get quoted a different price, depending on what the demand for
    your particular currency is.

    Its like the marketplace in Cuba. There's the 'domestic' peso and the
    convertible peso. The exchange rate on the convertible is much better
    (even than official exchange rates) and, if you are fortunate enough to
    have US dollars, magically, the empty shop shelves will be filled and
    you become a favored customer.

    The dollar is becoming to the rest of the world what the Cuban peso is
    to the US dollar.
    Which mountain and what fire is that?
     
  5. Or just wait a while and $100M USD won't be that big a deal any more.
     
  6. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    The perfect time to repay.

    Cheers,
    James Arthur
     
  7. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    So, do you ride a motorcycle? Or use buses or trains? How often?
     
  8. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    I think that Dante said that, and he copied it from Epictitus.
    Now if you had only read and understood that book.
     
  9. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    Just to help us understand, give us some Mencken quotes.
     
  10. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest


    Look up a dictionary for a term "Standard" Is the Dollar right now the
    standard Currency of the world Dummy ? Go to Ebay, check out HongKong
    items, they require EURO or Austrilian Dollar. Don't make a shit out of
    yourself Stupid.
     
  11. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest



    Right now $500 is no big deal. At a restaurant I paid a $100 for dinner
    for 3. It used to be $35. You stupid kid have no experience in life, don't
    try to be an expert Fucking Jerk.
     
  12. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest


    Don't warn him, let him get hurt and let him find the truth the hard way. I
    already checked with the motorcyclists. They said they're getting 28-30MPG
    on highway. There is no such thing 100MPG motorcycle.

    America loves to jump to conclusion on everything from Economy to WDM's.
    This time you're going to get hurt badly.
     
  13. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    What a blazing idiot. You are so obvious from the content of your
    forgeries. Who has to look at the headers any more. Go away forever.
     
  14. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    You sure as heck don't know the real Jim Thompson do you
     
  15. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    That is part of the issue with the mortgage crisis, and the reason for
    the bank bail outs. They have been in the news a little. Almost 100
    Billion dollars so far.
     
  16. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    Only if you don't slash and burn pristine rain forest to grow your new
    fuel and food which is what is happening in many places at present. You
    lose on both sides of the equation, burning the forest and no longer
    having it there to do photosynthesis. By comparison the crops don't fix
    as much CO2 and the poor soil quickly degrades without the forest
    canopy.

    The economics of biofuel are questionable at best - some schemes
    actually use more energy from fossil fuel to cultivate and process the
    crop it than is yielded by the final product. You might as well not
    bother.

    When we can turn straw and wood waste into alcohol for fuel then we will
    have something useful, but turning grain into fuel is certifiable.

    Regards.
     
  17. bz

    bz Guest

    http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/470MPG/470MPG Main.html


    --
    bz

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

     
  18. bz

    bz Guest

    They must be driving monster hogs.
    Wrong. 100 MPG is very doable now.

    The BMW Isetta (a small 4 wheeled car that looks kind of like a pregnant
    roller skate, the whole front opens, many think it is a three wheeler
    because the back wheels are very close together.) that I drove in college
    in the 1960's got about 50 mpg. The GAS tank "held" 1 gallon [with a 1
    gallon reserve available via a valve as there was no gas gauge]. Top speed
    was about 55 mph, downhill with a tail wind.

    The XK120 Jag that I had only got about 8 mpg. It would go a bit faster
    than the Isetta. :)

    --
    bz 73 de N5BZ k

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
     
  19. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest



    You haven't finish your school yet, so don't preach, wait until you gained
    experience first. Motor cycles can only contain 4 gallons of fuel. Do a
    research with the Motorcycle NewsGroup and come back dummy.
     
  20. The popular price per barrel quoted in the news is the spot market
    price, and ignores the oil refined within vertically-integrated
    companies and oil delivered under long-term, fixed-price contracts.
     
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