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by chownah
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Good. Then it seems that storage need not be considered to be a game stopper in the transition to 100% renewable, carbon neutral power. There are lots of options for storage and none of them will be implemented until the time comes when they are needed.....when they are needed they will be deployed....
by chownah
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 94
Views: 731

Re: Combatting Guruism

Funny, I see it as the relinquishing of one's efforts that 'progress' could be made. Yes, you have described the way you see it. It seems to me that you having faith in how you see it is what has enabled you to make those efforts. If you did not have faith in how you see it then you might be tempte...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Pseudobabble wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:46 am
Its marketing strategy is segmentation
Interestingly, that is the marketing strategy of the left as a whole.
Interestingly, that is the marketing strategy of all politicians as a whole.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 94
Views: 731

Re: Combatting Guruism

Personally, I have faith in the perfection of Dhamma, which is defined as "well-spoken". The dhamma in and of itself does nothing.....it is the individual who earnestly strives to understand and implement the dhamma that generates the kamma which leads to release. Perhaps the most important kind of...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 60
Views: 589

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

/../ Show an example of a person who attained Nibbana/cessation of suffering, purely by reading pdfs, listening to podcasts and watching YouTube videos, without having a good teacher at some point of their practice. Walk your talk or confess that you are putting forth hypothesis and conjecture and ...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

I have held off on bringing new research articles to this thread because there would be so many that it would just clutter up the thread....but....since there has been alot of questioning as to whether batteries could be developed that could provide storage able to provide base load power levels wit...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 439
Views: 13987

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police More than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies around the world help police YouTube for extremist content, ranging from so-called hate speech to terrorist recruiting videos. All of them have confidentiality agreements ba...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/the-inconvenient-truth-is-that-catastrophists-are-wrong/news-story/8cee4fb8beef5d390805f5f80f963d35 Imagine if mankind’s increasingly costly attempts to arrest CO2 emissions were unnecessary. That the misallocation of productive resources, prol...
by chownah
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 94
Views: 731

Re: Combatting Guruism

Personally, I have faith in the perfection of Dhamma, which is defined as "well-spoken". The dhamma in and of itself does nothing.....it is the individual who earnestly strives to understand and implement the dhamma that generates the kamma which leads to release. Perhaps the most important kind of...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 439
Views: 13987

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police More than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies around the world help police YouTube for extremist content, ranging from so-called hate speech to terrorist recruiting videos. All of them have confidentiality agreements ba...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Daily Power Use in Australia

Summertime 24 hour Electrical Usage curve for Australia Summertime 24 hour Electrical Demand curve In technical jargon this is known as a load curve. These summertime load curves are similar in nature for towns, for cities, capital cities, regions, States, as well as for the overall Country. These ...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does. image.jpeg Thought I'd show the other side: https://sites.google.com/a/marlowecharities.org/89/_/rsrc/1501373807146/9-8/11-20-16-Donald-Trump-Crazy-Media-Bearman...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

image.jpeg Where did you get this image? chownah I found it on the internet somewhere putting in a search like "Trump and Media". Maybe initiated by Putin's operatives who paid Mosad to use one of there subversive Twitter feeds - and cleared by the whitehouse. The artist is glenn mccoy.....a staunc...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

. Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal. It really does seem that nat gas turbines are better than coal in every respect; cost, air quality, carbon polution, etc.and about the only ones who think otherwise are the big money people who are heavily invested in c...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere considered to be superior to coal fired generators for meeting peak demands . Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal. It really does seem that nat gas turbines are better than coal in every respect; cost, air quality, c...
by chownah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

chownah wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 am
robertk wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does.
image.jpeg
Where did you get this image?
chownah
Is it a secret?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 347

Re: Why are you in this forum?


chownah
by chownah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Daily Power Use in Australia

Summertime 24 hour Electrical Usage curve for Australia Summertime 24 hour Electrical Demand curve [/quote] Maybe a demonstration might help people see the scale of storage needed to supply the power needed to satisfy peak demand. Consider the load curve. See the rectangles on which it is plotted. ...
by chownah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97810

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Robertk, In your view what would be the advantage of building more coal powered facilities....and what would be the disadvantages? chownah edit: I'm asking because it seems that australia has plenty of power already except for clearly defined peak periods. Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere c...
by chownah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

robertk wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does.
image.jpeg
Where did you get this image?
chownah