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General Discussion / Re: Turkey photos finally up
« on: July 28, 2015, 12:48:38 PM »
turkey looks pretty amazing actually. Really had no idea it was so beautiful. great photos too utu.

General Discussion / Re: Amazon Prime day tomorrow?
« on: July 15, 2015, 06:58:22 AM »
Man really the crappiest assortment of stuff for sale. Can't say I would buy anything on it no matter how cheap.

General Discussion / Re: Did you like Ready Player One?
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:57:35 PM »
man Armada audio book is fuckin great so far.

General Discussion / Re: Amazon Prime day tomorrow?
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:56:21 PM »
all i know is if you listen to any song using their cloud streaming music app you get entered into a drawing for 25k$ amazon gift card. so i am totally doing that.

General Discussion / Re: Did you like Ready Player One?
« on: July 14, 2015, 10:43:31 AM »
You will not regret it. Audio book is also excellent.

General Discussion / Did you like Ready Player One?
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:29:10 AM »
Armada, the new book from Ernest Cline just came out.
space sim style.

General Discussion / Re: How long has it been since......?
« on: July 12, 2015, 09:56:47 PM »
hell. i was 13. it took me years to wisen up to allakhazam. i think i remember ezboard conversion to utumno's version. but that must have been years after the server started.

General Discussion / Re: An Old EQ Story You Might Like
« on: July 12, 2015, 09:36:53 PM »
I'm camping Gornit right now. for those sweet sweet PP's.

Spamalot / Re: People thinking having a desktop PC is weird
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:06:22 AM »
ugh who uses wireless mice and keyboards.

it would make me so happy if apple goes down in flames.

Spamalot / Re: Life...
« on: June 22, 2015, 02:10:25 PM »
are we ever going to man up and do something about these women?  :angry:

General Discussion / Re: About the Charleston Church Massacre
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:06:25 AM »
My coach gun malfunctioned. I think im going to go buy a new gun. Dont feel very safe now without one.

General Discussion / Re: Random Brox(ish) siting in the news
« on: June 14, 2015, 05:12:32 AM »
down here in texas its like conservatives who are pro-pipeline pro-drill. did i misunderstand or is Canada opposite?

General Discussion / Re: Roll call: Texas
« on: May 30, 2015, 07:24:11 PM »
im more or less an hour south of where a lot of the drowning victims are from (wimberley). I live along the Guadalupe river in a valley down river from about 3 dams.
I dropped my flood insurance last year because it just seemed so unlikely that this drought would break. So far no damage to my home, but jesus I havent slept very well.

P99 Blue is a trip. Its really fun to get lost in that shit. Cant wait for velious. Red99 is a fucking shitfest. But  also fun.

Yeah I read that article and laughed at the 3000kWh for a year. I do that in a month during the late summer.

I still don't like the idea of the solar roadway. Roads are abused and constantly getting fucked up. and being made of shit pulled out of the ground and packed down is already expensive.

Our city (San Antonio) is working on a solar lease system. How do you think it compares to taking out a loan and making payments and then eventually owning your solar cells? I have never seen a solar panel needing repair/replacement. Actually the only damage i've ever seen is faulty wiring or Squirrels chewing electrical trunk cable.

I didn't think it was at all expensive.   I don't know how much the panels would cost to gather enough energy for a house, but the $3500 for the battery would be paid off in 12-30 months, depending on the size of the  house.    I don't recall any mention of how long they'll last, but so long as it is 10+ years, there would be cost savings.

How do you figure this would be paid off in 12-30 months?

It's $3,000 for the smallest battery they offer. Then ~$2,000 for a DC-AC inverter, not including installation and the cost of panels. This is for continuous 2kwh that is about enough electricity to power a single microwave.

From Agrul's link:

And if you don't already have a big enough photovoltaic system to get off the grid, paying the estimated $0.30/kWh for electricity through the Powerwall may not make much sense. On average, grid prices for electricity in the US are about $0.12/kWh. Rooftop solar PV is estimated to reach grid parity in most places by 2016, but it's not quite there yet.

$0.30kWh is three times as much as I currently pay for electricity on the grid.

I'm gonna stand by my assertion that this is expensive. I'm sure it will drop more in the future and it's not terribly far off from being economical, but right now I think it's still in the "toy for rich green advocates" category along with their cars.

Microwaving for half an hour uses roughly 0.6kWh

$3000 is not expensive for a lithium ion battery bank of this size.

Most homes use 50-70 kWh per day in an average region. So you would need to stack these in series. For my needs ($140-$300 electricity bill{maximum draw of 2700 kWh in a month}) I would need approximately 7 of them installed. Given that most people are fairly comfortable with a grid stability of 99.9%, I wouldn't need these batteries. If i paid for Tiered electricity and I could charge one of these batteries at night off the grid, then discharge it into my home when electricity prices were high, it is possible it could pay its self off.
Most useful aspect of these batteries is an off grid system. Also, i believe Musk is sort of "leasing these for 10 years at about 100$ a month then you get new batteries and a new lease at the end of the 10 years.

As for Solar, $15,000 overall cost, if you install most of it yourself, will produce 2700 kWh per month. The panels will produce power for nearly 50 years (at lesser effeciency) and panels are in no shortage. Its possible that there is not enough material to power the entire world in Solar at the moment, though the technology and materials change.

Now think about this. For $15k, a solar system will produce $90,000 worth of electricity by the time its out of Warranty. If there were zero government or utility subsidies, This system would cost roughly $30,000.

Spamalot / Re: is the world going to be shit or awesome in 50 years
« on: April 20, 2015, 09:40:20 PM »
there are like 400 low budget scifi movies on netflix all about this topic.

the whole world will dress in crappy desert costumes, water will be scarce, and women are prime for the rape.

Spamalot / Re: Danger 5
« on: April 19, 2015, 04:16:03 PM »
I enjoyed it. Was super surprised when i stumbled upon it. Always smokin them cigs.

yeah there isnt shit out. i cant think of a single show that i can watch and enjoy besides GoT.

On a side note. i fired up Galactica (1980) and really fucking enjoyed it. i cant wait battle star galatica or any of that shit though for some reason. (its on netflix)

Tech Heads / Re: ITT Aro spends a grand to zone faster
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:12:31 AM »
Well that card didn't fit in my case.
Decided that my current computer is mostly just my htpc and it's time to splurge.
just finished building my new one. im embarrassed to say it's worth more than my truck. I7 octo. Tri-980. 64gb of ram. I assume I'm in for a world of hurt with drivers

General Discussion / Re: New Star Wars Trailer
« on: April 18, 2015, 01:55:21 AM »
holy fuck. i would way rather play the battlefront game than watch the new star wars movie. game looks fucking awesome!

i wish the song was better =/ but man. fuckin bravo.

ahh, i scrolled to the bottom of the GoT thread in there but didnt see anyone mention the leak.

I've honestly only watched the first one. I am terrified of having such a long break in viewing mid season.

General Discussion / Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 1, 2, 3, and 4.
« on: April 16, 2015, 05:18:28 PM »
All online for your viewing enjoyment. cant believe no one else mentioned this!

General Discussion / Re: Project1999 Blue...or I red also
« on: April 13, 2015, 06:12:03 PM »
i still want to know how this picture is even in existence

Spamalot / Re: we are a bunch of men
« on: April 08, 2015, 09:43:40 AM »
I forgot how fucking epic that song is.

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