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  • REE/Strategic Minerals Concentrator, March 18, 2014 [View instapost]
    http://bit.ly/1grTgQ9

    Coverage downunder continues to grow.
    Apr 3 08:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    I'm in.
    Apr 3 08:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    Me too, ditto the 10 year old dating...

    Well over a half century ago and counting, I remember discovering SF (graduated up from comic books) and spending my entire summer vacation emptying out the scifi shelves of the local Library.

    Good memories.
    Apr 3 12:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    NGS: I agree with you. Axion needs the widest possible market for its products.

    Short term, though, it needed the NSC news to support the share price and give it a potentially valuable PR event series. NSC is all about the PR, much more than the direct sales.

    Looking ahead past June, through the end of 2014, say, the PC sales must be the meat and potatoes that keep the plant working and the cash flow flowing.

    In 2015 we could see some progress from ePower, and NSC as well, but hopefully also in the now downgraded auto and truck (APU?) sectors, pointing toward 2016 and beyond.

    Without the NSC update, the CC was a flat recital of an already extant (and rapidly aging) TG promise.

    Otherwise, I would not be trading the .18 - .20 channel right now.
    Apr 3 11:40 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    Note the book on the shelf titled "Citizen of the Galaxy", by Bob Heinlein...
    Apr 3 11:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    TFH classes start in a few weeks. Until then, shaving your head in preparation is all that's really necessary.

    Reference: HTL's awesome avatar picture. Now THAT'S a dome!
    Apr 3 09:32 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    I like the thinking on CPST, HTL. I had already adjusted my lurking position to 1.96, so I can readily believe something between 2.0x and 2.1x as the new, short term trade initiation. Since I am also anticipating beneficial government intervention into this subsector between now and late summer, this is a strong contender.
    Apr 3 09:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    I used to have one bookmarked that did that, but had an * that led to the bottom of the mice type where the math was explained. Electrolysis was used to crack water into H and O2, and it was "free" because the plan was to have the government build the cracking plants (zero cost, except to the taxpayer) - and they were going to get the government to build enormous solar power stations (zero cost, except to the taxpayer) - and build the fuel cells in government factories (zero cost, except to the taxpayer) - and build pumped energy storage (zero cost, except to the taxpayer) to cover the cloudy days and night time and rainy days and seasonal variables...

    And so on and so on.

    Oh, and then the government was to provide subsidies to pay for the $60,000 cars (80% subsidies, to bring the cost down to a vehicle cost comparable to an internal combustion compact).

    Simple.

    Gotta love the new rulers of the world, who all seem to have flunked 7th grade math.
    Apr 3 08:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    DG: The problems don't start with the storage issues - the fuel cell efficiency issues - or even the lack of infrastructure (and if I had a dollar for every time I've seen a new "nano" solution to something, which would work great as soon as the cost for the nanotech dropped 1000fold, and decades later, still hasn't, I'd be a billionaire)...

    The big problem is up front, in producing the H. We know plenty of ways of doing it from various fossil feedstocks, with all the attendant costs and pollution (repeating my prior post here, so I'll stop), and a hundred clever ways to make it via electrolysis (but with huge costs), but NO way to make it make economic or society-scale sense.

    We keep making progress on the mechanical and infrastructure end, as if that was the only stumbling block (and yes, those are real problems there), but the 600 pound gorilla just keeps sitting back in the tank farm, scowling, and getting no attention.

    Until we figure out how to make H without burning up 3 times its BTU source in fossil fuels - or 6 times for electrolysis - its a stupid exercise.

    Even in the dream-episodes featuring "free" solar power being used to supply the electrolysis, we would have to coat half the planet in solar cells to generate sufficient H to replace hydrocarbons (and do it for "free", of course).

    I'm a scifi nutball, but I ain't crazy.
    Apr 3 08:19 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    The problem with using hydrogen is cost. Always.

    95% of hydrogen is produced from NG, at 3times the net cost of the same btu energy produced from using the NG. Electrolysis costs twice as much as using NG as the H source.

    Those concerned with the environment should be aware that even if one cares nothing for costs, the conversion to hydrogen creates a huge amount of pollution. 3 times that of simply burning the fossil fuel source.

    It's one of those cases where we know how to do something, but we are far from figuring out how to do it economically.

    Only by ignoring cost can this alternative move forward.
    Apr 3 06:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    Some thoughts...

    My first problem lies with the idea that every EXIF photo includes GPS location data... Not true. The article intimates this, but doesn't really state it (and its not in the meaningless metadata tag data, which IS correct). They are insisting that the data is somehow present, but they aren't showing it.

    Diego Garcia is no more a "secret base" than any other major US military installation (ie, it doubtless has "secret" activities from time to time, but its location and existence is well known and of long standing). Its also unlikely that they would be able to hide a huge jumbo jet which was clearly NOT military on a tiny island air base for any length of time. Comings and goings are easily observed by the personnel, which would mean that any conspiracy must include literally thousands of US military members, any one of which might think it odd that a Malaysian airliner was sitting for weeks in one of the few hangers on the base capable of containing such a craft. LOL, this assumes, of course, that those thousands of military members never watch the news and have no idea that a world famous search and rescue op had been looking for the plane...

    Something apparently not known to the author of the article is the fact that it would be quite painful (and damaging) to insert an iPhone into one's anus. Aside from this, assuming the iPhone was actually placed in the man's pants and went undiscovered, these digital cameras are extremely light sensitive and will automatically seek to "see" even in a dark room. A "completely black" image would be unusual, particularly one taken on "auto", since even in the case of total darkness the flash would go off and (since it is immediately adjacent to the tiny camera lens) would be picked up as a light source in the pic. In the case of the phone being in the man's pants, I would expect for the image to show at least some enhanced details (cloth fabric or distorted streaks of light). It is actually difficult to take a photo which is utterly without detail of any kind (this can be done in photo editing programs like Photoshop, but again this would be activity stored in the metatab data and easily discerned.

    Fake would be my guess.
    Apr 2 07:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    I plan to use this technique for yours, DG... Just a little looser and less detailed. Same methods, though, and why its going to take some time.

    Edgar Degas once observed that "...the frame is the reward of the artist". I see his point, but right now I see my reward as working on topics that interest me.
    Apr 2 06:50 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    A wise man one had the policy "Trust, but verify".

    If there's a way to find real verification in this case, I would like to see it done.
    Apr 2 05:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REE/Strategic Minerals Concentrator, March 18, 2014 [View instapost]
    The last 2 funding rounds did, indeed, include some measure of shares made available to the home market in Australia (though the sums were relatively minor compared to the totals borrowed from Tokyo and New York).

    We can only surmise what happens this time, and when.
    Apr 2 05:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Slippery slope, there, Sohkubo...
    Apr 2 03:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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