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  • Axion Power Concentrator 324: Apr. 17 '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]
    Hi JP,
    Your a good man to make such sacrifices. ;-)
    Apr 18 01:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    Hi ii,
    Believe it or not, the technology hasn't changed much in a couple hundred years.

    The best way to keep the heat away from the house is to put a veranda (porch) around the sunny sides of the house. Stick built houses with 6 inch thick walls that are well insulated helps on cold days and in the mornings of a hot day, but once wood and insulation heat up it takes a long time to radiate the heat away.

    I use a swamp cooler instead of a/c except for the August dog days and save a ton and have fresh air in the house to boot. Fortunately our area cools at night into the 70-80 degree range, not like Phoenix AZ where it is 100 degrees at midnight.

    BTW, it is not unusual for my attic with an attic fan to reach 140-150 degrees in summer.
    Apr 15 02:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    Hi ii,
    As a desert rat I can tell you that while not having the hassle of a lawn would be nice, having a lawn cuts down on reflected heat and keeps the house cooler.

    An underground (or mostly) house with rock gardens and cacti would solve the problem and save a lot of energy (good luck meeting earthquake code).
    Apr 15 01:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Are Cheaper Alternatives To The Cheapest iPhone. [View instapost]
    To some people the main thing for a phone is the ability to get enough signal to hear who your talking to and run a few minor apps and for me (fat fingers and all) voice to text. Android works fine. If I wanted more I'd get a tablet or hybrid laptop. Yes, I did just trade in my flip phone last year.;-)
    Apr 15 03:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '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]
    Hi WTB,
    My old timers may be kicking in, I was hoping that the RP-E4c was the designator for the NS 999. Alas, the designator for the NS 999 is BP4. Had my blood pressure up for a moment, at least I know I'm alive now. ;-)
    Apr 13 10:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Hi WT,
    As an average Joe with no experience in health care, you can understand why I am confused by all the political grandstanding on what most would agree is a problem area. If you, with 40 years in the industry are perplexed, imagine how the rest of us with no experience in the industry, are struggling to understand, while trying to filter out the politics.
    Apr 13 06:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '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]
    I think it can be agreed by all that any battery type has potential dangers under certain situations. Human error is certainly one of those situations that must be applied to all. Even when the human error is with system engineering as was the case with the Dreamliner. Most car battery dangers (for LAB) are a combination of poor maintenance (not keeping water in the battery) and improper jump starting (cable reversal and or not grounding to a metal engine piece instead of the neg battery post).
    Apr 13 05:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    DM,
    I don't see any intentional or irrational FUD on the part of Kimboslice.
    Also your response discounts that no one is reading the comments. FYI
    Apr 13 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    Well Ford,
    What you have is a conundrum. Without coal and NG there is no way to power your EV. Solar and wind aren't reliable or are only good for a few hours a day. Do you want a nuc plant in your locale? Or do you want to give up on all carbon emission power, including the power used in making solar and wind alternatives and go back to the horse your getting the load from?
    Apr 13 04:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine moves to retake control of eastern city [View news story]
    Political geography is only a nation as long as the borders can be defended by the military, as the military is an extension of political powers by the use/ or threat of force. In the past, most borders were defensible geographic locations, such as rivers or mountain ranges. With the advent of air power this has changed somewhat, refer to the French Maginot line in WWII.
    Apr 13 03:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Hi WT,
    That article was dated 2008. I have to wonder how that would read now that we have the ACHA tax to help lower disposable income. Yes, I know all the arguments, but at work I hear all the 20 something immortals complaining about being broke because of it. Face it, a minimum of $450 a month of income is gone. This will only get worse as the penalties increase each year and more people are forced to sign up. BTW, what's the big deal about 7 mil people signing up? They started this fiasco saying 49 mil needed health care, not to mention all the people that already had care that lost policies that had to switch. More govt, mumbo jumbo. Please excuse the rant, I can't even mention this at home or mama goes ballistic.
    Apr 13 02:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices' Biggest Catalyst For 2014 Is The 'Little' Chip [View article]
    Hiya JJ,
    Thanks for the informative article. Your articles also bring out well informed commenters that also help to keep me informed. Keep up the good work.
    Apr 9 11:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 321: Apr. 04 '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]
    Hi VW,
    I am on the trucking side of logistics. The cooperation between trucks and rail are and have been huge for years. Look at all the trains carrying containers. It takes a couple of days longer to go cross country by rail, but is much cheaper with trucks handling the loads on both ends. The majority of extra time for rail is staging at the rail yards before and after shipment which can easily be accounted for by ordering whatever is needed a half to a full week earlier. Most major trucking concerns have intermodal yards near the major rail hubs and distribute within a 150 mile radius from there. In the last 20 years I have seen an amazing amount of the cross country and even regional traffic taken over by intermodal transport.

    A few years ago when ATSF became BNSF, they sold too much of their motive power off. The company I worked for picked up some of the slack by running trucks on the road from rail hub to rail hub. I was busy running drop and hook loads from CA to TX for 3 months with little down time or time at home. Good money, but hard on the family.
    Apr 8 01:19 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 321: Apr. 04 '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]
    Hi JP,
    Good article with many good comments and a lot of the fanboys showing up. At the moment looks like a 50-50 split of detractors and realists. Sure does emphasize the difference between believing a story and looking at reality.
    Apr 8 12:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '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]
    Thanks Dan.
    Apr 8 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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