Archive for May, 2024:

2024-05-30 Trump Found Guilty On All 34 Counts!

I’m glad that I have lived to see Trump convicted – he’s now a convicted felon.  I’m sad that my sister didn’t live long enough to see Trump become a convicted felon.

2024-05-30 Cloud Seeding, Geoengineering Pros, Cons

A synopsis of various methods.

2024-05-30 Astroturfing By The Big Oil and Fossil Fuels Industries

Lies, lies, lies!

2024-05-29 Renewables Provided Almost 30% of US Electrical Generation In March

That’s great to see!  There needs to be more BESS – battery energy storage systems – on the grid to replace all the gas turbine peaker plants that have to supply the grid when the sun sets.  Once the grid gets 3 or more times the amount of renewables onto the grid and a lot

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2024-05-29 Solar Panel Controller To Charge Lead-Acid Battery

This is a simple charge controller that includes a dump load to dissipate excess power from the PV panel.  D1 is the reference voltage that feed the 393 comparators, and its forward voltage changes with temperature.  It would be better to use a low power LM317 to give a stable 1.25 volts. Instead of a

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2024-05-28 Many More EV Batteries – Solution To Grid Storage

Article about recycling EV batteries versus using EV batteries for stationary storage.  At this time, recycling is not very efficient. Quote: ““Today we are not very good at recovering metals, loosing almost all the lithium, silicon, phosphorus, aluminum, and graphite, while recovering only copper, cobalt, and nickel which are more expensive,” he says.”” This suggests

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2024-05-28 US Offshore Wind: Is It Dead In The Water?

The US has a huge amount of land with a very good supply of wind, and this has been developed with a large amount of WTs – wind turbines.  Iowa has a lot of WTs, but Texas is the WT leader by far, with over 30 Gigawatts of installed WTs.  Installing WTs is relatively easy

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2024-05-27 Britain Passes Automated Cars Act, Self-driving Cars Soon On The Road

This starts at the 12:45 point in this YouTube video from Electrified, Dillon Loomis.

2024-05-26 Researchers Invent Mini Tuneable YIG Filter 3.4 to 11 GHz for 6G Datacomm

This is an interesting article: mainly about a miniature Tuneable YIG – yttrium-iron-garnet – filter that could replace many fixed filters. Quote “”Wireless devices use different filters for different frequencies, with the effect that covering all frequencies or bands requires large numbers of filters that take up substantial space. (The typical smartphone includes upwards of

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2024-05-25 Voting For Republicans Because You’re Concerned About The Economy, WHEN EVERY SINGLE MAJOR RECESSION AND FINANCIAL CRISIS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS HAPPENED UNDER THE GOP, Is Peak Stupidity.

Let me rephrase that: Voting for Republicans because you’re concerned about the economy is peak stupidity, WHEN EVERY SINGLE MAJOR RECESSION AND FINANCIAL CRISIS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS HAPPENED UNDER THE GOP.

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