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Wind power causes global warming

10 October 2018 - 05:28 PM





Research published today may help clarify the situation — and it’s not encouraging for wind-power enthusiasts. It suggests that the power available from wind is much more limited than many experts thought, and that deployment on a larger scale could significantly raise temperatures over the Earth’s surface, as turbines alter atmospheric flows. The research highlights a painful but not altogether surprising reality: Even the cleanest renewable technologies come with environmental costs.



Nuclear power is the most sensible long term solution for our energy needs.


Wind farms are ugly, kill wildlife, are expensive, and if this article is true, counter productive.

FYI - butter is not a condiment voted 2-1

05 October 2018 - 08:09 AM





Should grocery stores start charging for grocery bags?

05 October 2018 - 07:45 AM

I think so. I do not think they should be eliminated entirely, but this would be an easy way to start reducing plastic and paper consumption in the country.


I succeed in using reusable bags at least 50% of the time now and I think if the grocery stores started charging it would push me towards remembering all the time.



Most hated food in your state

03 October 2018 - 02:46 PM



Dim sum is surprising, first that there is a single dim sum restaurant in the state of Idaho, but everyone likes dim sum.



I have lived about 1/3 of my life in wyoming and 1/3 in montana and I agree with both of those. Pumpkin spice and gluten free are dumb fads.  I also agree with Texas, steak should be medium rare.

Who should benefit if you create a program that can do your job

03 October 2018 - 11:25 AM

“From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.” As far as office confessions go, that might seem pretty tepid. But this coder, posting as FiletOFish1066, said he worked for a well-known tech company, and he really meant nothing. He wrote that within eight months of arriving on the quality assurance job, he had fully automated his entire workload. “I am not joking. For 40 hours each week, I go to work, play League of Legends in my office, browse Reddit, and do whatever I feel like. In the past six years, I have maybe done 50 hours of real work.” When his bosses realized that he’d worked less in half a decade than most Silicon Valley programmers do in a week, they fired him.




If you are smart enough to create a program that does your job, should you get the benefit or should the company get the benefit. If the company gets the benefit, what incentive is there for people to automate tasks?