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  2. I'm getting concerned for the Polish Princess. Is she on the receiving end when you have your manic attacks?
  3. If renewables were a more cost effective & reliable option as you believe, then why hasn't China gone100% with it, rather than bother with coal, especially since it is pollution free (never mind the pollution manufacturing those solar panels make)? It would give them a comparative advantage to countries who don't. I'm sure the chinese would have crunched the numbers before deciding on the source of energy to use.
  4. Thank you. This one should have been stopped When the alliance is that weak over a 2 decade ago ego thing and so many people die I wonder if the alliance is worth belonging to. f*ck you Australia and f*ck You America. Keep in mind at least two New Zealanders helped put that cardinal away and stop him raping your kiddies. Please love your kiddies more than you hate muslims in other countries.
  5. Meme'd up edgelord. Coward, Liar, Dissembler. Lives 5 km from where I am currently. Have you started defending the Australian invader of another country committing terrorist acts yet? Bet you have. I mean it is only time right? You probably have rehearsed them in your head a few hundred times already. Have you rehearsed how you react to the muslim terrorist that attacks you on the train? bet you have. bet you won. Thinking it would be a muslim and not just some drunk aussie wanker that wants to smash your f*cking face in.
  6. Meme'd up edgelord. Coward, Liar, Dissembler. Lives 5 km from where I am currently. Why do fossil fuels get a hundred years of subsidies continuing until this day and anything else gets nothing? Ahhh because you are a Meme'd up edgelord. Coward, Liar, Dissembler. Lives 5 km from where I am currently.
  7. Meme'd up edgelord. Coward, Liar, Dissembler. Lives 5 km from where I am currently. I have been busy obviously over the past few days, unlike your numerologist and astrologist because weird sh*t happened. Weird sh*t happened some time after I announced I was moving back to Australia. Why is it your predictors are never where interesting stuff is happening and I am? I guess they suck.
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  9. Sure. As I said in my last post the cost for new build power stations is higher for coal. So if market forces are in play then we wouldn't choose coal, regardless of any other considerations. But again it is not that simple. If I owned a carriage maker back at the turn of the century and I knew that automobiles were being developed and I ignored new tech I'd be out of business. Business hasn't changed. Adapt or die. I'd turn your argument on its head. If we, who've signed up to Paris can't be arsed sticking to it then what authority do we have to demand change from others? China has massive problems with pollution. They need an alternative. If we grok the technology and solution first, because we have the drivers we can sell it to them. Actually, more likely they'd steal it, but either way it's a win.
  10. So I ask you the same question I asked Tor - would you agree for all subsidies (monetary or otherwise) to be removed and just base the criteria on cost to the consumer and reliability? If renewable can stand on their own two feet and be the best option, then so be it. BTW, of what use is the Paris accord when the our main competitors (eg. China) are choosing the reliable and cost effective options, giving Australia a competitive disadvantage?
  11. The mission statement of the Australian Signals Directorate is "Reveal their secrets. Protect our own". Doesn't specify who "they" are. Nor how successful ASD are in their efforts. I believe that we share most things with five eyes partners, but not all. The recent hack on the Australian Parliament (and parties) was undoubtedly a state actor and very likely China. It was quite sophisticated. There is little doubt that China are trying to get access to our intel. (and our five eyes partners)
  12. I think I understand the sentiment against Huawai. It is ok for our guys (Cisco/Echelon/NSA,etc.) to spy on us, but not for their guys (Huawai,CCP,etc.) to spy on us. The thing is, it's only a matter of time the CCP becomes us. So it is delaying the inevitable while pushing up the price of connectivity. I don't think I've read any articles on the Christchurch shooting that described victims as New Zealanders. I think that says a lot on how the media has portrayed the events (or they weren't New Zealanders).
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  14. Yeah nah. If there wasn't a risk of stranded assets leaving the taxpayer on the hook, fossil fuels might be competitive. You are right to say that existing fossil fuels without any carbon price are competitive however the evidence supports the contention that new build coal plants versus renewables are not competitive. If we are letting market forces determine energy policy then let it roll. Negative externalities are always a part of business risk. CO2 emissions are a negative externality. We have signed up to the Paris agreement so how does the legislative risk look? Pretty high. That's why banks aren't lending for new coal projects. That's why the RBA have warned that CC is being factored into their models. That's why insurance companies have been factoring CC into their models and ceasing to insure high risk properties. All of these people have skin in the game too. Government policy is often used to influence behaviour. Smoking is discouraged using higher taxes. There are engineering problems that need to be solved to store energy for when the sun don't shine and the wind don't blow after a 40% renewable generation figure. The existing infrastructure can cope up until that point. It doesn't matter if you agree with the facts - they exist anyway. They don't require your belief.
  15. Watt took out a patent for his improved version, which gave him monopolistic power on the use of the steam engine. But there was no a barrier to any other technology competing against it. It was like giving one company monopolistic power on the use of solar panels, whilst wind, fossils, etc could compete against it. With renewables, the government has actively suppressed the use of fossil fuels via methods such as carbon taxes or explicit request an energy mix that requires renewables. Furthermore, the Watts' steam engine effectively had no competition as it was vastly superior in terms of value for money. With renewables, you can ask the people of Melbourne and Adelaide how much they enjoyed the blackouts and higher costs.
  16. No they didn't introduce barriers to alternatives because the British gave James Watt a monopoly by act of parliament on steam power in 1775. To what alternatives do you refer? Title: "An Act for vesting in James Watt, Engineer...the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines...of his Invention...throughout his Majesty's Dominions for a limited time" Date : 1775 Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1775/15G3n83 Description : The first steam engine had been invented as early as 1698, by the English engineer Thomas Savery, and was developed and improved in the early 18th century by Thomas Newcomen. These engines were not very efficient and were only used in mines. It was not until James Watt and Matthew Boulton developed a vastly improved version by 1778 that the steam engine could be put to a wider variety of uses.
  17. I only answer your post, for the time being at least, is to highlight the state of your delusions. If you knew your history about steam engines, it was commercialised long before the steam locomotive. Did governments introduce barriers against any alternatives from competing against the steam engine, like they do now against fossil fuel based options?
  18. Now let's see, if Australia is going to take side, should it be with a Superpower that saved its arse during WW2 or a communist dictatorship that is implementing one of the most intrusive censorship on its own citizens and bankrupting poor countries with its 'free' handouts as part of its Belt&Road initiative? Really tough choice ... for idiots. As for the rest of your drivel:
  19. An Australian f*ckwit murdered 50 kiwis. My sincere condolences. It shouldn’t have happened. I hope he receives the justice he deserves.
  20. I only post this because every time we spend a few weeks in Singapore the temperature is the bloody same. November? 30. March? 30. Every bloody month 30. https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/b23b08/singapores_average_monthly_temperature_c_between/ I think the message is "only go to Singapore when your home country is hotter than singapore". We got destroyed this time even a super hot winter in japan was too cold for the transition to be that good. (Hey Cobran you should reply to this rather than the one asking you hard questions like what skin you have in the game and whether that skin makes you believable as you proclaim it does).
  21. What the f*ck do you think echelon is? What the f*ck do you think snowden showed us? Your incompetents are protecting us from the Government of China but not the Government of The Republic of China and Certainly not The Government of The US. Do you actually think this is even vaguely important? Cisco kit is backdoored by the US regularly. Amongst my friends in Taiwan saying they are the same race as mainland chinese is going to get you weird looks. Amongst my friends almost anywhere else in the white boy world they know you just said "I am a f*cking Racist of the highest order and know nothing of which I speak" Hey test question. Christchurch guy that killed the towelheads. Justified? Brave enough to say he is a cancer on the planet? Or are you going to support him a wee little tiny bit? I am guessing a wee tiny little bit at least. There is no way in the world you will say he is "An Australian murderer of New Zealanders". By the way I am a New Zealander, I would strongly recommend you say it was an Australian that murdered 50 of my Countrymen, if you support the murder of my countrymen I might just see you as an invader, your alt right friends went to my country and murdered my countrymen. Are you going to support this behaviour? See how scary that gets super quick?
  22. You're f*cking kidding right? Do you know anything about the great engineers of that period? Like this really is so far out of your depth that even Flashman would laugh at you. Railways were a hilariously amusing series of f*ckups based on stock market booms and burns, several of the engineers (including Robert) were obviously engineers with a speciality in another field (Robert was a canal guy, Go Manchester!! beats f*cking venice for miles of canal) and all the politicians burned serious quantities of public cash getting it sorted out. I can't even remember when the UK finally sort of sorted out the gauge issue. I forget which award Brunel got. You obviously know nothing about engineering history or the fact that current day coal is subsidised. Actually you do! We have discussed this before and you always run away from it. So what is your skin in the game again? Ego on an Alt Right board that praises muslim murders? Pretty sure that is where you are hanging out currently. Go Go Go you meme'd up f*cking edgelord hanging out with murders and the cowards for your bruised old guy ego. do they tell you that you are perceptive? Is that what makes you feel good? Pretty sure that is what it is gonna be. Except you can't use a search engine so I am guessing you maybe sit at the feet of the even more awesomely powerful that are carefully not encouraging murder. You're a c**t.
  23. You're the one always claiming legitimacy in your belief in astrologers and numerologists based on "Skin in the game". When you make the "skin in the game" your claim to being a real opinion you kind of have to back that up. You could lie of course but you know I will ask for proof. So unfortunately for you all you can do is say that the thing you claim gives you a serious voice in the conversation is private. So Once Again. Dishonest, Dissembling and being incompetent at following your heroes rhetoric. We Know they brainwashed you. It doesn't work on most of us.
  24. Warmer winters are happening. "Decrease" is the operative word. The IPCC didn't say snow would cease altogether. Have you evidence of more snow with warmer winters? It's actually possible as snow requires more moisture in the atmosphere and temperatures below zero. Warmer winters will increase moisture in the atmosphere.
  25. The bit about the cold & snow. Remember we were sold on an energy paradigm shift because we were told in 2001 by the IPCC who said 'Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms'
  26. "But that's because NOAA fake their data" says Cobran... Well what does the Russian BOM say? They must be part of the conspiracy too.
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