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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    I like how Lachesis has strong opinions on things he knows literally nothing about.

    Maybe be he has what it takes to become a lawyer after all.
    Become? Mate, get with the times. I graduated over a year ago.
    Did you pass bar?
    Working on my second admission, actually.

    You must be horrified to learn that I work in policy, too.
    LOL. "Policy work" is the most harmless, useless job in DC, given to young idealistic idiots who are incapable of doing actual job.
    Thankfully I'm nowhere near D.C., and have the pleasure of working in a context that employs both litigation and legislation to effect policy goals. I'm quite happy with being able to influence my little neck of the woods and legal milieu—no need for grandiose, self-serving illusions of power or importance. I'm at the very start of my career, with a solid resume, good professional connections, and the necessary charisma and social skills to be an effective advocate. If I'm fortunate and conscientious, perhaps I'll have the opportunity to make a "big difference" at some point in the future. If not, at least I can be content knowing that I've helped others, even if it's only modestly.

    It's like writing MLP fanfiction, but less useful.
    I'll be sure to let my supervisor know that next time I brief him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aea View Post
    Hydro Batteries or Fly Wheels I'm guessing. Not sure if the latter is even feasible.
    Flywheels are being used, but only as a short-term storage, just to stabilize the inherent fluctuations from the renewables and for frequency control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    To say nothing of the fact that grid scale energy storage doesn't necessarily require chemical batteries to store power. Plenty of kinetic options available, as well.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compre...energy_storage

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireless_locomotive

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flywheel_energy_storage

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy...h_solid_masses

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_accumulator

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pump...droelectricity

    Tell me, O' Wisest of Dons, do these technologies not convert stored (potential) energy into electricity through means of motion (kinetic) energy?

    And of this list of projects for grid-scale storage, do many not employ the technologies listed above? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...energy_storage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    [I'm quite happy with being able to influence my little neck of the woods and legal milieu—no need for grandiose, self-serving illusions of power or importance. I'm at the very start of my career, with a solid resume, good professional connections, and the necessary charisma and social skills to be an effective advocate. If I'm fortunate and conscientious, perhaps I'll have the opportunity to make a "big difference" at some point in the future. If not, at least I can be content knowing that I've helped others, even if it's only modestly.
    Bless your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aea View Post
    Hydro Batteries or Fly Wheels I'm guessing. Not sure if the latter is even feasible.


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    There actually are installed flywheel storage systems, but flywheel is the least viable of the kinetic storage systems just due to complexity and cost. Hydro and falling-mass systems are much more robust.

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    There is also CAES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Steampunk confirmed.

    Do they teach in law school the difference between the energy storage and load balancing? Or these minor details are too unimportant for "policy work"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    There is also CAES
    Literally the first link in my post, comrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
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    There is also CAES
    Literally the first link in my post, comrade.
    Missed that post due to posting on a potato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Hydro and falling-mass systems are much more robust.
    Ah, so it's Three Gorges Dam, Part Deux after all. How many millions will be relocated due to flooding this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    Steampunk confirmed.

    Do they teach in law school the difference between the energy storage and load balancing? Or these minor details are too unimportant for "policy work"?
    Yup, they did actually. Whole module on it on the class I took on alternative energy and climate change law. Most of our discussion of these things focused on falling-mass storage systems, which is to be expected given that the instructor was involved in this project: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/forget...ed-train-hill/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    Hydro and falling-mass systems are much more robust.
    Ah, so it's Three Gorges Dam, Part Deux after all. How many millions will be relocated due to flooding this time?
    None, given the sparse inhabitation of the American West, where any new reservoir construction is most likely to occur.

    But I guess we shouldn't have built Hoover Dam, or Grand Coulee, or Oroville, or Shasta, because you know a few small towns got flooded and that's communism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Most of our discussion of these things focused on falling-mass storage systems, which is to be expected given that the instructor was involved in this project: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/forget...ed-train-hill/
    Andy Lubershane, a senior analyst with IHS Emerging Energy Research, says the setup is more expensive per kilowatt-hour "than almost anything else on the market today."
    Awesome.

    Step 1. Take 19th century technology.
    Step 2. Teach the "alternative energy" course in a law school to a bunch of technically illiterate idiots.
    Step 3. Receive millions in government grants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    Most of our discussion of these things focused on falling-mass storage systems, which is to be expected given that the instructor was involved in this project: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/forget...ed-train-hill/
    Andy Lubershane, a senior analyst with IHS Emerging Energy Research, says the setup is more expensive per kilowatt-hour "than almost anything else on the market today."
    Awesome.

    Step 1. Take 19th century technology.
    Step 2. Teach the "alternative energy" course in a law school to a bunch of technically illiterate idiots.
    Step 3. Receive millions in government grants.
    This whole argument started because of the fact that Pattern pointed out that "cost" might not be the ideal sorting metric when considering the switch to non-fossil energy generation and storage. Thanks for hammering the point home, and neglecting to point out that even the company doing the installation notes that economies of scale haven't been reached.

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    People have largely ignored rak time to move on to don as well.

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    Btw, has the US stopped buying soviet rocket engines yet?
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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varcaus View Post
    People have largely ignored rak time to move on to don as well.
    I have him blocked, actually, I'm just exceptionally bored today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Btw, has the US stopped buying soviet rocket engines yet?
    Until 2018. Both Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been building more efficient engines to replace RD180.

    I guess after that Russia can sell those engines to North Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    Btw, has the US stopped buying soviet rocket engines yet?
    Until 2018. Both Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been building more efficient engines to replace RD180.

    I guess after that Russia can sell those engines to North Korea.
    Yeah but those engines are really German, amirite? Russians couldn't have invented the thing, they're stupid commies. Had to coerce german POWs into running their space program.

    Oh wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Btw, has the US stopped buying soviet rocket engines yet?
    This is actually one case where the free market is going to fuck all that.
    meh

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