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2017-10-02 08:00:21 PM  

WelldeadLink: Again?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/offshore-wind-farms-could-k​nock-down-hurricanes1/


It's based on a Mark Jacobson study, so there's the first indication that it's BS.

Wind turbines would have to be built strong enough to not fall apart during hurricane force winds. Meanwhile, the blades would have to be able to turn at high wind speeds (modern wind turbines stop turning at speeds well below hurricane strength, because, not only could the blades crack and fly off, but you could damage all the internal gizmos).

And, the most important point, you have to get the electricity from offshore and sent onto the grid. During a hurricane. When lots of power-transmission lines are knocked down and it's hard to get power anywhere.

And yes, this has been studied. Over a 20-year period, half of the wind turbines would be destroyed by the hurricanes.

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/9/3247.abstract
 
2017-10-02 08:07:32 PM  
Instead of using nuclear weapons to destroy cities, why don't we use the power of those weapons to generate electricity for the cities we want to destroy?
 
2017-10-02 08:18:54 PM  

Spectrum: Instead of using nuclear weapons to destroy cities, why don't we use the power of those weapons to generate electricity for the cities we want to destroy?


This tickled me for some reason.
 
2017-10-02 09:29:37 PM  

BenSaw2: indy_kid: Find a way to tap into the thermal energy that fuels the hurricanes.  Problem solved.  Free energy, no hurricanes.

Or maybe just blast that g*ddamn butterfly on the coast of West Africa with a shotgun before the whole thing gets started.

/ no energy gained, though
// Obscure?


No, Chaos theory is not obscure. We all read 'All because a little bug went Kachoo' when we were children.
 
2017-10-02 10:48:01 PM  
Oh look. The (at least twice weekly) sucking this guy off on Fark thread.

Which one of you admins gets payola from this guy?
 
2017-10-02 11:45:05 PM  
Is this how you jump the shark after getting a planet demoted and it makes your head too big?
 
2017-10-03 09:41:10 AM  

Slow To Return: BenSaw2: indy_kid: Find a way to tap into the thermal energy that fuels the hurricanes.  Problem solved.  Free energy, no hurricanes.

Or maybe just blast that g*ddamn butterfly on the coast of West Africa with a shotgun before the whole thing gets started.

/ no energy gained, though
// Obscure?

Machines of Loving Grace?


The Perfect Storm - but now I have a new band to check out. Thanks!
 
2017-10-03 10:55:00 AM  
There's still the question of how to store the potential however and then move it from where there's surplus to where its needed
 
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