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(BBC-US)   The most powerful tidal-powered turbine in the world has started to generate electricity in Orkney. At least I think that's what they said. I suspect the place was inspiration for Qwghlm, so who knows. Looks cool, though   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-07-29 6:33:16 PM  
I thought Qwghlm was Welsh. Could be Orcadian Norn, I suppose.
 
2021-07-29 6:47:03 PM  
Looks cool. It's a wind turbine, but in water. If (relatively) mass production will bring costs down this could be very efficient.

How long until people start complaining it kills fish or causes cancer?
 
2021-07-29 9:42:10 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: I thought Qwghlm was Welsh. Could be Orcadian Norn, I suppose.


Outer Qwghlm scum.
 
2021-07-29 10:53:03 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Looks cool. It's a wind turbine, but in water. If (relatively) mass production will bring costs down this could be very efficient.

How long until people start complaining it kills fish or causes cancer?


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2021-07-30 1:06:27 AM  
Morkney is going to be the head of operations.
 
2021-07-30 3:35:29 AM  
"The Orbital O2"

Should have called it "Nanu of the North."
 
2021-07-30 6:31:41 AM  
The fools! Tampering with forces they barely comprehend...

Don't they understand that they're slowing the rotation of the Earth?
 
2021-07-30 7:14:51 AM  
Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.
 
2021-07-30 8:20:05 AM  

Destructor: The fools! Tampering with forces they barely comprehend...

Don't they understand that they're slowing the rotation of the Earth?


That's an odd concern, considering your username.
 
2021-07-30 8:36:28 AM  

turboke: Destructor: The fools! Tampering with forces they barely comprehend...

Don't they understand that they're slowing the rotation of the Earth?

That's an odd concern, considering your username.


I prefer to crash the moon back into Earth. We need to increase the Earth's spin to help make that happen.

Entropy is boring.
 
2021-07-30 11:43:12 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Looks cool. It's a wind turbine, but in water. If (relatively) mass production will bring costs down this could be very efficient.

How long until people start complaining it kills fish or causes cancer?



It gives the fish Cancer!!
 
2021-07-30 11:47:30 AM  

dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.


Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.
 
2021-07-30 12:03:06 PM  
Nice and it has a relatively low profile so NIMBYs can't get their undies in a twist because it "ruins their view".
 
2021-07-30 12:35:37 PM  

robv83: Carter Pewterschmidt: Looks cool. It's a wind turbine, but in water. If (relatively) mass production will bring costs down this could be very efficient.

How long until people start complaining it kills fish or causes cancer?


It gives the fish Cancer!!


That sounds like a Daily Mail Headline Generator.
 
2021-07-30 1:35:20 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.


Both, actually. In Cryptonomicon first, because it was published first, but then expanded upon in the Baroque Cycle.
 
2021-07-30 3:19:16 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.


It's mentioned in both.
 
2021-07-30 3:53:41 PM  

FrancoFile: CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.

It's mentioned in both.


I have you favorited as "a cool "Anathem" reference", and now this. I think you must be Neal Stephenson.
 
2021-07-30 4:15:40 PM  

FrancoFile: CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.

It's mentioned in both.


Waterhouse was stationed there with his radar in Cryptonomicon and I think was sleeping with a spy.
 
2021-07-30 5:28:45 PM  

kinshane: FrancoFile: CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.

It's mentioned in both.

Waterhouse was stationed there with his radar in Cryptonomicon and I think was sleeping with a spy.


And then he meet his future wife, an ethnic Qwghlmian, in Australia.
 
2021-07-30 5:41:43 PM  

saphrophyte: FrancoFile: CordycepsInYourBrain: dittybopper: Cute.  A Craptonomicon reference in the headline.

Nope. The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Quite a long read but mildly amusing, for the most part.

It's mentioned in both.

I have you favorited as "a cool "Anathem" reference", and now this. I think you must be Neal Stephenson.


:-)  If only.
 
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