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    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
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    I've been quite busy with RL - and have only had time for a few threads....

    In keeping with being a man of my word, and putting my money where my mouth is....

    I said I'd keep converting homes to LED in response to denialist posts, at my own expense, and I've converted two more homes to LED lighting.

    That brings the total to 24 residences converted over.

    Much like there is an Ice Bucket Challenge, I've decided to call this the LED/CO2 Challenge. Others are free to join me.

    Do you have a family member/friend using incandescents/CFLs yet? See what their needs are in terms of lumens and color temperature, and convert them over if you have the disposable income.

    Judging from the posts in this thread, I have about 10 more to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Good to see you too man. I remember like it was yesterday recruiting you from the AllEmpires forum.

    It's been what, a decade now?
    LOL .. yeap, about a decade.
    I am a bit wiser now than perhaps a decade ago ... have been a diligently reading books & books (while staying largely out of fast changing emotionally charged web-based facts/opinions),
    That said also am a lot pickier too (at times)

    PS: i didn't even remember AllEmpires until you mentioned just now .. hehe
    I just checked it out now again, they are still around
    If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery of gunpowder with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind. - Edward Gibbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    I've been quite busy with RL - and have only had time for a few threads....

    In keeping with being a man of my word, and putting my money where my mouth is....

    I said I'd keep converting homes to LED in response to denialist posts, at my own expense, and I've converted two more homes to LED lighting.

    That brings the total to 24 residences converted over.

    Much like there is an Ice Bucket Challenge, I've decided to call this the LED/CO2 Challenge. Others are free to join me.

    Do you have a family member/friend using incandescents/CFLs yet? See what their needs are in terms of lumens and color temperature, and convert them over if you have the disposable income.

    Judging from the posts in this thread, I have about 10 more to do.
    I'm waiting for your avatar to become retrofitted with solar panels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by citanon View Post
    I'm waiting for your avatar to become retrofitted with solar panels....
    If only I had Doc Brown's DeLorean. ;-)

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    Mmm, in Europe we can't even buy incandescents anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    If only I had Doc Brown's DeLorean. ;-)
    There's always Photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    I've been quite busy with RL - and have only had time for a few threads....

    In keeping with being a man of my word, and putting my money where my mouth is....

    I said I'd keep converting homes to LED in response to denialist posts, at my own expense, and I've converted two more homes to LED lighting.

    That brings the total to 24 residences converted over.

    Much like there is an Ice Bucket Challenge, I've decided to call this the LED/CO2 Challenge. Others are free to join me.

    Do you have a family member/friend using incandescents/CFLs yet? See what their needs are in terms of lumens and color temperature, and convert them over if you have the disposable income.

    Judging from the posts in this thread, I have about 10 more to do.
    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citanon View Post
    There's always Photoshop.
    Or I could just fly the DeLorean to 1917, retrofit that 1.21 jiggawatt reactor and the flux capacitor to the HMS Iron Duke, add some wings, before returning back to 2017.

    I imagine with some additional weapons retrofits the Iron Duke could quite literally defeat any enemy, anywhere, across the fabric of space and time.

    Why settle for photoshop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monash View Post
    Yes but;

    A) It leaks like a bitch unless it's transported in a liquid/pressurized state which vastly increases the cost/engineering issues involved in transportation and storage; and
    B) While we're getting closer to 'break-even' the economics of hydrogen production still don't stack up because it takes more energy to produce a given amount of hydrogen than you get from the various exothermic & chemical reactions it can be used in to produce electricity/mechanical energy.

    So we still have to either come up with a way to produce it cheaply and efficiently on-site or otherwise overcome the production issues.

    Not saying it isn't doable, just not yet, so in this case its in the same league as fusion i.e lots of potential but not there yet.
    That and the energy density of hydrogen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_density you need a really big fuel tank or alot of fill ups. Lockheed studied the idea of powering a L-1011 with hydrogen. http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=1808

    California and MB still supports the idea of a hydrogen highway. I think it is a long ways off
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