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General Discussion / December 7, 1941
« Last post by boomer on Today at 09:19:38 AM »
Yesterday was the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The "Day that will live in infamy" received comparatively little recognition as far as I can tell  Maybe locally( though not in my area ) but nationally not so much if at all

It may be that the themes of democracy, unity of purpose and Citizen responsibility no longer fit our times.

The world has undeniably changed since 1941. Sometimes in unanticipated ways. Yet when we fail to remember where we were it can be hard to understand where we are.

December 7, 1941 is not a holiday nor cause for celebration but it is important I think and worth remembering.
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Food and Cooking / Re: It's That Time Of The Year
« Last post by crashdive123 on Today at 04:52:08 AM »
That looks great Dave. You'll need to duplicate that at KICCO.

I will.
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Food and Cooking / Re: It's That Time Of The Year
« Last post by Yellowyak on Yesterday at 07:32:56 PM »
That looks great Dave. You'll need to duplicate that at KICCO.
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General Discussion / Re: Passive Aggressive
« Last post by Pete Bog on December 05, 2022, 09:37:30 AM »
Dismiss, discredit, disparage and if that doesn't work, hang 'em.
No need to reread the essay. Sounds like you got it covered.
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General Discussion / Re: Passive Aggressive
« Last post by Moe M. on December 05, 2022, 07:53:27 AM »

 I wouldn't know, I've always been pretty rooted in reality, in my career I've met and dealt with allot of different people, when it comes to internal medicine I found that most Health professionals and care givers are very capable people, most highly intelligent, compassionate, and selfless, but when it comes to affairs of the mind and or the propensity for social engineering I've found most shrinks and would be sociologist are about all bat $hit crazy, or extremely well bent mentally and usually emotionally unhinged.
 This Dietrick fellow seems a good fit for that group I would think.  :shrug:
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General Discussion / Re: Passive Aggressive
« Last post by Pete Bog on December 04, 2022, 12:57:49 PM »
   Nice twist, just like Bonhoffer expected.
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General Discussion / Re: Passive Aggressive
« Last post by Moe M. on December 04, 2022, 09:50:57 AM »
    A casual observer might note the last few lively discussions have been waged between residents of highly populated places along the Eastern coast of the U.S. and others from much less populated rural areas much further West. There are those in between, in the Midwest, that say nothing.
   In the 1930's A theologian from Germany studied in America and then returned to Germany to share what he had learned over the years. Dietrick Bonhoffer wrote an essay on stupidity. (Google that one)
   In that essay he noted the differences between residents of highly populated areas and those from much more rural locations. He also noted the effects of those people that said nothing. (It wasn't good)
   If you take the time to read and study his essay, you'll see that his definition of stupidity has nothing  to do  with intelligence. Very smart, intelligent people do stupid things when they act as a collective group. A group that spends to much time together, feeding off of each other in a kind of societal pack.
    Those from rural areas are not afflicted with this phenomenon as they seem to have the opportunity to reflect on the issues without outside interference.
    So......no passive aggressive deal here. If you live in a highly populated area like NJ, FL, etc. You might be part of the stupid group. There I called it. study the essay and then declare Dietrich Bonhoffer wrong.
   Oh, by the way, the political party in power in Germany in 1944 hung him. Guess he made too much noise.

 Or maybe it speaks to the collective mindset of the German People, they did in fact start two world wars that cost the lives of millions of German and Allied soldiers and civilians, and killed millions more men, women, and children in the Purifying Holocaust process, some German citizens supported the actions, other said nothing thereby contributing to the carnage, so maybe Detrich Bonhoffer isn't in a position to judge Americans, then or now.   :shrug: 
 I do agree however with the people venting their anger with his arrogance, though their methods of dealing with it could be deemed a bit harsh.  :shocked:
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Finished Today
« Last post by boomer on December 03, 2022, 04:12:07 PM »
Beautiful work as always. Same for the photos. Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Passive Aggressive
« Last post by Pete Bog on December 03, 2022, 10:39:27 AM »
    A casual observer might note the last few lively discussions have been waged between residents of highly populated places along the Eastern coast of the U.S. and others from much less populated rural areas much further West. There are those in between, in the Midwest, that say nothing.
   In the 1930's A theologian from Germany studied in America and then returned to Germany to share what he had learned over the years. Dietrick Bonhoffer wrote an essay on stupidity. (Google that one)
   In that essay he noted the differences between residents of highly populated areas and those from much more rural locations. He also noted the effects of those people that said nothing. (It wasn't good)
   If you take the time to read and study his essay, you'll see that his definition of stupidity has nothing  to do  with intelligence. Very smart, intelligent people do stupid things when they act as a collective group. A group that spends to much time together, feeding off of each other in a kind of societal pack.
    Those from rural areas are not afflicted with this phenomenon as they seem to have the opportunity to reflect on the issues without outside interference.
    So......no passive aggressive deal here. If you live in a highly populated area like NJ, FL, etc. You might be part of the stupid group. There I called it. study the essay and then declare Dietrich Bonhoffer wrong.
   Oh, by the way, the political party in power in Germany in 1944 hung him. Guess he made too much noise.
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General Discussion / Re: A dry spot in the river
« Last post by boomer on December 03, 2022, 08:33:39 AM »
Reasonable assessment I think. And personal transportation is a good topic for sure.

New technologies  take time to develop. Successful ones can take longer to achieve market viability.  Among the first automobiles were some battery powered models, for instance. They lost out to petro fueled models for a number of reasons.

These days we see an increasing  number of electric vehicles (ev) on our roads and manufacturers large and small are producing them. When Ford and GM are on board the message is pretty clear.

During early modern development of ev limiting factors were range and battery life as you correctly noted.  Range is improving to the 300 to 400 miles per charge. This is similar to petro vehicles  Yet charging times are still an issue. Hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius offer definite advantages but are limited by size and clearance. A Prius wouldn't work for me where I live. Unfortunately

The battery issue you cite is also a valid issue. Batteries in ev are evaluated in part  by the number of charging cycles (80/20 is the usual reference) able to produce the required energy to safely and reliably operate the vehicle. What we see today is an ev battery can be repurposed to extend useful life for a pretty long time. The Tesla (Not a fan) after ev use can be used in their residential power wall for a long time as the energy demands are much less for power wall uses. Same battery, different application. When first looking at solar for the cabin 300 to 400 charging cycles was good battery life less than 2 years later 3,000 charging cycles were available at considerably less cost.

So things are moving. We definitely do not however, want to replay the " too cheap to meter electricity" mistakes of early commercial nuclear power though. I hope we've learned a few things since then.  There remains a lot to consider.

That is today. Tomorrow will look different. Current technology development is focused in part on integration of photovoltaic (pv) components into building elements.  Development of pv integration in roofing and glazing for buildings and ev surfaces like hoods, roof and trunks are well underway. 

When we talk about energy production ratings in terms of horse power we're pertly referencing a period that is long past. In the 1960's our nation developed an entire technological sector which enabled us to send men to stand on the moon and return them m safely to Earth. Computing power available then was less than is available in any pocket size Smartphone today.

Our technological abilities have and hopefully will continue to be of great benefit for humanity. We must put them to better uses than we are today to insure we have a tomorrow.

Petro is NOT going away. It is far to useful for far too many necessary things. We need to utilize the resource more responsibly, however.  Blowing it out a tailpipe or tossing it into landfills may have been useful for a brief time but that's no longer the case.

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