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  •  This diary is about simplifying math... :) /nt (1+ / 0-)
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    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:28:51 AM PDT

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    •  We already hit (1+ / 0-)
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      the outer limits of my knowledge ... so I won't be complicating it further :)

      Even the "simple" math though does explain why it will be a long time before we get long haul electric aircraft :)

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:31:01 AM PDT

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      •  Fuel-cell electric might be interesting, but (1+ / 0-)
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        turbines are really efficient and reliable, not to mention cheaper than fuel-cells.  And I don't see someone putting a Stirling engine in a plane anytime soon.

        Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
        I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
        —Spike Milligan

        by polecat on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:39:41 AM PDT

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