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by Collector
December 11th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Estimating efficacy of different vaccines
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: Estimating efficacy of different vaccines

a good basic book to start reading on basics of vaccines. (I skimmed it in the 90s, possibly better books today )
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yes there are good vaccines and bad vaccines. Good vaccines, well compared to what? no action, or ``secret" "herbs"? 
by Collector
December 7th, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is economics a science?
Replies: 19
Views: 9605

Re: Is economics a science?

"Is economics a science?"

at least not a Nobel science, as no Nobel there, only memory nobel.
by Collector
December 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2441
Views: 187298

Re: Stupid question of the day

just cut a tree and make ski, if beginner some hints here:

old way (easy enough, few hours work, free, environmental friendly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5_A_ZF4tWo

modern way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Vx2l6V3Fk
by Collector
December 4th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Panels. how many do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Solar Panels. how many do I need?

power price 6 øre per KwH grid price 28.6 øre per KwH   Taxes 29.9 øre per KwH Tax only about 500% (of spot) pay the shirt even if the power price should go negative....  Go off grid!  electric cars cars, solar panels all DC ? the future is DC they tell...until then good converter, make sure hardene...
by Collector
December 4th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Panels. how many do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Solar Panels. how many do I need?

bullet proof solar panels off course! "steady source of power, the team is exploring solar panels that can be shot by a bullet and still remain operational – but be honest: If a salesperson took you out to the range as part of the process, and shot their solar panel – would you stop worrying about h...
by Collector
December 4th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Panels. how many do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Solar Panels. how many do I need?

the price for the electricity itself is now super low here, the main savings from panels is not have to pay for the grid for local produced...  the grid rent is now about 690% of the electricity spot, if not more...  savings are pay nothing for grid for every kWh produced and used, and no sales tax ...
by Collector
December 4th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Panels. how many do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Solar Panels. how many do I need?

What data is needed in order to determine the number of panels for a given ROI?  More generally, The bottom line is the number of panels 'needed' but what are the input criteria? I am exporter of solar electricity in summer! build a barn and cover the roof in panels! how many barns u will need I ca...
by Collector
November 30th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody going tomorrow night?
Replies: 5
Views: 77636

Re: Anybody going tomorrow night?

So, what is the dress code for tomorrow? not the same as last year is the codex for this year. I actually had a small chat with Akira just after this last year, and he signed some battery paper in English and Japanese. The incredible battery man, his Swedish secretary unfortunately disappeared, but...
by Collector
November 29th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP thread
Replies: 178
Views: 25901

Re: RIP thread

RIP: Darth Vader and Member of the Order of the British Empire
by Collector
November 28th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cures for Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: Cures for Covid-19

i collect stones!   risk to die from covid-19 due to fear of stones, or simply take a blood test, see D vit serum levels are where they should be. If been in sun (with face mask) and levels very low, then they are too low!  in Svalbard with 24 hour darkness for months it could be a bit hard to get e...
by Collector
November 28th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cures for Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: Cures for Covid-19

 I am happy to see some British parliament members pick up excellent working papers! "This paper hits the nail on the head”      Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.00.46 PM.png Vitamin D and COVID-19: Is There a Lack of Risk/Reward Understanding Among Health Authorities? not a cure, but a good risk/reward ...
by Collector
November 19th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad things that come out of this pandemic
Replies: 167
Views: 15332

Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

EU have now decided to give money to Norwegian researchers to develop a Covid-19 vaccine.

Excellent use of tax money? A bit late? Not exactly warp-speed? They probably sent applications many many months ago...
by Collector
November 19th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 311
Views: 21426

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

remember recycling off face-masks, some back to where they came from, united they stand!
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by Collector
November 17th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4392
Views: 248241

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I keep rolling the dice. I usually get different results. It's driving me crazy.
Lock them up!
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are we moving towards chaos, if chaos is locked up for too long it will eventually escape back into the world!

The eternal dice keeps rolling!
GZIP: On