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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6015 on: August 29, 2013, 02:51:06 pm »

You know, I'm waiting for some animal-rights (or at least someone on Tumblr) group to claim that using fossil fuels counts as animal cruelty, because you're burning dead dinosaurs.

Oh sure, that's fine.  But the moment you start using dead humans to make biscuits its suddenly some big deal.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6016 on: August 29, 2013, 02:54:05 pm »

You know, I'm waiting for some animal-rights (or at least someone on Tumblr) group to claim that using fossil fuels counts as animal cruelty, because you're burning dead dinosaurs.

Oh sure, that's fine.  But the moment you start using dead humans to make biscuits its suddenly some big deal.
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« Reply #6017 on: August 29, 2013, 02:56:57 pm »

So, despite the obvious similarities of solar panels and wind turbines (?), please explain why Bob the desert tortoise will meet a terrible end due to the evil humans and their nefarious shiny mirrors sticking up from the ground.

A change in environmental conditions. Suddenly, there's a bunch of black things blocking the sunlight, and building them (and all the things needed to maintain them and use them, like wires in the ground, roads and whatnot) takes a toll on the environment as well. We don't know enough about the effects of solar panels in deserts, as far as I know, to use them on a large scale yet.

So, I quote the terminator; If we can't put it in the Mojave Desert, WHERE THE HELL CAN WE PUT IIIITTTT BLLAAAARRGGHHH?

And, just to clarify, you're saying that there's not a single place in freaking Death Valley that we can stick up a few mirrors and an electrical line in? And that Bob The Tortoise can't possibly live with said mirrors blocking the sun in a few places; i.e. the area right below them?
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« Reply #6018 on: August 29, 2013, 02:58:10 pm »

So, despite the obvious similarities of solar panels and wind turbines (?), please explain why Bob the desert tortoise will meet a terrible end due to the evil humans and their nefarious shiny mirrors sticking up from the ground.

A change in environmental conditions. Suddenly, there's a bunch of black things blocking the sunlight, and building them (and all the things needed to maintain them and use them, like wires in the ground, roads and whatnot) takes a toll on the environment as well. We don't know enough about the effects of solar panels in deserts, as far as I know, to use them on a large scale yet.

So, I quote the terminator; If we can't put it in the Mojave Desert, WHERE THE HELL CAN WE PUT IIIITTTT BLLAAAARRGGHHH?

In orbit. All you need is about 36 thousand kilometers cable per satellite. Nothing can go wrong.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6019 on: August 29, 2013, 02:59:03 pm »

So, despite the obvious similarities of solar panels and wind turbines (?), please explain why Bob the desert tortoise will meet a terrible end due to the evil humans and their nefarious shiny mirrors sticking up from the ground.

A change in environmental conditions. Suddenly, there's a bunch of black things blocking the sunlight, and building them (and all the things needed to maintain them and use them, like wires in the ground, roads and whatnot) takes a toll on the environment as well. We don't know enough about the effects of solar panels in deserts, as far as I know, to use them on a large scale yet.

So, I quote the terminator; If we can't put it in the Mojave Desert, WHERE THE HELL CAN WE PUT IIIITTTT BLLAAAARRGGHHH?
There's plenty of old factories and whatnot. They're already near all the roads and stuff, so we can just take down older things we don't need and put solar panels there instead.
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« Reply #6020 on: August 29, 2013, 03:06:59 pm »

So, despite the obvious similarities of solar panels and wind turbines (?), please explain why Bob the desert tortoise will meet a terrible end due to the evil humans and their nefarious shiny mirrors sticking up from the ground.

A change in environmental conditions. Suddenly, there's a bunch of black things blocking the sunlight, and building them (and all the things needed to maintain them and use them, like wires in the ground, roads and whatnot) takes a toll on the environment as well. We don't know enough about the effects of solar panels in deserts, as far as I know, to use them on a large scale yet.

So, I quote the terminator; If we can't put it in the Mojave Desert, WHERE THE HELL CAN WE PUT IIIITTTT BLLAAAARRGGHHH?

In orbit. All you need is about 36 thousand kilometers cable per satellite. Nothing can go wrong.

FOR TEH PLANET
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6021 on: August 29, 2013, 05:03:17 pm »

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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6022 on: August 29, 2013, 05:07:37 pm »

So, despite the obvious similarities of solar panels and wind turbines (?), please explain why Bob the desert tortoise will meet a terrible end due to the evil humans and their nefarious shiny mirrors sticking up from the ground.

A change in environmental conditions. Suddenly, there's a bunch of black things blocking the sunlight, and building them (and all the things needed to maintain them and use them, like wires in the ground, roads and whatnot) takes a toll on the environment as well. We don't know enough about the effects of solar panels in deserts, as far as I know, to use them on a large scale yet.

So, I quote the terminator; If we can't put it in the Mojave Desert, WHERE THE HELL CAN WE PUT IIIITTTT BLLAAAARRGGHHH?
There's plenty of old factories and whatnot. They're already near all the roads and stuff, so we can just take down older things we don't need and put solar panels there instead.
Reduced efficiency. Also, Idiots could get at them and break them.

And yeah, solar panels are pretty disruptive. Animals in desert generally rely on heat differences to regulate their biorhythm, so that little bit of shadow can make a huge difference.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6023 on: August 29, 2013, 06:57:20 pm »

Fortunately, Bob the tortoise, while too slow to outrun the coyotes, is still fast enough to move out of the way of the shadow cast by an immobile, fucking, solar panel. That may or may not rotate occasionally. Or into it if he fucking feels like it. Don't tell Bob what he can or can't do!

I'd be most concerned for the lives of the sagebrush, if anything.

Just build a goddamn nuclear plant, fucking terminator. There are at least a few good locations for one nearby.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6024 on: August 29, 2013, 07:22:01 pm »

How is shadow going to disrupt anything? Can't an animal just... move a few metres or something?

I'm really struggling to understand your point.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6025 on: August 29, 2013, 07:27:48 pm »

Don't you understand!? We're forcing those poor animals to walk to a slightly different part of barren desert in order to stay in the sun! Oh, the unhumanity!
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« Reply #6026 on: August 29, 2013, 07:30:31 pm »

Fortunately, Bob the tortoise, while too slow to outrun the coyotes, is still fast enough to move out of the way of the shadow cast by an immobile, fucking, solar panel. That may or may not rotate occasionally. Or into it if he fucking feels like it. Don't tell Bob what he can or can't do!
I was thinking more about some of the burrowing species. Say one happens to burrow near a solar panel. Shadow moves over, the sand cools down, and the animal emerges, thinking twilight has come. Which it hasn't. Animal overheats, dies, or wastes precious energy.

Effects are fairly minimal, but not nonexistent.
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« Reply #6027 on: August 29, 2013, 07:31:53 pm »

But there are plenty of objects in the desert that cast shadows.
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Re: Amazingly Stupid Things You've Heard People Say
« Reply #6028 on: August 29, 2013, 07:34:28 pm »

Not in massive quantities and density of  a solar power plant.

but yeah, the effects are neglible.
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« Reply #6029 on: August 29, 2013, 07:35:05 pm »

ebbor, what is your avatar?
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