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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

More energy falls on the world's deserts in six hours than the world consumes in a year, Desertec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec How do you plan on transporting and storing it? ... I like the idea of a loose string of solar power plants along an East - West line in any country or group of c...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1824

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

One thing to fill out the historical record and try to correct popular misconceptions. Its another to obfuscate facts in the name of correcting the record. That's true, but I can't see how you mean it to apply to the OP. Are you saying the Tricycle article is obfuscating facts in the name of correc...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

It's all about vehicles. ... There are fuels equivalent to gasoline made from captured carbon now. Again, more local stuff from Canada. We can convert excess renewables into liquid fuels. It could also turn nuclear generation into transport fuels. It's inefficient so far. You lose roughly half your...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Hi Kim Solar works great on paper in Canada but I know a number of people in the alternative power community and installs seem to only last about 10 years here before they are ripped out. I wish that wasn't the case but it doesn't work like they say in the sales brochures. Output is good in winter ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

In the meantime since there are thousands of metric tons of weapon grade HEU(highly enriched uranium) and plutonium that needs to be blended down into fuel and burned maybe we can keep the lights on in a few reactors? Fission is the road to fusion and fusion reactor fuels that produce no radioactiv...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 30791

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

Candidate for a Pullet Surprise by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar I have a spelling checker, It came with my PC. It plane lee marks four my revue Miss steaks aye can knot sea. Eye ran this poem threw it, Your sure reel glad two no. Its vary polished in it's weigh. My checker tolled me sew. A checke...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 42
Views: 1194

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:03 am
... i don't know, buddhism is a matter of facts. we don't expect to be saved but do our best to open our eyes. it's damn difficult.

this is how i understand it. somethimes is like a burden haha the burden of being responsible.
:thumbsup:

Well said!

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Flu Season
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Flu Season

'Flu can occur at any time of the year. However here in Northern Europe it is FAR more prevalent between December and March. It's in season here right now, six months out of sync with northern hemisphere, of course. The death toll from South Australia's horror flu season has risen to 82 and the tot...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Abridged Pali canon?
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Abridged Pali canon?

... https://www.accesstoinsight.org was certainly a pioneering site, but note that Thanissaro Bhikkhu's latest translations are on: https://www.dhammatalks.org/ AccessToInsight is now "frozen". https://suttacentral.net contains a much more complete set of translations of the Pali Canon (in English ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

I lived off grid for years and built the system that provided the power. I also invested many thousands in energy storage solution start ups. Even a broken clock is right twice a day and in this Nicholas is correct. Without nuclear there is no way to effectively combat climate change with current t...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Many anti-nuclear power folks changed their minds by looking at the data When solutions to global warming are ranked by effectiveness, Nuclear power comes in at number 20 overall and number 5 in electricity generation technologies: https://www.drawdown.org/solutions-summary-by-rank Yes, these is a ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: from London to India by train
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: from London to India by train

... There are trains and busses and your thumb, which is the worst scenario. There are also campervans, motorbikes and (if you're fit, or want to be) bicycles. Or you could just, you know, walk. People walked from London to Rome in the old days, and from all over Europe to Compostela, and from all ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 38
Views: 950

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Thank you for acknowledging your source https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?p=9650#p9651 Nicholas. :tongue:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Raptors !!!! We The North
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Raptors !!!! We The North

I think he's talking about basketball. You know, basketball. That thing where people try to to throw a ball though a ring and pretend it's important or something. :thanks: This game, right? https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fs3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com%2Fnetball-wp-assets%2Fwp-con...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Stepping Down
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Stepping Down

Thanks for everything you have done here over the years, PorkChop, and best wishes for whatever comes next.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Raptors !!!! We The North
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Raptors !!!! We The North

It sounds like you're happy about something, Minobu, but I have no idea what that thing might be. Some kind of local sporting event, maybe?

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 4836

Re: For the science and religion crowd

... my beef is not with science as such, but science-pretending -to-be-fount-of-all-wisdom. Mine too. yes to all the above, but I felt GEB was ultimately materialist in orientation (to my disappointment). Another one I would have nominated was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - read it in ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 4836

Re: For the science and religion crowd

... In those days - mid to late 70's - materialists were represented by behavioural psychology, and positivist philosophy. The Prof. of philosophy's claim to fame was a book called 'Materialist Theory of Mind'. According to them, we're utterly and entirely physical beings, evolution a process which...

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