ShankThatSnitch t1_jefiyvo wrote

They exclude food and energy because they are volatile and can be affected by many different things that don't give a clear picture if the underlying trend.

Housing is excluded because they way they calculate housing is moronic and is a terrible measure. Housing is calculated with what is called "Owners equivalent rent." Basically, they survey home owners and ask, I'd you were to rent out your house, what would you charge. People answering a survey unprepared will not give a good answer for that, so the number is a terrible one to consider.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jef78jy wrote

Grass fed typically means they are grazing I pastures, or being fed hay or silage. Grain fed means they are eating corn and stuff from troughs. The reason they are separated is because the fat content and flavor of the beef will be very different between the too. Grass fed beef will be leaner and earthier tasting. Grain fed will be fattier, and less earthy/minerals.

You will also see stuff like Grass fed, grain finished. Where they spend time in pastures, but then spend the last few months eating grains and other stuff. This builds a healthy beef but then cleans out the earthy flavor, which some don't like.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jeeu03k wrote

That is an extremely stupid idea. Get a credit card and use it for your expenses. Then pay it off in full every month, on time. That will build your credit without wasting $7-8k on interest payments.

Don't over emphasize your credit score, as it will naturally go up over time with consistent on time payments. Your score only matters when trying to make a big purchase like a house or car. And so you are doing this backwards.gwt your score up before you use it for a loan on a car, don't use the car to up your score.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jcast7x wrote

You are assuming some weird scenario where we build out local solar, with none of the other components in place. Obviously, anywhere that local solar would be installed would be accompanied with bi-direction meters, micro-inveters, and possibly even local storage.

As for grid vs. local, decisions would be made based on cost, land availability, the grid itself. This will take years and more innovation. You keep glossing over that point where I say this is not a today thing, but something that could happen over decades. Please explain how you k ow what technology will be available 1-2 decades from now?

I am just a web developer, and my point about the company I work at, is not that I am some electricitiy expert, but that I hear the challenges brought up frequently in conversation and company meetings. These are main issues being worked on as we speak, but it is a slow-moving process. And again, solar is only 3-4% of electricity, so all the other stuff that is needed, will be worked on as we scale.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jcamdpl wrote

Yes, our grid also needs upgrading. This is very true and not well understood. But local solar would first power local stuff, and then runoff would be sent to storage facilities, which could also be local, with the next step being municipal. Those could be battery, chemical, mechanical, hydrolic...etc

Of course, all of this has to be done at cost, or else it is useless. But again, as solar scales up, these other things are being worked on, too. Solar is still only like 3-4% of total electricity, so this will all take many years.

I actually work at a public power company, and I hear them talk about the challenges that need to be worked out with the grid and rooftop solar...etc. But this stuff is hardly the biggest challenge humans have tackled.

We have built out massive infrastructure for oil, coal, and gas extraction and refining. Pipelines, gas station networks, and war machines to secure energy sources around the world. We can certainly figure out a well managed solar power network. It just takes time.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jcahxw4 wrote

Well, obviously, utility scale is the main focus, but as technology improves and costs curves keep coming down, I see no reason why we won't come up with cost effective thin films that can line all kind of things.

As for storage, I agree, that is the biggest hurdle, but there are many ideas being researched for that. Solar is still a relatively small % of electricity, so storage can be figured out as we scale up.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jcaheml wrote

Things can be recycled. The difference with solar to fossil fuels, is onelce the thing is made, it just works for many years before needing to recycle. Fossil fuels are vaporized the moment we need them. No getting those back.

Some types of solar arrays are just mirrors that red-light and boil liquid to spin turbines. And I am sure we will come up with many other types of panels as well.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jaek2pg wrote

The lava comes from the lower crust/upper mantel, not the center of the earth. The inner core of the earth is extremely hot but solid iron and nickle metal, because it is under so much pressure. Then, the outer core is a liquid metal. Around that is the mantel, which is a mix of metals and minerals. The area where the crust and mantel meet is where magma comes from.


ShankThatSnitch t1_jae1bhk wrote

This is not the answer. I believe it d9es use that as one metric, but what you don't realize is that when you click that box, it is giving Google consent to scan your history and analyze it for human like patterns. If your history is repeated attempts at sites trying to download this or that, or whatever a bot might be set to do, then it would block. Bur if you browsed reddit, then hopped on Amazon, and google the definition of conalingus l, then watched YouTube, the algo would know you are human.