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  1. Jun 2022
    1. In basic English, “it takes two coal workers, 169 solar workers and 1,100 wind workers to equal the work of one natural gas worker.”

      One has to compare all the factors. Fossil fuels are dense but are nonrenewable. Once installed, renewables continue generating as long as the infrastructure is intact. Extending the lifetime of the infrastructure increases the cost competitiveness further. What is the net energy produced by low energy density renewables over its lifetime and how does it then compare with high density fossil fuels?

  2. Mar 2022
    1. The report is 33 slides long; yet about 10 slide-equivalents are essentially content-free (compulsive repetitive branding, twiddly hierarchical organization, empty space, assorted title pages, and so on). This PP fluffed-up material here and quite a bit more could easily be placed in a technical report on 4 pages of an 11" by 17" piece of paper (folded in half)
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    1. This is possible when all records, documents, contracts, and digital identity are verifiable as the one-and-only master copy.

      So combine the verifiability of all:

      • Records
      • Documents
      • Agreements and
      • Transactions that can be made between individuals as a new normal and you can see how 4th Density realities can shape us.
    2. In a world free of bad-actors, our societies become safer, more civil, and more trusted. Even though the heart of a person may be evil, that personal evil cannot be acted-out with data that is behind a database that leverages Blockchain methodologies.

      This makes me wonder...could this be a characteristic of 4th density? A type of openness where ALL "bad acting" is exposed to all and thereby diminished? Talk about the power of positive peer pressure!

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    1. Jeffrey, B., Walters, C. E., Ainslie, K. E. C., Eales, O., Ciavarella, C., Bhatia, S., Hayes, S., Baguelin, M., Boonyasiri, A., Brazeau, N. F., Cuomo-Dannenburg, G., FitzJohn, R. G., Gaythorpe, K., Green, W., Imai, N., Mellan, T. A., Mishra, S., Nouvellet, P., Unwin, H. J. T., … Riley, S. (2020). Anonymised and aggregated crowd level mobility data from mobile phones suggests that initial compliance with COVID-19 social distancing interventions was high and geographically consistent across the UK. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 170. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15997.1

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  14. May 2019
    1. However, it is still often stated that the other orbital energies have no physical meaning, and that it is a pity that nothing like Koopmans' theorem to give meaning to the other occupied orbital energies exists. The truth could not be more different: it has been established22–25 that the KS orbital energies of the valence levels in molecules approximate the experimental ionization energies much more closely (typically at 0.1 eV level) than the Hartree–Fock orbital energies do (difference with IPs typically ∼1 eV).

      This is really one of the more spicy takes here. KS orbitals having no physical interpretation is often heard in the community, and here is a list of references and evidence that they do have physical significance.

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