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by Wusti
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

"There's no particular reason for Australians to travel any more for day to day purposes than a Yank or a Welshman." I'm sorry Octavious, but that's pretty ignorant. Just moving between capitals requires jet travel - Sydney to Melbourne is the third busiest air route in the world - its that or an 8 ...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. So rather than contradicting you, I'll pose you a question which will explain my lack of confidence in per capita emissions as the de facto standard of measurement. The USA is only 1.3x larger in area than Australia, but has 300M+ more people. Australia is more than ...
by Wusti
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

MM please explain why, in a small population country, per capita emission is the only reasonable measure. My guess is that you will be unable to on any scientific or logical basis, but will instead moralise at me. But I am willing to hear the argument. Second I have never ever said that Nuclear has ...
by Wusti
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Is it comforting to let go of your share of responsibility for climate change because your per capita output is small compared to the output of another country? If so good for you, but don't pretend you want to move away from fossil fuels and you're just itching to use Twiggy's ammonia or these oth...
by Wusti
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

LNP voter spotted.
by Wusti
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

"But we don't have a choice between a perfect power source and nuclear; we have a choice between coal/gas and nuclear. " I re-read it and saw this.

This is the crux of your logical failure, you see it as a choice between Fossil and fissile fuel, and I don't.
by Wusti
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

OK - I'm running out of puff on this one, but I'll hang onto the in principle agreement as common ground. I disagree vehemently with "It absolutely does stand up: If there is no viable low-carbon alternative that can provide the base load electricity we need, and we agree that we need to move to low...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Well, bugger me if I was wrong on a couple of my statements above: https://reneweconomy.com.au/australian-researchers-set-new-efficiency-record-in-quest-for-low-cost-solar-hydrogen/ Aussie researchers building direct Solar to Hydrogen units at 20% efficiency for distributed micro use cases - but wit...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

I guess my main argument against these "options" is that they aren't actually options, they're possibilities. Iceland runs off geothermal, but they live on an island volcano. Lots of countries have pumped hydro to store energy, but you can only build as much hydro as you have water and workable lan...
by Wusti
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Wishing, when you say our coal consumption is minuscule is that a per capita comparison or a cruder comparison that doesn't allow for differences in populations . We Australianns like to think we don't have a big environmental footprint, aren't big energy consumers because we have a relatively smal...
by Wusti
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New FP Game
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: New FP Game

What happened to >80% players? Under the old RR system mine is 97.6% or something like that. Because I had some work hassles last year (restructure which resulted in 3 month long Hunger Games replay), I had a few NMRs on the trot and the NEW RR system has dropped it to 67% from 97% until Jan and Fe...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 3109

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Your problem kestasjk is that you are looking at it through a skewed prism. I specifically stated that my comments were based on the Australian circumstance. This cookie cutter stuff is BS frankly. Each nation has its own issues with respect to energy, but I reiterate that Nuclear makes no sense for...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: C'mon dudes join 7empest IV
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: C'mon dudes join 7empest IV

You need to spruik it way earlier mate
by Wusti
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

Churchill comes to mind.
by Wusti
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New FP Game
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: New FP Game

80% is the new 99%
by Wusti
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 5693

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by Wusti
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: GB-150
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: GB-150

3 more needed
by Wusti
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New FP Game
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: New FP Game

80% RR Yonni
by Wusti
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 1045

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Good Lord... Just looked at the weather for the next few days... Its floods and droughts here mate, rarely in pleasant balance. With an official La Nina in play - we can look forward to a very shitty summer of cold and rain on our Eastern seaboard here in Oz. Considering our raging bushfires only a...
by Wusti
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: GB-150
Replies: 1
Views: 98

GB-150

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=386247

36 hour phase
150 Bet
Gunboat
DSS
Visible Draw Votes
65% RR Required