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Cumol  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A return

My injury happened during Karate training. I was back to training (second month) after a 6 year break. Sucks :(

Doctor told me I am hypermobile and should have been avoiding any contact sport whatsoever...

Cumol  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A return

Shit. blackbootzis FIT!

Been also working out loads lately (to manage my stress at the end of this PhD). Still recovering from my ACL surgery last year. I am happy if I manage 3x 10 squats

Cumol  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

I read this and got excited. Sent it to a friend of mine who was managing the governmen-funded solar programs in Israel and got the following response:

    I would be very surprised if it would become a major element in the energy mix. Wind and Solar are the name of the game. Geothermal is too site-specific and too expensive.

    this chart (levelized cost of electricity), for example. Is complete bullshit. solar and wind are 30-50$ / MWh nowadays. so basically this potential "breakthrough" would bring, at best, Geothermal energy to the existing costs of solar and wind

So I asked "So someone did not do their homework?"

    No my dear friend, if you need massive breakthrough just to get to the high ranges of costs of where wind and solar are NOW, when improvement in those markets will put them at, say, 20-30$/MWh by the time that this magical breakthrough would come... that’s not such a great plan. That is not to say that with 50$/MWh GT won't have a place in the energy mix. There are other renewable technologies more expensive then that, such as Offshore wind or Waste to Energy, and I would also assume that in some geographic areas where radiation and/or wind regime are low - GT can be competitive with them... but it's anecdotal. the future is Onshore wind and solar PV, +batteries and from a certain point and on - hydrogen.

I guess it is not so spectacular but could mean that geothermal will become relevant.

And this recent analysis seems to support the reduction in costs for offshore wind and solar


Cumol  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 3

Since Friday will be a long one, I won't make it this time.

Have fun!

Cumol  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Woke up this morning to zero new COVID cases in Victoria

Yeah, a lockdown will work it out no doubt. But you can also feel that the attitude towards it is changing, specially from the your generation.

And honestly, I understand that. I feel it on myself. I am lucky I live in a flat share, otherwise I would be a miserable case of oxytocin deprivation. But going another half year without physical contact will fuck up a lot of people (me included).

buys a weighted blanket

Cumol  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Woke up this morning to zero new COVID cases in Victoria

Thats a nice dashboard for North Dakota...

I am currently running on 150% trying to finish as many experiments as possible before they sack us.

Cumol  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Woke up this morning to zero new COVID cases in Victoria

Not states, but I guess counties? Large cities and the surroundings.

Basically this interactive map:


Everything in red passed the 50/100k per week mark and is considered a risk area. Those with above 100 are in a higher "level" of risk with more rules.

Cumol  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “Everything is problematic”

I also liked this ending part:

    First, embrace humility. You may find it refreshing. Others will find it refreshing too. Be forceful, be impassioned, just don’t get too high on your own supply. Don’t drink your own kool aid. Question yourself as fiercely as you question society.

Or in other words, "Be excellent to each other".

Cumol  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Woke up this morning to zero new COVID cases in Victoria

The whole game from February restarts in Germany now. The majority of counties passed 50 infections in the last week and even though it was weekend, we had 8k new cases yesterday. So the lockdown is coming

Cumol  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

In my field (biology/medicine/neuroscience) it's very common to discuss comments from reviewers.

I have heard the phrase "one of the reviewers mentioned..." many many times. Don't think there is an issue

Cumol  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Massina Lab has brought back the Big Eye Compax

But that's a beautiful watch!

Cumol  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Called Everyone in Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book

Thanks, that was an interesting long read :)

Cumol  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Virtual Hubski Meetup!

That would be midnight for me, I guess? (central european time)

Cumol  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Oh lets pray for a british 180° turn and mass investment into obesity research