Tech Tuesday 12/12/19 – Make It Rain Edition

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Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe
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    TT2 – That business case though, still seems to me to be very narrow, and highly subject to regulatory and economic business cycle risk. I.e. when and if carbon tax and/or regulation goes into effect, how much does that bend the demand curve of an already pricey proposition?

    there are only about 600-700 business jets sold (in the wold)(?) and so this partnership is looking at a slice of a slice of a pie. This seems to me to be more like supercar economics than business jet economics.

    My impression is that a lot of the benefit of private jets are in the ‘skip the line’ parts on either side of the door to door travel experience. But for transoceanic flights, you’re still going to have to go through customs, thus flattening some of the time advantage.Report

  2. Avatar Chip Daniels
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    Late to Tech Tuesday but I thought this from Boing Boing was cool:

    Barefoot Engineers: rural women from Malawi, trained as solar engineers, who are electrifying their remote villages

    Malawi’s “barefoot engineers” are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor and/or rural women.

    Only 10% of Malawi is electrified: solar holds the potential for Malawi to leapfrog wireline, centralized power-generation and move straight to a decentralized, all-renewables, independent and locally appropriate form of electrification.

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  3. Avatar Chip Daniels
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    And regarding TT3:

    There will be no living with those chemtrails guys now.Report

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