[ RadSafe ] World's Biggest Wind Park -Capacity Factor vs. Nuclear

Maury Siskel maurysis at ev1.net
Fri Feb 24 03:29:38 CST 2006

Uh oh, James, your natural selection just fell into the turbine where 
your hub circular velocity exceeded your tip speed. You in a heap a' 
fused do do now! 480 ls indeed.....  Wonder what has gone astray with 
the unfortunate birds that seem unable to learn to avoid large glass 
surfaces on high rise buildings -- perhaps they need new compasses. 
Doubtless you are developing an improvement that will point to all 
directions instead of merely north and south.

You should go back and read the Farber LOBA story -- you'll love it; I 
recall it fondly every time the wind farms sail past-- one of the best 
humor pieces available in spite of its age.

James Salsman wrote:

> The tip velocity may be higher, but the overall risk of collision
> is much lower now.  Those of us who understand natural selection are 
> convinced that birds will learn to avoid the turbines; it's not a 
> particularly difficult behavior.  Starlings migrate, too.
> Wind as well as hydro and solar are all fusion power available
> today, with the reactor reasonably sited eight light-minutes away.
> Sincerely,
> James Salsman
> Stewart Farber wrote:
>> RE: Lies, damned lies, and statistics
>> Hello all,
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