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cortechthrowaway93 karma

What's the estimated lifespan for new windmills? I passed a bunch of older windmills in Tehachapi that seemed to be failing--leaking oil down the blades & making a godawful grinding noise as they spun. Will they all eventually do that?

EDIT: Also, how do you feel about trespassers? Wind farms seem to always be fenced off--is it unsafe to walk around in there?

cortechthrowaway36 karma

How do you deal with pests? Seems like an oyster bed would soon be infested with starfish and cownose rays.

cortechthrowaway12 karma

Ever since '08, most of the western world has witnessed a huge fall in labour productivity

Not in the US! According to the Federal Reserve, real output per hour for all nonfarm workers has been doing pretty good since 2008.

cortechthrowaway6 karma

FWIW, the Bible isn't entirely miracles. It's also a historic narrative of the Hebrew people, and solid archaeology finds can provide context for the events in the Bible.

ie, a Biblical archaeologist doesn't necessarily spend their time searching for remnants of the Ark. They're more likely piecing together shards of Edomite pottery to better understand how charcoal-fired kiln technology diffused through Moab in the 12th Century BCE.

cortechthrowaway6 karma

And this forum is suspiciously vocal about spending a lot on a mattress.

Don't cheap out on anything that separates you from the ground--you spend a third of your life there!

Redditors are strangely quick to offer up (and upvote!) testimonials about how a $1500 mattress changed their life. It's always seemed weird how much traction mattress fans get.

I mean, I've slept on good mattresses, bad mattresses, no mattress at all. And the quality of my mattress has never come close to being a big quality of life issue. I literally never think about it.