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> Will it change fast enough?

No.

IMO, yet-to-be invented tech is the only shot we have.  Boundless, nearly-free energy from solar, fusion, or nukes may be the key, 'cause we're going to need a shitload of cheap power to reverse this.

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Water Cooler / Re: No cell phone -- my kid's HS making the news
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:04:59 PM »
IIRC, France put a phone ban into effect last year.

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So we have earlier articles, but is that particular one proven fake?

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>RC was at risk of becoming optimistic


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Ocean Cleanup attaches parachutes to trash-collecting barriers to maintain steady speeds
https://newatlas.com/ocean-cleanup-parachutes-plastic/61119/

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RV Shipments are down 2 years in a row, which happened before last 3 recessions.

https://www.newser.com/story/279343/what-rv-shipments-say-about-a-possible-recession.html

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Economics & Investing / Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« on: August 18, 2019, 02:00:54 PM »
US: This Is, Statistically, the Worst Age to Take Social Security Benefits | The Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/08/18/this-is-statistically-the-worst-age-to-take-social.aspx

TL;DR: 64

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We'll save the world now ...because renewables are cheaper. hhh

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So I recently went looking for more news aggregators and checked yahoo.com as a possibility. They have now made the Y home page news a celebrity & crime tabloid with a few sprinklings of news and politics.  It's god-awful.

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related, sorta.

Having ‘Null’ as a license plate is about as much of a nightmare as you’d expect
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/8/14/20805543/null-license-plate-california-parking-tickets-violations-void-programming-bug

I have a similar story.  My father-in-law had NC driver's license #1. 

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15-20 years ago, I read that Japan was compacting their trash, then encasing it in concrete to make Lego-like blocks to be used in highway retaining walls & bridge abutments.   Seemed like a great idea (assuming they can vent the gases) but I can no longer find mention of it.

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Water Cooler / Re: Great Migration: Wealthy Gen X-ers Are Moving
« on: August 15, 2019, 03:26:55 PM »
NC #8 best

The 10 Best and 10 Worst States to Retire in 2019 | National Real Estate Investor
https://www.nreionline.com/seniors-housing/10-best-and-10-worst-states-retire-2019/gallery?slide=2

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SC & Calif on the bad list.

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