John1940

John1940

Lives in Canada Ottawa ON, Canada
Works as a Ret'd E. Engineer, Software Developer
Joined on Nov 12, 2007
About me:

SLR user since 1962, digital camera user since 2000

Current bodies 300D, 40D, 600D, one G15 P&S, two digital Canon camcorders
six Canon lenses plus Sigma 18-200mm, 10-20mm
4000dpi Canon Film Scanner, two Photo printers
Adobe, Canon and other photo & video software

Four desktop networked PCs, three laptops, two Android tablets, one netbook (most used for ongoing programming, video, audio, photography, other uses)

Enjoy landscape, traveling, wildlife, family and technical (e.g., macro) photography
Plan is to keep learning, taking many pictures and become a better photographer mostly with the 600D and G15

John1940's recent activity

  • Most people have never even heard of murdoch media or controlled media. The are many media on TV for example ranging from PBS, CNN to Fox just to name a few American media. They are not controlled ...
  • You must be kidding! You are constantly railing against almost all media and journalists who don't agree with you to the point that you think that just about everybody else is brainwashed except ...
  • Side note: You have to be careful using that word, especially if you are studying European energy sources and CO2 emissions. There the focus is on "renewable" so burning wood is renewable since you ...
  • That is a valuable source without a doubt! The most likely place we can find for lots of geothermal energy is north east of Vancouver. It will be put into action in five to ten years by BC.
  • That's an insulting and stupid statement. Who pays them? John1940
  • I accept that. But the long term average counts more, as do cost and on-demand availability. Denmark has the highest electricity cost in Europe and Germany is next. Angela Merkel said that the ...
  • Not around here. Not a single farmer wants a wind turbine on their property. In fact, our township, which is quite large, would not even give a permit for a wind turbine or a wind farm. The same ...
  • I was just curious about whether wind power was able to do when you were giving it all the credit in your earlier posts. Since you cannot answer my question, I'll take it as a no. I'd bet the farm ...
  • If you keep beating inventors with a stick to make them invent faster it will not work. It was invented 100 years ago. It's a drop in the bucket now. The tide is growing against what you are ...
  • In Canada it's a provincial matter because Canada is a confederacy such that every province has its own electrical grid, just like Texas. The entire province of Quebec (population 8 million) emits only
  • Sometimes there is a slight odor of a certain type of cheese and turnip chops around here. It's part of the pleasure of living in a farm area. You have to watch where you step also. You like ...
  • They have a great safety record even if you include the worst disasters. True; however the only viable alternative is natural gas, which emits CO2 and other gases, not wind power. Wrong! Sustainabi ...
  • I claim to be a rational engineer. That's one reason why I never got fired or laid off during over 41 years in a highly competitive industry, mostly in electronics but also in electrical ...
  • But they are too far away from the bulk of our population. The best place would be on the shore of Lake Superior but it would not be feasible because of transmission issues. If we built a large ...
  • Project Hayes was a controversial wind farm proposed for the Lammermoor Range of Otago , New Zealand .The project was developed by Meridian Energy from 2006 to 2012 at a cost of $8.9 million. It ...
  • Are you a conservative who is also a wind power fan?
  • The more I study wind power in North America and Europe, the more I get disappointed about what it can do. It delivers much less than the great majority of people think. It’s certainly renewable ...
  • Other countries also do not want to lose large areas of land to wind farms. So, why not go to offshore wind power? “The German government has previously increased incentives for electricity from ...
  • I live upwind of a fairly large farm for good reason in the spring, it turned out. That was just pure luck!
  • Created discussions Ontario farmers are revolting
    Ontario farmers are revolting (or soon will be) about how much farm land is needed for wind farms for a given amount of electrical output power compared to natural gas or nuclear power plants, ...
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