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There is only Enough Surplus Electricity in North America for 30,000 Electric Cars

Introduction A friend of mine commented over bad sushi the other day that there isn’t enough electricity generated in North America for everyone to be driving an electric car. A powerful statement!  We’re going to examine the electric grid of Canada and the United States and discover exactly how many electric cars we could service.  In order to do this, we’re going to need to really break down the numbers, make crazy assumptions, and examine a few things: Average miles driven per car Amount of electricity to charge a car…

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New Lotto 6/49 Now BETTER Than Lottario

Previous article comparing Lottario and Lotto6/49 . It appears that the OLG Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commision has updated Lotto 6/49,  and I’d like to take a closer look: Cost now $3 instead of $2 $1-million GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW Jackpots starting at $5 million Free play prizes when you match just 2 numbers odds of 1 in 6.6 of winning any prize The OLGC Lotto 6/49 Official Website can be consulted about the rules, etc. The  OLGC Lottario Official Website can be consulted about the rules, etc.   Comparison Heats! 1.  Odds of…

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UPDATE – Tracking Bands on Gray Jays in Algonquin Park

A response from Mr. Dan Strickland Read the first post here: http://realworldnumbers.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/tracking-bands-on-gray-jays-in-algonquin-park/ Hi Justin, The jays Mr. Best photographed are members of the Arowhon family group who nest south of Arowhon Pines between the Arowhon road and Joe Lake (north of the old track). There may have been 5 birds in the group but his e-mail showed only three separate birds. ROSLPORR (Red Over Standard Left, Purple Over Red Right) was a nonbreeding extra attached to the breeding pair from fall 2008 up to the 2009 breeding season and is…

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Tracking Bands on Gray Jays in Algonquin Park

We were enjoying the quiet of the lake when they descended on our campsite all-together. The exact coordinates of our campsite were 45.589433N by 78.7138W on August 28, 2009 @ 13:28 EDT. I wrote around and finally got ahold of Justin Peter with Algonquin park… he writes: Thanks for your message, which was forwarded to me for reply. These jays are part of Dan Strickland’s 30+ year study of gray jays along the Highway 60 Corridor. We are always interested in their whereabouts and social organization. But I can’t tell…

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Ancient BBS Receipt for our Atari 1040ST. Canada Remote Systems.

A nostalgic view from history (I call 1988 history). Know how everyone pays for internet access? Back in the day, we used to pay for BBS access. What’s a BBS? It’s another computer that you dial up to in order to download files, post messages (kind of like email between users of the same system). The ATARI 1040ST was not exactly our first computer, but it was our first computer with a MOUSE! It was kicking the shit out of any machine any school-chum we knew had? Why? PC’s were…

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