Natural gas/oil, solar-powered microcontroller systems
lake fishing trip
Friday June 13, 2014 08:15
23, 2014 06:37
Large-scale solar and wind generation are now on the liberal
arts 'educated' agenda.
Focus also on natural generation of base
PNM is switching from coal to natural gas,
solar and wind. Hahaha?
|Friday June 20, 2014 14:08
Well, bubba, today we gonna show yah some
down-home schoolin on fracking, courtesy of Oilman2:
First, fracking and oilfield waste saltwater are
routinely injected into disposal wells. These are STATE regulated
no definitive fed guidelines. In Texas, the only guideline is proximity
to existing drinking water wells little else. Here is a good article
Fracking is a highly water-intensive process that
uses mostly freshwater. Between 1 and 5 million gallons of freshwater are
typically consumed in a hydraulically fracked well within the first few days.
Such water-use practices pose challenges to the long-term viability of
hydraulic fracturing in water-starved Texas. [New Mexico is dry ... and is in a
The freshwater used in fracking, secondary recovery, and
enhanced oil recovery is almost always permanently consumed, which means it is
essentially removed from the hydrologic cycle. The goal is to prevent
contamination by ensuring that this water is never returned to any source. That
is because produced water contains fracturing fluids, salts, hydrocarbons, and
naturally occurring radioactive materials from within
6) O&G companies do not care one whit about
landowners or their waste consequences they try to get in, drill and be
gone as quickly as possible. Their legal war chests and lobbying powers are far
beyond any one state or person, and they will routinely bribe their way through
even the most steadfast grassroots groups and eco-organizations.
So heres Ures truly this morning, working on his
response to the seismic crew that wants to come set off charges in the
ever-thirsty quest for oil and gas.
But this former farming center
north of Dallas is considering a revolt. Unlike other communities that have
embraced the lucrative drilling boom made possible by hydraulic fracturing,
leaders here have temporarily halted all fracking as they
consider an ordinance that could make theirs the first city in the state to
permanently ban the practice. "
I think the people of Denton really want
to keep the livability of the town," said Taylor Schrang, a 28-year-old
personal trainer. "And fracking is pretty obtrusive."
Viz essential for
Leila Ghasemi is Facebook friend in
Thursday June 19, 2014 14:37
Guide suggested rubber net to replace
Hooks got caught in net complaint.
About $27 at Sportsman's Warehouse.
complained about boat leaks.
Bill bailed rather than spending time
fixing leak problems ... until now.
All rivets reseated about 20 or more
years ago. Worked well then.
Boat filled with water to locate leaking
Boat cushion for senior citizen knees.
Harbor Freight anvil.
8 ton hydraulic jack purchased in 1972
on sabbatical leave in Champaign, IL.
3.28 pound [1.5kg about] Harbor
Two rivets reseated.
One rivet reseated.
yuccas blocked paths.
Hammer used to drive stakes, then
control yucca excursions.
New Mexico's well-deserved reputation for
government corruption [new mexico corruption pro se fights] and crime
Thursday June 19, 2014 08:09
Large number of tanks seen
at WPX horizontal drilling site north of Lybook, New Mexico.
drilling sites are characterized by one or two tanks.
Williams Lybrook natural gas plant next stop ... on essential
non-gas-wasting field trip.
Tuesday June 17, 2014 07:31
Why is Williams Lybrook natural gas
plant closed interview Friday June 13, 2014..
Closed plant looking
New plant to east and adjacent to closed plant under
Interview held here Friday June 13, 2014
PNM CEO Patricia Collawn proposes to replace coal with
natural gas, wind, and solar.
Large-scale solar generation of
electricity is erratic and is caused by clouds.
Paused in Cuba, NM
shot in below parking lot.
Super-senior citizen 6/11/37
natural gas, oil,
coal, solar and wind electricity generation investigator
disquised as sports fisherman
Born: April 28,
New Mexico trip summary video.
|Thursday June 19, 2014 12:44
Navajo lake video.
Grid and solar power?
bristol babcock inc
|Guide reports that hundreds of gas/oil field trucks each
containing a employee costing between $35-50,000/year are used to inspect sites
for equipment failure.
Suspicion is that some gas/oil company aspiring
executive decided to go high tech wireless site monitoring to try to eliminate
expensive gas-guzzling trucks and employees.
Microcontroller hardware/software is our
1 Only about 20% of the cost of a code measured over its
useful lifetime has been expended
when the software is first deployed,
Remaining about 80% cost is associated with
maintenance [fixing bugs] and enhancements.
2 Hardware may be marginally
working when system first deployed.
Aging electronics, temperature
swings, vibration, ... can cause hardware to fail.
3 Batteries fail.
Heat, cold, age.
4 Replacement parts may not be available.
Obsoleting hardware is an electronic industry business ploy.
not for Intel and AMD x86 products which must maintain backward
Microsoft attempts to obsolete xp to force adoption of windows
7 or 8.
6 Lots more bad things can happen with hardware/software
replacement of proven technologies. :(
Consulting revenue and
book royalty will hopefully help pay for these essential non-gas-wasting
field trips. :)
Fishing slow ... but still fun. Nice
Guide catches small mouth bass.
Sahar Mehrroz recognized importance of visibility. No viz, you
Pike fights in net.
Rub vegatable oil inside
Kokanee or trout. Season with pepper or other commerical seasoning
with onions and tomato. Garlic chive added for the first time.
proped-up with lime press.
Fry bacon, then a add fish.
Food gathering essential
non-gas-wasting field trip.
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