Floaters are offshore wind turbines that are anchored by mooring lines. They can be installed in much deeper water than current offshore wind turbines, which have fixed foundations located less than 160 feet of water. If water is deeper than that, the cost of fixed turbines becomes prohibitive. Also, the cost of installing floaters may become cheaper than for fixed. Plus, there are far more locations near urban centers for floaters. So, looks like floaters is the way to go.

Floaters can be manufactured in ports or on major rivers, then towed to sea completely assembled, then tethered to the…


I stutter, so what I say is based on experience. First off, there are no personality or behavior traits for stutterers. Stuttering doesn’t indicate anything else about a person. It is in part clearly genetic. Also, stutterers have differences in their temporal cortexes compared to normal speakers. Basically, we’ve learn to route around it, often quite successfully.

The stuttering sequence in A Fish Called Wanda was the first time I had a belly laugh at my own stuttering. I thank them for it. In it, John Cleese has to get the name of a hotel from Michael Palin who has…


We have fostered hundreds of cats and kittens, as well as having our own cats. Here are photos of some of them, with info.

The lead photo on this article is a rescue kitten. A working class family in L.A. who had little money was feeding the mom cat and her kittens, who were living their garage. They asked the rescue group we were volunteering with to catch them and find them homes. We did. I took this photo. The rescue group posted it on their Facebook page, then an hour later had to take it down because they were…


When people think of renewable energy supply, they generally assume solar is first, followed maybe by wind. Nope. As the chart shows, biomass is the biggest by far. It includes wood and waste burned to generate electricity and heat, and biofuel, which is added to gasoline. Wind is next, followed by the energy source most everything ignores or takes for granted, hydropower! Solar is a distant fifth.

Biofuel is controversial. Dubya Bush started the program to lower the price of gasoline, make it burn cleaner, and to give midwest farmers, whose support Republicans need, a gigantic new crop to grow…


If you get tax letters from the IRS or a state, respond to it as quickly as possible. Pretending tax letters don’t exist is not a viable option. It might be a request for information or a notification of taxes due. The letter will generally tell how long you have to respond. If you agree you owe them, just send the money and you’re done.

If you do not respond, they will keep sending tax letters, which will become ominous. As in “We have determined you owe us $8,246.” Or, in extreme cases, notification they will be taking money out…


IRS tax letters are being sent now, probably by the tens of thousands daily. There are huge backlogs since the IRS was mostly closed for months. I work at H&R Block and we are seeing many of them now.

First off, don’t panic. Read the tax letter carefully. It might say they need more information. If so, send it to them. If you owe money there is generally a process by which you can appeal it. I suggest making an appoinment at H&R Block with an Enrolled Agent. They are authorized by the IRS to represent taxpayers before the IRS…


If you’re an Old you may barely have heard of Onlyfans and TikTok

Both platforms help creators make money. And probably do it better and easier than Facebook and Twitter.

Bella Thorne, former Disney actress now directing porn as well as doing regular movies just earned one million dollars in one day on Onlyfans, which pays creators 80%. So she got $800,000 in one day. Onlyfans is pay-only video and photos, orginally was racy and porn, now is that and other content too. Fans get to view special content not seen elsewhere.

Creators on TikTok post 60 second videos. What…


Yikes. Anonymized cell phone data shows 26,000 visitors to Las Vegas were also in 48 other states in a 4 day period in July. This makes contact tracing maddeningly difficult. A vistor who has COVID-19 could spread it here in Vegas, or get it here then bring it home. They are supposed to report to the casino they stayed at if they tested postitive upon returning home. Yeah, like that’s going to happen with any regularity. …


My wife and I used mailboxmap to locate mailboxes in our area, then drove around to see if they were still there. For the most part, yes, they were. Two missing boxes were at mail stores that were no longer in business. One UPS store no longer had a mailbox in front. All the other ones were there, including one in front of a Walmart.

Which makes me wonder, who goes to a UPS store to drop off mail? Post offices have mailboxes outside them, with multiple pickups a day, unlike outside a UPS store which is just one pickup…


California ISO manages the flow of high-voltage long-distance electricity for 80% of California. Their charts show how they manage the current heat wave and huge demand for power. For a bit they were forced to institute rolling blackouts to keep supply and demand in balance.

Happily, the rolling blackouts are now gone. As of 3 PM Sunday they have plenty of power in reserve. Wow. And one-third of it is coming from renewable sources, mostly solar, then wind. That’s also impressive. California is a leader in renewable energy and the investment is paying off.

Natural gas is still king

However, if we drill down a…

Bob Morris

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