[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] solar power for all our gadgets
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Sat Mar 21 23:03:11 UTC 2009
David Watkins wrote:
> You can't generate oredered energy (electricity) from
>> disordered energy (heat) without a huge proportion ending up in the
>> outside as heat, where it is of no use. Use of gas doesn't involve
>> that inefficiency (hmmm, as far as I know). >
> You want to try standing over my gas boiler flue?
Yeah, that's a good point. I believe that inefficiency you
refer to is a weakness of bolier design whereas the one with
electricity is an unavoidable consequence of physical laws.
Still they are both inefficiencies all the same. Not sure
how they compare in magnitude.
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