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    'Grumpy old bastid' kb2vxa's Avatar
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    The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

    All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system increases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is unsustainable.

    You are unsustainable.

    Run.

    The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will place fixed limits on technological innovation and human advancement. In an isolated system the entropy can only increase. A species set on endless growth is unsustainable.

    You are unsustainable. Discuss.
    "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you."
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    In other words...

    "You are a fluke of the Universe.
    You have no right to be here.
    And whether you can hear it or not,
    The Universe is laughing behind your back."
    -- National Lampoon's Deteriorata
    Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. 90% of the people dont care, the other 10% are glad it happened. Clint Hurdle, 2019

    BAN THE DH!

    Fudd's First Law of Opposition: If you push something hard enough, it WILL fall down.
    Teslacle's Deviant to Fudd's Law: It goes in, it must go out.

    Just remember: Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain. He died in Washington, DC

    Make Donald Drumpf Again.
    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Trump golfed. Bernie Sanders

    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati


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    I thought of Deteriorata right away, as well as Entropy Sucks.

    Or does it?

    Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded. ~ George Soros



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    'Grumpy old bastid' kb2vxa's Avatar
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    Ah yes, entropy is the descent of order into KAOS releasing energy, you did Get Smart. Actually the universe laughs in your face because as Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.". So do as The Talking Heads told us in their 1984 concert tour., Stop Making Sense.

    Now that wasn't some physicist gone mad tech writer, and I didn't make it up, nor did it fall out of the sky and hit me on the head. What IS that and where did I get it from? There's a clue right here on our hammy little Island, go and find it.
    Last edited by kb2vxa; 02-23-2021 at 09:21 AM. Reason: forgot something
    "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you."
    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    73 de Warren KB2VXA
    Station powered by atomic energy, operator powered by natural gas.

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