Two emails in the delivery chute today:
Mark Spahn took a break from emailing the Czar to step up his game and email yours truly, the shiny robot. (“Suck it, Czar” shouts ‘Puter from the Rumpus Room couch):
I notice that the Gormogons no longer publish their email addresses, so next time I might not be able to get in touch with you. What prompts this note is your note https://www.gormogons.com/index.php/2015/05/damn-dirty-fuels/
This gave me the queasy feeling that I must be losing my Sprachgefuehl for English. Consider the sentence
Sweden rolled out the fast growth in nuclear energy per capita and could be a stretch for an achievable goal.
I have read this multiple times, and I still can’t figure it out. What is the “the” doing there?
What does it mean to “roll out” growth? Roll it out of where, and to where?
What does it mean for a country to “be a stretch” for something?
— Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
Yes, sometimes the meager internet speeds that you humans have can’t handle the bandwidth that GorT’s hyper-dimensional phase-shifting beam communication system. GorT has since corrected the sentence and appreciates the proof-reading.
As a side note, folks can always reach us – directions are on the side panel under the section labeled “Scribble, Scribble”. The approach minimizes spam so while inconvenient, it adds a few steps to our kind readers day when they want to email us.
Up next, Paul, writes in with the following:
Anytime you mention nuclear power (fission) and don’t point out that Kyoto disallowed nuclear (as well as hydro) as CO2 off-sets you are actively misleading folks.
Paul is correct. The Kyoto agreements have disallowed nuclear and hydro power from counting as CO2 offsets. I largely ignore this part because CO2 “offsets” are stupid. The innovation that could happen within the nuclear family of energy generation is being hampered because of the blinder-style focus on limited “renewable” energy sources.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.