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  1. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    Yes please on checking the cost per hectare!

    Yes please on checking the cost per hectare!

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  2. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    Yup, we are 15 minutes from a major ski area. I don’t want to block my neighbors, I actually do want this to happen in a lot of ways. I just want to gauge how big a difference this will make for...

    Yup, we are 15 minutes from a major ski area. I don’t want to block my neighbors, I actually do want this to happen in a lot of ways. I just want to gauge how big a difference this will make for renters, and then use that to negotiate more $, if possible. :)

    Hedge is a great idea.

  3. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    Thanks. I am still hoping to do both? Maybe? The lazy PV income will not pay the bills for retirement. You are absolutely correct about renting being a giant hassle. I happened to run a 70 home...

    Thanks. I am still hoping to do both? Maybe? The lazy PV income will not pay the bills for retirement.

    You are absolutely correct about renting being a giant hassle. I happened to run a 70 home vacation rental company in a previous life, so I am familiar with all that.

    Since you are not a fan of the aesthetics, if you don’t mind I’d like to drill down a bit further.

    This view will stay intact. In this image the PVs will be behind a fence, about 20m behind the viewer.
    https://imgur.com/a/9fHCzhW

    This experience, of walking through the wheat fields to the forest trails will be gone.
    https://imgur.com/a/G0XDGCZ

    Edit: u/papasquat- i forgot to actually ask the question. :) If the first view was there, would you care that when approaching the rental you saw solar panels up the hill?

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  4. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    I just wanted to add that while I generally agree with that, this is what it currently looks like in the summer: https://imgur.com/a/G0XDGCZ I thought people might find strolling through that...

    Farm land is really nothing great to look at

    I just wanted to add that while I generally agree with that, this is what it currently looks like in the summer:
    https://imgur.com/a/G0XDGCZ

    I thought people might find strolling through that appealing.

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  5. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    Great reply, thanks! The fence is exactly my main new question. I had just called a neighbor about this exact topic a few minutes ago. If it’s super ugly, that’s a big factor for me. However,...

    Great reply, thanks!

    The fence is exactly my main new question. I had just called a neighbor about this exact topic a few minutes ago. If it’s super ugly, that’s a big factor for me. However, maybe we can negotiate that and get the fence style in writing. It’s just the southern border I am most concerned with.

  6. Comment on A PV Solar company wants to build a PV farm on our land. I am not sure what to do. in ~talk

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    Thanks for your input! The crazy thing is that this offer came in the same week that I was pricing a giant 10Kw rooftop solar array to replace my coal (yes, wtf) furnace with. I was thinking of...

    Thanks for your input! The crazy thing is that this offer came in the same week that I was pricing a giant 10Kw rooftop solar array to replace my coal (yes, wtf) furnace with. I was thinking of rebranding as eco-agro-tourism. I am in the very SW corner of Poland. Some of the most common tourists here are German folks.

    Are there any German Tildes users, or folks that are familiar with the German demographic, that might have an idea of a common German POV on this?

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  7. Comment on 'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed in ~enviro

  8. Comment on 'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed in ~enviro

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    It’s not just human extinction that is possible. It’s all oxygen dependent life. That’s worse than a nuclear winter. I’m not saying that this is guaranteed, but it surely seems possible:...

    It’s not just human extinction that is possible. It’s all oxygen dependent life. That’s worse than a nuclear winter.

    I’m not saying that this is guaranteed, but it surely seems possible:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5138252/

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  9. My dad died a couple years ago and I inherited a farm in the central EU. Some of the land is farm land, some zoned residential. My plan was to rent this house out Airbnb style. The surroundings...

    My dad died a couple years ago and I inherited a farm in the central EU. Some of the land is farm land, some zoned residential. My plan was to rent this house out Airbnb style. The surroundings are very pastural. This is the appeal for “agro-tourism.” We are also very close to ski resorts.

    My farm plot is the smallest of all the neighbors, but it is dead center in the planned farm. They want a 30 year lease for our land. One neighbor has already agreed. They are offering about $2500/hectare/year.

    My neighbors are actually farmers, and to them this is a big chunk of money. Especially as they have 10+ hectares each, I only have 1.25. For me the money is less than one month’s salary and is not that appealing. Also, this is about 15% of what I expected to make off of the Airbnb which would pay for my retirement. Yes, this is a privileged position.

    1. I don’t know what questions to ask in negotiations. One thing I verified is that inflation is included, year after year. What else?
      Note: Yes I will have a lawyer look at this, but honestly this is the first thing of its kind in our area.

    2. If you were renting out a house in ski-resort/farm country, would you care if there were a bunch solar panels in the fields instead of farm land? Would you like it more, or less?
      Note: I can upload photos or video to give you an idea of the area.

    3. Will this raise or lower the value of my home for resale?

    4. Any other general thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Edit: I should add that I am super-anti CO2, so my default position is “hell yes!” But I am just trying to be pragmatic about this. Of note is that this is the first time in my life I am experiencing a bit of NIMBY-ism. Also, I am extremely thankful for this opportunity.

    Edit2: Here is a choppy drone video of the property. The land that would have the PV farm is above the farm road that begins at around 30s. I own the tiny triangle of land on the bottom of the proposed PV farm. All of that gold wheat area visible at 45s would become PV panels.

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  10. Comment on Water found in habitable super-Earth's atmosphere for first time in ~space

  11. Comment on Testing if YT topics are really not showing the “YouTube: Channel Name” data in ~test

  12. Comment on Testing if YT topics are really not showing the “YouTube: Channel Name” data in ~test

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    Ok, so maybe it’s only the certain ones? Or I just caught it mid-scrape? Here is one still not showing from user krg https://i.imgur.com/R5WgfAx.png

    Ok, so maybe it’s only the certain ones? Or I just caught it mid-scrape?

    Here is one still not showing from user krg

    https://i.imgur.com/R5WgfAx.png

  13. Comment on Testing if YT topics are really not showing the “YouTube: Channel Name” data in ~test

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    Looking at the front page, it looks like topic OP username is going where the channel name was going previously

    Looking at the front page, it looks like topic OP username is going where the channel name was going previously

  14. Comment on Why is billionaire George Soros a bogeyman for the hard right? in ~news

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    This is timely for me, as this week I saw a friendly Fox News headline in my G news feed regarding Mr. Soros! It kinda blew my mind, and I wonder how it felt for News Corp viewers. George Soros...

    This is timely for me, as this week I saw a friendly Fox News headline in my G news feed regarding Mr. Soros! It kinda blew my mind, and I wonder how it felt for News Corp viewers.

    George Soros Says Nice Thing About The President, Causes Nasty Case Of Vertigo For Fox News

    If George Soros (and his kind) aren’t always evil and wrong, how will it know what is good and right?

  15. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Yeah, it was to secure the house, and deal with all of this. She lives in UAE, so it was all on me to take care of things on the ground. The timing was actually ok for me, aside from the death...

    Yeah, it was to secure the house, and deal with all of this. She lives in UAE, so it was all on me to take care of things on the ground.

    The timing was actually ok for me, aside from the death part and all... I had just had a startup business fail in California, was recently single, so major upheaval was almost welcome.

    Edit: and thanks u/tunneljumper!

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  16. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    After 2 years of b.s. legal crap, I just finally settled my inheritance with my half-sister whom I haven’t seen since she was 4 yrs old. She got the money, I got dad’s farmhouse in Poland. Life is...

    After 2 years of b.s. legal crap, I just finally settled my inheritance with my half-sister whom I haven’t seen since she was 4 yrs old. She got the money, I got dad’s farmhouse in Poland.

    Life is really weird. Went from living in a tiny Santa Monica apartment, to a house on the Polish/Czech border.

    I will be shoveling 6 tons of coal for the winter that will be delivered tomorrow. I can’t believe I am dealing with coal. This is the 21st century, correct?

    I am researching PV solar+geothermal heat pump for next year. The costs for that are pretty steep, so I need to work my butt off this next year.

    I am learning all about house maintenance now. TIL that if a gutter is messed up, the house will sink on that side and there will be cracks in the wall.

    Spent 3 hours weed whacking today. Yard looks great, I’m a happy Polak.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Sacklers Would Give Up Ownership of Purdue Pharma Under Settlement Proposal in ~news

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    Update: Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioids Cases The comments on that story are pissed off, as they should be. This is an extreme example of the 2 tier US justice system.

    Update:
    Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioids Cases

    The comments on that story are pissed off, as they should be. This is an extreme example of the 2 tier US justice system.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on The FDA is finalizing a plan to clear the market of all unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products to help combat youth usage in ~health

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    Edit: yet again Tildestinos come through with better information than I had. Both Deimos and Patience_Limited have superb comments down-thread. Please read them! AFAIK, it was vitamin E used in...

    Edit: yet again Tildestinos come through with better information than I had. Both Deimos and Patience_Limited have superb comments down-thread. Please read them!


    AFAIK, it was vitamin E used in “bootleg” THC carts that’s the problem currently. The vitamin E boosted the test results for THC content up to >90%.

    Flavored E-Cig carts are absolutely in need of regs, as popcorn lung is a thing. But it has nothing to do with the 6 deaths that have just occurred.

    I can dig for sources on all that if anyone wants.

    4 votes