Year: 2014

Rooftop Solar eGallon Price Versus Gasoline

How much would it cost to drive an electric car that you charged using rooftop solar versus driving a gasoline car? In this video I do the calculation. Model: https://github.com/willmartindotcom/peakoilproof.com

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Buying Starbucks Stock Instead of Starbucks Coffee: A Lesson in Compounding

If instead of purchasing a $4 coffee from Starbucks every trading day (~250 per year) you had purchased $4 worth of starbucks stock each day starting in 1992, how much money would you have today? Steve Calk, a finance lecturer

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The Anonymity-Privacy Matrix

Anonymity and privacy are not finite states. They exist across a spectrum and are mutually exclusive from each other. On the anonymity spectrum, transactions can be completely anonymous (where no transacting party knows the true identity of the other party), pseudo-anonymous (where transacting parties

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Buy My Book! Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and a Peak Oil Future of Black Markets

People who have followed my blog for a while know that I’m writing a book on peak oil investing. I’m still hard at work on that book and things are moving forward. I’ve got a developmental editor helping me focus

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The World’s First Documented Sale on a Decentralized Online Marketplace (My Book!)

Today my new book “Black Market Cryptocurrencies” became the first documented product to ever be sold on a decentralized online marketplace. The buyer, who became the first documented person to ever purchase a product on a decentralized online marketplace, wanted to be identified only

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BP Statistical Review Shows Peak Oil Bumpy Plateau

June is always an exciting month because each year BP releases their “statistical review of world energy” around this time. The BP Statistical Review is one of three important public sources of global oil production data. The other two are

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Peak Oil and the Outlook for Oil Supply and Demand

This is a presentation I gave last week to the Adhesive and Sealant Council annual convention in Orlando. The presentation starts with an explanation of the current state of the debate surrounding peak oil. I then move into the outlook for

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Crimea River

The newest addition to the Martin Brother’s Geographic Pun T-Shirt collection:

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Cornhole Board Update

An update on the progress of my “cradle to cradle” sustainable aluminum cornhole board construction: I talked with the people a The Crucible in Oakland and despite being a member and having experience with the machines I want to use, they

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Psychological Trigger Points For Crude Oil Demand Destruction

I’ve talked about demand destruction before in this blog. Demand destruction occurs when the marginal benefit of using more crude oil exceeds the marginal cost for people. Essentially, when oil prices go too high, people use less oil. On a

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