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Comment: Re:Updates (Score 4, Interesting) 118

Well I bought a Panasonic TV two years ago and have to go through a "Home" screen before I get what I want. Oh, and there are ads on this home screen. But the worst part? Ads would occasionally appear over the content when using the volume controls. That's right, hit volume up and get an ad from United Airlines!

I did manage to turn off the ads but swore I'd never buy another Panasonic.

Comment: Re:The Revolving Door Argument is Thin Anyway.... (Score 5, Interesting) 86

This was going to be my point as well, it's a double edged sword. Do you really want people in charge of industries that haven't had significant experience in that industry? Would the board pick someone who never worked as a tech executive to run Apple?

That being said in most cases whatever industry's interests seem to always be favored over the public's, so you have to wonder about loyalties. And count me as one that completed doubted Wheeler. I am happy my cynicism was proved to be wrong (for once).

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 1) 533

by 605dave (#49509809) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

It discharges fast enough that I can go 100 mph.

And Tesla is working on something for the home. I'm not talking about the grid, I am talking about the home. If you have small storage at the home, then electricity can be stored there and not pumped back into the grid. The house can then run off it during the evening.

I think we are talking about two different things. Yes there are no battery solutions for the grid. But if you push it out to the edge then benefits can be had.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton