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Comment: Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (Score 1) 461

by Admiral_Grinder (#47318333) Attached to: Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

I probably is a typo though given the proximity of "," and "." on the keyboard. It is rare for that notation to appear. Normally if the number is going to be abbreviated though it is 61.6k acres.

I'll give him bonus points if 61.6 acres is how much parking lot space required for number of cars needed.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin mining? (Score 1) 89

by Admiral_Grinder (#47298519) Attached to: Computing a Cure For HIV

So do you have a control group to present to us that didn't buy into the HIV bullshit?

One of the earliest public cases of HIV was a elementary school kid in Indiana that got it through a blood transfusion. That helped push for higher standards in blood donations. It also pushed for higher standards in dealing with spilled bodily fluids. Before all this though the general public thought was only a STD that the gay community passed around.

Remember that real bullshit is pretty green grass before being consumed. Without the widespread focus on preventing these diseases it may have been twice as a bad as predicted. It only looks like bullshit today because of the hidden effort to reduce the damage doesn't get presented to (or ignored by) the public which only remembers the hysteria. Same goes for Y2K bug, global warming, and general pollution

Comment: Re:The real fix should be (Score 1) 286

Sounds great, but you forget that the average driver should have been held back in kindergarten for not staying in the lines.

No really, there are other photos in that post that show proper markings for hydrants and a car that has the trunk hanging over the no parking section while the tires are in the legal box.

Watch where other people stop for red lights. Chances are, their own butt is sitting over the line telling them where to stop at with the nose in the crosswalk.

Comment: Re:How can they be certain no one survived? (Score 1) 491

by Admiral_Grinder (#46565739) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
Would't there be a beacon of some sort from the plane or the escape equipment? A controlled landing in the ocean could possibly reduce the amount of debris, but the plane will sink at some point. Either way you are going to have a debris field of some size be it plane parts or people with life vests.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 1) 187

You win the removal of the Clover leaf (if the work is done right). One of the worst concepts to infest the highway system in this country. The only reason they are present is because 1: its cheap and 2: it was designed when 5 cars on the freeway was a high usage day. Many hours a day are spent with people trying to do the weave and then the slow speeds to go around it. Lets not forget the accidents that happen and clog the thing up in all directions.

Comment: Re:Doesn't fix the problem (Score 1) 166

by Admiral_Grinder (#46387411) Attached to: Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

The problem with 2 wheeled transportation alternatives is the clothing

There, fixed.

"There is no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing". Really, the weather is not offten the most limiting factor. It is the gear selection.

Bikes are unusable on ice or snow.covered roads

Skinny tires sink through the snow. Knobbies grip on top of the snow. Studded tires work great on ice, and have knobs for snow. Studded are the most expensive at $50 a tire, but only needed in winter and last for years.

You'd freeze when theres a wind chill of 20 below 0

Clothes, wear them please. Yes 20 below is a really cold windchill. It does stop me, but that is because I don't have wind blocking gear. You can find plenty of blogs of bike commuters that do it daily though.

You'd get soaked in the rain

What, you don't take a shower? Once again, there is gear to address that. I'm a lucky person with showers at work, but I don't cycle in my work cloths. Even for short errands, I may drop a clean shirt in my bag for a quick change when I get to where I'm going.

Too hot in the summer

Meh, I'll give you that, but that depends on your conditioning. Heat indexes over 105F can be dangerous but that only happens for at most 1 week a year for myself. So I take the motorcycle, which isn't far from being a electric bike.

Suggest you just sit there and wait till life gets easier.

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