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Comment: Re:What did Enron prove? (Score 1) 51 51

Re: Price increases. You've never heard of long-term contracts?
Enron failed because it thought that its expertise in power pricing was valid in other fields. It was wrong.
Utilities are regulated for 2 reasons: 1. The sort of people who complain about everything in life are goaded by monthly bills into complaining to the government. 2. Being uniquely capital intensive and inherently unable to move, utilities are prime targets for government bullying

Comment: Re:What were they thinking? (Score 1) 177 177

Selfie sticks on an amusement park ride are just crazy dangerous. If you must claim that Disney's consideration is money, include in that money the number of hundred-million dollar lawsuits for death, blindness, dismemberment, punctured organs, etc.. Disney would be negligent if selfie sticks were allowed.

Comment: Re:The future is coming. (Score 1) 214 214

Higher voltage batteries in IC cars have been under consideration for more than 25 years. It's advantageous because of the reduced weight of wiring. There are a few disadvantages. Higher voltages increase the possibility of electrocution. All existing ancillary electrical parts are currently 12 V, so changing to a new voltage means filling inventory in auto shops and dealers with an entirely new stock of electrics incompatible with the old stuff. Apparently, nobody wants to go first.

Comment: Re:The future is coming. (Score 2) 214 214

The demand for perfect information is standard leftist claptrap, designed to entice weak minds into accepting increasing amounts of hatred and opposition to freedom. There is no attempt at honesty there, it's simply "How call I fool you into giving me more power?"

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon