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Comment: Re:This has been played out before... (Score 1) 554

by ColdWetDog (#49791091) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage

Boat people use 36 or 48V in larger vessels. There is a lot of work done in high voltage DC for people with lots more money than sense.

The higher DC voltages seem to work well for everything except household-class heater appliances like dryers. But 12V isn't going to cut it for house-sized objects. Yes, you can do it - but why would you want to?

For one thing, high amp copper cable is expensive and a PITA to install.

Comment: Re:Misnomer (Score 1) 389

Contract law isn't divine. The manufacturer should have anticipated this, and should share responsibility. I don't care what the small print says because I'm interested in ethics, not a career in law (although I do have a law degree).

Male something idiot proof and the world will build a better idiot.

Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 1) 389

Be wary of vehicles who's number plates indicate that they came from department 75. Having lived in Paris for a while it was always humorous to see someone with a huge ass Mercedes S class or BMW 7 series park it, especially if there was a smart car in front or behind them.

So that's why the 'smart' cars are so small.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 460

by ColdWetDog (#49769239) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

Well I think that anyone in the New Mexico area that wants to play this came should wander over to Los Alamos.

Although a the article is bit dated, I wonder if their junkyard still is open for business.

A station wagon full of Los Alamos parts with a couple of GoPros in and around the vehicle ought to be a very interesting video.

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