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Comment: Re:Grim (Score 1) 192

by ColdWetDog (#47932989) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

No it would not. I would give you a false sense of security. That is an enormous area that is virtually uncontrolled at present. All you need is dozen infected people to wander into some major city at the border of the quarantine region and it's all over.

Nobody has enough military forces to cover that much ground.

Comment: Re:Lots of problems with it (Score 1) 167

by ColdWetDog (#47930903) Attached to: Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Wave generators rely on bolting something down to the seafloor for stability and using the wave energy to push something back and forth. On a deep ocean drilling platform, you typically won't have the organized wave activity found on the coast where the slope of the seafloor guides the waves.

You still have the current (in some places)which could be used to drive a turbine but the big problem is that the energy density isn't all that high. That means you have to capture a wide area of wave or current. Which means big things. Big things in the ocean mean big costs, both in construction and maintenance. The ocean is a mean and nasty environment. WD-40 can only go so far.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?