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Comment: Re:Will This Fight Ever End? (Score 1) 544

AC is great for long distance and certain applications. DC is great locally. The bridge rectifier should be between the grid & the home battery, not between the home battery and the devices it is recharging and/or powering.

The exception to this are high power home applications: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Toaster, Fridge, Dryer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher. The battery charger can be on the same circuit set.

Note that TV is NOT on this list. All video screens can be low power these days. All lighting can be low power. There is no reason why this can't be a simple 5V, 4A circuit with USB compatible plugs, several to a room.

Comment: Re:other people's money (Score 1) 336

If you have a good policy. The money doesn't run out. Because it isn't spending money but investing it.

Say this project cost $10,000,000 a year, and it allows say 10,000 families to use these services that allows them to get jobs, or make an additional $10,000 a year additional funding. Then their taxes would go back to pay for the project, these people otherwise wouldn't be making the additional money, their income tax wouldn't be paying for such a service, as well they will need additional services such as food stamps and Medicare.

Policy that help people gain wealth, in general pay for themselves, even if not everyone can benefit from it, but a small portion can actually pay for such services. Thus not run out of money.

Comment: Re:Hilarious! (Score 1) 203

by dj245 (#49798829) Attached to: Chinese Nationals Accused of Taking SATs For Others

The SAT is one of the most useless measures of knowledge or capability the world has ever seen. Standardized tests don't work, they've never worked and we know they don't tell us about a persons true intelligence. So if China wants to take a SAT for me, go ahead.

If non-Chinese nationals are doing this, don't you think Chinese nationals are doing this too? Everything is for sale in China. Would it bother you if you or your children didn't make it to your preferred university because a cheater beat you out?

Comment: Re:Sure we can (Score 1) 565

by jellomizer (#49798189) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?

Also being if we can live longer, that means we wouldn't be in as much of a rush to reproduce. There is a 20 year 20-40 where it is the most healthiest time to reproduce (for females) past that age there are complications. So there is pressure to get hooked up by those ages. If we can live biologically younger for longer. There isn't as much of a rush. So we can wait until we are in a stable life style, before having children, as well being that is less risky that the child would die, the urge to have multiple would be less.

Also eternal youth, isn't eternal life. We are exposed by random stuff that can kill us daily. Young people still get Cancer, they still get into accidents, They get ill. The longer you live, the higher chance that something will end up killing you.

Also if there is too much strain on resources, we will just end up fighting and killing each other off.

Comment: Re:Hilarious! (Score 4, Insightful) 203

by jellomizer (#49798101) Attached to: Chinese Nationals Accused of Taking SATs For Others

I don't think the SAT is really that useful of a test. However colleges seem to use them for entrance criteria, as a number is easier to evaluate than judging a person on the whole.
But if they are willing to cheat on the SAT test to get in, I don't think colleges really want people of such questionable moral caliber to enter the school.

My experience with Chinese students, this isn't too surprising, they are far more willing to cheat, than take the consequences of getting a low grade. That is why when they show statistics showing where China is succeeding, I really question it, because their culture seems to want to win, with the actual objectives of the grading as not important. A Sr.Year computer science major the student was the curve breaker on the tests. Went to me asking how in C++ can he use decimal numbers (the answer was using the float data type, which we learned about on day 3 in the freshman class, and had used such a data type all threw the program. Made me realize, this student was either cheating technically (threw nefarious methods), or cheating himself (Only test prep, once the test is done, it brand dumps out of the system). Because in anything practical he was useless.

Comment: 68000 (Score 1) 24

by squiggleslash (#49795625) Attached to: New Freescale I.MX6 SoCs Include IoT-focused UltraLite

Seems a shame that the heirs to the 68xx legacy these days just put out commodity standard architecture (ie ARM, PPC, etc) chips.

Is Freescale doing anything with the 68000 series these days? I assume the related but not quite the same ColdFire is still in production, but last I looked that hadn't advanced very much since the last 68060s in the 1990s.

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