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Comment: Re:I'll take that bait (Score 1) 613

by Ghaoth (#48299079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
The problem with most daylight saving schemes is that they are based on location, not latitude. People living in the tropics don't need daylight saving since the variation is small enough to be ignored. If societies in latitudes outside the tropics want the change, go for it but base the delimitation on latitude, not arbitrary geopolitical or business boundaries.

Comment: Re:What about if they inject signal? (Score 1) 109

by Ghaoth (#47381165) Attached to: Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines?
Hmmm...Inject a different signal into every grid in every country on every planet. That would only localise the location to a grid, getting a location of a house, or even a suburb, would require a mind boggling stretch of the imagination. As has been said, battery operated camera, data compression and frequency limited microphones are just a few of the problems. It doesn't matter what ENF/FFT analysis is employed, you can't extract information from nothing. Once a signal is too far down in the noise level it cannot be reconstructed with any degree of fidelity. However, on positive note, I do see a Hollywood movie coming out of this.

Comment: Re:I have a project (Score 1) 165

by Ghaoth (#46865791) Attached to: Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding
Your level of knowledge about nuclear power seems based on technology born of nuclear weapons. The world is trying to move on from that, although most people are blithely unaware of that fact. Modern nuclear power generation systems will assist in removing "bad" waste from old reactors. This should be a good thing but apparently you are so far in denial or suffer from lack of knowledge that you fail to understand this. I suggest that you never get on a boat in case you fall over the edge of the world.

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