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Comment Re:nothing that needs interrupts (Score 1) 290

in other words, it's still based on polling, they have just offloaded the polling to the controller. it's still a protocol based interrupt system, not a hardware based interrupt system, even if you have a controller that translates it to one. perfect compliance with the spec is ideal but real life happens.

Comment decentralize power (Score 1) 156

the problem we have now is that the current power system is centralized and interconnected. it's interconnected nature is it's vulnerability so the obvious answer is to segment "the grid". the best answer would be to have everyone use solar+battery and only have people can't generate enough power actually stay connected to the grid.

Comment define "tailstrike" (Score 1) 366

In aviation, a tailstrike is an event in which the rear end of an aircraft strikes the runway. This can happen during takeoff of a fixed-wing aircraft if the pilot pulls up too rapidly, leading to the rear end of the fuselage touching the runway. It can also occur during landing if the pilot raises the nose too aggressively. This is often the result of an attempt to land nearer to the runway threshold.

Comment yep, this is a problem (Score 1) 89

it's very simple to check if something is a problem if you simply take it to it's extreme.

in this case, you can pay $50 for access to a data plan but your data cap is 1MB. however, if you visit sites X, Y and Z, you can stream several gigs of data without it counting against your data cap. exceeding your data cap incurs a $10 per MB fee. so if you aren't site X, Y or Z then people wont want to use your site... but if you pay the ISP money, they will make it free for people to go to your site too.

the result is nobody will go to your site unless you pay ISPs money. this is a problem.

Anything cut to length will be too short.