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Comment: Re:The real booth babes ain't on the floor at RSA. (Score 1) 261

by HornWumpus (#49349475) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

Not going to support the original position.

But in my experience most 'slut shaming' is done by other women who are unhappy at being undercut in the 'social market for pussy'.

There are a lot of women who get _all_ their power from their boxen. Sitting on gold mines and they know it.

Comment: Re:Biggest issue is still liability (Score 2) 146

by HornWumpus (#49348353) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software

Same thing that happens when a modern car with brake assist rear ends an old car with better brakes and traction.

If your car has shitty brakes you leave extra room. Good drivers realize that 'shitty brakes' is always relative.

If you're driving a crazy high performance car you moderate your brake use to avoid being rear ended.

Comment: Re:The BBC doesn't have much latitude here. (Score 2) 524

by HornWumpus (#49345783) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Be fair. Top Gear Germany is a decent show. Because their presenters know how to drive, as opposed to the American ones.

I can understand the figure skater, he can drive. But the other two are air thieves. Useless idiots who, no doubt, have automatic transmissions in their personal cars.

Comment: Re:And now why this can not be done in the USofA (Score 1) 314

by HornWumpus (#49338437) Attached to: Costa Rica Goes 75 Days Powering Itself Using Only Renewable Energy

Your theory is that the operators don't know if they are making money? Interesting theory.

There are issues with local gen, lineman safety and regulation, same as for solar. But if there is one synchronized generator still on line the little generators stay in synch by the laws of physics. For a farmer, maintaining power at an incorrect frequency is better than no power at all. See also backup generators. You do have to be careful not to kill linemen who expect lines to be dead. This is a solved problem.

You don't lose fish to small generators on rivers that are already cut off from migration. You gain local, non migratory, fish in the pond.

To communicate is the beginning of understanding. -- AT&T