the government which should have the most influence, and over which the electorate should have the most control, should start at the local level.
Like an HOA?
Where companies don't pass on cost savings to their customers, it's not a competitive market.
Try 10 times and assume that there isn't a cap after that... But he also blatantly broke the rules.
Please provide pseudocode that determines whether he used brute-force. Be sure to fully justify, with citations where possible, any violation of the zero-one-infinity rule in your answer. For example, why 10 attempts? Why not 9, or 11?
If you can do this, then your claim that he "blatantly" broke the rules might be valid. Good luck!
run a short test case
Sorry, that would be brute-forcing. Try again.
Whoever owns that asphalt should pay your electric bill in proportion to how much they increased it.
Those of us who have to run our air-conditioners 24/7 seven+ months of the year...
Have to, or want to? How would you have survived before residential A/C, and what's different today?
Not a lot of storage is necessary as long as electricity is never priced below market equilibrium, which it should never be. So all we really need to keep the grid blackout- and brownout-free running exclusively on renewable energy are smart meters and lead-acid batteries.
If you make the sidewalk part of the crosswalk you will force traffic to stop for no reason at all
There ought to be a law against loitering in a crosswalk.
this doesn't make it easy to navigate traffic in a busy city where you are trying to pay attention to 1000 things on the road at once.
When you have trouble paying attention to your surroundings, you should slow down to a reasonable and prudent speed for conditions. That's the law.
roundabouts consume a lot more land
At the intersections, but what about between intersections?
Nukes are FAR less effective in space because there's no atmosphere for the thermal energy to create a big shockwave, and there's no solid ground beneath it to amplify the intended direction of said shockwave.
So there's nothing for the explosion to push up against (Newton's Third Law). That makes sense.
IMO if you want to blow up an NEO, you'll probably want some kind of kinetic weapon akin to a giant bullet, maybe a space born railgun or something.
What's that going to push up against?