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Comment: Re:What would true color vision be like? (Score 1) 267

by Ihlosi (#47624695) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:
What would true color vision be like, i.e., if your eyes could actually tell what frequencies of light they received?

Eyes would be useless, as they would supply mostly noise and very little, if any, information. Deciphering this mess would need vastly more brain volume.

Oh, and designing a useful color monitor for computers would be horrendously complex.

Comment: Not colorblind, but .. (Score 5, Interesting) 267

by Ihlosi (#47620837) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:
... my father has anomalous trichromacy. After a while, you learn to ignore any statement about any color from someone affected by this, since it will just confuse you if your color perception is unimpaired.. "Please get the yellow envelope." - disregard "yellow", the envelope might be grey or light blue ...

Comment: Re:Explain this to me (Score 1) 502

by Ihlosi (#47616835) Attached to: Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company
Yet, they ignore the fact that batteries are NOT ready for semi trucks

Use electricity to synthesize hydrocarbons, run trucks (and planes, and ships) with those.

or that Oil is used for more than just energy.

Oil (and natural gas) is also used as a source of hydrogen. Which can also be produced using electricity.

Oil is also used for making lubricants ... see "synthesizing hydrocarbons" above.

Wind can NOT be counted on.

Wind availability can be determined statistically. And the more turbines you install and the large the area covered, the less likely you are to run into a "no wind at all" situation.

Comment: The myth of the miracle battery. (Score 1) 502

by Ihlosi (#47612215) Attached to: Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company
Batteries have been a focus of research since about the time electricity was discovered. I doubt that someone will snap their fingers and pull the miracle battery out their hat which will beat existing system by about an order of magnitude in areas like price and capacity.

Also: Name the battery technology and I'll name the resource you'll run out of if you're trying to build capacity in the TWh range. (possible exception: sodium-sulfur cells).

Comment: Re:Update cycles (Score 1) 391

by Ihlosi (#47572603) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
But I don't see why I have to buy everything at once?

Because some thing don't upgrade well individually.

Say you want a new processor. Unfortunately, that sometimes requires a new mainboard, and new RAM. The new mainboard might require a new power supply, and since the old PC case doesn't have front-panel USB 3.0 connectors, you're getting a new case, too.

While you're at it, you might as well upgrade your video card and hard drives, and at that point you've ended up with an almost completely new PC.

Comment: Most accident scenarios ... (Score 1) 133

... unfortunately only regard one major failure (e.g. main coolant feeding line failure), with other failures (e.g. one emergency generator fails) covered by redundancies.

This might work for technical breakdowns, but not for external events. ("All coolant pumps and emergency generators fail - because the whole power plant compound is under three meters of water.").

Comment: Bloat vs. clutter. (Score 1) 322

by Ihlosi (#47525881) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
space shows how bad the bloat has gotten.

You have a point. Lets put it this way: I don't really care if the OS eats up 5 MB or 50 GB of my hard drive as space is cheap these days. I do mind, however, if the OS or the software it is bundled with is annoying, obtrusive, obnoxious, useless, superfluous, unnecessary or outdated and makes me spend time to get rid of it.

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