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Comment: non-surprise (Score 1) 293 293

Was anyone really expecting anything else? They certainly wouldn't ever have considered Airbus, the GOP and the public would have slaughtered whomever made the decision to buy non-American, regardless of the benefits the alternatives might have had. That plane is as much an ambassador for the US, as the passengers flying on it.

Comment: Re:Aerial or underground ? (Score 2) 516 516

That, and the installed capacity. It seems to me that power companies gamble with projected load, trying to rationalize less expensive cables, at least on new installations. Of course then there is the overall age of the existing grid. IIRC the current US grid is just getting old, designed for a time with a much lower load, and no amount of "smart grid" can magically increase available capacity sufficiently.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?

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