I do not disagree. But in the stone-age, a nice stone was all you had if you were lucky and it did suck as a tool.
Haskell on Rails*
Now you have done it! Expect this to be the new hot thing soon....
A good macro-assembler allows far, far better style and structure than classical BASIC. As to Python, it can be used as a teaching language, but the instructor must really know what he/she is doing. If so, you can teach imperative, functional (with limits) and OO programming with Python, and you can make sure that people understand that static typing is only a crutch and must not be relied on. And then you can branch out into writing modules in C and reinforce how OO actually works as Python uses OO C code for extensions (yes, that is plain C OO code). Of course, at this point most instructors will long since have reached their limits. With an incompetent instructor, any language will be bad for those learning.
While this sounds like panicked overreaction to me, at least the person arrested is obviously a moron and making reproduction more difficult for him is a good thing.
The outages that only last a couple of hours are nothing more than a nuisance. When it starts reaching a day or more, it becomes a goddam nightmare. Without the well pump, you have no running water. Without water, you cannot flush the toilet. The refrigerator contents start to spoil. In the winter you have no heat. Residual water in the pipes can burst.
I would be perfectly happy with just the essentials. Well pump, furnace, and refrigerator. A 2 kW source with enough surge for motor starts would be enough. Not sure if 7-10 kWh would be enough to cover 2-3 days. You can manage the well pump by planning your use for brief periods of running; it has a very low duty cycle most of the time anyway, even in normal use. You can manage the furnace to an extent by building up a lot of heat and then letting it coast down for hours. The one you can't really manage is the refrigerator. But overall, this looks promising. It would be a lot more practical than a generator where you have no natural gas hookup.
Right up until I learned it does not include an inverter. WTF? My eyes rolled up in my head and I groaned. Shit. How stupid can you get with your marketing? OK, you also need changeover provisions. So maybe this is the province of a specialized reseller. Until I hear from one of those and hear the bad news on the bottom line, I am utterly unimpressed.
aluminum has a very low electrical resistance (topped pretty much only by gold)
Both copper and silver have lower resistivity than either aluminum or gold.
Likewise, lithium from seawater is not economical
Says who? About one screen above your message we are informed that getting enough lithium for a Tesla Model S from seawater would cost $500, compared to $150 when mined. Altering the Tesla price from $79,900 to $80,250 sure as hell wouldn't make the latter any more uneconomical than the former.
A cellphone battery is very roughly 1/10,000 of the pack in a Tesla. Adding 35 cents to the cost of a $300-$800 cellphone certainly wouldn't make it uneconomical.
Only a tiny part of the expense of a lithium ion battery is the cost of the lithium.
That's like trying to rob the donut joint across the street from a police station...
It's quite simple. "Deliberate pissing on beliefs" is generally good when the beliefs are crap
You should note that the belief you say is crap is the belief of not worshipping idols - one which you probably share. In my mind the crap is the extremes it gets taken to and how they react about it (eg. murder).
Good job in blowing a molehill of a post that was really about deliberately poking the bear into a mountain over other stuff because apparently it wasn't interesting enough. The personal attack with "You need to get your... *something* re-calibrated" is a nice touch.
Now I suggest you get off the computer before your daddy comes back and wonders why you are on his account lying about what people have written.
This thing in Texas was a deliberate case of shouting fire in a crowded theatre - you can do it but consequences should be expected.
I don't think fighting for freedom and democracy
He's not into that sort of stuff.