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Comment: Re:A blue trip slip for an eight-cent fare (Score 1) 469

by K. S. Kyosuke (#48025957) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Except that a large number of these solar electric plans are grid-tied systems that attempt to use the power company as its battery.

In fifty years, that's how things will probably work anyway. Right now, we just have to use more batteries (or pumped storage of some kind) than strictly necessary.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 469

by K. S. Kyosuke (#48025943) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power
If off-peak energy grows more expensive, it will mean that 1) people will try to use it as little as possible, for example by using AC with heat (cold?) accumulators, or by running such appliances as dishwashers or washing machines when the energy is cheapest, and 2) solar thermal power plants with significant heat accumulation will eventually get built to cover for the periods without sunlight, as well as power plants capable of rapid start-up (biogas-powered gas turbines?).

Comment: Re:News flash for you (Score 2) 193

by K. S. Kyosuke (#48025893) Attached to: CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers
How is this different from an American going to a foreign country, buying a stuff that's perfectly legal over there, and illegally importing it back to the US? Is the seller at fault here? Your examples feel quite contrived to me - by your logic, people offering software with strong crypto to download are wanted criminals in countries where strong crypto is illegal unless they do everything they can to prevent people from those countries from downloading it.

Comment: Re:Time to retire bash! (Score 1) 326

by K. S. Kyosuke (#48025825) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

And, pray tell, how is that relevant for the demonstration of a fact that it already has been done twenty years ago (as a subject of serious research, in fact)? Where do you see me "recommending something"? I strongly suggest that you read things before replying.

(BTW, the latest commit is four days old.)

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the `social sciences' is: some do, some don't. -- Ernest Rutherford