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Comment: Re:The Revolving Door Argument is Thin Anyway.... (Score 1) 80

That depends. A good example of this expertise coupled with loyalty to "current position" rather than "past connections" has been former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes. Better known as the woman who put the record fine on Microsoft.

She was a former lobbyist for big companies, and there were significant fears that she would kowtow to big industries as a result. The opposite came to be - she became big industries' worst nightmare. Someone who knows how the system works because she is an insider, and someone who has the political power and will to take it apart when it threatened to monopolize some parts of the market and damage the free market within EU.

Which brings me to my point. These people tend to be selfish and career oriented. So while revolving door system does suggest ties to former interests, one also has to remember that most of these people are social climbers. Once they get a higher position if their interests demand it they will have few to no qualms of stepping on the faces of their former comrades.

Wheeler is currently a high level government bureaucrat, standing above his peers in private sector. So when these peers get on his turf, he has shown to have few qualms in stepping on them.

Best part is that this particular crowd understands self interest like this and is unlikely to hold it against people like Wheeler after they move on to their next post. This is because they trust self-interest and see themselves acting the same way if they were in his place.

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 1) 533

by Luckyo (#49545899) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

Yes, you keep making that claim. That you are a "professional working in the field".

As I have pointed out in the past, that title in your case can only be true if you're either:
1. A cleaner or similar non-power related job at a power plant.
2. PR person for renewables who's main job is to spin the narrative.
3. An actual professional in the field who can't get a job because of his utter incompetence coupled with extreme, almost religious anti-reality opinions.

Anyway, keep on trying to spin the narrative.

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 1) 533

by Luckyo (#49530603) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

I can imagine. That sort of stuff is usually posted by 12-year olds who can't articulate points well, but love people who do. This is why you get

Even when their points are in direct conflict with reality and physics, like yours. Considering your posting history, and you actually telling pretty much every single professional in the field that they are wrong when they point the factual errors which turn your conclusions 180, I've learned not to engage you any more.

A good example was your last batch of stupidity, where you suggested that everyone is moving towards gearless wind turbines after I and several others pointed out some significant problems with your claims in relation to durability of wind turbines. I asked you who is, you told me that GE is already done moving and is mostly gearboxless. I linked you GE's current product list of their wind turbines which was overwhelmingly turbines with gearboxes, and you told me that this was clearly a lie and you know better than GE itself what GE is making.

So I'm sure you get fan mail from equally opinionated people who have a severe problem with reality and are simply not as good at being convincing liars as you are.
And of course, that ends when you fact check your statements, at which point you become a simple liar. A point of which I make a point to notify people of when you answer these threads now.

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 1) 533

by Luckyo (#49526661) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

Anyone who isn't yet aware of your trolling habits in all discussions on renewables only needs to click on your name to see your extremely opinionated ignorant trolling to the point of you denying laws of physics to peddle your agenda.

You should really change your handle if you want to have any kind of impact nowadays. This one is pretty tarnished.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 350

So in other words, you do in fact understand that AM receiver antenna can be only a few centimeters long.

If you do understand it, why did you claim otherwise in your initial post? Posting a wall of related physics to demonstrate that you're not a total idiot was required here I suppose, since you did manage to make an utterly ridiculous claim, but it doesn't nullify your original claim in any way.

This was your exact quote:

"> most FM receivers also have AM receiver function

Which require an antenna several meters long. "

And while you have demonstrated that you understand that you emitted a total brain fart there, you could at least admit to it if you're going to demonstrate understanding of underlying physics after you're called on it.

Comment: Re:Batteries exist (Score 1) 533

by Luckyo (#49520031) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

You obviously have no clue then. It's extremely costly to maintain a stable grid. Overwhelming majority of people in the world have it worse than you or I. And at certain point, service is so good that improving it further starts to carry significant diminishing returns. In most Western countries, that is the situation with the grid.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.