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Comment: Re:This is about money (Score 1) 136

by Lumpy (#49569079) Attached to: Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

Handling of the HYDROFLUOROSILICIC ACID is difficult. It eats through everything, even glass eventually. Tanks need replacement regularly, you have to wear hazmat suits when working around it... Go ahead get a little bit on you... it burns like hell and cant be neutralized.

This is the primary reason coupled with the fact that most kids have easy access to fluoride rinses and toothpaste. No reason to go with a preventative dones and scale back to a maintenance dosage.

Plus the crap is getting expensive to buy and truck. When I worked at a water filtration plant a semi truck load delivery was an expensive event, and that was 15 years ago. Today it's worse with the OMG WE ALL GONNA DIE OSHA standards for safety.

Comment: Re:Least common denominator (Score 1) 156

by Lumpy (#49562497) Attached to: Has the Native Vs. HTML5 Mobile Debate Changed?

Unless you are ok with that app not working at times.

Web based is 105% crap when connectivity is flakey.

If you are making "free" apps, go for it, but if you are charging a customer $29.95 for the app, it had damn well better be a native app that works even with all radios turned off.

And I have a couple of $29.95 apps. Hell I have one for room audio tuning that was $59.95

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 4, Interesting) 474

by Lumpy (#49552989) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Nope. I find that Cisco Enterprise Wireless Accesspoints are complete crap in regards to phones if your IT department doesn't update their firmware regularly.

Work recently ripped out all the Cisco junk and installed UniFi and all wireless problems, mobile and other went away.

Comment: Re:Nice idea but... (Score 2) 286

by Lumpy (#49550547) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

I do understand the solar industry, that's why I fliped two big middle fingers to them and bought and imported all china solar panels and installed a 5Kwh setup for drastically cheaper than any of the overpriced US crap.

Spent 1/2 the price got the same panels all monocrystalline and of very good quality build. It's been in operation for 3 years now with no problems. I use grid intertie and drive the meter backwards. No local storage.

Electrical bill is $14.95 a month because you have to pay the "fees" and the scumbag leaders in my states government passed a law that allows the power company to not pay for any surplus I generate above my own use.

Comment: Re:systemd, eh? (Score 1) 470

by Lumpy (#49545761) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Actually better than normal. a slackware install is at least two orders of magnitude faster than Ubuntu.

I've moved back to slackware for ham radio use, I got tired of fighting with the 6 different audio systems, 40 different places to put config files, etc...

OSS and /etc with a custom kernel. Boot time on my field Ham radio PSK31 CF-18 toughbook is 6 seconds (Yes to an Xf86 login). with Xubuntu it was 45 seconds.

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