That would require actually changing code, which apparently nobody at Slashdot knows how to do without making things worse. For an example, I give you the Slashdot Beta.
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California imports a shload of wind energy from the Pacific Northwest, via the Pacific DC Intertie. And as of 2013, they produced 12TWh with wind in-state.
California practically doesn't use coal power at all. Less than 8% of their generation in 2013 was from coal, and only 4.3% of that less than 8% actually is generated in the State of California - the rest comes from the Boardman coal generating station in Oregon, or from other states in the southwest.
Take you're "man of the people" act and try somewhere else, preferably where Google (and facts) don't exist.
But what kind of fire? Coal furnace? We're talking about energy generation here...
Coal generation in California is only ~7%. That change your outlook any?
Not only that, but when you say 5%, it sounds rather small.
When taking a look at the actual numbers behind the percentages, it's a bit more dramatic. In 2013, California generated and used 296,628 GWh of energy on their grid, according to this. If energy usage was flat (not likely) than solar is now generating 14,831.4 GWh of energy in California alone.
That's hardly nothing, and definitely not "whoop de do da."
Wait, are you saying that different wavelengths aren't as obstructed by water vapor?! Unpossible!
It sounds like they are the perfect candidate for the "Compatibility View List" GPO options available with IE 11 - you can define a list of URLs that should open in IE8 compatibility mode, where everything else runs on IE 11.
It almost fixes bad web sites that are engineered to work with IE8 and nothing else... almost.
I'm sure there are lots of people that would like to forget Vista.
Except for Windows 9x being the product name, and any actual version check API would return4.x.x instead.
Aside from that little issue with your argument, I'm sure you're completely right!
The user interface being set automatically to a touch interface on devices without any touchscreen is idiotic.
Even worse is the polluting of the server products with the same garbage. I don't need, nor want, live tiles on my domain controller. I can't "tap" things, or "bezel swipe" a "charm bar" on a damn VM.
What's difficult to detect for amateurs may not be difficult to detect for other space-faring nations. Plus, I'm sure that there's probably notification of a launch given ahead of time to other nuclear powers just to make sure they don't mistake it for something it's not...
Yes, there are smaller accidents that were below the threshold of my comment, and I didn't say you were a supporter of coal, but coal is the incumbent generation technology for baseload. Trashing the other baseload alternatives is effectively a vote for coal, which spews persistent poisons into people, animals, and waterways during successful normal operations; as opposed to nuclear energy which only causes environmental harm during an emergency or accident, and eventually the radioactive harm decays, over varying amounts of "eventually."
Is nuclear perfect? Oh, hell no. The companies that run these things need to be bitchslapped by a regulatory agency that is actually willing to bitchslap them. Personally, I'd be happy if the government drafted all the technicians and engineers that operate the ~100 commercial reactors into the US Navy, who has a good operational record of LOTS of nuclear reactors.
Would I be happier if we could go 100% wind / solar / biomass / geothermal? You're damn right I would be, since I work for a company that installs solar nationwide, and my stock options and restricted shares would make me rich in the process. But it's not realistic at this time - you need something to be exciting electrons when the sun is on the other side of the planet while the wind is calm, and I'd rather it isn't coal.
Regardless of if man-made climate change is real or not, can't we all get behind the idea that continually spewing burned-up mountain into the air is bad? Do you not believe that the elevated levels of airborne particulate downwind of coal-fired generation is something we should get rid of in favor of cleaner technology?
Climate change is not the only reason to stop converting mountains into dirty air that kills people.
It's true that it no longer just goes up the stacks and into the air, but it still goes somewhere - the amazingly toxic ash ponds. Which, by the way, are not exactly the safest and most sequestered thing ever. One dam breaks, and you've destroyed a river ecosystem, as happened in Tennessee.