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Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 396

by Mashiki (#49754075) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I'm not a real fan of Chrome especially in terms of the tracking crap, chromium on the other hand I do like but it's never out of a non-stable release state. But I guess I can live with that. So I guess it's good bye Firefox, and off to hunt more browsers maybe check out palemoons stability now, since I had some serious problems with it a few years ago, check out other browsers like Opera maybe even IE.

Shit like the 'force ads' is the death knell for FF though. $20 says that there will be no ad checking, and it'll become a massive vector for malware to boot.

Comment: Re:tried this in NC (Score 1) 253

by Mashiki (#49741259) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

I didn't say that's what the consumer pays. I said that the FiT program directly increases the cost of electricity beyond the level you indicated. It's been covered here in Ontario several times by even the most left wing papers that FiT generally drives up the electricity price by 2-8c/kWh depending on the TOU charge as well. So far here in Canada, the only thing that are causing 'very bad problems' are the solar and wind farms.

Funny enough we don't really have 'carbon producing generators' here in Ontario, we do have one of the largest nuclear power plants in the world through.

Comment: Re:This is ridiculous! (Score 1) 317

by Mashiki (#49735535) Attached to: Battle To Regulate Ridesharing Moves Through States

Well that depends now won't it? Where I live, operating any type of taxi service requires a chauffeurs license and insurance to protect against liabilities. In the case of Uber they're operating an illegal taxi service, not a ride share service. Ride share here, falls under specific definitions.

Of course, even with automated cars you're still going to have to have insurance, which should be really interesting.

Comment: Re:tried this in NC (Score 1) 253

by Mashiki (#49734965) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

In Ontario there's this thing called "FiT" or Feed-in-Tariff. The rates are currently between 20c/kWh and 78c/kWh depending on what is generating it. That's the price they're paid outside of market rates for generation, meaning if the market rate for power is 7.1c/kWh they're getting paid between the above listed to generate.

So no, it's not 0.3-0.6c/kWh here, it's far, far, far higher.

Comment: Re:tried this in NC (Score 0) 253

by Mashiki (#49731169) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States

That's interesting, here in Ontario they're slapping the bird cutters up everywhere they can. When people complain the government threatens people, overrides community areas, and generally tells people to go fuck themselves. It's gotten bad enough that people are taking the provincial government to court over it.

And this in turn has caused our electricity rates to jump to ~16.1c/kWh in the last 5 years. Living in Ontario now guarantees you the highest residential and business prices for electricity. We of course have to thank the centre of the universe(Toronto) for re-electing the government in question, that is under destruction of data, electioneering, bribery and a couple of other things back to power again.

Comment: Re:When Nixon did that... (Score 1) 272

And this does not apply to all americans: Just the ignorant ones which unfortunately make up the voting majority as well as the main media organisations...

Yeah well, it's pretty funny that in the US the majority of the main media organizations lean left. Some days I can't tell the difference between NBC and the CBC.

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