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Comment: Re:No surprise (Score 1) 222

by Muad'Dave (#47944669) Attached to: Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

... the most violent and aggressive species on earth?

When's the last time you chased down and killed your food? When's the last time you actually used physical violence against another human, much less a prey species?

We're our most violent in aggregate (war). Most recent 'wars' were/are over ideals or perceived threats (we don't like what you're doing to your people, so we're gonna invade), not actual physical threats (WWII was an actual imminent threat). We're not so bad when we don't _have_ to use violence.

Comment: Re:Still pretty affordable (Score 1) 393

by Muad'Dave (#47937635) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

The uController could easily run for several _years_ on a pair of D batteries. It sleeps for all but a single second out of the day, and wakes up to 'press' the go button. You could just as easily power it from a wall tumor across the 220V line powering the charger (many/most are 110/220 tolerant).

The fish timer would be powered from 1 leg of the 220 V circuit to the neutral to provide 110V as it expects.

My point in posting was that there are alternatives to having to switch the full 220V / bazillion amp charging current directly. Sometimes subtlety wins out over brute force :-)

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