4.4% is a LOT more than govt bonds pay. It's not 1985 any more.
I'll believe Bolt when they start shipping to customers. GM has a long history of not delivering what they promised. Will Bolt be like Fiat 500e, loss leader, hence low volume by plan or ??? Going to be interesting to watch.
Yup. I'm at 2560x1140, 27 inch, and I want more ppi
I want to see better monitors (and GPUs to drive them). Pixel density like good tablets. I'm at 2560x1440 on 27 inch screen and tablets are so much better pixel density.
Violates TOS for many of us. Plus upload speed horrible from Comcast. (and the other posters are mostly right too: this is just a bad idea.)
RyanFenton: the use of various techniques to discredit aspects of science that suggested companies had to change their behavior began in the 1950's. For example, denying that smoking harmed health. Denying that chemicals were poisoning birds. For the details see "Merchants of Doubt" by Oreskes and Conway.
"Natural Effects" is a complete cop-out, since all natural effects involve changes that force climate change. And those forcing effects are measureable (are the deniers pretending the forcing issues unmeasured or unmeasurable?).
Mounting sllghtly off the roof, to the roof, gets decent solar generation and shades the roof in high summer and
... minilmizes the danger
from high winds. Having panels up in the air on one of those
rare 50MPH winds is... scary.
Currently using an inexpensive single-led backyard white light. 6 inch square solar panel. Small battery hidden somewhere inside. Stays astonishingly bright all night illuminating a rose tree (pointing a bit down, not up at the sky). Way more than enough to read by. Something to free much of the world from darkness.
I had a bunch of old home movies converted to CD and unfortunately they are still boring.
Any voting system can be subverted. The cool thing with electronic voting is that the subversion will of course make recounting meaningless.
"Social security and disability checks are why the USPS matters today. They have guaranteed delivery" Maybe they do, but nothing else has guaranteed delivery. Some 1st class mail never makes it here...every month.
What Snowden was turn a suspicion into knowledge. That is a big deal. (Hal Berghel pointed this out first).
I too have worked on projects with seemingly infinite bugs. I concluded that feeling just meant a big (BIG) chunk of code (perhaps the entire project) should be discarded and rewritten from scratch. Not, of course, that the company would ever agree to that...
Sonic.net guesses 14000 feet (will be 18000 if it got measured rather than guessed) There is only one set of phone lines (installed in 1940's) and one physical base station. Long long ago Rhythms (a company) had better modems and we could get 356Kb/s for $55 a month, but company paid for that pitiful service. Satellite is of course pitiful compared to hard line Comcast speeds. At one time (for a few lucky people) there was a microwave link to San Bruno Mountain that gave a few Mb/s for $65 a month but the company lost rights to the spectrum, leaving that business, and anyway few homes really had good line of site (a single tree could block the signal). It is an effective monopoly now, just one service is any good at all.