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Comment: Re:The utilities have reason to be upset (Score 1) 514

by SBrach (#49593261) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System
There are two electric companies in the Metro Phoenix area, SRP and APS. You are correct that last year APS wanted a connection charge but only got a fraction of what they wanted, around $5 per month. However, SRP is not required to get outside approval for rate changes like APS is and just introduced an additional $50 per month connection charge for customers with solar. Now APS has once again submitted a request for an increased connection charge and was able to get an additional $21 per month charge approved. I was in the process of putting solar on my home and had signed a contract when this new charge was announced. Luckily, I was still within the 3 day cancellation window and was able to back out.

+ - Amazon down->

Submitted by darkNeko
darkNeko writes: Amazon.com website is down as 15:15hrs PT, returning a custom amazon made error 500 page. It has been like that for almost 30 minutes, wich means a lot of money lost to Amazon, wich joins the club with Google outage, and Microsoft own before that.
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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment: Re:Put a fork in it (Score 1) 445

by SBrach (#36532768) Attached to: No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

Comment: Re:Put a fork in it (Score 1) 445

by SBrach (#36532664) Attached to: No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

Comment: Re:FIRST LAWSUIT! (Score 1) 547

by SBrach (#35679246) Attached to: Tesla Sues BBC's <em>Top Gear</em> For Libel
The show has 350million viewers worldwide making it one of the, if not THE, most watched shows in the world.

If they pretended it ran out of charge so they could visual demonstrate that if you run out of charge you need to get a tow rather than a 5 gallon gas can, that's acceptable. If they said the brakes broke and they didn't, that's unacceptable.

The life of a repo man is always intense.

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