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Comment Re:Torrent (Score 1) 313

The promise of 3d printing is however, that soon, we all will have a 3d printer, and replicating anything can be done for cost-of-material and energy. Your metal shop may soon be out priced. And require less know-how.
Of course the whole "you may not know this particular bit of information" ban is a general thought-police ban, and as such is utterly evil.. but yeah..

Comment Re:Precious Snowflake (Score 1) 323

While I think you have a point, one has to wonder how much should we pile onto those not "happy fun shunshine" days. To me it seems there is no shortage of crappy shit fuckdays when we turn 18 and have to live our own lives. Unless your uber-pampered kid with a unlimited inheritance or some sort.

It is completely fair, to ask the question, what in neurobiology can teach us about dicipline. We think there are the mirror neurons that may help us explain it. Flogging your kids might well create violent adults.

Comment goto xs4all (Score 1) 47

The story should be, UPC lifted the block -finally-.

If you value your online rights, privacy and freedom, switch to xs4all as ISP.
They lifted this block only hours after the appeal verdict came in weeks ago, and did not wait to see if BREIN would appeal their appeal for weeks like UPC.

Not that UPC is bad perse, but they do not have the hacker DNA xs4all has.

(yes yes my /. uid is low, and so is my xs4all account.)

Comment Re:There must be a very good reason... (Score 1) 579

Except, the power back is predictable and regulatable, both by law and with by local infra such as batteries, also the prices YOU receive will be less then the price YOU will pay per /kwh.

I do agree on your premises that local connects should be well build and not interfere (misguided to think they are not possible, they are) and in the end local solar is here to stay. The utilities should adapt, and be reasonable. Flat our refusing to connect is not reasonable. If they claim a local mile is "not suited" then their shit is crap. They can and should demand good infrastructure in your house, and YOU should do Vise Versa!

Comment Re:Loads of prior research has been done (Score 1) 947

Bikers, in the cities of Netherlands are indeed annoying. But the liablity law (it's 50 % blame on the car by default though, not 100%) is relatively new, and the annoyance is much older. It is mostly a numbers game. Dutch cities are narrow and cramped, and the sheer amount of cyclists is enormous.

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