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Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 259

Pay for performance? No well drilling business would remain a business with that type of model. You clearly have no clue about business or the costs to own and operate such a rig. I used to help a inlaw that owned his own well drilling business and if I were to suggest that to him he would laugh in my face. You can have the most accurate geological maps and the best geologist but that in no way guarantees that hole will have water or if did the flow would be enough for residential use.

Comment: Re:Devil's Advocate (Score 2) 259

Your caveat is exactly right. I used to help a brother in law that had his own residential well drilling business. There were many times a hole ended up dry or could not produce enough for a home and we would have to move the rig elsewhere. And yes, the customer had to pay for the dead hole. Running a drill rig is not cheap.

Comment: It ain't gonna matter. (Score 1) 151

by Stumbles (#47673995) Attached to: Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

I have been using computers since the early 80s. Things like the HP2114, Varian 77 and other stuff that never saw the light of civilian day. My I7 with 16GB ram boots no faster nor gets into a usable state than the HP2114 with 8k of core memory and used discrete components to construct a CPU.

Will they be able to process more data, yeah probably but that won't matter cause they'll just be given more data to munch so you will still need more machines. And so the cycle goes.

Philogyny recapitulates erogeny; erogeny recapitulates philogyny.

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