They were paid to by IBM. If MS didn't do it, IBM would have found someone else.
Is there a day of the year when something bad never happened in the past? I'd like a list of safe dates to refer to.
The VA Tech shooting happened on 4/16/07. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V...
1907 is a long time ago.
WTF does decimal time have to do with the discussion Mr Strawman?
I think he leaned in a bit to far and fell.
>But how would that fix the units in customers' heads?
By not giving the uneducated a choice.
> data collected by the GBT
So they didn't let the L and Q join in?
It would only take a few lines of code to fix the units in electricity bills.
So are you willing to pay for all electric utility companies to replace meters that read out in kWh with meters that read out in joules, at the same time for all customers in order to satisfy franchise regulations that require a city-wide (or larger) uniform rate?
Engineers use SI units to avoid stupid errors that have bad effects, like certain satellites falling out of the sky.
If we stick to the internationally standardized units, it will be easier to compare energy and power with other instances of measurements of energy and power.
>which is an average power in kWh/month.
which is an actual energy in Joules.
There, fixed that for you.
Last Thursday I booked a normal taxi (in Oregon) to take me to the airport. He picked up another guy as well. He asked us first and we got a discount (but the driver made more.. the discount was not 50%).
So I don't see how ride sharing and taxi service are mutually exclusive.
How is that a ridiculous amount of electricity?
1W is about the same power as an apple falling 1 meter onto your head once per second.
Do you want 1000 apples falling on your head every second?
24kWh/day = 24kWh/24h = 1kW. Which is a completely ridiculous amount of electricity.
I can't do sums while jet lagged clearly.
$6500 is less than a decent UPS for a server rack. At least a brand name one anyway.
The average daily usage in the United States is 24kwh.
Or about 6.66 Watts in correct units