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Comment: Re:Space for solar hasn't been much of a concern (Score 1) 437

South Africa doesn't need electrical water heaters, solar boilers on rooftops can supply all the hot water a family or hotel needs, have a look in places like Italy and Greece.

But there's just this little thing you guys aren't allowed to import the necessary vacuum tubes needed for the solar heaters, the tax man vs. the environment!

Or, see it as a business opportunity and start fabricating them in the country.

Comment: Re:Space for solar hasn't been much of a concern (Score 1) 437

In the 80's I worked in Saudi Arabia and we already had a solution to this issue.

With proper sizing that top tank will sufficiently cool off during the night, in the morning you start by switching off power to the water heaters, then take a shower the regular way.

This way the heaters will be filled with cool water from the tower and at night when returned from work in the desert we'd take a shower with cold water from the heaters and warm water from the top tank.

Now switch the heaters back on to prevent the freshly entered hot water from cooling down overnight.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 1) 253

by Teun (#49106479) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
You've clearly not been living in the EU.

Or you've for the past ~15-50 years been living under a rock.

Had you not been living under said rock and like me been travelling the world and the EU you would have had first hand experience of the vast steps forward we've made.

Oh yes, because you live under a rock you've likely not heard the populists in France and Denmark are after the recent attacks by domestically bred terrorists keeping VERY quiet with their stale demands to close the borders to keep out trouble.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 3, Informative) 253

by Teun (#49106311) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
Maybe you should take your temperature?

Nearly every EU country has a couple of conspiracy nuts claiming *.* screwed them during or before unification.

The problem is not someone loaned bad or good money to Greece, the problem is Greece wasn't and isn't able to hold up it's own pants, all due to their own lack of courage to fix their tax and economic imbalances.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 3, Insightful) 253

by Teun (#49105249) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
Yes and no.

The European economy is contrary to 5 or 6 years ago presently plenty strong enough to absorb the exit of Greece from the Euro.

But for the EU it is a matter practicality and also of honour to keep the lot together, it is the difference between a continuing struggle and complete failure for the Greek economy and people.

This process can check if this value is zero, and if it is, it does something child-like. -- Forbes Burkowski, CS 454, University of Washington

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