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## Comment Re:i haven't bought a car in a while... (Score 1)252

It is already getting common here in europe. Much like the city bike services, car services are gaining in popularity. You pay only when you drive the car. Park it and then its in a database for the next person.

The requirement to "have" a car disappears pretty fast once alternatives are available. Especially if you can budget and see just how much that car really costs.

## Comment Re:Legislate 50% less consumption? Good fucking lu (Score 1)484

Luxembourg produces lots of steel. Which we of course use. Much like Chinas very bad co2 footprint is mostly making stuff for us :/ .

## Comment Re:What are they going to replace with? (Score 1)484

It is true many real heat pumps don't work when its cold outside but this has *nothing* to do with theoretical performance which is based on *absolute zero*. It is practical problems like the outside heat exchanger icing up and stuff like that.

## Comment Re:Actually, you CAN'T do that (Score 1)65

IAAP and your mostly correct. However the force is no where near 10kN. However lets assume 1N, with 1m of seperation that is 1J of energy. Or enough energy to produce about a billion protons. So yea true separation distance are small before more quarks are created.

## Comment Re:Legislate 50% less consumption? Good fucking lu (Score 1)484

European carbon footprint is half that of the US per capita. And we have the same or mostly better lifestyles than the US.

## Comment Re:What are they going to replace with? (Score 4, Informative)484

You should do that. Because 1kJ of of electricity is *not* the same as 1kJ of heat. A heat pump, pumps heat from outside into the house and for 1kJ of electricity you can easily pump 4kJ of heat from outside cold to inside hot giving a total of 5kJ of heat. ie 5x better.

So you really should study your basic thermodynamics and entropy because you don't know it. You want to look at a carnot efficiency and heat engines/refrigeration.

## Comment Re:Strange (Score 1)72

but in many 3rd world countries with unstable national currencies, it has done wonders.

Citation required. Given its very low volume, I am go out on a limb and say no. It has done literally almost nothing.

## Comment Re:Not really a US company? (Score 2)86

You can reach *any* orbit from *anywhere*. But it uses more fuel form some places. For a polar orbit shedding the rotational speed you already have is wasted deltaV.

## Comment Re:Fricking finally. (Score 1)307

You not suppose to use the numbers directly. If you want more than 10 billion devices on the internet, why would you expect to "remember" the address. Do you even bother remembering phone numbers anymore?

## Comment Re:It's the end of the world as we know it! (Score 1)307

Its 2015. Everyone is a expert in networking cus they changed the password on their home router. And NAT is a firewall!

Joking aside. 99.99% of people have not idea on just how much NAT breaks things. And how it add zero security.

## Comment Re: Fee Fees Hurt? (Score 3, Interesting)270

In fact some ISPs have been providing the VPN for netflix etc. They are currently getting into a legal dispute over it.

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