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Comment Re:Oh boy, here we go... (Score 1) 413

sorry, but wind is cheaper than coal, and with the next iteration of wind generators, they should be cheaper than nat gas. EIA, and others all show this. You can not show ANYPLACE where Coal is actually cheaper than wind.

But, the cost of Batteries is expensive. And, the Wind generators maint. costs are NOT cheap. Remember to figure in the cost to take down the wind generators when they no longer can be maintained. Tim S.

Comment Re:horrible thing to do (Score 2) 57

A tortoise's shell needs to grow, else it will eventually maim then kill him. These "helpers" are making a huge assumption about the future, maybe it would have better to just euthanize "Fred"

From the photos there is at least 4 parts to the shell. Looks like it is designed to break or separate if the tortoise grows longer or wider. Hopefully that will be enough to prevent death from growing bigger. Tim S.

Comment Re:Most of it isn't code... (Score 1) 105

There's a lot of "they're just trying to backdoor you" type talk. For those who didn't bother to look at the code repos -> it's almost entirely Puppet manifests, not code.

I looked at it in the past week and saw that. But, I have no prior knowledge of Puppet; so, I decided it was NOT something I could pass judgement on. Tim S.

Comment Re:Pipistrel did not buy the motors? (Score 0) 107

Can we have a vaguely believable source for the "for economic gain" part of NSA spying? Seriously? I keep asking, and get sources even less credible then Fox News.

So, that means they can not cite NBC as the source; since Fox News is much more credible than NBC. Tim S.

Comment Re:Phase out fossil-fueled power plants by midcent (Score 2) 308

Followed the link, searched for nuclear, didn't find it in the story. Closed the page.

If you are espousing 0 emission energy in the next 35 years, and you don't mention nuclear as a necessary component, then you are lying.

I agree if you do NOT mention using nuclear power you are lying or stupid. Tim S.

Comment Re:Computer science and the lowest common denomina (Score 1) 179

I have a similar impression. My idea of computer science, is that it's not computer science until you need to read an algorithm book.

I would expand your definition; it is NOT computer science until the topic of algorithms and program design is covered at least in some amount. Tim S.

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