Given the large drop in night time demand, I assume power supply must already be quite reactive. Solar should go some way toward reducing the variability between night and day. How does this reduction in 24-hour variability compare to the increase in daytime variability?
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You don't deserve to be moderated troll. The AC point is technically valid (tool danger + cover danger > tool danger), but your point is that cover danger is so vanishingly small that it could not be the real reason many/most covers are round.
Yes, all the fighting calculations are done on the server. The client doesn't get to do the dice roll for how much damage a swing of their golden mace did. However the client will do their own temporary calculations as to whether the mace can swing (target is in range, last swing is complete etc.) and update the graphics to start showing the swing. Generally the server will return with the damage, or whether it was a miss/block, before the graphical swing is complete, and the client can therefore show the result in real time.
If the server comes back and says, no, your opponent had just moved out of range then the client has to stop it and it looks a bit jerky. A similar thing happens for movement. The client will move your character instantly, but ultimately the server will sync and tell the client the real position. I believe in some games you can take advantage of the server erring on the side of client smoothness (by tolerating lag and therefore giving a little trust to the client) and get your client to cheat by running a few percent faster.
Spot on. How about calling it the ability to negotiate well or successfully? For a whole bunch of reasons, men on average are more inclined to sell themselves and their abilities. If Reddit is too naive to see past this or they truly have a problem with aggressive/bullying negotiators then they need to become tougher negotiators themselves or stop hiring aggressive people.
"Getting the money out of politics" means reducing the influence of business and lobby groups. It may be true that increased advertising needs equates to more overall money being used, but certainly getting the 80% of uninterested voters involved will radically dilute the sway of the aforementioned groups.
I would also question the notion of that 80% being uninterested. The poor tend to be sceptical about changing their situation and don't see the point of voting. The young are less organised. For sure many non-voters are uninterested, but that doesn't mean that, were they forced to vote, they would not make somewhat informed choices that were in their own interests.
Probably exactly as many of the Egyptian perpetrators who were Swedish citizens.
He had just installed an 'anti-virus' toolbar as directed by a helpful caller from Microsoft?
we have similar act here in Oz
I assume you're talking about Micallef, but I think there's a difference. Mad As Hell shows no obvious political leaning, it's more deconstructionist/Python humour than political satire, it just happens to use political news as its basis.
A closer show would be the now defunct The Roast.
"Trusted newsman" is going a bit far. The problem I have with political comedy is that, to be funny, it has to take an idea to the extreme, which means everything turns into a strawman argument, reinforcing the tribal polarisation of political discourse.
You must be joking (I half suspect you are), that's 1000 lines of code per day. The mythical man month figure is 10 lines. Of course it depends on the language and the domain area, and whether you're hacking or following a depressive production line like Agile, but the larger a project becomes the more time you spend on the inter-relationships to keep it well-architected, and the less lines you can add.
However, if you do burn stuff on, soak it overnight in water with plenty of bio laundry detergent
Nice tip. I find in most situations it's easier to deglaze immediately with tap water. You get the added benefit that you can use all that flavour (straight into the stew, or a sauce if you're cooking a steak).
Liberals are for equal outcomes, not equal opportunities. Conservatives are for equal treatment.
In truth both conservatives and liberals want a balance of equal outcomes and equal opportunities, they just disagree on where that balance is.
For example, wheelchair-bound people have the same opportunity to ascend a set of stairs as their able-bodied counterparts, but most voters agree we should focus more on equal outcome in this case.
I still have an issues with the claim of "world's smallest chess program on any platform"
This gives me an idea, create my own operating system, ChessOS, then write a 1-bit implementation, breaking the record. It will have a raytraced GUI too.
Then ultra conservatives gained power and killed it because it was Labor's idea.
A couple of points to be fair. First, it's polemical to call the LNP ultra conservatives. Second, the National Broadband Network would have been Australia's largest ever infrastructure project, all undertaken without a cost-benefit analysis (primary use = entertainment) and committed to during a financial crisis at the end of a boom. The conservatives would never have pushed this even if it were there own idea. We seem to have a cycle of Labor overspending and the LNP overcutting.
Uptake on the part of the NBN they did manage to build has been terrible because they started work in high-unemployment areas to create jobs, then found that those areas couldn't afford to pay extra for high-speed internet, go figure
This entire discussion is a great example of the tragedy of the commons. Consider why you only view the large corporation sites - they offer something superior (for you, and many people), which is why they are larger, but also their revenue size is required to provide that superior service (professional journalists, double-checking by editors etc.).
So your own browsing habits reveal that you actually do care about their revenue, indirectly. The world wouldn't end if we were all forced to get our news from random blog sites or state media, but the question is, how can larger organisations maintain a sufficient revenue stream given the inherent selfishness of the individual consumer? Subscription doesn't seem to work (and frankly I am surprised that advertising does).