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Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 21

by fustakrakich (#49553011) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

I think most people hold their noses and vote for the lesser of two evils. I know that's the feeling of most of the people I talk to.

Yes they do. And it is that kind of thinking that puts them where they are. The 'prison' is self made, and they feel more comfortable there while moaning about the cruel world.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 21

by fustakrakich (#49552781) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

They don't need a 'viable' candidate. With control of congress they can get what they want. And I don't know why people argue about this as if democrats and republicans really oppose each other. That would be like a wrestler beating on his tag team partner. This whole theater is the same tired old good cop/bad cop routine. What's sad is that people still fall for it, right here on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 21

by fustakrakich (#49552637) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

13% of those polled approves of congress. Over 96% percent of them were reelected. Over 98% of the voters vote for the institutional party, which is the republican/democrats. That number has been stable for a very long time. We have fewer independents in congress than ever. There is no indication that will change any time soon, despite all the angst being posted here. There is very little reason to believe mass media polls.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 21

by fustakrakich (#49552521) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

I guess I don't know what you mean by 'viable'.

'Viable' is fungible. Take away all the crazy people and the republicans would get about 5% of the vote. Take away the idiots who believe anything they are told, well, that would leave less than a million people who vote. Too bad the non voters don't talk to each other, organize and pick somebody. No more democrats and republicans. At least the complaints I hear would sound a little different. But they too, have been convinced they are helpless, not by the 'man', but by their friends and neighbors. That's what's funny about all this shit. We (that includes you!) do all the dirty work, supporting and voting for used car salesmen, and then deny our part with crap like the *individual is not the group*. That has to be one of the worst cop outs there is. It's very typical of people who don't want to consider the consequences of what they do, by separating themselves from events as best they can.

Reading your other post:
What you see from Jeb, Clinton, Obama, Reagan is no different from any other politician since long before you were born. Only your stated perceptions have changed, and not not by a really noticeable amount. You only seem to jump on whatever bandwagon that appeals to your childhood fantasies of a storybook land that never existed.

Reading your other post:

'Clinton Cash' might just be the convenient excuse she will need to drop out and start cozying up to Kissinger before he croaks (but not before engorging the party coffers). There she will find real wealth/power for many presidents to come, and without the papers breathing down her neck.

One thing is certain, in terms of business Hillary cannot be beat. Nobody comes close. You will always make money with Hillary.

Comment: Re:That's a lot of reading. (Score 1) 5

by fustakrakich (#49552345) Attached to: I READ THE NEWS TODAY OH BOY

Slashdot has just degenerated into cyclic poo flinging.

The only noticeable change over the years has been the spam and more shills. The front page is just plain old aggregation and marketing.The journal section is about 400:1 spam to legitimate. That's the nature of 'big'.

...the monkeys have better hair.

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Comment: Re:News for nerds (Score 0) 97

by Will.Woodhull (#49550821) Attached to: 7.8 Earthquake Rocks Nepal, Hundreds Dead

I, for one, am waiting for the inevitable discussion that links the Nepal quake to global warming.

At any time now, someone is going to suggest that the quake may have been triggered by tectonic changes as the bedrock under Antarctica and Greenland begins to rebound as the weight of those ice caps is reduced.

Oh. I guess that suggestion was just made. Silly me.

Cue the responses saying why the massive phase change of H2O from solid to liquid could not possibly have any effect on the tectonics underneath. I mean, one is climatology and the other is geology. Entirely separate sciences, so the physics of one cannot possibly affect the other. Right?

Comment: $13K is the Only Obstacle (Score 0) 241

by bill_mcgonigle (#49550645) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

I'm poised to install a $4K backup generator in the next few months. I don't live in a region where I can force my neighbors to pay for my tech goodies, and the $9K difference doesn't get paid for on any kind of time horizon that outpaces even a basic interest rate.

The generator also has a near-infinite runtime, in the case of a bad storm. However, it needs more maintenance, so if there were price-parity I might opt for the battery.

Give it another five years and that just might be feasible - good for Musk for getting this ball rolling, and kudos to the early adopters who take it in the pocket to promote the technology.

Comment: Re:Nice idea but... (Score 1) 241

by drinkypoo (#49550577) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

I do understand the solar industry, that's why I fliped two big middle fingers to them and bought and imported all china solar panels and installed a 5Kwh setup for drastically cheaper than any of the overpriced US crap.

Like anyone else, I will buy the panels which provide the most output for my dollar, and which fit in the space available. But if the world would institute some laws which would penalize countries for slave labor and environmental abuse, then it would cease to make sense to buy a lot of that crap. I sit here surrounded by similar crap, but the point remains.

I use grid intertie and drive the meter backwards. No local storage.

That's certainly cost-effective, but it won't help as much in an outage.

Electrical bill is $14.95 a month because you have to pay the "fees" and the scumbag leaders in my states government passed a law that allows the power company to not pay for any surplus I generate above my own use.

Yes, scumbags are always the problem. Obviously it wouldn't make sense for you to add a lot of battery on the basis of selling power back at shifted times.

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