Yes, it's the spec's fault, because it sets up the user for silent but catastrophic failure, doing something that is not in any obvious way related to the problem.
Even if it does, you're basically allowing the introduction of functions into the scope of your script with both names and bodies defined completely by untrusted input. It's insane.
Wow. And reviews cite "cheap material" and "wears out quickly", at that.
The next obvious question is, why are these guys and their ilk still in business, with price gouging like that?
I think the suggestion was basically to pay people to install solar - basically, rent it out. Even with all the subsidies, the initial cost is still hefty, and it takes long enough to recoup that not that many homeowners can afford it. But I think that quite a few would agree to have the company install its panels on their roofs, if that meant that they'd get power at a significantly lower price. The lines for this are all already in place, too.
It still sounds like a lot. If you look at the prices of Chinese-made solar panels on Alibaba - i.e. pretty much directly from manufacturer - they're under $1/watt even for the most efficient monocrystalline ones (in fact, most are about $0.7/watt). Now granted, this is price per "ideal watt", but even if you're looking at actual output at 50%, it's still over 15 kW for $30k worth of batteries. Which is a lot, even with AC and all.
Or do solar companies in US resell these at insane margins?
Isn't that exactly how it's computed, though? E.g my electric bill has a "basic charge", which I assume is exactly what you're describing - the fee that goes towards maintaining the network. Then on top of that, they charge by kWh.
Those panel costs sound extreme. How much power do you actually use per month?
I would tend to agree with this. If you intend to develop cross-platform, do yourself a favor and design your applications from the ground up with cross-platform in mind. Anything else and you're going to spend a lot of time rewriting code. That's just the reality of the situation.
Are you serious? Objective C is crap. It may have been hot stuff 25 years ago, but it's older than Java, and that shows. Swift is the future for Mac OSX/iOS development. Don't waste your time learning what was state of the art in 1988 (ie Objective C).
If you define "OSS dev" as anyone who works on a product released under a F/OSS license, then Microsoft itself is actually paying to quite a few. 99% of the code that I write for MS is released under AL 2.0.
You don't separate them, you just dump them in a separate bin to begin with. That's why it's easy.
In fact, bending the sword (without breaking it, and with it returning to its original shape afterwards) is a very old way to test the quality of the material. Here is some sword bending (of modern "battle ready" replicas).
It's really not hard to separate compostable stuff from the rest. It's easier than separating recyclables.
The reason why you had "more freedom than today" was because you knew to keep your mouth shut. If you started openly ranting about it like you are now doing on Slashdot, you'd quickly found out just how free you were... and you knew that, so you didn't.
In this case, though - you can complain as loudly as you want; you can find other like-minded people and organize; and you can vote out the politicians who enacted this law, if you actually have a majority. Or you can just move to another place, and, strangely, you don't even have to ask permission!
Why is it bad that federal law mandates that toilets not be wasteful?
Because the feds are not supposed to regulate toilets. It's something that the states can and should handle themselves.
Why is it bad that federal law mandates listing the wattage used on a bulb?
Because the feds are not supposed to regulate light bulbs. It's something that the states can and should handle themselves.
I am a liberal, by the way, and I live in a liberal state. The way I see it, we can regulate all that stuff just fine ourselves (or not, if we so choose). There's no reason why the feds have to be involved into it at all.