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Comment Re:There are far larger DC projects (Score 1) 330

"I've heard of some 40% efficiency gains by avoiding the usual transformers per lamppost."

Or they could go with LEDs driven with very high-persistence phosphors, and run the LEDs direct off the main lines in a rectifier configuration, and have pretty much nil loss associated with a power driver in the first place. Just a proper resistor acting as the bridge element in the center of the diode config is all you would need.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 510

"Have you guys ever shot a shotgun??? I call BS on this 200ft claim and the 'expert'."

You've never gone hunting, I guess.

Here's 230 yards with ACCURACY on a roughly human-sized target.

Granted, it's a slug. But I've seen .410 shotgun using single/double/triple pellet buckshot load do some damage at distance, too, with accuracy.

Any half-competent person with a proper load can get 150 yards on a regular day with anything slightly larger than birdshot and a good choke.

Comment Re:Did you try suspend? (Score 1) 478

"That's what your computer's battery is for."

You assume everyone has a laptop, or has a laptop with a functional battery.

My laptop has the charger hardwired into the motherboard since the proprietary DC jack went bad. There is no battery, that thing exploded years ago.

Comment Re:awkward! (Score 1) 183

"The kernel devs and Linus have probably contributed significantly more to the world than you have"

I keep people fed and develop new technologies to ensure people can remain fed. They do nothing nearly as important. The world could exist quite well without people like them. Not much of a world would exist without people like me.

Try again when you're not so ignorantly assumptive.

Comment Re:Steam Link (Score 1) 170

"For gaming with decent graphics at a decent (i.e. 30+) framerate, yes, it's gonna put out a lot of heat. You're looking at a 980 ti or Fury X to handle 4k"

Nope. Currently on a GeForce GTX260 Core216. 4K works juuuust fine. All the Doom, Quake3 (with forced resolution and widescreen mod) Half-Life, Binding of Isaac, Nation Red, Terraria, etc. all that runs at 4K pretty damned well. Since AAA gaming has gotten so shit that people are just bothering with "Reaction" pics and videos instead of actually playing the game to review, I really don't need to do the latest and greatest hardware since the latest and greatest gaming is shit and does not interest me.

On an overclocked E7500 (to E7800 speeds) I'm only using a 250W PSU. *yawn*

Comment Re:Steam Link (Score 1, Informative) 170

"A PC that drives 4k is going to be hot"

Are you that ignorant of current processor and GPU technology? I've been driving 2048x1536 (that would be 3K to you) on my desktop well over 15 years with Matrox. Qualcomm has Snapdragon, meant for MOBILE PHONES, driving 4K. For gaming, it ain't getting hot unless you do something STUPID like pick some power-hungry GPU. For video, even without acceleration from the GPU, a shit-tier i3 can handle 4K video. I was doing 1080p video on a Geforce 2 and Pentium 4 back when..... Naruto Shippuuden first came out and DB started doing 1080p encodes.

Comment Re:WRONG (Score 1) 118

"I don't know what kind of crack you're on but the lasers I used would put out between 2 and 4 watts with over 20 lines across the entire visible spectrum."

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/w... - Uhhh, what? I'm certainly not counting 20+ lines there.

Also, a measly 4 watts? I've got nearly double that in my pocket laser.

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