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Comment: They can lower it all they want. It will not matte (Score 1) 391

by WindBourne (#49368163) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
The reason is that the liberals in the west are allowing all other nations, ESP. CHINA, to continue growing their emissions. Even if America went to ZERO EMISSIONS TODAY, it would not change anything.

The ONLY way to solve this is to have ALL NATIONS STOP growing their emissions, and esp. stop building new coal plants.

Comment: Re:led costs $22????? (Score 1) 164

by WindBourne (#49365037) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
exactly right. I have not changed a burned out bulb in over a year. As I wrote elsewhere, we have less than 12 bulbs that are NOT LEDs and these are not changed due to economics (not on long enough / week to justify it). I will replace them down the road when they burn out.

But for a business, the costs of replacing bulbs can be ENORMOUS. In fact, higher than the costs of the bulbs. But by going to DECENT LEDs, you will get at least a decade. Even the cheap ones (pretty much everything that does not have a Cree or Philip LED) will normally last 2-3 years.

I will say that I bought 1 from Lights of America and another from GE about 5 years ago. Both burned out in less than 1 year. I was NOT impressed. In addition, both burned me on the warrenties. Not impressed.

Comment: Re:led costs $22????? (Score 1) 164

by WindBourne (#49364993) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
No, these are NOT subsidized. In fact, while the GOP (along with the dems) subsidize LOADS of things, they would not subsidize LED bulbs, esp. ones produced in America. The GOP and the tea baggers would rather send manufacturing out of the nation, unless it is 100% on their terms (no taxes, no regulations, no corporate responsibilities).

Comment: Re:led costs $22????? (Score 1) 164

by WindBourne (#49364973) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
First off, we switched our 3300 sq ft house to these over a year ago (I have less than 12 bulbs in the house that are not LEDs, but can not justify these economically since they do not burn a great deal). Have not lost a 1. They are holding up GREAT. In addition, we have seen our electric costs PLUMMET (which xcell hates since we have solar city ).

In addition, I know for a fact that these rarely come back to Home Depot. I have asked at several THD and what I found out was that the ones that fail are in much older homes (from 50s and before), or very cheap ones from before the 90s.

Comment: led costs $22????? (Score 2) 164

by WindBourne (#49363587) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
The best 3 bulbs out there are Cree and then Philips. Cree has the BEST LED by far, along with the best electronics including the driver. That is why they warranty their bulbs for 10 years. OTOH, Philips does 2,3 and a few for 5. Then you have the cheap chinese junk for 1-3 years, which will not last 12 months and the warranties are worthless.

However, the Crees 65 w A19 bulb goes for $6.97 at Home Depot. These will last decades, unless you burn then 24x7.

And this new graphene LED bulbs will compete HOW?

Comment: Please Mod Bill up (Score 1) 233

In general, what you say is dead on.
However, the other issue that will make ppl cheat is if the rewards are high and they have NOTHING to lose.
As I mentioned earlier, I dealt with Chinese students (amongst others) cheating at CSU. It was obvious that by cheating to get to America, they had little to lose and everything to gain.

Comment: pretty much (Score 2) 233

Back in early 90's, I went back to school to pick up another BS, but in C.S. Because I had already coded professionally for 10 years, I helped out on the CS 101, and 201 classes. Regularly, you would have 1-2 Americans that were cheating. However, the main group that we caught over and over was the Chinese group (interestingly, only a very little bit in the Indian group ). If we pulled in individuals from these groups, they could not answer the questions or analogs to them.

It was obvious even back then that the amount of cheating that went on was enormous within the chinese group.
Now, what I find interesting, is that I am modded as a troll, even though I had out and out worked with this.

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