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Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by WorBlux (#49259623) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
The best way to overthrow the government is just stop paying taxes and join in resilient economic communities. There may come a day when violent revolution is better than continuing to live under an oppressive regime, but yes there will be wailing and gnashing of the teeth if such a course becomes necessary.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by WorBlux (#49259613) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
Waco, even if you believe the government story was over a $200 dollar tax. And they called up dozens of agents per person in the compound, not just one tank. And you need to brush up on guerrilla tactics. You don't stand at the top of the hill shooting at planes and tanks. Take out strategic targets and fade back into the noise. Tanks and plains are expensive. Rifles and nitroglycerin are cheap.

Comment: Re:backup storage (Score 1) 93

by WorBlux (#49169201) Attached to: New Seagate Shingled Hard Drive Teardown
I would think so at least for drive-managed devices as writing to a virtual sector doesn't neccesarily write to that physical sector, seek and read times could be inconsistent throwing the RAID read and write algorithms into dismay. With host-aware or host controlled drives, you could probably tune for better performance matching logs in the FS and stripes on the RAID to fit evenly into the shingles tracks.

Comment: Re:C++ is superior: more strongly typed (Score 2) 407

And haskell is about 10/10, being able to expressively type functions, and make custom types. Point being some may find 7/10 good enought to catch stupid errors, while letting the code be a bit terser and more readable. I'm not sure the tradeoff is at the couple hundred lines territory, as there are often ways to add in additional type restriction in dynamicly typed languages, and you may just want to start with a quick and dirty prototype as a template for the final version.

Comment: Re:Fuck it - everyone for themselves. (Score 1) 374

by WorBlux (#49161597) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt
The upfront cost of LED is greater. At zero hourse the cost of ownership is just the bulb price. The question is how long to you have to go into ownership before You make back the extra money you spent up from on the LED vs the CFL. Ya, and LED's are just getting better and better so it won't too long before they beat or match CFL's up front.

Comment: Re:Fuck it - everyone for themselves. (Score 1) 374

by WorBlux (#49140877) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt
LED vs incandecent yes, LED vs other energy-savign options, not so much. http://irea.coop/userfiles/LED... Using those figures it take 20,000 hrs for the 45@ equivalent and 40,000 hrs to make the return on the 75W equivalent (The pdf has and error for LED bulb expanse for 75W, should be 25 dollars instead of 6.5)

Comment: Re:A load of waffle? (Score 1) 374

by WorBlux (#49140515) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt
Maybe the wires and towers and stuff, but a big chunk of the retail cost of electricity goes towards the capital and maintainance costs of the generation facilities, which solar alone doesn't decrease the need for. And as you add more decralized and sparadic generation the difficulty of managing the grid increases.

Comment: Re:Fuck it - everyone for themselves. (Score 1) 374

by WorBlux (#49140433) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt
No battery in the world is free. It's hard to ones that cost per kWHr stored and released is less than the grid price of electic. Secondly the peak production or solar peaks before peak demand of electricity (solar noon, vs 3-6 pm in summer, 5-7 in winter) so it's not that usefull to the grid operator, it actually makes his life more commplicated becasue they need fast-start (which are much less effection than continous-run) generation capacity in case of a stray cloud formation, or an eclipse. You may also be being paid for helping the power comany meet renewable enegy mandates though. If some of the base fees were replaces by accumlated peak daily load fees then solar+battery backup could some out ahead. Mix in carbon credits or renewable mandates and you have a good incentive to people to adapt decentralized production

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