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Comment: Re:The obvious answer (Score 1) 332

by WorBlux (#49460857) Attached to: California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water
Just the water rights are sold, the farmer actually has to operate a well or dig a trench to the nearest canal system.

Retail prices include treatment, long distance transport, and last mile piping, not just the water rights.

And you show your ignorance of water law, first to draw/settle has the highest rights. Urbanized centers without local sources of water actually have to go out and buy up existing rights. In the end Agriculture isn't able to pay the same price so urban can always displace Ag water use, but until it is actually purchased the 80% have the legal right to continue to draw a share of water at cost.

Lawns in places where there isn't enough water to support them is a silly notion in the first place. Kids and people nowadays are hardly outside anyways xeroscaping for the Win!. (Yet you do probably eat milk, hence are a downstream consumer of alfalfa) And the right varieties of grass won't die in low water situations, they just go dormant, and will perk back up when favourable conditions return.

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.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval