Wolfram alpha says 12.51/ kw-hour in 2011. Thus for a megawatt hour $125 for the utilities vs $143 from the article for solar. The curve on utility electricity prices over time is relevant. Time to get serious here. If you think the curves are future predictions and you have the space and the capital...
History is fun. We may know more about the past then the present, well, up until we got into Dataworld. But there a bug somewhere in the idea that an exobyte of numbers is more than a koan. And a bug in the idea that a job is more productive than play. Of course, around here we know that Everything has Bugs.
Perhaps "behaves like"? Still I think her ad hominum passes the relevancy test and yours fails.
Does your new beta have a way for me to filter out comments with such useless sexual insults? Well, useless except as a diagnostic tool.
Your army cannot carry weapon in the US?
Silly. I remember army tanks on the streets in the US. This was regulars. The feds have a responsibility to do this when the govenor asks nicely. Get off my lawn. Oh. I want to be rude or stupid here, but instead, good post.
If I read correctly,
When they decided to pull the plug,
The final cost, including the funeral, was to be about 6*1.6 billion dollars and the corpse is still rotting and the cost is 70% higher than that estimate. So what was the initial estimate for successful deployment?
Locating humans within the general planetary biological processes, we can say something like "the proper measure of an economy is the increase in the productivity of labor". Hee, as opposed to a garbage scalar like increases in GNP. But I was amused at the free market types crawling out of the sewer in response to your post. You really need to cherish them...after taking away their sharps..
Guess I have to wait seven or eight years until today's supercomputers are commodity items. Assuming 1000 instances for a month at $1/day, one run on the cloud would be about $30k USD. I pulled the numbers out of my tea leaves. I have always assumed the UK climate
gate models were essentially statistical, which I treat as a derogatory adverb. I could easily believe the NASA models are physical. Am I being ideological about the UK models being non-physical? Thank you for taking the time to share.
Funny though, if my tea leave numbers are sane, I could probably do a run in a day with 30K units for $30K USD. And a lot more money than that gets thrown around on this subject. But since it is a physical model, and I presume difficult, I might think tight coupling at a medium range scale, so a cluster approach would be a poor choice? Just musing. I kind of like tools and sometimes think about how to share. The Chinese just did a petraflop, homegrown down to including the cpus. I bet the nodes look low cost and the big deal is the power bill is going to be low. The effect is that this would be a low cost box to share--not cheap, but low cost. Again, just musing.
Thanks. I wonder about cloud stuff, as in computers, not fluffy. I thought I saw some cluster software discussion on your link, but lost track of it. I really have not done much in clouds. I also think I cannot get read access to the Git repository unless I have a nasa.gov address. This is a problem, since to understand current software, you would want to see the notes on how it got there. And the data sets seems to be simulation output data sets, rather than ideally in some ways, the raw data on the input side.. Oh well.
NASA is an ornament to our Republic. Since the files had a tgz type and I run something unixy, I downloaded and looked at the doc lightly. It needs gmake and some sort of fortran, which I find I have some sort installed. It is tempting to see if it could port and then run a pretty raw data set through it and then do a press release. Peer review seems pretty much optional these days.
I kind of have the vision of making it trivial to run the live NASA models with real data sets and see what people do with the capability. Maybe this idea needs some visualization software? Probably just idle daydreams. But at least this is a different approach to all the ideology floating around.
Hee, 1 degree C since 1970 and
Seriously, if you have some settled science, then most people will want to see some data and some math. And these days something like computer code.
Here is a funny story. I guess you might understand that there are not a lot of political points to be scored directly in cosmology. And physics types sometime pay attention to rigor and transparency. Now it happens that on slashdot there was a debate around whether the universe is infinite or finite and I chimed in with Einstein's comment on the question: the universe if finite but unbounded. A response said there were only 5 data points on the whole issue and only one supported Einstein, the analysis of the cosmic background radiation data set. So I go looking. And it turns out that the results from the computer model code, completely described at I suppose a specification level, were not independently reproducible. Now I might think the computer model itself was very much physical law based, not some silly statistical prediction. But I end up just having to walk away while it gets sorted out.
Mistrust data that supports your position.
Hee, does "traitor" have the same meaning as "committing treason"? If it does have the same meaning to you, you need to go read the constitution.
And "plotting with foreign agents" is usually not a crime.
Oh well. I guess it clear that you think POTUS has the power to declare war and so everywhere in the world has become a war zone. Assassination therein is still illegal, but slight of hand is easier.
"clearly engaged with foreign enemies" is not a crime, Being on foreign soil does not preclude being outside the US legal system, including an obligation by the US to provide due process. Recalling that we are dealing with secret decrees, it appears to me that the drone attacks were made *because* the americans were there. so we have assassination and not on any reasonable field of battle and no claim that these guys were bearing arms. And the 16 year old was months ago and that one is so unsupportable that it is not being acknowledged.
Now you claim Obama ordered the hit. But the word is that he has given JSOC authority on its own to prepare hit lists, execute people, and tell him after the fact. Oh, and there are no other civilians in the command chain.
Here is something that came over my desk today. Sort of part of the European view:
Denmark Features Obama Administration's Liquidation of Terror Suspects
October 30, 2011 10:41AM
"The U.S. is liquidating terror suspects as never before," was the title of a major article in the Danish daily Information on Oct. 28. The Information article then became a major story in other Danish media yesterday, including Denmark's largest newspaper Jyllands-Posten, and both DR and TV2, the two leading electronic media in the country.
The Information article began:
"License to kill anyone, anytime and anywhere. In practice, that is the right U.S. President Barack Obama has given the CIA and U.S. special forces.
"Since the Democrats took power in the White House, the number of terrorist suspects who have been killed by unmanned aircraft and U.S. special forces, has multiplied. A review of published data from U.S. agencies, NATO and independent researchers show that at least 5,742 people have been murdered by U.S. forces since January 2009. At least 1,877 of them have been killed by unmanned drones, while the rest were shot during so-called 'capture or kill' operations which U.S. special forces have conducted thousands of times in Afghanistan.
"During Obama's administration, the unmanned drones and U.S. special operations have evolved from being a weapon that was used in exceptional cases, to constituting the most important weapon in the war on terror."
Yah, US air force can be that way. Here is a useful link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_87. Now suppose we have an aircraft that can not defend itself and has a siren mounted to terrorize civilians. At some point of intention, it has become a terror weapon.
Do you want to say that a terror weapon, used as such, is a weapon of war
glass-steagall. HR 1489? 44 cosponsors. Return to prudent banking act. G-S came out in 1933 and was fully repealed in 1999. G-S prevents commercial banks from engaging in risky behavior. I need to run but I am happy to comment further if you have an interest herein.