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Comment Symposium (Score 1) 131

Why do you think scientists attend symposia?

symposium [sim-poh-zee-uh m]
noun, plural symposiums, symposia [sim-poh-zee-uh]
1. a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.
2. a collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.
3. an account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.
4. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a convivial meeting, usually following a dinner, for drinking and intellectual conversation.
5. (initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty.

Comment Energy prices (Score 1) 488

With a move towards renewable energy without sufficient energy storage will simply mean that the
backup energy suppliers will be mostly idle. Such idleness is costly, and it should reflect in the
energy price they can charge. So the political headache is telling the consumers, that on that
on that still, cloudy winters day, their energy price is 100 times the ordinary.
It may still be a good idea, but it require change.

Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve. - Anonymous