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Comment: Re:This has been played out before... (Score 1) 555

by bugs2squash (#49794635) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage
I had always wanted a sailboat with an electric auxiliary motor driven boat. But the thought of standing ankle deep in salt water with a large 48-volt battery around scares me, I can't see any way to make it safe. At least with something like a hydrogen fuel cell you can turn it off if you start to take on water.

Comment: Re:You're thinking about this backwards (Score 1) 384

by bugs2squash (#49741703) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
It's hard to imagine any packet loss on a short point to point ethernet cable. If there's no complex crypto involved or differences in the pumps, maybe it would be feasible to update one pump, capture the packet sequence in a pcap file, and then replay that packet sequence to the next pump using a raspberry pi. I would have thought a suitable "expect" style script could be cooked up... play outbound packets and expect the next inbound packet.

Comment: it's a C idiom (Score 5, Insightful) 264

by bugs2squash (#49635701) Attached to: C Code On GitHub Has the Most "Ugly Hacks"
"/* ugly hack to... */" is a modest expression of pride describing concise, functional, readable and elegant C code in the same way as the term "//elegant approach to..." in C++ describes some borderline-insane misapplication of the STL with the incomprehensibility of perl and the verbosity of java.

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