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Comment: Re: Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (Score 1) 237

by James Buchanan (#48146663) Attached to: Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?
I would hate to disagree, most electricity is needed at the start of the day, home and businesses powering and heating up to start the workday, usually worst on Monday when all the timers are kicking in, and the presses warming up to be at operating tempretures when then the workers get there. Cannot waste working hours doing that.

Comment: Re: we get it (Score 2) 295

by James Buchanan (#48090815) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
Now you say, warm is the end of the world, co2 is bad, all the bullshit will be solved with more research dollars, and the kindly scientist will save you. "But only by america paying". That is the arguement , but which scientist? The one who adds GMO to your diet? The one who says penguins are dying because of the heat? Or the salmon cannot get over the wier dam? Meanwhile, the work moves from a well or protected area, with rules to mitigate pollution, to unruled areas where they just dump the pollutions created on the streets. Actually you should be thankful for the past warming, otherwise this is a minor lifeless planet. Most of earths history is as an ice world. Very little as a warm planet. We have been warm millions of years out of the billions of the earths years. So after the suns thru with this cycle, what is the next cycle going to be like?

Comment: Re: It's like the metric system... (Score 1) 276

by James Buchanan (#48072733) Attached to: Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
I still think, Columbus heard of, or saw one of the older maps of the fishing banks off Canada, saw the rough outline of land there, and thought China. The map mentioned, shows an approximation that could be misinterpreted as Norway. A finger of land, and an entering bay.

Comment: Re: It's like the metric system... (Score 4, Informative) 276

by James Buchanan (#48072673) Attached to: Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
If you checked back, it, slavery, was even practiced though out the world. From the earliest writings, slaves were counted. It's not an European, white man thing. But mentioned in the creation of earth by the Assyrians. Later the eqyptians had slaves in their writings. Same with the Greeks and the Chinese. Don't forget the writings of the slave ships on how the people were obtained. They were bought from slave traders, from their native lands. Not excusing it, or condoning it, but its part of earths history.

Comment: Re: So the Italians win the latest round ... (Score 1) 276

by James Buchanan (#48072405) Attached to: Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
But, the angles and Saxons fought for the land and the slaves. Who? The Pict's. Who were already there. So that shows what, a community already established. People have always migrated. To be with and where the food was. Or to see what's over the next hill. Or to capture that darling next door.

Comment: Re: So? (Score 1) 488

by James Buchanan (#48026437) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power
Wrong-o dragon breath. China has invested nothing. The Chinese government didn't invest in anything, the .01%of a america killers invested. By way of sending our best and brightest ideas there. Sending our research there. And building there the replacement of american clean factories with polluting smog people killing cesspools. And that's better for the world?

Comment: Re: So? (Score 1) 488

by James Buchanan (#48026361) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power
The flicker isn't a fuse problem. The problem is that transformers and line conditioning (capacitors) are powerful enough to handle the excess power needed to start a motor. The instantly needed power creates a flicker on other used appliances. An example is the a/c restarts to keep the house cool, the lights will flicker. Some people can see the flicker, some cannot. You see not all people are the same, some peoples nerves react faster then others, their hearing is offset up or down, their attention span is different, etc... They perceive the world differently. To some the flicker is a annoyance unperceived by others.

Comment: Re: Oooh Shiny (Score 1) 105

by James Buchanan (#47858759) Attached to: Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores
Sorry, Amd is needed to be kept afloat by Intel. Otherwise where is the entry electronics going to come from? Yeah, you and the megas can afford the super sized shit, that needs lox cooling and nuke plant power cables, but johnny on his homework needs something to use at home, grandma to call the kids, needs clean easy to use programs, with decent usage controls. Yes the fancy chip was needed,yes, but I feel, Intel's lost grip of the public market. About two hundred is what grandma's will spend. As the price of tablets drops, watch video conferencing, see if grandmas and johnnies are connecting, the look at price points. AMD is there, not Intel.

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."