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If the control systems make the assumption that power will always be net positive--all work will be going in always and any fluctuations will still be overwhelmed by the amount of current indraw--then those meters, and the control station could have problems.
Think of it this way. Your power supply has a current source limit. It rarely publishes the current SINK limit. So if you plugged your 12-volt supply into your 5-volt supply (to get 12-5=7 volts) the 12-volt line would be sourcing, but instead of common, the 5-volt line would be sinking. The sink limit for a typical power supply voltage rail is MUCH smaller. You can have a 5 A rail that can only take a few milliamps of INPUT current. The key thing here is, power supplys typically have a direction.
For a more IT analogy, think about cable service. Cable comes from head end, hits distribution nodes, and then more nodes, and then finally the end node and to your house. Each one of those makes an assumption that you're not going to broadcast cable (not internet, but TV) from your house.
Second, end-node measurement. Power meters don't have to be designed to measure current both ways. That's an assumption made during manufacture. If you bought one of those nifty Kill-A-Watt meters and then ran current backwards, it would likely either not register it, OR register it still going forward. That's a serious problem for a power company. They can see reduced load using their existing system, they cannot see negative loads.
It's possible I'm wrong and they're great future thinkers or need negative power measurement as part of some sort of power systems. But I've not heard of it, so a Power Sys engineer chime in.
Moving along, let's be honest: Just because someone makes something does not mean it's compatible with the grid. You don't run one-off kernel drivers made by your neighbors. If someone hacks together some random garage equipment (and not some government certified power controller box) and plugs it into the grid, that grid is now touching everyone else's house nearby. Imagine water coming into your house, and all a sudden some guy in your neighborhood is pumping his well water back into your system. Would you want to drink that? Now clearly the stakes are a little less dangerous with electricity, but that guy can still muck up the line. He can add tons of noise to it, he can raise or lower the voltage level until the system can react--and if his changes faster than the system can react, it's not going away. I wonder if it's even possible that someone could use a system like that to "game" the correction system into swinging harder and damaging your components.
More on compatibility, it's not just current and voltage. There's power factor. There's noise. There's the shape of the power wave to begin with. (Also called noise.) Someone dumping square waves at the right voltage and current into your power line is going to cause problems. It's kind of like someone buying an Arduino and bit-blasting ethernet frames into a hub (Layer 1). Everyone shares those physical lines and if that Arduino doesn't do it exactly right, everyone's got problems.
The point with all of this scribble is that power grids are very specific and allowing anyone to plug in and generate power is like allowing anyone of your neighbors to share your water. If they're not careful, or don't even care, to match the requirements of the system, they can easily wreck havoc with it and you.
I am not even remotely saying it should be illegal to generate power. What I am saying is it should be very clear what the requirements of the grid are, and that anyone who violates those requirements should be fined, and repeat offenders kicked off the grid. I also think generators/controllers should be certified to work with the grid if they're not already.
PS. Using profanity just makes you appear to be an illiterate idiot.
Your lack of profanity exudes pontification... but it's the lack of depth in your miasma of thoughts that accentuate your defeat.
If AMD goes the way of the dodo bird, so do our cheap processors. Moreover, we'll likely lose a great deal of software freedom as what Intel says becomes law across the whole board. UEFI and TPM? Disneyland to what Intel can demand under the guise of "security" from every future computer.
Every time the weather gets bad, their connection goes to shit. It doesn't matter if I'm at home, or 30 miles away on their "Business Class" internet at work. It cuts out over and over and Comcast doesn't give two craps about fixing it.
Try working from home in IT on a connection that drops every couple minutes. It's incredibly frustrating--even moreso when I looked at the ridiculous prices they charge me every month.
Rape rates have been falling drastically since the 70's.
Rape rates on colleges are LOWER than outside of college:
And rape rates in some other 1st-world countries are HUGELY higher--but nobody here cares apparently:
But none of these facts comply with the myth of the "oppressive white male" who thinks he can rape and take whatever he wants.
Nobody disagrees with the idea that rape is a bad thing. But people are willing to hijack that axiom to create hysteria and generate political power.
I don't know, maybe because most super computers on the fucking planet use GPUs? Why would scientists want a GPU manufacturer to support the operating system they do most of their work on? Oh, I can't think of a reason.
Meanwhile, we're trying to do some work in ROS. I certainly don't want CUDA cores to help speed up the processing and filtering of tens of thousands of LIDAR points. Nor could I possibly use shaders for anything outside of gaming.
This much sarcasm is killing me. Please get better opinions before I die.
And news companies know their audience is a bunch of suckers that will react to "oh no, poor cute princesses are being excluded?!" and be outraged, which makes them quite a bit of readership money.
This is not rocket science. It's yellow journalism. It's money. The news didn't care about ethics when we went into Iraq, or when we send the innocent Central Park Five black kids to jail for a rape they didn't commit. All that matters, is sensationalism to generate money.
And the people that believe it are just as guilty as the news corporations that exploit them.
I mean who honestly believes Obama really cares about your/our petitions?
Scientology is still a religion in Germany, but they don't qualify to be state recognized religious organization because they don't do anything to benefit he community. You can be believe Jimmy Buffet is your only ticket to paradise, but he's not gonna get a tax break unless he tells you to give back to the community.
Likewise, you can call whatever you want "a company" but it's not going to be a company--and entitled to the benefits therein--unless it gets a business license.
You can call yourself a cop all you want, but unless you pass the requirements to become a LEO, you're not a cop.
That's the difference.
Meanwhile, the other major religions you listed are all giving back to the community in great numbers. So they do qualify to be a state approved religion. So this is an entirely apples to oranges, reasonable contrast between major religions and Scientology. If Scientology wants to get tax breaks all they have to do (GASP) is start giving a shit about people and trying to help them. If that burden is too high for you to become a religion, I don't think I want you anywhere near a legislative job.