That seems to the be the real problem here. Why can any flight-by-night company kill your credit rating like this?
Most likely they are refusing to buy excess solar-generated power at retail rates. They also may charge more for a grid tie-in if the load is very light some days and very heavy other days. This HAS to happen eventually, the utilities cannot buy power at retail rates and maintain their infrastructure.
There are so few CEO's that they can't be the main problem. If you confiscate all the wealth of all the billionaires, in total, you get 2 months of government spending.
There is around $50T in total household wealth in the US. The upper 1% controls about 30% of that, call it $15T. Government spends maybe $5T a year total....
How many years old were you from the time you were born until your first birthday?
The fact that the internal resistance of a battery changes as a function of charge is not the reason that the potential of a battery changes as a function of charge. You didn't say that it did, but you implied it.
There is nothing 'roughly proportional' about the relationship between the potential on a capacitor and the voltage on a capacitor. They are proportional. If they are not proportional then you do not have a capacitor. Real world, non-ideal, capacitors do have some non-linearities, some types more than others, but they are generally quite small.
I am 6' 7". I don't worry about the person in front of me leaning their seat back because it is physically impossible to do so since my knees are jammed hard against the back of their seat. I do not believe that it would be physically possible from me to fit into a seat on a 31" pitch. I would be more comfortable standing, only I cannot stand up right on most planes.
I would gladly pay more for exit row seating but it is not always available.
It is $50K for the entire house, not for the improvements to build a tornado-proof core.
I was seriously dissapointed in the raspberry pi. The price is good, but that is about it. It order to get it running, I had to purchase the folowing: HDMI capable monitor ($120, I have plenty of old monitors that take VGA, but none that take DVI/HDMI), usb mouse and usb keyboard ($40, same issue, all my old mice and keyboards are PS2), power supply, case, and memory card. That actual cost of that little $35 board was was well over $200. True, this board will require much of the same hardware, and will cost well over $400 to actually get it up and running. So in reality, it is about twice as expesive as the pi.
Once I got the pi up and going, I realized that much of the marketing hype about being an 'open' development platform for learning about computers was total garbage. You cannot get a schematic of the board, you cannot get the complete spec. sheet for the processor nor can you get much of the source code. It was not the product that I had hoped it was.
There will always be something left. There are a few isotopes of caesium, iodine and a few other elements that have a medium half life (10-100 years), that are biologically active, and have a TINY neutron cross section. The medium half life means they will be around a long time (thousands of years) and will be quite dangerous for that time. Biologically active means that your body will absorb them and concentrate them. The small neutron cross section means that you CANNOT burn them up in a reactor. Long term storage is the only (safe) option for getting rid of materials. Every nuclear fuel cycle produces these, even the much-hyped liquid salt reactors.
Safe long-term storage of waste is not technically difficult. It is politically difficult and distracts from the real danger of nuclear power. The real danger of nuclear power is the almost unfathomable cost of a reactor accident. Not in terms of lives lost, but in terms of property damage. Imagine for a minute the implications of a Fukishima type accident at a US site on a major river. Every city downstream of the accident would have to be evacuated.
I cannot count the number of times that I have been filling out a form on a web page and hit the backspace to edit only to discover that I had lost focus on the form and had the tab slammed shut and all information on the form lost. This is a problem on EVERY version on EVERY browser that I have ever used. Unfortunately this little shortcut does not fix that issue. I don't find backspace to be a useful navigation tool. I want to be able to turn it off or at least have a way to recover the information.
Your brain uses about 1/5 your resting metabolic rate according to this:
You are defining an alcoholic as someone that can only stop drinking if they use the 12 step program. Someone who is able to stop for any other reason is not a true alcoholic.Therefore, Only the 12 step program can keep a true alcoholic sober. And the views of anyone who was not a true alcoholic and was able to stop drinking without using the 12 step program views are irrelevant. I think data obtained with these criteria will be somewhat biased.
Surprisingly little God in them? Have you actually read them? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program) The OP is essentially correct in his summery.
A better solution would be to simply lease the batteries and not worry about getting the originals back. The lease would cover wear and tear.
I imagine most people would want their original packs back.