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Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 1) 487 487

Got it.

I have had PV panels on my roof for almost a year, and have been more than willing to take money from anyone handing it out.

The Renewable Energy Certificate is a big part of the 'cost' of the system, but no one was willing to put a $ value in the contract for what I would get paid over the life of the program.

I could easily see a system where EV credits came at intervals, based on some odd gov't credit metric system integrated as a part of lease payments.

Your point is completely valid, I would not have put PV on my roof if I had to pay full market rates for them.

Comment: Re:PID FTW (Score 2) 90 90

It would be more interesting if it had been done as engineering 'low-tech'

A webber, a fan and a thermostat would do it.

The description makes it seem like they are not aware of the sources of error - If they had fun and learned a bit, that is great.

The fuel source seems to be completely manual: how much wood to start with, how they start the fire burning, adding wood as needed, setting the level of the fire basket, removing ashes and such. The need for a 'tight pid loop' fall a distant second behind the fuel issue.

Comment: Request 10273 (Score 1) 94 94

Your recent claim to the rights of the song 'America the Beautiful' by the United States Navy Band, has me concerned about the music you view as being under your purview.

Not wishing to be subject to any action that might be deemed infringement, I want to first check with you to see if you will take action against me for using 'The Star Spangled Banner'

This song was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, and was penned in 1814, this is clearly out of copyright, but I know you have taken action against other works that are not yours to claim.

Thank you,

Comment: Um, no (Score 1) 94 94

YouTube 'Content ID' clearly makes clams on videos when the audio matches a recording they think/wish they represent(ed).

This is not the same thing.

The next question is how do I put myself in line before rumblefish, so that the takedown notice is sent to them, when they post something I want to own.

Comment: Re:Demographics (Score 1) 256 256

Where does this show up ?

I admit that I did not check full census data, but I did try to tease some information out of it.

Odd item, Baltimore City has about the same percentage of the population living under the poverty line as those that have a Bachelor's degree or better. Hopefully there is not much overlap between the groups.

(In other news, 3 homicides this weekend - 143 year to date)

You're using a keyboard! How quaint!