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Comment: The Rockets Red Glare (Score 2) 141

by daryl_and_daryl (#49590405) Attached to: Can Riots Be Predicted By Social Media?

The Flag that '... was still there ...' was flying over Baltimore.

The City has a long and proud history, but it hit zombie status years ago.

The City can not support itself in its status as an independent city anymore, and has not been able to do this for years.

Social Media has a number of examples showing the Baltimore City Police failing in their serve and protect role.

This is not the fault of the Police, it is a symptom of systemic failure and not the cause. Sadly, political failure, egos, pissing contests and power plays do not make for good video clips. Violence, mass protest, and destruction, that is what gets views, clicks, and tweets.

Comment: The Plague is all natural ... (Score 1) 629

by daryl_and_daryl (#49574291) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Sodium Saccharin was removed removed from almost everything in the 70's, because it was 'so dangerous,' but now it is 'ok' again.

People become fat when they consume more calories than they expend.

More than a few people have reactions to sugar levels in their blood, and must control this problem with injections.

You can not generate sugar crystals from cane without processing.

Aspartame causes problems in some.

Human physiology is complex, this is not news to anyone

Comment: Re:Why Local storage? (Score 1) 185

This is an interesting real-time map of the mid atlantic region of the usa that shows real time pricing, and load data for their internections.

One of the more interesting conditions is when a region is willing to pay another to take their power, or watch the price of a megawatt spike over $300 in a couple of minutes, since Enron is not involved, it can and has, dropped just as fast too.

We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon