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Comment: Re:Why Local storage? (Score 1) 184

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.

Comment: Re: To answer your question (Score 1) 279

by daryl_and_daryl (#49130849) Attached to: Intel Moving Forward With 10nm, Will Switch Away From Silicon For 7nm

Respectfully, you are likely not using a 'full size' keyboard.

I learned to type on an IBM Selectric Typewriter (yeah, I'm old) - You will not find a full size keyboard at newegg.

IBM, Model M, from 1984, came with the IBM 5150, that was a masterpiece of a full size computer keyboard.

It weighed more than a heavy laptop today, made noise, and was arguably the best computer keyboard ever made. I would doubt that your keyboard has as much pitch, rake and travel of the Model M. A true full size keyboard.

Comment: Re:Gin & Tonic (Score 1) 71

by daryl_and_daryl (#49107629) Attached to: Drug-Resistant Malaria May Pose Major Threat

"It is a curious fact, and one to which no-one knows quite how much importance to attach, that something like 85 percent of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonyx, or gee-N’N-T’N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand variations on this phonetic theme.

The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian ‘chinanto/mnigs’ which is ordinary water served just above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan ‘tzjin-anthony-ks’ which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the only one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that their names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds.

D Adams HHGttG

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990