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Comment: Re:The failure mode is transformer core saturation (Score 1) 90

by delt0r (#47542583) Attached to: The Truth About Solar Storms

The current skyrockets...

And all the breakers and other fail safes kick in (I have seem thermal trips on some). The transformer is saved. Even with the last event only *one* large transformer failed and that was because the breakers failed. Oh and it was fixed/replaced routed around in just 9 hours. There was no "wait for a new one on order for weeks".

Comment: Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (Score 1) 288

by delt0r (#47542535) Attached to: Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should
You mite what to check a few more sources. These days is quite easy to be a healthy vegetarianism. Mostly because you can have all year access to foods that 100 years ago you could not. Vegan diets are harder to get right. But again in modern society it can be done with a bit of care.

Comment: Re: Clever editors. (Score 1) 288

by delt0r (#47542497) Attached to: Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

You should do what someone says, or not, depending on whether their argument makes sense.

Greenpeace doesn't make any sense half the time they open their mouth, the rest is just anti corporate feel good Luddite bullshit. And i will take someones actions into account before i even bother to listen to them.

Comment: Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (Score 1) 376

by delt0r (#47531121) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
Water is mostly wasted. Changing to drip irrigation can save a lot of water in dry climates where a lot of it evaporates. Waste water from cities is much easyer and cheaper to treat into potable water than desalination for example.

We are mostly very wasteful with water because its so cheap.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 1) 894

But now most airlines charge for any checked baggage,...

Only american ones. I fly a bit with work and to visit family. My last trip from EU to Mexico was with United. They advertise "free check-in bag with frequent fly crap" as a feature while every other airline i fly with its just free. Then the personal entertainment system is like $7, and its crammed with advertising. Seriously worst airline for international travel. They even charged for the meals.

Use a real airline. It just cheaper since you don't get charged extra to use the plane you paid for.

Comment: Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (Score 1) 753

by delt0r (#47447509) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
No.. We do these transactions with people I don't know all the time. And its fine. Last time i got a cell phone for my daughter, I am in Switzerland she is NZ the seller was some guy in a different city in NZ. We didn't need to see each other and use cash. We had no reason to trust each other.

And if you don't trust someone, meeting them in person makes them no more trustworthy. How many mile on the clock on that car? Was it really looked after etc. Sooner or later you just have to trust. And mostly that works out. Cash does not fix or change that.

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. -- Mickey Mouse