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Comment: Re:Current system assumes only so many users..... (Score 1) 327

by mekkab (#48513587) Attached to: You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South
Spoke with a friend in NJ, and apparently they used to get on the order of $700 an SREC! Highest I've ever seen was $180? something like that. And as part of the estimate for ROI when I had my 7.2kw array installed, they modeled SRECs as falling off completely in the next year or so (*I'd have to dig that document out... and that sounds like effort).

Comment: Ada and abstract generic tagged type instances (Score 1) 729

specifically with regards to accidentally freezing types. You've got to declare stuff with similar signatures to get your instances all nice and defined. But if you put something on the wrong line or do things in a different order... YOU'VE BROKEN IT!

Comment: Re:What constitutes sexism? (Score 1) 748

by mekkab (#47704663) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban
as a long time Farker*, what will constitute sexism will be the sniff test.

It's basically "if you aren't in the clique and know the moderators, your post will be scrutinized for context. If you're in the clique, you'll get a pass unless you are actively harassing someone in a thread."

So the enforcement will be like all enforcement; subjective and prone to favoritism, But, to be fair, this is their club so they can make the rules.

*-I'm getting a kick out of all these replies!

Comment: Yeah, can someone fill in ANY blanks on this story (Score 2) 143

by mekkab (#46966805) Attached to: Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million
Let's ignore how the IT dept should have some kind of network traffic scans to see this stuff, how the heck does a non-admin do something like this? And I'm not attributing it to malice, I'm sure this guy "meant well" and in the process managed to screw everything up. Otherwise, I'm going with "scapegoats" for 1000, Alex.

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