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Comment: Re:Tesla enables Edison to win the endgame? (Score 4, Informative) 502

by afidel (#49794491) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage

The parasitic losses of DC over long distance is reason enough that it's not done

Siemens quotes 3.5% loss per 1,000km for +-800kv DC vs 6.7% for 735kv AC systems, exactly the opposite of your claim. I think I'll trust one of the biggest names in power over someone with a free bitcoin scam in their signature.

Comment: Re:Love it (Score 2) 305

by Tom (#49794361) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

There's litigation insurance that covers losses on suits the policy holder initiates?

As long as you had a reasonable expectation of winning, yes it does. I have one. They decide beforehand if they're going to cover this case or not (if it's a bullshit case where you don't have a snowballs chance in hell, they don't have to), and after that it doesn't depend on winning or losing anymore.

Comment: Re:The Chinese are not the soviets (Score 1) 234

by hey! (#49793149) Attached to: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Urges America To Challenge China To a Space Race

The chinese and americans make too much money off each other to go to war with each other.

Which of course means we are no threat whatsoever to to each other, because on both sides of the relationship the leadership is and is guaranteed continued to be completely rational.

Comment: Re:Lots of highly paid folks (Score 4, Informative) 107

no one ever said 'min wage' for h1b.

but its minimum in RELATIVE terms because there's no reason to have to pay local salary rates if you don't have to.

maybe its only 10k less or 5k less but if the workforce is over 50% indian (bay area: its more like 80% or more; wish I was kidding) and a huge percent of those are h1b's, then it adds up.

there are pay windows or ranges and every h1b salary is on the low end of the range. because, "they can" and they do get away with it.

the indentured servant is 100% true; once you are onboard, you are abused, overworked and treated like shit. they know that you are stuck there. they brought you in FOR that reason, mostly.

Comment: Re:Tesla enables Edison to win the endgame? (Score 4, Informative) 502

by afidel (#49791571) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage

HVDC works well for long trunk lines between a distant large power source and a population center, but it much less useful for a grid system with many interconnect points. That's why the primary usage has been between hydro plants and distant cities and for international interconnects (especially where the local grids of the two sides do not share a common standard).

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