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Comment Re:How is this an issue? (Score 1) 203

It was dark, you were driving with your headlight on the highway. As you turn the corner a small kid is out on the street chasing after her ball. You slam the breaks, but you still hit her.

In which case you were driving such that your stopping distance exceeded the distance that you could see to be clear, either round the corner or beyond the reach of your headlights, so you were going too fast.

Despite the fact that people get away with flying round blind corners assuming the other side is clear all the time, you are definitely liable on the occasion that it isn't.

Comment Re:kW or kWh? (Score 1) 245

From BG blog one can conclude that the author belongs to the category of people unclear about the difference between a quantity of energy and a rate of energy production.

If you're reading the same bit I am, are you sure?

...will handle waste from 100,000 people, producing up to 86,000 liters of potable water a day and a net 250 kw of electricity.

The "waste from 100,000 people" is a rate of input, and "86,000 liters a day" and "250kw of electricity" are rates of output. This is entirely consistent and correct.

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