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Comment: Re:Survival (Score 1) 475

by Carnildo (#48042783) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

The problem is size. Pumped-storage hydropower can store about 2.5 watt-hours of electricity per metric ton of water per meter of drop. An average two-story house could store maybe 10 KWH if the entire attic and basement were devoted to water storage, and the building would need to be reinforced to handle the 400 metric tons of water involved.

Pumped storage really only makes sense on a large scale, when you've got a couple of valleys you can dam, and a fair-sized height difference between them.

Comment: Re:Stop blaming the Soviets (Score 1) 143

by DNS-and-BIND (#48040503) Attached to: Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry
Nobody needs to parody environmentalist positions. They parody themselves. Have you read their websites recently? They want to turn all of North America dark because evidently we're bad people who deserve to be punished. Seriously, you haven't read their opinions? That's awfully ignorant for such an educated person.

Comment: Re:Plus what religion might ET bring? (Score 1) 496

by DNS-and-BIND (#48034511) Attached to: Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Seeing that we have Neo Nazis there is no creed too stupid for some people.

I don't know, least the neo-nazis are considered idiots and not taken seriously. Their counterparts on the left, Marxists, hold professorships all over the American university system and their views are taken very seriously indeed, by the highest levels of society. Sad, really.

Comment: Re:Another jackboot stomp on the way to facism (Score 1) 120

by DNS-and-BIND (#48034503) Attached to: The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

Really? Explicitly cited Godwin's Law, modded up to +3? WTF? Why isn't this shit at -1 where it belongs? Jeez talk about hateful wishful's like a catalog of what leftists wish were true. And in their playbook, repeating something enough times does make it true. We learned that one in the 20th century.

"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, is possible to carry this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."
-- George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

"Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party."
-- Mao Tse-Tung

"That rifle on the wall of the laborer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."
-- George Orwell

Comment: Re: Yeah ... but ... it's true. (Score -1, Troll) 267

by DNS-and-BIND (#48024385) Attached to: Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Those treehuggers would gladly put every corporation on the face of the planet, including Tesla, out of business tomorrow if they could. Left-wing extremism is no joke.

It speaks volumes that you're either not aware of this, or are aware and agree with it. We need only look to Venezuela to see what happens next.

Comment: Re:The terrorist won. (Score 1) 216

I love how this narrative completely ignores the fact that there are shit-tons of right-wing terrorists who would gladly bomb all of us into oblivion. All you have to do is shout "profit" and completely ignore the very real threats that challenge us today. These people are armed to the teeth and mean us harm.

Comment: Re:Survival (Score 1) 475

by DNS-and-BIND (#48024343) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Congratulations - you have just reinvented the hovel.

Do you people ever think beyond the immediate consequences of your actions? It's clear that the answer is "no". As soon as the requirement of electricity is removed, shitty-ass slums will immediately appear. Sure, they'll have solar panels on the roof - old broken ones from 5 years ago. But fuck it, because these codes are old-fashioned - Dad's stuff! Ridiculous for this day and age!

Comment: Re:Porn needs Javascript (Score 0) 115

by Billly Gates (#48024159) Attached to: Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

Of course I could argue what kind of modern browser doesn't do ajax or webapps? Turning it off is like turning html off.

I use adblock and with malware blocking in addition to flashblock. Noscript reminded me of UAC in Vista when all the apps were XP compatible and required to constant beep for any task before developers started switching to services instead.

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