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Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 1) 503

by haruchai (#49602653) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

I don't know for certain. What I can tell you is that the smart inverters that have been a requirement for rooftop solar in Germany for the past few years are supposed to start adjusting reactive power when the output of their panels exceeds 50%.

I believe that utility-scale solar plants are already doing this in some countries.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 169

This is a trojan not an exploit. Any vendor could do this. How do I know that even the legitimately purchased programs aren't using my computer or network resources for their own benefit?
For all I know, M$ could be using the Office suite programs to mask some kind of analysis or number crunching at my expense and using Windows Update as a command-and-control.

Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 1) 503

by haruchai (#49597741) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

Germany gets it installed for WAY below that price and have for years. And with the kinds of smart inverters that have been mandated for rooftop solar for the past few years, they can add about 40% more solar PV than was previously thought to be feasible.
Plus those installations can provide a shedload of REACTIVE power, very, very useful for grid stabilization.

Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 1) 503

by haruchai (#49597701) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

I've heard of a company called Sun Town or something that does leasing of solar panels. Pretty sure you can get kilowatts worth of them up on your roof for not a lot of cash. I hear they're run by a bunch of South Africans; someone should tell Elon about them. Perhaps they can have some interesting synergies to their mutual heliocentric paradigm.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 697

by haruchai (#49590435) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

"Who thought turning over even more health care to the insurance companies was a good idea? "

  Quite a few Republicans and the Democrats who think they can work with them. Obamacare is not vastly different from Bob Dole's plan nor from a proposal by the Heritage Foundation - and it's Romneycare at the national level.

What the Dems should have done is hawked Conyers health plan which was a push for single-payer and was essentially ( but not entirely ) Medicare-for-all.

Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 697

by haruchai (#49584193) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

"We buy most of our oil from ourselves" - even if that were true, which it isn't, don't forget that oil is priced on the GLOBAL market.
A re-enactment of the 1973 oil embargo would be a very, very bad thing for the US and present technology could not get the tar sands gunk converted quickly enough.

Comment: Re:So.... line of sight only? (Score 1) 96

by haruchai (#49533535) Attached to: Optical Tech Can Boost Wi-Fi Systems' Capacity With LEDs

802.11ac is pretty darn awesome if you design it well.
I was at Cisco Live in SanFran last year where the only connectivity anywhere was through wireless and during a breakout session attended by over 300 people, i updated 2 Android devices to Ice Cream in under 20 min while using my Windows laptop to VPN back to my company's network to troubleshoot some an outage.

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