Lead acid batteries need to be vented, meaning they need to be stored inside with a special vent or outside, in which case you have a problem regulating temperature. And they have to be regularly maintained, which is not exactly straightforward enough for the general hoopleheads
a study finding no link does not confirm the absence of a link.
Pretty sure you just admitted Walmart and McDonalds meet the needs of a large segment of the market. You don't have to like either establishment. That's the beauty of a market system: it can cater to diverse needs.
In your case, there are plenty of places that will cater to your arrogant elitism.
Absolute necessities, which is what you are both trying to refer to, are pretty rare. You have to do silly things like say "food is a necessity". Yes, but what food? At Walmart, Ramen is 17 cents. Filet mignon is $20/lb. What you choose in that spectrum is want. People go to Walmart because they can "buy up" for the same price. You probably will disagree, because you want to disagree, but when you look at demand for Walmart, it's pretty self-evident. Picking examples where Walmart is the only grocery/retail store within 40 miles is pretty ridiculous, and not just because it accounts for a tiny % of Walmart's revenue and therefore has no explanatory power.
Most of the people who hate Walmart and McDonalds do not shop there and can afford not to shop there.
So, you "have" to go to Walmart because Walmart is the only place that can offer you what you want at the price you want it? And then you make a comparison to the DMV? This is economic ignorance.
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You use the word "habit" as if you couldn't help yourself. You yourself explain that you went there because it was very easy. They offered you the service you wanted. Then, later, you decided you didn't want it anymore, because your priorities changed.
Patrons are happy at Walmart and McDonalds, or they wouldn't patronize the establishments religiously. Yet these are two of the most "hated" brands for reasons that have nothing to do with the services they provide patrons.
> It wasn't too long after that that I realized this segment of the market was new enough and moving fast enough that a lease would make more sense
I would be interested to hear the justification, which is missing in your post.
You seem to be suggesting that you are brilliant because you chose to lease, yet you did not include any justification or math to support that implication.
The size of the project is irrelevant. You are engaging in a logical fallacy. $100k is equal to $100k for projects of any size.
You have the burden of proof backwards, my "pro-science" friend.
That is not how trackers work. Most trackers simply operate by relative gas expansion. The sun heats one side of the horitontal tube/bag more than the other due to position, and that causes the tracker to push the panel in the right direction. No motor, no eye, almost no moving parts. Not at all over engineered
You make this sound simple. You are glossing over a lot of detail that requires non-programming skill. Especially given he is clearly trying to avoid a management role, why eould you even suggest this? At a minimum, he needs to understand the business and managerial and risk mitigation functions he will need to play, in order to determine whether he has the skills required and desire to play those roles.
The use case is sending a letter when you have a wifi connection is already handled. See: gmail.com for more info