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Comment Re:Government should not pick winners and losers. (Score 1) 298

No, I have never run the numbers, where I live there are 53 sunny days a year on average. My point was that this change in prices should not effect the building of a battery plant. This will cause more people to want to store there own power instead of buying it back at a higher price at night. The GP said the change would make the plant useless.

Comment Re:Government should not pick winners and losers. (Score 1) 298

Why, the current scheme is to sell you excess solar to the electric company on sunny days and buy it back when the sun doesn't shine. Yes some make a profit in doing that but the real profit is making electricity yourself, not paying 13+ cents a Kw/h. With a really good low loss battery you could be off the grid completely.

Comment Re:The Commit Message (Score 1) 572

I had them set not to auto mount on boot but systemd mounts them anyway, the same for CD/DVD and flash drives. They all auto mount when I don't want them too. My next build I am going to try to remove systemd and use a DE like enlightenment as it seems Mate is systemd dependent.

Systemd on servers, I hope I can easily get away from that when I have to upgrade.

Comment Re:The Commit Message (Score 1) 572

I have never seen this quick reboot option people keep talking about.

I run Debian Sid ( yes I know that maybe the problem) and since SystemD was installed, my bi-monthly reboots are slow in the order of 2 to 5 minutes.

What is happening is that systemd is not turning the network on correctly, and it waiting forever to mount the NFS shares. When it finally gives up, I just open up a terminal, ifdown eth0, then ifup eth0 and all is well. I guess systemd can't handle a static IP on a desktop.

Comment Re:Douchebag Editors (Score 1) 292

They are all tropical cyclones, and actually East Pacific cyclones are called hurricanes. These are mid to West Pacific storms being called hurricanes.

I figured it out, because the average TV viewer, and apparently Slashdot user, wouldn't know the difference they are just calling them hurricanes to avoid having to explain it every time.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 747

I am confused. Can I call "su root" and get a full root shell? Are they just hijacking "su [blank name] which goes to root by default? Most peaple think su means super user when in fact it means switch user. I might be safe becouse I always use the name even when it is root.

Comment Re:mandate? (Score 1) 193

You are right, I haven't looked at any really modern mother boards, my 4 year old board has one DVI output, So I put in 2 video cards so I can have 4 screens, my next box I will limit to 3 video cards, 5 seems like overkill. I just looked at an expensive MB with Intel graphics , it had 2 screen capability.

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