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Comment: Re:Need to integrate with pasture based farming. (Score 1) 236

by pubwvj (#48168625) Attached to: Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

There's plenty of sunlight. I'm a farmer so I have lots of experience growing pasture and grazing livestock. I've seen many of these solar array fields. A lot of light is getting to the ground. The grasses are growing very nicely down there. I'm your reality check. Try quitting Farmville and taking up the real thing so you learn this before posting comments about things you don't understand (solar arrays, plant growth, livestock, etc...)

Comment: More Government - Not What We Need (Score 1) 77

by pubwvj (#48168481) Attached to: An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

This is just more government and not something we need. People who think the skies would be packed with drones have no concept of 3D space. Drones are tiny. Skies are huge. Value of drones is low. Air Traffic Control for drones is totally unnecessary. This is just a distraction from the much more important issue of privacy.

Comment: So where do the scientists fit in? (Score 1) 154

by pubwvj (#48162127) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

"There has long been a clear hierarchy of intelligence in the psychology lab, with monkeys are at the top, then rats, and finally mice at the bottom, "cute and fluffy but not all that bright."

So where do the scientists fit in? Somewhere in the middle? Just above rats? Hmm...

Comment: Different Starting Points (Score 1) 832

by pubwvj (#48162069) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

The problem with this is that Bill Gates started out very rich and became extremely rich. It is a lot easier to get richer when you start out already very rich since little of your income is consumed by necessities and your time is freed up from survival thinking to thinking about how to get further ahead. Bill Gates is a bad example of success. All he had to do was jump of the cliff of his Daddy's money.

Comment: Need to integrate with pasture based farming. (Score 1) 236

by pubwvj (#48145013) Attached to: Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

They need to integrate the 'solar farms' with pasture based farming. You can graze sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, cattle and goats under these solar arrays. It ends up like a savannah with filtered moving patches of sunlight and shadow. Very effective for pasture. Plenty of light gets to the forages for growth and the animals trim the forages so brush doesn't grow up in the fields. This avoids the need for mowing - a user of fossil fuels or at the very least electricity and time. Unfortunately, too few of these solar farms are through through that far. I know of only one.

Comment: Such high hopes... (Score 1) 445

by pubwvj (#48135093) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Eloped, no spending on wedding, no wedding guests, no church and several other 'problems' but 25+ years and going strong.

He does have some things right and it is always interesting to read things like this but important to understand the difference between correlations and causation as well as how variable reality is.

What is most important is we share values and goals. We have a shared dream and both work hard to walk that path, together.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.

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