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Comment: Could be useful in Ontario (Canada) (Score 1) 299

by rnmartinez (#49550351) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes
Electricity rates are going up, making peak usage twice as expensive as off peak usage. I think that a lot of businesses could benefit from something like this if they could finance the upfront costs of batteries+ installation. While my understanding of our electrical systems is limited, it seems like batteries should have been part of our grid for exactly these reasons as well as emergencies etc. - it just seems like we have something that is always on, always outputting based on demand projections, so how do we make it smarter?

Comment: This happened to me (Score 1) 321

by rnmartinez (#46473973) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases
... and it's not my kids stealing. They were playing Penguin Wings 2 and bought about $20 of stuff for their little characters. It was my fault for wanting to distract them, and I changed my settings so that my password is needed each time now. I don't thinl it's google responsibility to protect people from themselves, and a dev who made a fun game got $20 for their work. People just need to use common sense/chillax.

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