Why would the NSA and CIA be spying on Congress? Is it someone's goal to set up the apparatus of a police state?
I'd guess they have also spied on Obama and they have dirt on him (like most of congress). Maybe it's where he was born, maybe it's somethign from his past in Illinois, or something from his time with ACORN. Who knows... It is a relatively simple thing for the NSA/CIA to leak information to the press and get a President impeached. I think this is the simplest explanation for the reversal of Obama's positon regarding the Patriot Act and wiretapping. The CIA has been known to use these types of tactics in the past to maintain power.
Looking at his twitter profile and his "resume" on the company website... He has never done an-y-thing but gather credentials and bitch. There is nothing the least bit interesting that he has actually done. Certainly nothing to warrant all the attention he gets himself. Just a loudmouth with no skillz.
My career has landed me in the security industry for the last 5 years and I've noticed it is chock full of gas bags like this dude. They grab some encryption packages that someone else wrote, get some certifications, and sudfdenly they are an expert. And they get paid very well to bullshit their way around the country. Meanwhile the real experts keept heir mouths shut, find problems, and hopefully help fix them.
That is just my experience with the majority of younger software engineers I have worked with over the last 5 years. And it's not to say they can't learn, many of them listened to us old guys over a beer (I'm 34 haha), study up and adjust their approach. It's just kinda sad that they didn't have any interest in that stuff until they were forced to learn about it on the job. To me, hardware is the most interesting part of computing.
But most electricians don't have agreements with the power company to allow them to connect their devices to feed power into the lines. Most solar companies do.
Huh? In San Diego (and I think all of CA is this way), once the hardware is installed, you call the power company to come out and do a free inspection before connecting to the grid: And thats it. I have never heard of special agreements and as far as I know companies like solar city still rely on the power company to inspect their work before they can connect it to the grid..
Now if you want total grid independence that shouldn't matter to you. So in that case what matters is that Solar City supplies long term financing that most electricians won't give you. If you don't want it, fine. Some people do.
In the end, Solar city was unwilling to give me a quote for an installation without running my credit, and the sales guy that came to our house said they don't do off grid. They also don't really finance you, they put a lein against your house for the length of the contract to buy power from them. It's more like signing up for a cell phone contract where you get locked into buying from them instead of the power company for a set period of time and the hardware is just an afterthought.
A bank can help you finance a solar installation. Just like how an electrician can wire up a solar array. I maintain that companies like SolarCity are just middlemen muddying up the waters and are not necessary.
I contacted them because of Musk's association with the company. I have since decided to go DIY, and now I don't really see why "solar companies" are even necessary. Any electrician worth his salt should be able to wire and setup a solar system. The panel, inverter, and battery manufacturers are what matter.
After working with GoPro support, engineering, and getting an email from their CEO blaming the issue on everything from my computer, to SanDisk cards, to a firmware problem; I finally gave up on that company. They wasted over 40 hours of my life on that stupid camera. And while I eventually got a store credit for it (after 3 exchanges, tHank you Best Buy!) I'm still stuck with $100 in accessories and I have sworn never to do business with GoPro again.