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Submission + - suggestions for taking a business out into the forest? 2

An anonymous reader writes: I'm also a huge fan of primitive survival reality TV. I am also self-employed in web troubleshooting and hosting services. I have to be available 24/7, but a lot of my work is just being online for a few minutes at a time. I often think about taking my business "outdoors", camping, 3-7 days or so at a time — but staying online. Has anyone had experience with this? How did you do it, in terms of internet connectivity and portable power? Satellite internet or long distance wifi antennaes and a very tall pole? I've looked at some portable power stations with solar attachments, but the idea of hand-cranking to recharge if it's overcast isn't fun, after all, the point is to relax. But I'm willing to manually recharge if it's realistic (would prefer pedaling though!) I happen to have a Toughbook CF-52 (I just thought it was cool) but I may need to replace that with a more eco-friendly laptop as well. Thanks!

Comment Re:A step forward, but... (Score 1) 356

The proposal for terrestrial fusion (for now) is deuterium and tritium so there will be enough neutrons (not protons) available. In the sun, 4 helium atoms fuse with two of the protons absorbing electrons to become neutrons. The latter requires higher temperatures to accomplish.

For deuterium+tritium, there is an excess neutron, for deuterium only, it's already balanced.

Comment Re:Hard to believe (Score 1) 170

Actually, perfect compression WILL make the output resemble random bits if looked at statistically. What OP was missing is that perfect compression is hard and that most compression features a number of compromises for CPU speed, memory requirements, seekability, resilience, etc.

Comment Re:I don't actually have a problem with this.... (Score 1) 429

I wonder if it might start with false associations. Idiot boss calls during a funeral demanding numbers for the TPS report, feel a bit nauseous Idiot school principal calls complaining that 6 year old is acting like a child, feel a bit nauseous. Subconscious decides the cell phone is the problem.

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