Unlike internal combustion engines, electric brushless motors can last pretty much forever. Drivetrain wear is probably the #1 reason cars depreciate in value. If there's no wear, there's no depreciation.
I get these every damn day. You would think these folks might take the time to look at where I live (it's on my resume) and compare that to where they want me to work. Never happens.
So I guess Torvalds won when Microsoft became a Linux kernel developer?
More like tests keep showing that it IS working, and nobody is sure why. Either the problem is with the test, or there's something else happening that we don't understand, but either way, nobody is sure yet what's going on.
I think it's likely that the test is faulty, but they need to figure out why or how the test is faulty.
The round trip power loss in the batteries is 8%. The charging efficiency isn't relevant, because solar during the day would be wasted/lost anyhow. If we assume the discharge loss is half that at 4%, then instead of getting 7 kWh per day, you're getting 6.72 kWh per day. It would still take around 6 years to pay off. Just 6.1 years instead of 5.9 years.
A far bigger impact would be loss in capacity over time.
It depends on how much you pay for power. Say you pay $3000 (it'd be more after the installation costs and markup, but let's just pick that). That lets you move 7 kWh of power from off-peak (when you're not using it) to peak (when you need it). You're therefore saving 7 kWh per day that would otherwise be pulled from the grid. Say you're paying $0.20 per kWh. You would save $511 per year, so the battery pack would pay for itself after roughly 6 years. The remaining four years, it's actual savings.
Of course, the cost would be more than $3k, and who knows what your power company charges. Mine charges way less than $0.20, but I've got one of the lowest power costs in the world, so it's not really a good comparison to a place like California.
A single unit does't need to power the entire home. You've got the grid for the rest. If you want to go off-grid, they're stackable up to nine units.
No, you turn them all on at the same time and you draw the extra power from the grid. You're not going off the grid on a single 7 kWh battery pack. If you want to do that, they're stackable, up to nine of them.
Haskell is really far from fringe, and it's what's commonly used to teach functional programming in schools.
That said, it's terrible and I hate it.
It is illegal to hire an H1-B worker if the position can be filled by a legal resident/citizen. You've just admitted that you break the law. So fuck you. Yes, you are evil management. I hope you lose your job, your pension, and your wife fucks the poolboy.
I'm starting to think the only way to stop these companies from wholesale firing so they can replace everyone with cheap H1-B workers is to make them targets for massive cyber attacks. Not that I can do that. It's not my skillset. But if it ever does happen, I'm going to sit back with a big bag of popcorn and laugh my ass off.
Yup. Fark is getting less fun ever day because Drew sold out. The very reason we go to fark is for the outrage and silliness. But all too often a moderator obviously born a Puritan steps in and ruins the fun.
Also, their moderators are idiots. When I called out someone who said something extremely racist and offensive, I got a 24 hour ban. When I complained the fucking moron of a moderator insisted the statement I referred to wasn't racist. Yes it was. It was extremely offensive to Filipino women. I know, because I asked my Filipino niece. Fark either needs to get moderators who aren't racist morons.
If you hold a stock for less then 2 years income is taxed at regular income rate, reflecting the speculative (gambling) nature of the play. If more then 2 years it's a capital gain.
It's actually one year
Yes, but if something goes wrong in-flight, and you lose the approach plate, it's not something that is necessarily dangerous because the controller can provide the same information. However, if your emergency handbook is on the tablet and you lose it, then you're in a real bind.