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Comment: They can win easily. (Score 1) 504

by Lumpy (#49592983) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

If that 10 years is maintenance free as in I don't have to do anything to it He will win big.
The biggest problem with off grid solar+wind installs is that caring for the battery bank is outside of the abilities of 80% of the population. If musk can make an off grid solar/wind install a zero effort/ zero care system where the drooling masses don't have to do anything.....

That will get the adoption rates way up, if the payback is within 5 years.

Comment: Re:Not sure this is deserved in this case (Score 1) 434

by Lumpy (#49586813) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

"Corporations don't hold guns to their customer's heads."

AS in a physical gun? no not yet. But they hold financial guns to peoples' heads all the time. and many times try to do financial assassinations.

Why kill a person when you can make them suffer for the rest of their lives financially.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 2) 434

by Lumpy (#49586707) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

And that is the solution. TAX Intellectual Property.

Sony bitches about $200 million lost in piracy? Let the IRS tax them on their new made up bullshit number. Suddenly IP "losses" go to sane levels.

I want IP taxed at 15% of the value claimed, and any claim in court asking for more due to piracy, is charged RETROACTIVELY by the IRS.

Comment: Failure before it started. (Score 1, Interesting) 123

by Lumpy (#49578881) Attached to: Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

They started to backpedal on promises before the end of the crowdfunding, it is overpriced for what it was, and they had severe quality issues. 4 controllers with very little use in 1 year... Xbox controllers abused to hell work fine 4 years later. Yeah, it's dead, nobody cares, they cant even sell them in the clearance bin at Target.

Comment: Re:Mesh networking (Score 1) 141

by Lumpy (#49578293) Attached to: Ham Radio Fills Communication Gaps In Nepal Rescue Effort

RaDAR - Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio.

we make a game out of it by having impromptu events where a large group goes out and tries to get to a hard to reach location without power or anything else, erects antennas and then tries to contact as many other members on that event. It's great fun.

That game Saves peoples arses during emergencies.

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning