I vote on the latter - even now, with an 8' projection screen, I often select 720P instead of 1080 because the file sizes are much smaller and the visual difference is negligible. 4K media may be worth it on a 10m screen, but not at home.
In my case, I assume it takes a load off the local distribution - when I'm producing more than I'm using, I'm basically feeding my neighbors power and reducing the amount coming in on the neighborhood feed. If we all had solar, such that it started backfeeding upstream, I can see at a point that might be an issue, and is probably what Hawaii and a few other sunny areas are running into. Even so, I can see partly cloudy days with clouds abruptly changing the power flow being a real problem in cases where the cloud covers a large enough area. Fortunately, I think battery technology is soon going to make the issue moot, and we won't be feeding the grid at all.
They apparently *really* don't want me to get rid of it:
+ grep SHA-1
+ security find-certificate -a -Z -c 'CNNIC ROOT'
SHA-1 hash: 8BAF4C9B1DF02A92F7DA128EB91BACF498604B6F
+ security delete-certificate -t -Z 8BAF4C9B1DF02A92F7DA128EB91BACF498604B6F
security: SecTrustSettingsRemoveTrustSettings (user): No Trust Settings were found.
+ security delete-certificate -t -c 'CNNIC ROOT'
x: line 5: 92884 Segmentation fault security delete-certificate -t -c "CNNIC ROOT"
Agree - I've submitted code, patches, and bug reports, but mostly just a user. I've made financial contributions of one sort or another a few times as well.
I treat such questions as passwords and never put real info in them. If they're basing it on info they think they already have, they should be slapped hard.
Anyone starting a pool on when it'll be used to make designer drugs?
I don't do any programming for a mere pair a dimes...
I think Grimm is doing it about the best of any of them: you have the "Wessen of the week", there's the small arcs of various things happening in Portland and then you have the larger arc of the Royals/Resistance/Keys (which they could devote a little more time to admittedly). Combined with interesting characters and it's no wonder it's one of my favorite shows at the moment.
As with all things, there are good ways of doing it and bad...
Although this isn't news, it does make me realize that it is very similar to a style of TV show I rather like: episodes that can stand on their own, but with a strong story arc that plays out over a set of shows. Typically arcs run over a season or even several, though I would like to see them run over say a half dozen episodes so a given story arc is re-watchable in a reasonable amount of time.
Not the same thing at all, though editors have been known to screw up authors' stories as well (they don't have the track record Hollywood does there though).
If you're planning on bringing a well known story to the screen, you want to make sure it's easily identifiable, which means keeping the title so people know what you're doing and what to expect. You don't distance yourself from it right at the start. At the very least, it's disrespectful to the author and the fans, and is a strong signal that you're not planning on being any more faithful to the rest of the story.
Starting off by fucking with the title tells me they have no interest in actually bringing the book to the screen, which is a real pisser, because it's one of my favorite books and it would make a great movie.
Indeed, with the right sort of chambers and locking, you can use these lagoons not only for tidal generation but as storage pools for wind and solar power, without the environmental impact of damming up every large valley you can find on land...
It's all to often claimed that EVs just shift the pollution to the power plant, however even to the very limited extent that is true (EVs are much more efficient than ICE cars, and so are the power plants) that fails to account for the energy cost of producing the gas in the first place, which is comparable to what EVs consume on a per-mile basis: before an ICE has even burned the fuel, it's already used as much energy as the EV will just by filling the tank.
When I first got a Replay, my watching dramatically increased because it was easy to record shows I couldn't watch live. I discovered that Sturgeon's Law (90% of everything is crap) was a *good* thing, as I haven't had time to watch all the good shows since.
The net is making the problem even worse, because now I can watch shows that only air in other places as well.