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Comment Re:Why not (Score 3, Insightful) 265

You mean other than the fact that they're like 100x more expensive than nuclear?

Building a single windmill prototype like that and sticking it alone in the ocean (with a 10 kilometer power cable) is bound to be lot more expensive per MW than building a whole farm of them. The original article also does not specify how much of that money went into development and how much went to actually building the turbine. The cost should come down quite significantly if that thing actually works as advertized and they start building them by dozens.

Your claim that nuclear is the only option for affordable and ecological power is either pure trolling or rather incredible stupidity and ignorance. I agree that it's propably the best current short term option, but it definitely isn't the only or best one in long term.

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US Electricity Grid Reportedly Penetrated By Spies 328

phantomfive worries about a report in the Wall Street Journal ("Makes me want to move to the country and dig a well") that in recent years a number of cyber attacks against US infrastructure have been launched over the Internet: "Cyberspies have penetrated the US electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia, and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the US electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war."

Comment Re:Dude, there's an edit button (Score 1) 196

The fact he's suing in the first place shows he simply doesn't understand the principles behind Wikipedia, so it's faily impossible for him to realize that. Of course he could have tried to get some information before making a fool of himself, but then again he's an italian politician. It has to be in the genes.

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