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Comment Re:The price hike is minimal... (Score 1) 460

And the ridiculous practice of calling 10 episodes of something a "full season". 10 episodes is less than HALF a season for a broadcast TV show. Historically a season was 26 episodes and maybe a special thrown in. They can't be bothered to actually make a full season so they make half and hope you will just take. it HBO started this BS with 12-15 episode seasons and are now down to 7!!! 7 episodes and they call it a season!! Total amateur hour.

Comment Re:Could save more water even cheaper (Score 1) 234

I'm not talking about natural flooding during our 3 month rain season. The AG companies are flooding fields year round! Normally you would drip irrigation for certain crops, direct heads or similar with weather based controls for others. These jokers just crack a valve open and flood the whole field. A huge percentage of the water just evaporates. They are not using efficient irrigation techniques at all. It would cost them money to install efficient systems or to even fix leaks and broken pipes but since their water is nearly free they don't. That is absolutely insane.

Comment Re:Could save more water even cheaper (Score 4, Informative) 234

Rich people watering lawns is not the problem. Residential water use, ALL residential water use in California, accounts for about 4% of our annual use. It is unrestricted use by big agricultural concerns that use OVER 80% of our water. They still flood fields for christ's sake!!! Their is no incentive for them to use modern water wise farming practices since they have "senior rights" going back centuries. We can't even pass a law restricting them so now we grow rice in flooded fields. Just stupid.

Comment Re:Bold ingenuity? (Score 2) 234

We have tried many, many times to build new water storage in SoCal only to be slapped down by the environmental lobby EVERY time. They always find a slightly differently colored bird or worm and declare the area protected. They publicly state that the goal is to prevent any new construction of any kind. Not very reasonable people...

Comment Re:Recycle and bioplastics (Score 1) 98

This seems willfully obtuse. If you live anywhere near a city there is a recycling center near you that will accept these. Even if you live 60 miles from a city you still make several trips a year into that city for other reasons. Not taking those old bulbs with you for the 10 minute detour to drop them off is being purposely stubborn.

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