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Comment Re:Good old days (Score 1) 82

Funny back in the early 90s we'd go to the M-1 simulator and run through that. Then go back to the barracks and play M1 Tank platoon on my Amiga 500.

Jesus, Dude! Too bad we don't fight big wars like WWII anymore. You'd be our Rommel! Or at least this generation's Patton.

These days with our fights against insurgencies, WTF is a tank good for? Cover for infantry?

Taking out the hospital the insurgents are hiding in? ... I'm not sure which part of this statement is sarcastic...

Comment Re:I wonder how much Facebook knows... (Score 1) 183

I've never actually found any Facebook posts about me from other people and my page has never had anything posted to it. Probably a couple I don't know about but not that much. There are on the other hand a dozen other people on Facebook with the same name as me. Wonder if Facebook knows the difference between me and them.

Comment Re:Need to compare on an energy generated basis (Score 1) 319

Can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say the true decommissioning costs of these solar plants are built into the prices today?

Of new ones? Yes. Modern panels are required to be recyclable. But even of old ones, it's not anywhere near as big a deal as it is to decommission a nuclear plant. It's not the same ballpark. It ain't even the same motherfuckin' sport.

Yes nuke plants have a lot of nasty radioactive materials but solar panels and electronics have a lot of nasty materials of their own that most people ignore.

So how is the recycling currently going of these modern panels? Just as good as projections?

Not a lot. A small amount. A tiny, minuscule amount compared to nuclear waste. Nice FUD though, troll.

Comment Re:Need to compare on an energy generated basis (Score 1) 319

Can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say the true decommissioning costs of these solar plants are built into the prices today?

Yes nuke plants have a lot of nasty radioactive materials but solar panels and electronics have a lot of nasty materials of their own that most people ignore.

Comment Re:Huh?!? (Score 1) 85

Cars don't land, so that isn't relevant, except maybe parking. But at no time in a car, even on an open empty highway, are you allowed to take your hands off with Tesla Autopilot. At least according to Tesla.

How is it different? Only when landing is an aircraft ever supposed to be within miles of something it might run into. Sounds like landing is closer to the environment cars operate in, rather than flying.

Comment Re:In Germany, lights work that way (Score 1) 203

Too many intersections in my town where you can't do that. Either buildings tight to the road or roads meet at a weird angle. The most common I see is when someone is watching traffic to turn right on red and the light changes green, they don't notice because the cross traffic doesn't slow until the last moment.

Comment Re:In Germany, lights work that way (Score 1) 203

Usually seems to be someone sight seeing off to the side because the lights take so long to cycle. Happens to me once in a while when I've got a problem stuck in my head on the way home from work. When there is traffic to watch I can stop thinking about work but harder to do sitting at a light.

Comment Re:Multiple Returns (Score 1) 671

Great as long as you don't have to debug. If you have to debug, the results often are cleaner for me to have an appropriate number of if statements. If the nested loops or if statements are getting excessive, this is a strong indication the function needs to be broken up as opposed to sticking in a bunch of returns.

Comment Re:In Germany, lights work that way (Score 1) 203

Well, I'm in the US where 13.6% of drivers completely suck and screw up driving for the rest of us. That includes people who somehow seem surprised that the light turned green, and sit there completely unprepared for what to do next. Meanwhile, 4 cars that could have followed through are stuck waiting on the next.

So I welcome our green-light warning overlords.

Most of the time it is just someone who got distracted, which isn't particularly dangerous when sitting at a light. I don't think a countdown will help with a lot of cases, not to mention most people only hesitate for a second or less before people are honking at them.

I never leave the second the light turns green as I see at least one car a month blow the red so late I would have been nailed if I started moving the second the light went green. I'd rather be a half a second late through the light, rather than have a totalled car.

Comment Re:Please explain (Score 2) 270

I'll explain under the assumption that this is an honest request for elucidation (but that this is an AC post is not promising).

The article is not stating that it is "hotter than normal". It is stating that is hotter than ever recorded, indeed hotter than any time in the last 100,000 years.

Eh?

"Global mean temperatures in July 2016 were the warmest on record not just for July, but for any month dating to the late 1800s, according to separate just-released analyses."

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