Now, with lasers on their heads!
Now, with lasers on their heads!
Because four times last year, I repaired systems they said were unrepairable and had attempted to sell a replacement system.
They used to be tech, now they are systems salesmen
Yes, you own the gear and the land and the building, BUT you have to sell via an aggregator to the utility/independent system operator. The utilities rigged the public utilities regulations that way.
Get your check from PG&E or So Cal Edison? Not too likely. Definitely not from CAISO. It comes from Solar City doesn't it?
You might think so, but it just doesn't work like that. It's more like the accounting the Music industry does
Uhhh... CAISO -- California Independent System Operator (California grid operator), when I was setting up infrastructure for an aggregating entity.
The grid operator/utility doesn't actually do business with the home owner. Home owners are too small for the effort involved. What the grid operator does business with is called an aggregation entity (Solar City etc). This is why the home owner still buys power at silly low rates.
The aggregation entity does all the accounting and sells the energy the homeowner doesn't use or store to the grid operator at rates mandated by regulatory agencies. The sell rate to the home owner NOT regulated in any way, only the sell to the grid.
That same entity is also involved in what are called rate up/rate down events. This is where the entity get's paid for being able to supply energy during peak loads OR more importantly absorbing and storing energy during excess generation periods. This is why the system having storage is important. Also of note, the home owner does NOT participate is revenues derived from rate up/rate down events.
What he said!
At one time (design time of LTE network protocols) conceiving of a "rogue" base station was unthinkable... Tens of thousands just to start. Now, SDR allows almost any kind of radio transmitter for next to nothing and the unthinkable become thinkable.
As the good Dr Oppenheimer had to say "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.".
Thanks "disruptive" technologists... Another instance of "just because you can doesn't mean you should"
would be the FTC (Fereral Trade commission) and ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission). They were both set up to deal with the same issue decades ago... Fair pricing for carriage of "goods". In this case the good are packets and then it was beef and grain on the railroads, but the ISPs (carriers of goods) are acting not, like the railroad did then. Similar issues should be solvable by similar means
It's a software defined radio. See Range Networks for similar, MUCH cheaper equipment (also not a dumbed down). Also GNU radio.
No actually old farts are being hired in droves. We're not "snowflakes" in need of constant coddling and stroking. We understand we work to pay our bills and be of service to our employers... Not fulfill our dream selves. Great if our job can be fulfilling, but not really necessary.
Release early, release often! Who cares if it doesn't work right?
Right along with "We had a new shiny idea and announced that was to deprecated. Now re-write all of the working code we broke when we did that"
And the ideal of "break everything, we have a new idea!" rose.
Plasma took it further down that road.
Plasma5 dug the grave
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