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Comment Re:Too good to be true. (Score 1) 202

It's really innovative first generation tech. That's all.

TFS estimates this will remove 93 watts per square meter.

On average, the solar energy hitting the earth is 164 watts per sq. meter. An 8 hour summer day at 40 degree latitude can be as high as 600 Watts per sq. meter.

There will still be some air conditioning needs in the places they are presently very popular.

Comment What does Apple get? (Score 5, Insightful) 192

Since this is in no way a rare instance of a powerful man cashing in public clout for some private wealth, ask yourself what the corporations get in return.

A few hundred million in under priced stock options and bonus money for what? You may or may not like Apple, but they're not a stupid company. The value of a few meetings, a couple of favorable trade exceptions, and some lucrative government contract work probably more than covers this expense.

The really civilized thing is, we do almost all of our bribery above board these days.

Submission + - Comey's FBI refuses to downplay Russian/Trump news reports (cnn.com)

rmdingler writes: This James Comey is a wildcard. Widely reviled amongst Democrats as a Clinton-killer, his FBI has refused to help the Trump administration off the hook on the Russian revelations.

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign...

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