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Comment Re:The republicans will... (Score 1) 399

Now, suppose we decide to take a billion dollars away from Bill Gates and distribute it to one thousand people in San Francisco, giving them an additional $100,000 over what they might already have in their possession.

The point of UBI is that you no longer has to live near a major city to make a living. More people can go live in lower cost of living parts of the country when they have a passive income.

Comment C64 (Score 4, Interesting) 115

There were a lot of "enterprise" software written for the C64 in the late 80ies in the communist block because it didn't fell under the import ban.

It also supported a lot of peripherals, like floppy disk, hard drive and mouse. It also had a lot of documentation in German, which was easier to learn in the Eastern block.

Comment Re:This just illustrates (Score 2) 365

No. Energy generation is a very difficult thing in that entire grid must stay within certain tolerance levels. We're talking about gigawatts per hour, so your swimming pool would have to be a size of a large lake or two and would obviously not be worth the cost.

Or you need a lot of small swimming pools. My water boiler uses so called "night current" which is sporadic excess electricity sold at a discounted price. (I live in Hungary.)

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