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Comment Electrons (Score 1) 432

So how does this work? Is a domestic consumer is given an electron which has passed through a wind generator, there is going to be hell to pay, but a different pool of electrons must be used to export power from the state.

And sure, with a mix of energy sources, local consumption can be less than generation from coal.

Comment Re:They took the worst part of Python (Score 1) 186

Working in C years back I had to fix some code from a guy who pasted 1500 lines from a different application into the middle of an if statement block. He didn't even have the decency to wrap a function definition around it. It was just splurged into the code. It seemed to work fine but even with the parenthesis matching function in nedit it was hard to work out what block I was in.

In that case python would break, because the compiler reads the nesting level the way humans read it.

Comment Re:Fingers crossed (Score 1) 117

:) The last time I stayed on the phone to talk to one of the "Windows support" scammers, I told him that what he was doing was criminal and that he needed to get a better job.

He started cursing me out in quite explicit terms. I hung up, and he called me back to continue the cursing. I hung up again, and this time he did not call me back.

He really had a remarkably broad command of English vulgarity for a non-native English speaker. I was suitably impressed.

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