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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:Hail resistant? (515 comments)

good grief, thats daft

5 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (515 comments)

well, any sensible person would still be connected to the grid for those areas where sunlight is minimal. Get out of the mindset that when people propose solar or something else, its not at the exclusion of anything else i.e its not a one stop solution.

5 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (515 comments)

a couple of simplistic suggestions that would need development,

"Every single building and rooftop, is not suitable for mounting solar panels." okay,as your attitude to possible solutions is "all or nothing" "as many as is possible" and guess what, they don't have to be on the roof

"And telling someone they have to go up onto their roof and shovel off their panels in the dead of winter?:" - do what cars do now to keep water of the windscreen - stick a wiper on the panels, here is one solution http://www.solarpowerworldonli...

"Nor is every climate suitable for implementation of solar panels." - use nucleur in those parts of the planet denied sunlight in the winter and use storage in the buildings (or at the old style power generating plants) for evening use. Stop thinking using solar would be the only solution.

"And that's assuming some mythical panel setup that magically produces more power than the building requires." - that happens now as a matter of course if you put more panels on the roof (or elsewhere) than needed hence the ability to send power back to the grid.

5 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (515 comments)

If every single building/rooftop had solar panels that produced a percentage more power than the building requires, you probably won't need huge solar/wind farms especially if they had solar thermal on the roofs to heat their water.

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re: Hail resistant? (515 comments)

if its an "act of god" - sue the church...

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:Hail resistant? (515 comments)

they've not seen much rainfall either, sounds like its time all houses in california need to capture all rainfall from their roofs.

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:They WILL FIght Back (515 comments)

Solar thermal is good for the rooftop for hot water in the house and a heater for your pool (if you like to heat your pool)

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:"eye sore" (515 comments)

Why not put solar panels on every turbine ?

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Barsteward Re:They WILL FIght Back (515 comments)

Those turbines look like an interesting design

about a week ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

Barsteward Re:This study is... (123 comments)

if its a troll at the other end of the wire, i'd do it for free

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:No means no. (550 comments)

if they don;t like it, fine, use something else. Can you back up your claim of "LARGEST security risk" and identify and detail all the security risks presently in systemd (we'll need specifics to confirm them)

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:Systemd is killing the Debian project. (550 comments)

read the dictionary definition, not the deliberate misinterpretation used as an attack on systemd (or any other systems trolls don't like). If you can take bits out of it or add to it via configuration at run time, its modular.

Do you class every binary as monolithic because by your definition virtually every binary is if it has a dependency i.e. a library, and modular should not exist in any way in computing.

The only way a binary can be truly monolithic is not to have any dependencies outside its own binary.

here's a dictionary definition http://dictionary.reference.co...

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:No means no. (550 comments)

just configure systemd to spit out text logs to syslog as well then. here is an example https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordp.... have you never used google for searching for answers?

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:why can we trust systemd? (550 comments)

look up the meaning of monolithic, mis-use of it doesn't make your points have any validity.
can you list the components that have no alternatives, i'd be interested in knowing them? e.g. opensuse 13.1 uses the standard ntpd and dhcpd rather than the systemd versions - its configurable
It can be configured to spit out text logs to syslog as per normal and you can read them as per usual.

you need to investigate systemd a bit more rather than propagating misinformation

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:Opposition is from a small elite (550 comments)

"No, reliable boot is very important," - yes, so is speed if you have a branch office full of customers in a queue waiting to be served. 15-20 minute boot time is painful

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:Don't like Systemd... fork it. (550 comments)

So have a go at Gnome 3 developers and get them to produce a system thats not dependent on systemd.

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Barsteward Re:damn (550 comments)

it does in most cases. If they can't debate/discuss without getting personal, it means they've lost the argument/debate.

about a week ago

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ClimateDenial Gate

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "If these are genuine Heartland internal documents, then the leaked documents are better than the “climategate” e-mails.
If you are a climate denier (or not) then read the list of documents can be found on Skeptical Science //www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html"

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http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/23/apple-extends-

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Now, who would want to be a iPhone developer after this story? You can spend all your waking hours developing a piece of software for the iPhone only to have it rejected because it may be in competition with Apples own offering and then not be able to disclose why it was rejected because your rejection letter is under a NDA... Crack out those iJackboots...."
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Uk Stock Exchange IT system collapses

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Quote from Uk Times online "Shares in London are still frozen nearly six hours after trading was suspended due to a "connectivity issue" http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article4703130.ece Proud boasts from london stock exchange when launched new IT system... "http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/London-Stock-Exchange/814/Default.aspx" best quote... "Reliability is fundamental to the Exchange's value proposition for the market and continues to give its senior managers peace of mind about system uptime.""

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