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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

DemoLiter3 Re:Instead of (Good) morning (282 comments)

Why don't you open your real nickname, you fascist piece of shit?

about a month and a half ago

YouTube Issuing "Report Cards" On Carriers' Streaming Speeds

DemoLiter3 Re:Nice! (110 comments)

Yes, the Internet IS a series of tubes. But the information is still carried by the little trucks that drive through these tubes!

about 2 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

The key word is "critical". Meaning - you don't have the comfort of using electricity as you like. There are devices in my household that are capable of running on a single AAA battery for several years, but it's definitely not my refridgerator, not my stove and not my computer. What do YOU do consider "critical"?

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

I'm sorry, wrote it in a hurry. The proper word is "subsidized", meaning the regenerative energy producers receive subventions to keep them going.

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

How do you survive through the winter with 15 kWh capacity, can you explain that?

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

I have bad news for you (sorry, not much found online except in German language): It's a literally giant installation, cost: 6 million euro (1.3million subventioned from the state), capacity: 5MWh, that's 250 euro worth of electricity stored. Life span - certainly not "decades", 10 years at most.

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

Great idea, but it has too many mistakes:
1. Most people in Germany do not have their own house, but live in rented apartments. They have no possibility to install any kind of power generator, renewable or not.
2. Even if you have your own house, you cannot install for example a wind turbine or a biogas tank - these are only allowed at a minimum distance to living areas.
3. So, the only option is the solar power, but its output is fluctuating, so you need capabilities to equalize it, either:
- keep a connection to the grid (which brings you back all kinds of taxes and fees back, also see the next point)
- have a battery storage - for a househould it would require a battery the size of a shipping container and cost 1-2 million euros and wear out within few years. Remember, you need a storage capacity to last through the winter, where there is barely any solar output.
- have a backup generator running on diesel or gas - possible to combine with a heating boiler, there are solutions on the market like that, but then again you will need to pay additional taxes for electricity generation from gas, pay for gas, deal with the waste heat when you don't need it and I don't think any solution will readily run without grid connection
4. Starting from this year, the regenerative energy produced for self-consumption will be also subject to the EEG surcharge (the money that goes to the subventioning the renewable energy production) in Germany.
When you realize that it's cheaper for you to live off the grid you will realize that it's cheaper not to live here at all.

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

All suppliers in Germany are abided by law to add taxation to the end-user prices. Taxes and fees, most prominently the renewables subvention fee were rising rapidly in the last years, while raw electricity price on the bill was slowly decreasing. Yes, all suppliers in Germany will be raising or at least holding prices, and the only criminal cartel involved here is the govenrment. Good luck investigating those guys.

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

DemoLiter3 Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

The average household electricity prices in Germany were at ~29 eurocents per kWh in 2013 and they are rapidly rising 5-10% per year. The "price drop" the article describes is the drop in the electricity exchange market (EEX) prices, which indeed went down from something like 5.5 cents to 3.75 cents in the last years. The reason is the massive influx of highly subventioned solar, wind and biogas-generated electricity. At times when the renewables production spikes, the electricity is "sold" at negative prices - i.e. whoever takes it, gets paid.

For the end user, the falling market prices are pretty much irrelevant, since the end price contains the averaged difference fee ("EEG-Umlage") between the subventioned price and the market price - the lower the market price, the more the end users have to pay to get the subventioned price to the level defined by law. The more renewable energy is produced, the more they have to pay in total.

The other side of the issue is that the commercially operated conventional power plants cannot competitively operate against prices deflated by subventions, so many operators announced to scale down their capacity and close many power plants. In many cases, brand-new gas-fired plants with very high efficiency are affected, of all things, because of the rising gas prices. This however plays against the renewable energy plans, since exactly these gas-fired plants are direly needed to keep the grid stable in presence of highly fluctuating renewable inputs. Currently there are talks about introducing subventions for the conventional gas- and coal-fired powerplants in order to maintain their generation capacity. The subventions of course will be forwarded to the end user.

about 3 months ago

YouTube Introduces 60fps Video Support

DemoLiter3 Re:Like it matters (157 comments)

I've downloaded the Titanfall Gameplay video and mplayer definitely says it's 30 fps, so I'm guessing it's bullshit.
VIDEO: [H264] 1280x720 24bpp 30.000 fps 3000.0 kbps (366.2 kbyte/s) Also, even if it worked - what's the point of having a 60 fps video for a console game that can barely get 30?

about 3 months ago

Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

DemoLiter3 Shit doesn't work (193 comments)

The prototype tested in the Netherlands had not much success because it failed to glow properly after a rainy day (link). The issue is like with any kind of solar power - it simply does not work if there is no or too little sun.

about 4 months ago

Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

DemoLiter3 Re:This is Fantastic! (99 comments)

Looks more like Antarctica to me...

about 5 months ago

Press Used To Print Millions of US Banknotes Seized In Quebec

DemoLiter3 Re:Go after the real thieves lol (398 comments)

Why is printing counterfeit money even a crime? Some jews from the Fed do that all the time, why shouldn't common people be able to do so as well?

about 8 months ago

Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Starts Generating Power

DemoLiter3 Re:Meanwhile... (181 comments)

Yes, we know about the famous LNT model. And we know that it's bullshit, and that only idiots still use it. So, your point is?...

about 10 months ago

Fukushima Daiichi Water Leak Raised To Level 3 Severity

DemoLiter3 Re:Level 3? (92 comments)

In this context - "One Hectomicrohiroshima"

1 year,21 days

How To Monitor Leaky Radioactive Water Tanks

DemoLiter3 Re:Hardening (111 comments)

The problem with the current leaks is that it's mostly beta radiation (from Tritium) and is quickly stopped in air, so in order to detect it, you need to measure close to the source. You're confusing it with the gamma radiation.

1 year,26 days

Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

DemoLiter3 Re:Awesome (582 comments)

âoeFreedom of expression is given to people who stand up for what theyâ(TM)re saying and not hiding behind anonymity,â she said.
So, basically, freedom of expression should not be given to those who are being mowed down?

1 year,29 days

Fukushima Decontamination Cost Estimated $50bn, With Questionable Effectiveness

DemoLiter3 Re:50 bil? (221 comments)

Japan is paying about that much per year for the additional LNG and coal they have to import in order to compensate for the missing nuclear energy

about a year ago

With Sales Down, Whale Meat Flogged As Source of Strength

DemoLiter3 Re:May Bel-Shamharoth eat their souls (311 comments)

The Japanese navy should finally stop playing games and start sinking the terrorist ships.

about a year ago


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