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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

knightghost Re:Competitive within 30 years? Try 2. (185 comments)

A biased web site cooking the books through subsidies, tax dodges, and unrealistic projections.
Solar here costs 60 cents/kw (down from 90 c/kw a decade ago). Hyrdo is 3 c/kw. Wind is 4 c/kw. Natural gas and coal are 9 c/kw. Nuclear is 12 c/kw.

yesterday
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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

knightghost Re:Another way to get cheap labour (106 comments)

CS degrees should be dumped in favor of 90% Software Engineering degrees because that's where the jobs have been for 20+ years and will continue to be.

Students need to know both the fundamentals and the application - and to never stop learning. So maybe this is a step towards the right direction of always learning while working.

yesterday
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

knightghost Re:Copyright? (185 comments)

Yea, at this rate of efficiency gains it'll only be ANOTHER 30 years until they're economical.

Seriously... don't you people measure anything? And you call yourselves engineers...

2 days ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

knightghost Re:Yo, its 2014! (278 comments)

Makes sense, since RoR is for programmers that are afraid of databases. They just can't deal with real data.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

knightghost Re: Storage (501 comments)

Storage is the "next great myth" - a solution looking for a problem. And government handouts.

I was stuck behind storm Sandy in New Jersey and discovered that 99% of the problems there were self induced. Guess what - they don't trim trees away from the power lines. Every time you get wind, dozens to hundreds (or thousands in this case) or branches snap the lines.

2 days ago
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About 40% of World Population Online, 90% of Offliners In Developing Countries

knightghost Re:Sign me up for the Basic Plus plan (45 comments)

Add birth control to the top of that list. Most issues stem from overcrowding.

2 days ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

knightghost PR (281 comments)

Fuel cells are 100% PR. Like solar cells, they are decades away from being economical.

I'd greatly prefer to see something practical and can be made today. A natural gas powered Honda Fit with an inexpensive home refueler would be ideal.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

knightghost Re:It's more of a statement about NYC (474 comments)

Wealth seems to be a larger social stratus than culture. Not to mention that dense populations lose peer pressure because people simply don't know each other.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

knightghost police are good (474 comments)

This is about teaching kids how to get away with a crime and be disrespectful.

The police are there to protect you, but unfortunately also to enforce laws that politicians write. If you don't like the laws then go after the politicians.

This anti-police crusade is no different than rioting and burning down your own neighborhood. Wrong target, wrong method.

4 days ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

knightghost Re:that's because (373 comments)

Incorrect. The french are more productive per hour, but not by much. Americans work a lot more hours and have a higher sum of productivity.

I've worked across the world and the only group that beats americans for "nose to the grindstone" is some groups in asia.

There's also the matter of effectiveness, and americans pretty much have everyone beat.

4 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

knightghost Re:We've been doing it for a long time (366 comments)

People are cheaper than rockets.

Harvard is clamoring for this because they smell profit.

Money drives everything.

about a week ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

knightghost Re:Here we go again (495 comments)

Only partially true. While they believe that women should be barefoot in the kitchen, they also strive hard to send all engineer jobs overseas.

I think it's funny that people are surprised that burglaries are skyrocketing in Seattle (and to a lesser extent the rest of Washington). Legalized drugs and outlawed firearms has consistently lead to property crimes (and often assaults) increasing several hundred percent in other countries/states/cities.

about a week ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

knightghost Re:Wait what? (171 comments)

Couple thoughts... first that people need to quit blaming police for asset forfeiture, and start blaming politicians that passed the stupid laws - and the only ones that can revoke them.

To take it a step further, most civil law should be revoked. It has nothing to do with right or wrong, and everything to do with who spends the most on lawyers.

about a week ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

knightghost Re:Why... (129 comments)

If something takes forever then it's not a win. Maybe the FCC needs an app like Mr. Number.

about a week ago
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CMI Director Alex King Talks About Rare Earth Supplies (Video)

knightghost Re:Chinese cornering the market? (27 comments)

Yes, the chinese cornered the market on mining rare earth then abruptly shut down exports to use it in their own manufacturing.

about a week ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

knightghost Re:Split Comcast in two (135 comments)

Nothing is permanent? You're right, and it shouldn't be. Time is money - those years after the breakup were worth it. Now do it again.

My local internet options are Terrible vs Atrocious. Competition is a decade late. Time matters. Now or never!

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

knightghost Re:Please wait here. (418 comments)

The real question is: "What's the cost?". The real cost, BEFORE all those subsidies.

about two weeks ago

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