Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet
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.)
Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up
So you had a developer who doesn't know about Java's garbage collection, and the solution is to teach him C?
Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released
Have you tried to upgrade a Xubuntu installation? Mine fell apart spectacularly. (I guess there was a conflict between the graphical shells, because my window decoration disappeared.)
Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?
Somebody who doesn't know the theory but has lots of "real world skills"
He will probably just resort to A* in every case.
Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise
To convert bitcoin to USD/EUR and vice versa.
Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain
One of those few games that is truly a work of art.
FYI "works of art" also can enter the public domain.
Do you think public domain was invented for crap?
EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole
Maybe Google shouldn't have provided an API to do that in the first place.
On the Practicalities of Counterfeit-Proof Physical Bitcoins
or for that matter sometimes non-functioning governments of other forms, e.g. the Weimar Republic
They had to pay huge amounts of money for reparations. It had nothing to do with being non-functioning.
Obama Nominates Vice Admiral Michael Rogers New NSA Chief
Abraham Lincoln was deeply involved in overall strategy and in day-to-day operations during the American Civil War, 1861–1865; historians have given Lincoln high praise for his strategic sense and his ability to select and encourage commanders such as Ulysses S. Grant. ... Harry S. Truman believed in a high amount of civilian leadership of the military, making many tactical and policy decisions based on the recommendations of his advisors— including the decision to use nuclear weapons on Japan, to commit American forces in the Korean War, and to terminate Douglas MacArthur from his command.
Electrical Engineering Lost 35,000 Jobs Last Year In the US
To be honest, a proper green card immigrant is still preferable than H1-B, because a H1-B can be blackmailed with deportation by his employer. A green card holding immigrant is more likely to stand up for his rights than an H1-B (because the latter ties him to one specific employer).
Why Standard Deviation Should Be Retired From Scientific Use
Check your math privilege!
Ask Slashdot: How Many (Electronics) Gates Is That Software Algorithm?
You can't patent math. Does that mean that the world doesn't exist?
Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)
There are other forums than Twitter or Facebook, and not all have their own client. You're on on of them.
Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?
CS culture is American male nerd culture. It's the culture of 20th century sci-fi, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, popular science, memorising digits of pi, tech gadgets, of course computers and coding.
Intrestingly most of my CS profs were unfamiliar with that culture. Maybe because they weren't Americans.
Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split
The European Parliament and the European Commission have much less power than the American federal government. We don't have the equivalent of FBI, CIA or NSA. We don't have a common army, or a federal income tax.
Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US
In my university (not in US) textbooks counted a lot for promotion, so basically every prof wrote their own, even if a satisfactory one already existed.
Fedora 20 Released
Or go with Centos, which is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and has free as in beer binaries.
Norway Rejects Bitcoin As Currency; Taxes As Asset, Instead
In reality only financial savings and income are taxed, and the final percentage applied is variously disguised as "capital gains tax", or other quibbles.
Real-estate is already taxed in most places in America. Most European countries also tax cars based on their engine's size.
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