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Comment Re:Thanks. Mr. Obvious (Score 1) 242

Car makers are selling Autopilot knowing full well that the people behind the wheel will be texting/surfing on their phones or in car entertainment systems.

Car makers are selling cars without Autopilot knowing full well that the people behind the wheel will be texting/surfing on their phones or in car entertainment systems.

Comment Re:Or.. (Score 1) 401

That will refresh the ice surface, but it will also reduce the thickness of the ice if you don't have some form of cooling to compensate. That isn't much of a concern for skating rinks but would completely defeat the purpose for the arctic ice.

Comment Re:Only 86%? I would have expected it to be 100%+ (Score 1) 194

A load following plant or peak plant or balancing plant is completely capable of producing "base load". Facepalm. Base load is just current, electric power, just like any other plant.

Modern grids wont have any base load plants any more as they are neither needed nor economical.

In other words, it's this power plant that is allowing you to get away from a traditional base load, not the wind and solar. The wind and solar are just the reason you want to get away from it.

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