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Submission + - 'Calibration error' changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois (

Okian Warrior writes: Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.

Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan: “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.

Comment Re:Budget and Timelines (Score 1) 333

Active plants have safety features that passive plant lack. Passive is not a standard, not by any means.

And your subsequent description of passive plants need for Diesel Generators shows you really don't understand. The whole point of passive is you don't need emergency power to keep the reactor cool. In fact, the AP1000 doesn't even have safety related emergency diesels.

Submission + - John McAfee: 'Iran Hacked The DNC, And North Korea Hacked DYN' (

XxtraLarGe writes: Former Libertarian Candidate John McAfee claims that Iran hacked the DNC. FTA:

Who breached the DNC? This seems to be the $50,000 question I as an IT expert have posed as I personally don’t believe it to be Russia, as I have discussed prior, the evidence is circumstantial at best. And it seems Cybersecurity Legend John McAfee, whom I have interviewed prior, is inclined to agree as well. According to an email exchange and phone calls with Steve Morgan of CSO, says sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran. I have personally met McAfee prior and as a fellow expert in the IT industry I am inclined to agree, especially when we recall some of the “fun” Iranians have had messing with US corporations and government entities.

Comment Re:6.8 Billion (Score 1) 333

Again, you are picking out hydro just because it has a huge footprint. Hyrdo is the outlier, and if you want to compare against energy sources in general it really is of no help to point out its less than hydro. That's true for just about everything.

Growth for hydro is severely restricted due to its footprint.

Comment Re:Economics? (Score 1) 333

You said whole lot of nothing. Just describing transactions. No, there is clearly a benefit to having a significant portion of the money flow into the community and support economic activity. The economy is not a zero sum game, it grows and to participate in that growth people need to get paid. If we consider a solar farm, for example, the largest portion of the cost is capital, much of which goes to Asia for supply.

People having jobs is of major importance to an economy.

Tax revenue depends on the economy too, and jobs, and production of saleable goods. It is also not a zero sum game.

Comment Re:The problem with the new plants (Score 1) 333

Is not design but project management.

You are right, it is not design. It is partially project management, it is also supply chain and experience. These are first of a kind builds, even the suppliers are being 'created' to support it. Korea shows what you can do after you get going;

Build a few, get the experience and work out the kinks in the process and supply chain, apply experienced workers, and things improve dramatically.

Comment Re:6.8 Billion (Score 1) 333

Define "energy density". If you are talking simply KW/area, who cares? Now, if you include actual production of energy for a given footprint, as MWH/Area/Year, that would be useful comparison. Of course hyrdo is unique in that the reservoir will take up a large area, but those reservoir have multiple uses beyond power generation.

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