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It's still a terrible deal no matter what the terms all. Here is how to examine any buildout. First you need the dollar amount: The $848 million solar power deal Then you need the array size: First Solar is constructing a 280-megawatt solar farm Then you divide the dollars by the size: 848 / 280 ~= $3/Watt Then you compare that number with the going rate for commercial systems, as found on page 11 of this...
My only complaint is the lack of transparency. Times don't really bother me. You can regain control of the precise date of release by using manual release and pushing forward to the next point. For instance, if you (like me) want your releases to go out on Saturday, build in a one-week extra delay so if Apple releases on Monday just wait. That might sound annoying, and it is, but it's not killer by any means. And if that's the price of keeping malware out of the store, I...
"It's a good thing but when you are one of the guys whose life is being disrupted then you are not necessarily looking forward to the event." Don't you wish you heard this from every CEO? You know, truth and the acceptance that this is both scary yet exciting and good for everyone.
Nope. The data you posed was clearly labeled 2008. In the period between 2008 and today, the price of nuclear plants doubled, the price of wind fell 3 times, solar fell 7 times and gas plants fell 2 times. Here's the numbers taken in 2014 predicting 2015: http://www.lazard.com/PDF/Levelized%20Cost%20of%20Energy%20-%20Version%208.0.pdf Turn to page 2. Wind, gas and solar are all significantly less expensive than nuclear. They also take about 1/5th the time to build, which...
The very first thing you should do, assuming you can find the numbers, is divide the dollar figure by the rating in watts. In this case, it's 850 million divided by 130 million. That's $6.54 per Watt. Which is horrible. That's about what I paid to put 12 panels on my garage roof in 2009. Prices have dropped by 2/3rds since then. A large solar farm goes in today at about $1.50 per Watt. See this...
Hogwash. A computer can safely accelerate more rapidly than a human, which is precisely why they have traction control in modern cars. And in the case of humans, it is precisely the aggression that causes the bottlenecks, as they hit the breaks causing the shock wave up the line. In every other way, lag is way, way better with a computer. Which is why they can ride the other guy's bumper 2 cm back.
> Tell me which insurance company will insure a car that has no driver?    The one that has to insure the car that *has* a driver.   If Bob Smith gets into the car drunk and crashes it, the insurance company isn't going to get squat suing him.   If Apple has a bug in their software and crashes a car, the insurance company has a potential $100 billion payout.   I suspect they'll be lining up around the block. Like iPhone release day.
So I have Messages running on my Mac and connected to iCloud. I have Text Message Forwarding up on my iPhone, and it sees my Mac. I press the button, but nothing happens on my Mac. Did I miss a step?
Yeah, my updates went perfectly, and fast.
Windmills do not work that way! Specifically, the system works by generating a cryptographic key from your credit card ID, some sort of personal ID, and your public key. That new key is sent to the bank. Future transactions mix that new key with time and location information to produce a token that can only be decrypted by that new key. At the bank. That's why any of the companies are even interested. It all still goes to them. All Apple gets is a transaction fee, which is...
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