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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 16:11 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 15:42:
Do you have any links for this? I remember reading someone calculating out all of Nevada being covered in solar panels. The premise being, it's mostly federal land already, so there would be far fewer issues with getting the land. But the result was an electricity output of less than 10% of the national usage. I don't have a link for that, but clearly one of those view points is totally wrong. And frankly, I have no idea which one....

I'm assuming hes referencing an Elon Musk presentation awhile ago where he claimed it would only take 0.6% of the land in the US to generate the total output needed for the whole country (4,986,400,000MWh/y according to wikipedia). That argument falls apart once you look at the complications involved - solar buildouts are hugely dependent on tax rebates and incentives that have been overly generous and might not be around depending on the current political climate. Getting the government itself to tackle this is going to be as challenging as getting it to fix social security. The space itself is actually much vaster when you start factoring in transmission, service roads and new operation facilities required. We can't just reuse our existing assets for this purpose either, many of them would need to be mothballed which would add a lot of legacy costs and headaches. Solar also has dependency problems and needs strict service (often entire asset replacement) to maintain efficiency. You also need a really big set of energy storage facilities to hold a backup system for days worth of power at a time. The largest one in the world is in Japan and it couldn't even manage 1/100th of the US requirements.

Nuclear is a lot more dependable, meets all of our power needs easily but has its own host of pros and cons too large for this post. I am more a fan of mixing nuclear with renewables.

We have clients who do solar buildouts in both the US and Canada. Most of them are doing it because the government has made it profitable right now and I doubt they will be around in 10 years when the panels need to be replaced. The governments themselves have very little interest in building out the infrastructure required, the capital investments alone are massive. There is undoubtedly a significant cost to using fossil fuels, one that is rendered in more than just money but solar is not an easy or timely fix either.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
25. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2016, 15:52 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 13:13:
Hmm, arguing for single payer in the USA? We'll get there at some point.

I'm very much for a hybrid insurance/healthcare system, Germany is a fantastic model IMO. Republicans aren't all cut from the same cloth
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
27. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 16, 2016, 13:46 Verno
 
Yeah agreed, I would just get an Elgato or Hauppauge card so that you aren't tied down to Nvidia. I'm sorry its affected a few people but I just can't get very worked up over this personally. I fed it an old email account and moved on with my life.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
22. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2016, 11:34 Verno
 
No one really expected you to go into depth on an issue Cutter, don't worry. You somehow "never have time" to qualify your inane statements yet somehow you have time to comment in every thread and offer one liner rebuttals instead of logic or facts.

It remains a complete mystery to me how you remain unbanned. Count your lucky stars and try not to piss off Blue so much, last time I checked you had received the ban stick pretty much everywhere else. This is pretty much your last bastion, treat it well.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2016, 10:28 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:42:
Which would be fine if my insurance didn't go up because of them! Make unhealthy people pay more for insurance and I am all on board.

Why is it important that "fat people" pay more? How do you determine who is fat and who isn't? What happens if someone from your family puts on weight and gets sick, are you going to truly be ok with your comment here? Do you understand that food choices aren't always transparent and well educated? As a society we subsidize processed garbage and fast food. Perhaps we should start tackling root causes rather than embracing thoughtlessness?
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed
19. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Sep 16, 2016, 10:22 Verno
 
If we're leaving insecurities at the door then Cutter shouldn't be admitted at all  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
20. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 15, 2016, 08:41 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 00:02:
Who cares. Its a thing I'll log into once and then probably neverhave to log in again for like 2-4 years when I build a new rig.

I'm certainly not going to cut off my nose to spite my face and buy some underperforming AMD space heater.

Yeah I don't really understand the big deal. Companies have been forcing me to have a login for the past 10 years. Geforce Experience is just bloatware anyway according to the internet. I checked their site last night and you could still download drivers without GFE so much ado about nothing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2016, 15:52 Verno
 
I nearly got into a fist fight at Costco recently over a shopping cart ding, not super proud of it. My GF was there to calm me down and probably saved me from a court appearance. Sometimes that testosterone just gets going and you forget its just a big hunk of plastic/metal, not worth the hassle even if its some asshole ticking off the "life aint fair" box for you that day.  
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Sep 14, 2016, 15:38 Verno
 
Nice thanks, I forgot about archive.org!  
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News Comments > Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game
12. Re: Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game Sep 14, 2016, 15:10 Verno
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 14:50:
My personally most hated developer. He not only messed DayZ up (given, after creating it), but he also messed ArmA 3 up, maybe even the whole future of that franchise.

What did he do to ArmA 3? Or just his general fucking around with Bohemia affected it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 14, 2016, 13:57 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 13:13:
Weird that it claims the regular S7 does that. I have one as do like 10 of my friends and family and many of us have joked about how it feels like we are the only ones in our little circles currently not complaining about our phones. As always, personal experience doesn't always represent the global reality. Between all the headaches Apple and Samsung have been giving people recently I was sure I had completely lucked out.

Perhaps its just a batch that uses the same battery supplier?
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Sep 14, 2016, 13:56 Verno
 
I gotta find an archive of that sometime, been so long. Looks like its a placeholder now.  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Sep 14, 2016, 13:30 Verno
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 12:40:
Remember the last studio, founded by dev celebrities departing from Blizzard, being richly funded from the start without having a proper project?

Ahh, yes, Flagship Studios! Oh boy, those were funny days

Hellgate: London had so much potential
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
46. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2016, 13:14 Verno
 
That's all in your head, there's nothing adversarial about any of the criticisms aimed at your comment and stop trying to paint it as me vs you, several other people responded too. At worst my hitler jest was poking fun at your bizarre comparison to the worst game of all time, godwins law in good humor. You posted something incendiary and instead of explaining when people criticized it you got all indignant, as if can't disagree with what you said. Put differently, no one is trying to change your mind, they're just saying its a bad comparison. If you really don't want to explain it then stop posting already, this circular nonsense took way longer than just filling in the blanks or not posting at all. Take your own medicine - if you want to have a conversation, it helps not to start it off with "this is my opinion, its fine and no one can discuss it". Sheesh.

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News Comments > Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game
6. Re: Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game Sep 14, 2016, 11:22 Verno
 
Not remotely interested until he actually finishes a project.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 14, 2016, 11:18 Verno
 
It's a shame because by most accounts the Note 7 is a pretty good phone...when it isn't blowing up.  
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
51. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 14, 2016, 09:04 Verno
 
I don't know, I played WoW a ton while I was in university but looking back a lot of that time was just boring filler crap. Does my hourly play count mean that I enjoyed it? Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes your perspective changes after playing something I guess. I'm not justifying the idiots looking for refunds or giving troll reviews though, that shit is just stupid.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2016, 08:43 Verno
 
Goodtry wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 21:19:
You must have a rowdy social circle. My iPhone 6 plus has outlasted three cases and survived many drops. Same for my wife's iPhone 6 (although I think she's on her first or second case).

The iPhone tends to source its glass from Corning who make pretty decent stuff but ultimately its still going to break when dropped at least part of the time. The iPhone is not what I would consider a durable phone but then again neither is mine. Most rugged phones have some extra shock absorption edging, a padded chassis or etc. A buddy of mine dropped his iPhone 6 and the screen was cracked. A different friend left their Nexus 6p on the roof of his truck, somehow managed to drive around and winged it off the roof during a turn. It's somehow still perfectly intact with no scratches. Does that mean Huawei makes a more durable phone? Nah, its just luck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
43. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2016, 06:17 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 21:59:
I'm not going to have this conversation with a complete lunatic. That's about as far as I'll take this with you, wonder bread.

You of all people calling me a lunatic is rich. It has nothing to do with me and your attempts to keep personalizing it are transparent. You made a dumb comment that several people criticized, refuse to own it and want the last word.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 10:58 Verno
 
Gotta say I love that on mouseover text bit on the xkcd article.

"[after setting your car on fire] Listen your cars temperature has changed before."

Hahahah perfect dig at the climate change deniers.
 
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