Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »ust to clarify: so in the northern hemisphere, you project a straight line due south until it hits the Tropic of Capricorn, and install the panels in a plane perpendicular to that line?« Yes. Unless that would have them pointing...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »They would do better to hang them on the end walls instead, but this is far too radical an idea for anyone to consider it.« If you want optimize the minimum production, for instance when you are powering off-grid instrumentation,...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »If that's so, expect French power to pick up rapidly in the coming weeks.« Well … yeah … maybe ? But nothing like they used to do: https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1593561435874988032 At best they may peak around 45GW only in late january -...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »A LOT of concrete could be disposed of/not used, if we went back to Mason« While building our house I learned that many northern European countries have already depleted their deposits of good clay decades ago. Presently in Denmark you...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »I'm talking about Aluminium-Sulphur chemistry« There are a lot of potential chemistries for secondary batteries but very few of them will last even 100, much less 1000 cycles, before something has changed in some undesirable fashion. For as long as...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »was easily usable for 99 percent of everything you'd want to do« This is a very crucial point, where the trouble is that almost everybody I know buys their vehicles with eyes firmly set on 100% of everything they'd want...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »Ideally you'd change the mode of the motor driver but I haven't heard of anyone doing that (50kW or more output from the same electronics... fun times)« It's the charging circuit you want to play with, not the motor driver....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »anyone know where I could buy lego in bulk (3000+ pieces) cheaper?« They used to have a "backdoor" for bona-fide artists, provided they approved of the artistic goals. I have no idea where that door might be located. It may...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    »Twitter has[…]« You forgot their two-factor authentication database....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »But Clinton Administration did not think in terms of Marshall Plan.« Well, even if he had, he didn't have a majority to do it with. Given the level of brain-washing of the US public by propaganda-TV and Reaganism already then,...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »So while it's possible that, say Cornwall would follow Scotland then Ireland then Wales into declaring independence« Exactly how would that work? I mean, Cornwall is personal property of the Crown, isn't it ?...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »Because BoZo & the Brexshiteers & the Trusstercluck & Sunak have clearly shown that.. THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED ... they repeatedly break agreements, try to get "special deals" contra to the big deal they signed up to & are now...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »US election: dead heat« That makes it sound far too positive. Try this for size: "US voters narrowly reject fascism"...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »If your southern migration destination is actually CHEAPER, how is that a failure mode?« Imagine living anywhere between the two ends of that trek, dealing with 100K bicyclists twice a year....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »I think that UBI would allow more people to spend more time on interests« UBI has some interesting potential failure-modes: Imagine you live in Denmark and dont like soggy winters. You know what ? I'll jump on my bike in...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »vessels with nobody aboard are currently in maritime law classed as abandoned.« This is so oversimplified that it is misleading. Salvage rights are contingent on a number of circumstances, the first and most important of which is is that the...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »it's effectively a consequence of starting arrays at zero« About which the final word is Stan Kelly-Bootle's: "I still think they dismissed, without proper process or consideration, my compromise proposal to start them at 0.5"...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »You are at least 30 years out of date - which is before Python was even invented! Nobody, but nobody, uses Fortran 77 any more […]« I can absolutely guarantee you that FORTRAN, how ever you want to spell it,...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »Unfortunately Python is a mainstream language these days. Which completely baffles me« You're probably missing the point. Python has not become popular because it competes with any modern languages (C++/Java etc.) but because it replaced FORTRAN in the scientific community....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »And that works just fine until some twisty little dependency breaks « It's almost like getting your software from random stalls in a chaotic bazaar is not a good idea ? (Cough! https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2349257)...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »EM is a libertarian space cadet. Or pretends to be one.« No dispute there. One of the worst instance of TechBro's in the world. »He want's Twitter to greatly reduce it's moderation. Let individuals be free!!!!« Yes, he probably wanted...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »chances are at least a few of these employees have the know-how to throw a spanner into the works. What happens then?« According to unsubstantiated rumours he had their central git repository put into read-only mode as one of the...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »Twitter is a money losing platform and has been since launch. It provides very little of useful value to anyone for any purpose.« You are right about the first half, and wrong, possibly very wrong about the second half. In...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »No. McConnell married an Asian shipping heiress, and he's far more damaging - I suggest you consider the current makeup of the SCOTUS.« Seen from over here there isn't that much difference: One is part of the problem, the other...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »Um, Pelosi? Sorry, Moscow Mitch McConnel and his wife are worth over three times what Pelosi is.« Mitch became rich by being a corrupt politician. Pelosi was rich, and in need of a proper hobby for a Lady. In may...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »And this means....?« The only upside I have heard anybody propose so far, is that there is very little risk he can be bribed with an envelope full of paper money. The interesting parallel is Nancy Pelosi, who is also...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »According to Network Rail the clearance on the Forth bridge officially is no problem, and more than that, it never was one.« Again: The wire is almost the easiest part of electrification. For the Forth bridge I would expect conductivity...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »I thought the solution they were going with was a variant of the Azumas that's a diesel-electric hybrid« There is a lot of industry interest for locomotives with just enough battery capacity to limp a couple of kilometers. Not just...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »I believe it's probably more expensive to do it in Scotland« The cost of electrification is very counter-intuitive, and the actual overhead wires can be as little as 10% of the cost. The signalling system can be a major cost...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    »Politically, it would doubtless have some interesting consequences« It sure would, but my point is that even drunkenly hinting at foul play on the part of the monarch would be coloring not just outside the lines, but also outside the...
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