New Breakthrough Could Slash Solar Prices To New Lows by Chop_Chop in Solar

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Micro Inverters are about $100 each and 300w panels about $150. Ubiquiti has a nice calculator for their sunmax product that lets you overlay panels on google earth and calculate production. You can use it without making an account.

YouTube experiences widespread outage on tuesday night. by HibikiBlack in WorldNews

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New Breakthrough Could Slash Solar Prices To New Lows by Chop_Chop in Solar

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For the DIY crowd the payback is in 5 years (This is without subsidies, just doing it yourself minus an electrician doing the termination at your electrical panel). Panels are under $0.50/watt buying 20 or more. Let me know if you need a source.

It now costs $50 to produce one megawatt-hour of solar energy. Coal, on the other hand, costs $102 per megawatt-hour to produce. by Orangutan in Futurology

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True, we all do better if we accept the challenges of deployment. Energy reduction is the cheapest and most beneficial step in 2018.

Glyphosate (Roundup) found in rain by expat in science

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Dis no good. It was found in children's cerial too. Google for source.

Saidit is back up and improved. Now with 2x the RAM! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Nice! I always liked reading: http://highscalability.com. The story about POF.com running on a single Windows Server 2003 PC with millions of concurrent users is a great read.

Vintage car with no Bluetooth? Amazon’s new Echo Auto could be a good solution. by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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Please just no... Get a bluetooth amplifier that runs on 12V and hide it behind your dash. There's plenty based on TPA3116 (Texas Instruments) that sound great in car audio applications (Use your existing speakers).

Recovery options in Windows 10 [They made the dirty 'just reinstall windows' an option. This blew my mind] by Mnemonic in SYSADMIN

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The best to me is the absence of safe mode hot key in 10. You have to do 3 ungraceful shutdowns to get a damn menu with anything useful. Really intuitive MS...