I expected this result based purely on De Minimis. API headers are almost certainly less than 0.0001% of the whole code base, so if that can't be called De Minimis, NOTHING can and De Minimis has no meaning.
One method I've always liked was to use excess electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen and store to use in fuel cells later when the wind/sun weren't generating enough energy. A little more complicated, and you have to be careful with the hydrogen, but it's completely feasible with current tech.
CSB, but that's just a story. We're nowhere near making flywheels rotate "near relativistic speeds" and won't be for decades or centuries. A flywheel spinning at several tens of thousands of RPMs is currently what we do, and is no more damaging in an accident than an internal combustion engine. If a flywheel failed, shrapnel could injure or kill one or two people, but that's rather unlikely in the first place, and no higher risk than being injured or killed if your gas motor failed in some way.
No, the difference is when we try to do it, we're only trying to pass laws based on a book we like. When they try to do it, they replace the law with their book and replace the judges and juries with a priest. See the difference?
Actually, a number of buttons are needed, the worst being EDIT. Sad but true would be nice, as well as Well duh. One I'd like, but probably won't ever see, I still think I'm right even though you agree with me. :)
When they say transparent wood is ideal for solar panels, they mean as a cover. Glass is fragile and expensive, and unbreakable glass way more expensive. Transparent wood would not be fragile while still remaining cheap.
You're making the mistake of assuming the "local" cable company is actually local. While it may not be TW/Comcast/Charter, it is almost certainly not a local owner with a small customer base. Those are all but gone... in EVERY field, not just cable.
It also predates the agricultural revolution by some 30,000 years, leaving archaeologists puzzling over its exact purpose.
I lived on a farm as a kid, and an axe is NOT one of the things we used associated with said farm. However, an axe is very useful beyond farming - you know, to chop wood, to chop up your enemies... that sort of thing. Other than poking prey/enemies with a sharp stick, an axe was probably one of the first tools used for HUNTING or fighting. Agriculture came MUCH MUCH later in history.
It always surprises me, and depresses me just a little, to see people say things like this. "Yeah, the Hyperloop sounds like a good idea, except for how they aren't considering [insert incredibly obvious thing here]."
Does anyone really believe that? Does any rational person truly think that you can get together hundreds of very smart engineers to solve a specific problem, and they'll somehow all overlook something so obvious than John Q. Random Outsider notices it in an instant?
Simply because they're not discussing land use deals and political approval in public--because the relevant negotiations are still underway--doesn't mean it's not happening.
Yes, we do believe it because we've seen it over and over and over and over and over...
For example, when Houston started on their light rail project, they forgot completely about land rights. Buying said rights was done at the last second, and therefore at a HUGE markup - to the tune of several BILLION dollars. If they had thought ahead like us John Q. Random Outsiders, they'd have bought the land rights quietly on the side WAY ahead of time, not the day before work was supposed to start.
Klingon was not created by Star Trek writers, it was created by Marc Okrand. He was hired by Paramount to do so for Star Trek III. It would be interesting to see his contract with Paramount to see what terms there were regarding the language. He's written a number of books on the subject, so obviously Paramount didn't have complete control over it... or at least, didn't think it worth suing over.