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    I'm in year 2 of a 3 year fixed price gas...

    I'm in year 2 of a 3 year fixed price gas contract. The plan is to install 9 KW potential PV and use that to drive a heat pump for underfloor heating to reduce the need for gas, but it gets...
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    No idea on the TV, but curious what you use for...

    No idea on the TV, but curious what you use for home automation. I've bought some Tado and Netatmo devices that I'd like to use without cloud dependency in future. It seems like Home Assistant and...
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    Yes that makes sense

    Yes that makes sense
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    Maybe if the CCP invades Taiwan... And even...

    Maybe if the CCP invades Taiwan...
    And even then, wouldn't Samsung Electronics be a safer bet? Intel hasn't really inspired confidence that they have truly mastered sub-14nm litho processes so far....
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    I'm with Utwig on this (as in haven't owned a TV...

    I'm with Utwig on this (as in haven't owned a TV in many years). TV tuner tech changes constantly (analogue to DVB-* to IPTV), while a good monitor has a much longer lifespan (imo).

    So, I would...
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    Congrats on the new job! Good to hear you work...

    Congrats on the new job!

    Good to hear you work with Ansible; I see Ansible Tower and Hashicorp's Terraform everywhere nowadays.
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    Poland is shipping nothing. They proposed to ship...

    Poland is shipping nothing. They proposed to ship them to a US airbase as they're not that suicidal. The US in turn stated that the proposal is 'untenable'.

    I'm predicting so sort of agreement...
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    I don't think this particular flaw in securities...

    I don't think this particular flaw in securities trading that I alluded to is going to get fixed anytime soon: https://prospect.org/power/gamestop-mess-exposes-the-naked-short-selling-scam/
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    I'm talking from personal experience: in the 24...

    I'm talking from personal experience: in the 24 hours or so before trading in these securities was halted, you could only sell them.
    Even to this day, my broker allows me to sell these securities....
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    Doesn't matter any more, the London shares cannot...

    Doesn't matter any more, the London shares cannot be bought any more (sell only) and thus no price discovery. I guess whoever is on the other side of these sell trades (market makers?) will make a...
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    Any meaningful transition away from oil will take...

    Any meaningful transition away from oil will take at least another 10 years.
    I don't think Putin is going to last another 5 years, so there's a good chance that these companies will revert to...
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    Lukoil even more so

    Lukoil even more so
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    With Russia's blitz in Ukraine failing, I'm not...

    With Russia's blitz in Ukraine failing, I'm not sure if it's particularly clever to openly announce arming Ukraine and imposing restrictions on SWIFT by Russian banks. In the past Russia had stated...
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    Rosneft looks pretty cheap right now...

    Rosneft looks pretty cheap right now...
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    wasn't the 66 MHz Pentium faster than the 75 MHz?...

    wasn't the 66 MHz Pentium faster than the 75 MHz?
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    What is single disk raid0? Is that when you want...

    What is single disk raid0? Is that when you want to use the raid controller (future disk expansion?) and it doesn't support JBOD ?
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    With company 1, would there be a growth path for...

    With company 1, would there be a growth path for you to move to their Swiss parent company in future if things go well for you?
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    About three weeks ago, I had a 30-hour 39C fever,...

    About three weeks ago, I had a 30-hour 39C fever, lost the most part of my sense of smell for about 3-4days and generally felt crappy for about 3-5 days and more tired than normal for about 7 days....
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    My bad, I stand corrected.

    My bad, I stand corrected.
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    That study literally concludes: So nope, I...

    That study literally concludes:


    So nope, I don't agree that the vaccine helps reduce transmission substantially. Imo the vaccine should be judged on its scientifically proven merits, and not by...
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    And thus similar to other endemic viruses like...

    And thus similar to other endemic viruses like the flu.

    Once we're dealing with a variant that doesn't overload our healthcare system, vaccination could be reduced to a strong suggestion for only...
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    So what's your point? A mutating virus for which...

    So what's your point? A mutating virus for which there is no innate immunity is a moving target?
    How is that supposed to be a surprise?

    This virus is endemic. Meaning, it will NEVER go away. The...
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    I'm far from convinced that science is settled on...

    I'm far from convinced that science is settled on the vaccine reducing spread.
    However, the science is pretty much settled on vaccines reducing severe complications in case of infection. With...
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    Good luck! I'm guessing we'll be in a similar...

    Good luck!

    I'm guessing we'll be in a similar predicament in about 1-2 weeks.
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    Had a conversation today with someone who works...

    Had a conversation today with someone who works in a hospital, who told me that the statistics for 'vaccinated in ICU with Covid19' are heavily skewed; apparently a sizeable fraction of the ICU...
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