FastWalkingShortGuy t1_jdt377d wrote

The 90s were wild for skywatchers.

Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake back-to-back completely ruined my expectations for all future comets.

Add to that the observation of Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter in 1994, and it seemed like these spectacular comet events were the norm rather than one-in-a-lifetime experiences.


FastWalkingShortGuy t1_j98k935 wrote

>You don't want your power company struggling to pay their bills

Oof, someone believes in the tooth fairy of corporate benevolence a little too much.

Much better that the consumer struggles to pay their bill to support the shareholders and feather the nests of the board of directors, right?



FastWalkingShortGuy t1_j98g0wv wrote

Listen, I'm not going to go so far as to say utilities should be nationalized, but if necessities are going to be commodified, there need to be regulations in place that cap the profits these companies can make and at a bare minimum require a set percentage of profits to be reinvested in infrastructure.

If we had a world-class power grid with buried lines and non-existent interruptions, then fine, charge a premium for a premium product.

But with Eversource, it seems like every other year, we get a week+ long outage after a storm that the Southeast would consider a particularly heavy rain storm.

Fuck these guys.


FastWalkingShortGuy t1_j6g8ewo wrote

There's a significant breakdown of communication between Forest and Bush African elephants:

"Stupid is as stupid does."

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on... we, uh, we can't get fooled again."

These mating calls mean the same thing, but the Forest and the Bush can't understand each other.