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Comment Re:Deniers (Score 1) 869 869

I agree that China's emissions are a major concern (much less so for India), but that does not absolve the US' own responsibilities as the second-largest emitter (not to mention its past contributions too). When the US and others have cleaned up their own acts, more pressure can be brought to bear on China to follow suit (though at least it is making a start). To wait for others to act first is Tragedy of the Commons on a global scale.

the massive amount of money necessary for it would be available from the sale of [STEP's] byproduct, elemental coal

I think you're jumping more than a few guns there. The process has only just been experimentally demonstrated, the "elemental coal" of which you speak is a coating of solid carbon on an electrode, and even that needs a reaction temperature of over 750C (which implies significant solar concentration). We know nothing about engineering challenges scaling this up outside the laboratory, or what sort of costs or return it might involve. In fact, most of the attention so far seems to be on producing cement with it (still good for reducing emissions).

It sounds like STEP could one day be a useful part of our energy mix, but it's far from being a magic bullet, and it's certainly not going to attract major investment for a while yet.

All these renewable energies appear to be offered in the form of electricity, and cars do not yet run on that except for some very slippery-through-the-air, very expensive cars that most of us can't afford.

You might want to take another look at the electric car industry; there's rather more there than just Tesla Motors, and much more on the way. Every major manufacturer is working on electric vehicles, and some have been working on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles too (such as this Silverado). Again, we're not talking about turning off the oil today, but phasing it out as electric cars become more widespread (plug-in hybrids are a perfect intermediate stage).

bring industry back to the USA

I'm sure most Americans would agree with you there, but how to do that is not nearly so clear, and is the subject of much debate. Reducing income taxes usually means reducing services too, which many citizens and companies depend on, so it's not a clear-cut answer. Shifting to consumption taxes tends to hit poorer communities hardest, so that's a problem too. Personally I think full automation would be a good approach, but that's a different discussion. In any case, it's at best tangential - from the perspective of CO2, there's little point moving industry back to the US until the US takes a clear lead in reducing its own per-capita emissions.

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Comment Re:Why in the FUCK (Score 1) 41 41

Aside from Internet access, drone companies really offer something real to sell. The tech from the drone industry can be applied to smartphones (and vice versa with drones), IoT, research, space exploration (and vice versa), manufacturing, transportation, logistics and such. More than any computer graphics company or LCD nowadays when it comes to new tech.

That's compared to back in the 2001's: pets.com, Boo.com, Broadcast.com, GovWorks.com, InfoSpace, microstrategy, etc...

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Comment Re:Taxation (Score 1) 632 632

Yeah, I've experienced that. They owed my parents a refund, and didn't pay the full amount. No explanation was given, not even so much as a note saying that they were keeping back some money. We checked and rechecked the figures, could find nothing wrong, and thought it must be a mistake on their end.

Took several calls to figure things out. It wasn't a mistake in their math. The previous year, my parents changed banks, and had problems updating the information with EFTPS, the US govt's electronic tax payment system. They tried to take money from the wrong bank, and penalized my parents for that. The penalty wasn't $30, like a bank might charge, no, it was 2% of the amount they tried to withdraw. Makes the banks look friendly and reasonable by comparison. They waited nearly a whole year between imposing and collecting the penalty. Make it more difficult to learn what the issue was.

Comment Way Too Much Scandal and Politics (Score 0) 869 869

Why so much resistance? 6 Common Answers:

1. Because "Climate Science" has become a religion of sorts--and there is incredible intolerance towards sceptics--especially intolerance towards professional and Academic sceptics.

2. There is WAY too much conflict of interest. Way too much manipulation in political arenas in the name of "God" -- err, so-called "Climate Science."

3. There is WAY too much intolerance towards sceptics--which are absolutely necessary for scientific progress because much higher benchmarks for evidence are pursued.

4. Its hard to accept this debate, because its a changing target, equivocation: Is it "Global Warming", "Climate Change", or "Human Induced Warming/Change"? The first two most people don't have a problem considering--the theories are /scientifically valid/--because they can be falsified, (and have been, in some way). Valid theories should at least be falsifiable. But the last theory???

5. The Problem is the theory: "Human Induced Climate Warming/Change." Because, this theory has /very/ political consequences, establishing massive conflicts of interests both financially and politically. As a result, it is absolutely necessary to require a much higher burden of proof.

6. There needs to be a way to falsify theories--to accept them as valid. Remember the "Theory" of evolution? And by "Theory", I mean the singular theory.. Everyone was aware of "Darwin's Theory". But even Darwin understood the necessity for falsification and explicitly stated ways his theory could be falsified, (examination of the fossil record, the nature of blood cells, etc). Because Darwin's Theory was falsifiable, it was eventually falsified--leading to /many/ new theories about how evolution occurs, and how/why it occurs gradually, or in leaps.

So-Called "Climate Science" must be falsifiable to establish their validity, and to promote the development and maturation of the theories in general.

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Comment Re:Over 18 (Score 1) 632 632

Nope, the only WTF here is that it can be interpreted as an ex-post facto law. However, it's not so clear because tax violations have no statute of limitation for civil penalties. The only matter that was stopping the IRS from going after long-forgotten debts was its policy.

The fact that inheritors are responsible for the civil damages, including ones from future lawsuits, is nothing new. IRS also has power to seize funds without going to courts first, nothing new here as well. It's the combination of these two that makes a technically valid but WTFy situation.

Comment "the agency uses a private contractor" (Score 3, Interesting) 632 632

The SSA used a private contractor to make sure all parties were correctly notified about the debt before seizure proceedings were started, which would have allowed incorrect claims to be dropped. Of course, the private contractor screwed that up.

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Comment Re:And they've already stopped (Score 0) 204 204

They cancelled this policy [nytimes.com] almost immediately after it was brought to light.

Here's the thing: the data mining apparatus and amount of data entry required to get to this point must be enormous. Finding all of the information required to get to the point of issuing seizures of refunds would require complete integration of all SSI payment history, all tax payment history, family histories, movement pattern tracking, etc.

There might even be a tie in to NSA/"not-TIA" to enable this, since the scope is so large. They probably started putting out bids for the work shortly after the law changed in 2008 and have only recently yielded results.

It's not going to be turned off just like that.

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Comment Re:Over 18 (Score 5, Interesting) 632 632

1. Ex post facto limitations apply to criminal cases, not civil cases.

2. Bills of attainder applies to a specific person or group of persons. I.e. a law saying Joe at 123 Maple Street has to pay 50% of his money to Small Town DPW. In England they were used to execute people, i.e. the govt would pass a law saying Bill will be executed such and such a day.

3. The problem here is due process IF they can't show you the records to justify the seizure. That's really really bad news.

Comment Re:Refunds indicate bad tax planning (Score 1) 632 632

Arrange your source deductions and installment payments so that you don't get a refund.

Here are a couple reasons why I don't worry too much about this:

1) Especially right now, that money wouldn't earn much elsewhere, especially if you put it into a safe investment. If you just keep it in a bank account, for most people it's probably barely worth it. (The average refund is about $3000 in 2011, the date I happened to see. Put in an online savings account with 0.95% interest (the highest MMA/savings on bankrate.com) and you'd make a whopping $15.48 over the course of the year. I guess that'd buy one person a decent dinner or so.)

If this was in 2007 or something when you could get a 5% account, things would be different. (That'd be $387.)

(I guess that is the federal-only figure. Would be slightly higher with state refunds, though at least for me those have always been much less.)

2) Fewer things to worry about come tax time. There are penalties for under-withholding, at least in some conditions. Overwithholding a little protects you from these.

3) I am not even sure if it's legal to decrease my withholding, for example. I've claimed the exemption that the W-4 instruction allows, and I don't even know if it is legal for me to claim more, or if there is another way to reduce withholding. I've looked into it a little bit, but it's not worth my time to look into the various IRS pubs.

Comment Re: Must sees in Jakarta, Indonesia (Score 1) 5 5

Most of the museums in Indonesia are closed at 5PM. The only thing that you can probably see is the MONAS (National Monument). But you can't enter the building, but a warning! Be very careful with pickpockets there. There are two malls nearby, Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia. They are open until 10PM, so shopping won’t be a hassle.

Comment FDA approval (Score -1) 91 91

You think the multiBillion dollar a year prosthetic field, along with the doctors that perform the operations will "allow" people to use their own computers, printers etc to have DIY hands, limbs etc to flood the market? Hey, if someone wants to do this, more power to them...but you know there have to be lobbyist flooding DC with their billions, stuffing corrupt politicians to put a halt to this "dangerous" idea of 3-D printing.

Comment Re:Failure imminent (Score 1) 165 165

The cassette recorder can be emulated too. There is a file format for C64 cassettes called TAP.

That said, the tape emulation can be sped up, and with the TAP loading from solid state memory, you get to miss out on hitting a load error, having to rewind the tape, and starting all over again 5 minutes for something to load. I have to admit, having the emulated tape takes all the fun out of it!

Comment Re:And they've already stopped (Score 1) 632 632

They cancelled this policy [nytimes.com] almost immediately after it was brought to light.

Here's the thing: the data mining apparatus and amount of data entry required to get to this point must be enormous. Finding all of the information required to get to the point of issuing seizures of refunds would require complete integration of all SSI payment history, all tax payment history, family histories, movement pattern tracking, etc.

There might even be a tie in to NSA/"not-TIA" to enable this, since the scope is so large. They probably started putting out bids for the work shortly after the law changed in 2008 and have only recently yielded results.

It's not going to be turned off just like that.

Comment Re:Fantastic Google Chrome marketing (Score 4, Informative) 204 204

It's absolutely true. There were a bunch of blog posts by Mozilla employees supporting Brendan as CEO (even though many disagreed with his position on Prop 8), all completely ignored by the media. Looking at the relevant date range on http://planet.mozilla.org/ should find them...

Comment Re:The US needs a constitution (Score 2) 632 632

Because too many Americans want their government doing everything for them, and it nearly does. But we only get a few votes each year. This gives the politicians the opportunity to do a lot of things wrong so long as they do more things right than their opposition likely would.

Let me put it this way. I can about the national debt, generally following the Constitution, specifically allowing freedom of religion, illegal immigration, lowering spending, global warming, racism, NASA, good treatment of America's allies, treatment of America's enemies, free trade.

Every year I get just over one chance to choose Democrat or Republican on all these issues. I don't get to say "I'll have a Republican on following the Constitution, a Democrat on global warming, a Republican on illegal immigration, a Democrat on NASA..." Nor can I choose specific models "I'll have a far right republican on freedom of religion and a moderate republican on free trade..." I get to choose 1.1 person a year.


On the other hand in electronics I get to choose an Apple laptop, a Samsung handheld computer, a philips stereo, a Sony TV,... And when I choose that Sony TV I get to choose from so many models. And if I find I don't like one of these items after getting it home I can return it.


We need to have less control by the government and more control by the market because market control generally means freedom and excellent service.