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Comment: Re:Similar to choosing an OS (Score 0) 137

by 0123456 (#49608515) Attached to: Empty Landscape Looms, If Large Herbivores Continue to Die Out

Yeah, like no herbivores, peaked oil, overpopulation and all the other things that *scientists* have been warning us about for years.

Yes, exactly. I remember when I was a kid, *scientists* were warning us that we were entering a new ice age and oil was going to run out by the year 2000, and we must DO SOMETHING while there was STILL A CHANCE!

The left have been playing Chicken Little for decades, and no-one in their right mind takes them seriously any more.

Comment: Re:Some background (Score 1) 74

by 0123456 (#49587799) Attached to: Submersible Photographs WW2 Japanese Sub's Long-Lost Airplane Hangar

The US and UK looked at aircraft carrier submarines in the between WWI and WWII and eventually gave up on the idea because of the technical and operational problems.

If, by 'looked at', you mean 'built'. Can't vouch for America, but Britain's M2 was operational for a few years before it sank in the mid-20s.

Comment: Re:"Had to" (Score 1) 123

by 0123456 (#49579281) Attached to: Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

That's on its face illegal in the USA, though. You'd have to go through the hard mile with the SEC and the IRS before that type of scheme could happen.


Thanks to the US government 'protecting' you from companies that take your money, promise a share of the business and then never deliver, you're only allowed to give your money to companies that take your money, don't promise a share of the business, and may or may not do anything. Which is clearly much, much better.

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 125

by 0123456 (#49563301) Attached to: Smart Headlights Adjust To Aid Drivers In Difficult Conditions

We're supposed to believe this will "[pass] light around the individual drops and improving visibility"?

This was mentioned a few years ago, for example:

I presume this must be the same people. But I agree, I'd rather pay $5 for a replacement headlight bulb than $5,000.

Comment: Re:RIP (Score 1) 160

by 0123456 (#49562505) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

That must have been quite a task. Apparently, Google had no clue about how the the software they write, maintain and distribute, would work on a piece of hardware that they themselves chose.

At the time they released the original Nexus 7, Android was slow as molasses on any hardware I used. Performance has been one of the biggest steps forward in the last few Android releases, though they still seem to need significantly more CPU and RAM than an iPad.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that (Score 1) 162

by 0123456 (#49553261) Attached to: Think Tanks: How a Bill [Gates Agenda] Becomes a Law

No, the Constitution was written to prevent these people gaining power, by giving the Federal government so little power that there was no point trying to buy them.

Sadly, the 'Progressives' came along demanding that government must be given more and more power, and it's been downhill ever since.

Comment: Re:And yet, data shows you're just wrong (Score 3, Insightful) 148

by 0123456 (#49553249) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites

When people talk about 'innovation in aviation', I don't think they mean 'stuffing more people into smaller seats'.

I'd imagine easy money is the big problem. Why spend time inventing something actually useful, when a VC will lend you millions of dollars to build some new hipster site that you can sell to pension funds for a billion dollars.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. -- Richard Bach, "Illusions"