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Comment: Re:Container ships (Score 1) 488

by 0xdeaddead (#47867671) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

You forget the solution that is always 'sold' to people is that they need to buy something. If we gave a shit about the environment, the big ass ships would be nuclear, and people would instead fix their old cars as making new cars is far more damaging to the environment. But that doesn't sell, and the consumer needs something to buy in.

I'm always amazed how duped the 'smart' and general public is.

But they love buying new things, Bernays was a freaking genius.

Comment: Graph Paper (Score 1) 635

by Phrogman (#47791085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

I cannot live without pads of graph paper. Anything written on regular blank paper or lined paper is just wrong. It must have the pale blue lines of a proper pad of graph paper or anything I write on it, is rubbish.

I periodically find myself writing something on the latest graph paper pad, only to realize that its not interactive and I cannot edit, so with a sigh I go rewrite the entire thing in a text editor.

Then I go back to the graph paper pad :P

Comment: I'd love to be in his class (Score 5, Insightful) 179

by 0xdeaddead (#47719239) Attached to: Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

and know what not to do. If anything Steve is the textbook example on how an MBA brought zero growth to Microsoft, and destroyed not only two biggest cash cows in history, Windows & Office, but doomed the company to failure by de-incentiving through MBA theory of the week games like bands, to constantly backdooring H1B1'ing the workforce.

Gates made Microsoft, but Balmer destroyed it.

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman