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Comment Re:Fallacy of Climate Control (Score 2) 79

It's his own money. Who cares if it's a fallacy? The reality is, eventually we're going to need to switch to renewable energy. Non-renewable energy will run out by definition.

So if he wants to put his money into that, it might make the world a better place. And if it ends up with cheaper energy for everybody, it will make the world a better place. The cheaper energy becomes, the better.

Comment They beat themselves (Score 2) 45

the first responsability of the CEO is to protect the money of the shareholders and make it profitable

Exactly right. Add just a smidgen of shortsightedness and some pressure from the board, and you have the perfect storm of next-quarter-itis.

After a few quarters like that, the CEO takes off for the next company, as the company tries to put out the fires they left behind them -- fired experts, cheapened and crippled products, new hires that don't know much about the domain, insufficiently-tested but out-the-door-anyway products...

Yeah, responsibility to the shareholders. Which means: Short term thinking and cannibalistic profiteering. That's the US corporate mantra, right there.

Comment Re:Outdoor (Score 2) 321

A whole lot of people on this site aren't from the north in any respect... they clearly have a world view that doesn't know what 5 feet of snow looks like. Shame, because Boston and the North East got all that coverage recently for the massive snow storms, what good would solar have done in all that?

Duh, you simply use your solar panels to run heaters to keep the snow off the panels!

Oh wait...

Comment Slashdot Arrives Late To The Party As Usual (Score 1) 321

The walls are buzzing. I know this because I have a magnet implanted in my hand and whenever I reach near an outlet I can feel them.

I enjoy doing laundry about as much as doing dishes. I get my clothing custom made in China for prices you would not believe and have new ones regularly shipped to me. Thanks to synthetic fabrics it takes less water to make my clothes than it would to wash them, and I donate my used garments.

How I Gave Up Alternating Current

555 posters at Ars Technica spent a glorious summer's day ripping Rhinehart to shreds. Op-ed: How I gave up alternating current

"I'm an idiot who doesn't understand the energy footprint of Soylent Green and shipping cotton to china for cheap underwear, then shipping those underwear to my house on a weekly basis. I am so far up the ass of my OCD neurosis that I am living a contrafactual life and pretending it's not destroying the world."

Like punning, programming is a play on words.