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Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 2) 237

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#47416847) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

The government didn't outlaw them based on their tolerance to power, they outlawed lower effieciency bulbs. Governing is often dealing with conflicting interests. LIfe is complicated. Stop pretending it isn't.

Also, LED bulbs are more tolerant. Use those if you have a terrible power supply.

Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 1) 237

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#47416821) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

No, just trying to make sense of your experneice versus our experience. I replaced all of the incadecents with the cheapest CFL's back in 2006. All still work. Just moved and did the same. None have ever gone out on me, in this country. When I was living in a third world country, yeah, the power sucked and it blew cfls all the time.

Its a reasonable inference, rather than blaming a vast conspiritoral scam.

Comment: Re:Grass is always greener (Score 1) 49

Some people choose to become artists, musicians and even game developers because they like art, music, and games. Unfortunately, a sizeable number of them in all categories lack the talent to succeed. That part is really sad to watch. I understand the idea of a dream isn't supposed to be realistic, and trying to be successful for very talented people is like trying to winthe lottery. but for these people iwith abitions that don't match their talent : its like they don't even have money to buy a lottery ticket.

Comment: Re: Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (Score 2) 174

Yeah, no kidding. I couldn't get At&t to provide me with online access to my at&t dsl account yesterday without an activation code that could only be spoken over the specific landline attached to the account or physically mailed to the billing address. A reminent of their ameritech takeover, those dsl accounts aren't actually in their system, but an older one that they can't make many changes to.

Do not expect companies to support older systems, especially when they've stated that they will not support them.

Comment: A hedge against hyperinflation (Score 1) 115

It might work against hyper inflation. But other than, that its kind of worthless. And when you have hyper inflation, governments usually crack down on any kind of currency movement out of the weak currency to try and prop up the local currency.

So this is great, if you think that your currency is going hyper inflationary in a short period of time. I don't think there are many cases in which that would be useful.

Otherwise, if Bitcoin can be called a currency, then its also suceptible to variance in value as we've seen over its lifetime. Teh Mahts don't protect against it losing value.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"

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