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Comment Re:IOT isn't as easy as it sounds. (Score 2) 39

Trane is certainly "focused on technology". Just not computer geek technology. Do you know how to design and manufacture a long-lived air conditioning or heat pump compressor? And successfully and profitable for decades?

      Technology existed before the internet, you know.

Comment Rending of garments to commence! (Score -1, Troll) 39

Oh My GOD! A possibly exploitable-if-you-know-or-bother-to-look-for-it bug in a device that will change the room temperature! On something that doesn't really need to be connected to the internet in the first place, and would slightly inconvenience you if it were pwn'ed! Bring back the guillotine because this is worse than 9/11!

      If you are super-paranoid, just pull the ethernet cable, then you can live your life without the existential dread of coming home to a 78 degree house.

Comment Re:Wait just a minute! (Score 1) 511

It's cute when you can't win the argument and start calling names.

          BTW, I have probably looked at more simulation data than all climate scientists put together and had plenty of opportunity to check simulation results against real life. If the predictions fall out 6-sigma low - which the best-case (lest warming) model did a few years ago - the simulation is wrong, period, back to the drawing board.

Comment Re:Hypocrisy much ? (Score 1) 285

If North America got rid of nuclear weapons tomorrow, you would be living in a totalitarian regime in a less than 5 years. You, and the rest of human civilization, still exist because the US nuclear deterrent.

      I am sure you will sputter and argue otherwise, but the reason it bothers you so much is that you *know* that to be true but can't accept it.

Comment This is why we can't have nice things (Score 2) 276

A tiny pressure group can stop virtually any big project, by filing court action after court action, delaying it until everyone gets tired of it and gives up. If they hadn't succeeded this time, they would have found some endangered flea, argued indefinitely until they won or lost, and lose, try again with a newly-invented religious icon.

It happens time and again. For example, the NFL (with regard to the Washington Redskins) is on record for saying "if one person objects, we will take action". Whether you think the word is offensive is beside the point. This sort of thinking allows the loudest complainers to exert veto power over virtually anything. So we get absolutely nowhere.

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