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Comment: Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (Score 1) 197

by CohibaVancouver (#47970015) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Of course, this just means that some incredible hackers were able to fool the software that my wife uses to show different results while the laser is shining

The conspiracy nutbars don't argue that the reflectors aren't there - They argue that they weren't placed there by humans BECAUSE RADIATION.

Comment: How is Yelp supposed to work? (Score 4, Interesting) 236

by CohibaVancouver (#47962133) Attached to: Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War
I've never understood how the business model for 'free' review sites is supposed to work anyway.

You're in the *reviewing* business. If you're legit you can't sell ads - Consumer reports has no ads - They make all their money from subscriptions.

However, it's the internet, so you can't sell subscriptions. People won't pay.

So can't sell ads, can't sell subscriptions... How can you create a legit reviews site?

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 112

by CohibaVancouver (#47928487) Attached to: A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

Did anyone bother to check on World Airlines

In the last 30 years, World Airways has had one incident, and that was due to pilot error, not issues with the DC-10 itself.

there is always a refueling stop at Anchorage or Honolulu.

Yes, and when Canadian Airlines crossed the Pacific with their DC-10s in the 70s, 80s & 90s they used to stop in Hawaii for fuel.

This is one of the reasons these airframes have been retired.

Comment: Re:Cue the Bozos (Score 4, Insightful) 951

by CohibaVancouver (#47928223) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
The problem is that when the Bozos say that the USA is as bad as (or worse than) North Korea or a region suffering under ISIS or the Taliban, you belittle the suffering that those people are genuinely experiencing.

Could the USA do better? Absolutely, much, much better - But don't insult some teacher or blogger living in fear of torture or death in Syria by suggesting some teacher or blogger at West Beverly High is her peer.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 4, Informative) 112

by CohibaVancouver (#47926427) Attached to: A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

There's a reason why the DC-10 isn't used anymore.

Explosive Decompression

Incorrect. DC-10s were perfectly safe aircraft that flew millions of miles. They weren't explosively decompressing left right and center.

DC-10s aren't flying passengers any more because they don't have the efficiency of modern airliners like the 787. They're heavier, have more drag, and burn more fuel - Particularly due to the their three engines.

FedEx still operates a whack of 'em hauling cargo.

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