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Comment: Re:Displacing five times as much water... (Score 1) 107

by Martin Blank (#48623697) Attached to: New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

You would think with that volume of gas you would be up there with a nuclear sized detonation.

It has a capacity of some 430 million liters of LNG. At an average density of 0.463 kg/L at -160C, that's 199 million kilos of liquefied methane. At 22.2 MJ/L, that's 4.42 billion MJ, or a shade over a megaton of TNT if it were to all go off at once.

Though I doubt that's possible. The storage facilities will have separation, so at best there would be a chain that would dampen the impact somewhat.

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 2) 409

by PopeRatzo (#48622743) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

If somebody damages your car, would you want your insurance company to pay to fix it?

That means they can set prices based on risk. And risk in this case means "perceived risk". It's not brave or not brave. It's just corporate behavior. This is why corporations are not considered people except by reactionaries and the far Right.

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 3, Insightful) 409

by PopeRatzo (#48622559) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Yes, I'd go to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed in an accident driving to the mall.

I will bet your chances of being killed in a mall go way up if there are specific threats against that mall.

I would bet that the decision to not show this movie was made entirely by whoever provides insurance to the theater chain. It must be killing the theater owners not to show a movie that has gotten this much publicity at opening. But if your insurance provider says "No", you do what they say.

Comment: Re:Hot Glue Guns (Score 1) 168

by Pharmboy (#48615937) Attached to: 3D Printer?

And they can't afford $500 for a phone or $800 on a game console but they still do. $1000 is within reach of enough people to be called "consumer grade". That doesn't mean everyone can afford it. Not everyone can even afford a computer, but we still consider them consumer goods.

Comment: Re:11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed to Water Ri (Score 0, Offtopic) 311

by PopeRatzo (#48614705) Attached to: 11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Actually, the main crop that is quite profitable but requires vast amounts of water is not rice, but nuts, specifically Almonds.

I like almonds, but they kind of bind me up, you know? We make almond milk and add some flax oil and then use the almond pulp to make delicious cakes. It's better that way. If you put some ground flax seed in with the almond pulp, it makes you shit like a goose so it all works out.

I think the fact that I know these things is a sign I'm getting old. Oh well.

Comment: Re:Ah Tucows... (Score 1) 64

by DigiShaman (#48614499) Attached to: A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Have you been to Cnet lately? They used to be the place to download shareware / freeware back in the early 2000s and prior. Back in the 90s, CNet was the premier place to go for all the latest in computing news and internet fads (along with ZDnet). Back then, Weatherbug was spyware and AVG was the anti-virus of choice. Now the Internet is all flipped upside-down. Cnet contains links to dubious apps and tricks you into some download app, WeatherBug is clean (and awesome), and AVG contains a craptastic IE toolbar that's impossible to remove completely without resorting ripping it out manually via some utility like Autoruns.

Comment: Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (Score 1) 109

by DigiShaman (#48610593) Attached to: The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

The poverty of a nation is directly proportional to the freedom and type of government they have. They need to rise up and have a revolution. I refuse to curtail my lifestyle so the poor can be impacted less thereby keeping their ruling class government elite fat and happy. Your global concerns is prolonging the problem of oppression and tyranny around the world. Fancy that.

Comment: Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (Score 1) 109

by DigiShaman (#48609019) Attached to: The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

You can eat better than the ultra wealthy did 100 years ago. From fruits, vegetables, fattened up chickens, etc. Not just what you can buy, but how product has physically changed from industrialization. Also modern medicine and the resulting technology has had a profound impact on civilization.

Screwing up the planet you said? Look pal, Mother Nature is a BITCH! She doesn't care about you. Your job, out of pure circumstance, is to eat, sleep, fuck, and die. Congrats if you have children out of it to continue the chain of reverse entropy that is known as life.

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.

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