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Comment: Re:Obviously (Score 2) 68

by Dantoo (#48613033) Attached to: Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

Yes, there were no troops left in Texas, California, Panama, Philipines, Japan, China, Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan (again) Guam, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan.......Unless of course the people there really really begged for those troops to stay.

It's all point of view. There's plenty of Russians that think that annexing the Crimea was a just and caring move to guarantee the longer term safety of the people. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all Russian speaking minorities that love freedom etc..

Everybody means well in these things...don't they?

Comment: Re:A stalker with billiard skills (Score 1) 244

by Dantoo (#48571809) Attached to: Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

That's from "Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting" not "Benny and the Jets"

She's got electric boots and mohair suits, you know I read it in a magazine, ohh B B B Bennie and the Jets.

Get about as oiled as a diesel train, Gonna set this dance alight, 'Cause Saturday night's the night I like

Comment: Re:Confused Reporter (Score 1) 150

by Dantoo (#48301497) Attached to: SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine Did Not Cause Fatal Crash

It's probably accurate reporting but not really using the right metric to explain it clearly.

If you think in terms of dynamic pressure on the craft in rising ballistic flight it makes more sense. The lower mach number occurs where the atmosphere is thicker and therefore dynamic pressure is greater. Atmospheric drag slows it. As the craft rises higher (assuming thrust remains constant) dynamic pressure eases in the thinner atmosphere and the mach number increases. The craft accelerates as drag decreases.

If the pilot was monitoring mach number as an analog for dynamic pressure then it makes sense.

Comment: Re:What Is Your Relationship with Microsoft & (Score 2, Interesting) 187

by Dantoo (#48134575) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

"You were a valuable unbiased source of information on software patent"

No he wasn't. Not then and not now. He has always been a paid shill representing himself as an expert, independent and reliable. He has never been any of those. He is the Internet meme for dishonest paid shills.

To Florian: How does scum like yourself look in the mirror and not vomit?

Comment: Vive Vacation Vic! (Score 1, Troll) 93

by Dantoo (#46835913) Attached to: Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

G+ seemed a good idea at the very start. It seemed that you could fine-control the what, when, who and how of your information and I had no problems with Google pawing around in it for targetting ads.

It is now the most evil shit that you face daily. My daughter has removed every hidden tick from every hidden box she can find on G+, but every personal photo she takes on her Nexus 5 ends up straight away "shared". She has now stopped taking photos with it completely. Won't buy another. Iphone people don't complain about the same problem and Apple isn't exactly the Good Witch of the East.

If this guy was in charge of that shit then his bosses should also be flung through a window because they have deeply darkened Google's reputation. When it comes down to it Google has ridden high, hard and long on their "good" name. It's not Microsoft, Oracle and Apple that have tarnished Google, it's internal and maybe it already costs them billions. If not, it will.

Comment: Re:Sign the petition (Score 3, Insightful) 277

by Dantoo (#46138533) Attached to: Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

Hilarious the way the ultra-green misrepresent this stuff. Boldly lie and keep telling lies and the world just loves to be outraged. I've even seen some US media reporting that the spoils will be dumped on coral!.

What a load of crap. Simply moving dredge spoil from one place to another and under incredibly strict guidelines. The actual reef is 40 miles away from where this is happening and the local rivers spew far more "spoil" into the area every year from the rainy season. Stupid people believing the shit that comes from the WWF.


Comment: Re: Fucking rednecks (Score 1) 1030

by Dantoo (#45496897) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

I must be having a dull day. How are drilling rights a subsidy?
You have to pay for an exploration permit, spend massive amounts of money looking for oil, then spend billions more in drilling and exploitation. Quite a lot of that cost is in direct payments to governments at all levels for licensing, permits, impact assessments, regulatory compliance and now more than ever, public relations.

I just have a picture of old Wishbone in '49 climbing down off his mule and staking his claim. As he starts piling wash gravel, exercising his digging rights, Nelson Muntz walks past pointing "Ha Ha, subisidised bastard!"

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo