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Comment Re:How much would you pay? (Score 1) 308

Well it depends, I have a Raspberry Pi 2 that I bought for the purpose of replacing the 10 year old computer I had attached. Only thing is, it couldn't replace it.

No Hulu, No NetFlix, and no Web/HTML/Flash video's. Which is ~2/3's of the media watching now days. Kind of sucks having a bit of "new" hardware that can't do what it was bought for. If this windows 10 can do those things it might have something.

Comment Re:Buyback of stock is another illusion (Score 1) 273

It doesn't help that stock prices are more about perception of the company than it has to do with value, so the value of a stock is a bit of an illusion, but I wouldn't call stock by back as an illusion of growth.

Yes it helps manipulate the stock price to a very small degree, but that's at a real cost, not just an accounting trick where you move numbers from one column to another. It's a cost to the company yet it's value remains the same, only Earnings Per Share change. Some companies often do this to offset EPS dilution from employee stock options.

It's more like a rechargeable battery. You need cash to expand, sell off company stock. Have cash and stock is valued low, buy back stock.

Planning a flop product/Press Release so that they can buy back stock at bargain prices would be a different beast.

Comment Re:Idiots messing with things know in other fields (Score 1) 234

You're correct that Ivanhoe reservoir hasn't been having much problems. That's a chlorinated concrete reservoir that is closer to a swimming pool than a lake. Besides the chlorine it's lacking nutrients and it's oxygen levels will stay high.

Most reservoirs, even man made ones in California, are lakes. I didn't see any information on what lake/reservoir this is being done too. But regardless people are talking of doing this to other bodies of water, even sectioning off parts of lakes.

Comment Idiots messing with things know in other fields (Score 3, Insightful) 234

They are creating an environment for an algae bloom that are starting to cause problems everywhere.

The algea blooms, which are not truly algae but are cyanobacteria, use less light(lower wave length) want low oxygen environments with lower water turbulence. And they are creating that.

Once cyanobacteria bloom starts, it's very difficult and costly to control. It' has very few natural predictors, I don't know of any freshwater ones, and worse yet, cyanobacteria can create toxins that have killed dogs running through it.

Comment Re:It's Arbitrary and Alarmist (Score 1) 92

This isn't science, but scientists way of playing politics.

Yes, alarmist, fear-mongering, add in a few facts, some blaming. Still blaming the all mighty Nuke but adding another point, climate change, to their soapbox.

But yes, I also agree with your implied sentiment that using a clock where we are at 99.79% at the end when at most we got as low as 98.75% with USA and Soviet signing Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and the Soviet Union dissolves.(and that was after the Fall of the Berlin Wall) IMHO the clock should have been set back hours for each of those, not minutes.

Comment Re:Why DarkMail? (Score 2) 195

I agree, darkmail makes it sound bad at the start.

But I would go a step further, call it SMTPv2 (if changes to SMTP) or Mail 2.0, or webmail 2.0. A name that has no scariness in it. (other than playing off of web 2.0 crap) It will just sound like the logical next step and doesn't imply anything that the media can take as bad.

Comment Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (Score 2) 976

Maybe you have a chance to man handle a 6'2" 250lb man who's spent 5 of the last 10 years in jail working out, but my wife will use a gun to keep her and kids safe.

You say that there are situations where other self defense should be used rather than a gun, implying that some other thing can stop them, and that you would get other chances. If your or ones you care about are under serious physical threat, then you do what you have to. The best way is to avoid situations like the yelling matches (please see "More Guns, Less Crime" for data on people who CCW are involved with less crime). But when they don't give you a choice, I hope you got a good plan B on your hip.

My wife vs the above man has a better chance when they are both armed, than both not. (50% both armed Guns are the great equalizer. Oh and my wife is a better shot than I am.

I care not about the attacker when it comes to keeping my wife and kids safe. Male/female, 16 or 46, the outcome of the attacker is forfeit. Only after I insure safety of mine, will I consider the safety of the bad guy.

The right to bear arms is the right to carry. Now please stop turning us into victims.

Comment Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (Score 1) 976

I completely agree. The vast majority of people who decide to carry legally are more even headed and are involved in a lot less crime than those who don't. See the book "More guns, Less crime" for data, it also shows pretty good correlation that more guns means less crime and safer streets.

Because we are the type of person who want to be prepared for bad things, we are also the type to avoid bad things. Getting into a shoving match is the result of more than one bad choice.

Nearly half of the conceal class I took was more or less teaching how screwed you are in shooting someone, even if self defense.(see Zimmerman)

However, leaving or running away isn't always an option, when you have family who depend on you to keep them safe.

Comment Re:HELP!!! (Score 1) 95

Here in Utah, Susan Powel disappeared w/o any trace . . .
Nina Reiser disappeared with almost no traces
at least 1 of those Cleveland women found was an adult with next to no traces of foul play

People don't just disappear with out a reason.

The cops are doing this because its a lot of work that shows little results. IE, they feel it's a waste of time.

Comment Re:SOAP (Score 1) 223

There is only on kind of soap that works, the one that ALL the doctors are using, the plain, simple, normal SOAP. No artificial ingredients, no strawberry scent (who wanna to eat soap!!!) nothing.

While most medical staff do indeed use plain soap, surgeons at least, are required to use antibacterial soap.

I thought surgeons scrubbed with iodine.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle