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Comment: IF!? (Score 1) 380

by Gallomimia (#48606957) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

If total methane leakage—from drilling through end use—is greater than about 4 percent

IF?? It's a lot more than 4% now. Companies are not properly regulated, and do not properly report when they blast a few thousand cubic meters of unprocessed gas straight into the atmosphere. All of your speculation and statistics is for naught. Get away from us. We only want news, not spin doctors. I thought this site was about InfoTech not people stupid enough to chain themselves to a tree and believe its going to stop big business. We all know what dollars can do to an industry because we all see what Microsoft and now Apple are doing to ours. Go back to your tree.

Comment: Why is Leaked still a Thing? (Score 1) 610

by Gallomimia (#48151395) Attached to: Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows
I'm having some trouble fathoming how a report like this can ever have a status of "leaked" when it should clearly be public knowledge. Why wasn't this done years and years ago by someone independent? A quick browse through the report shows that data does not appear to be difficult to acquire. In fact, my local authority (bchydro.com) has a lot of this data for their jurisdiction on their website. It makes me wonder if the governments of Canada and the US have this stuff freely available online where one doesn't even have to phone and give credentials before obtaining it.

So why is this report by a thinktank being kept secret? Because they were paid to do so, that's why.

But why is no one outside the paid-thinktanks coming up with any of these kinds of conclusions? Really, do we have to pay people to think now too?

Comment: Re:well done mods. (Score 1) 290

by Gallomimia (#47897403) Attached to: German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

This is the wrong place to ask those questions... email support@slashdot.org

We been sending mail to that address for years now complaining about your stupid interface updates. We keep getting responses back saying we won't answer because we're too busy happily coding your favorite minimalist website presentation into a clown festival of pop culture! Can we take you to german court for it?

Comment: Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 1) 419

by Gallomimia (#47786131) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Great dad, in my opinion. My kids grew up involved in hunting, fishing, and shooting sports - but a trip to a refugee camp would probably have cured them of the FPS BS faster than anything.

Fortunately, they were never really into videogames.

And everyone who thinks he was wrong is an idiot, who lives in a fantasy world where making sure children are never exposed to violence will produce a world where there is never violence. The only way to stop violence is to be sure that everyone can defend themselves, educate everyone regarding why violence shouldn't be done, and the effect it has on others, and by removing the reasons to do violence in our society, eg scarcity.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

Im not sure the male gender has much to feel insulted about considering what it as done. I cannot think of an insult that is worse than that history. Or, a man can choose to not identify with that stereotype and strike out on their own and try to be a good person. To do that, they must keep an open mind, and herein lies the problem.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.