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Comment: Re:Cars produce more (Score 1) 976

I'm not sure what your point is with this comment as it relates to the subject at hand. Are you attempting to in some way support the congressman's view or perhaps just suggesting we need to find more energy efficient ways to produce, process and transport food? Whether a person is riding in a car or on a bike, they're going to ingest food. Is the difference between the food intake of the car passenger and the bike rider (with the commensurate net CO2 output difference) enough to validate the congressman's implication about the bike rider producing more CO2 than the car passenger? I doubt it.

Comment: Re:This Announcement Hot on Heels of Bilderbergers (Score 1) 759

by Groovus (#40262599) Attached to: Earth Approaching Tipping Point Say Scientists

It is not that we don't have enough H2O on this planet, quite the opposite. To purify the sea water is not just possible, but we are doing it already.

Seems simple enough. What happens to the sea (and everything in it) when we start converting it to drinking water for however many billion people it is that have used up the ready supply of non processed drinking water? I have to believe there'll be some serious consequences from messing with the first link in the global food chain.

Comment: Re:Sigh. (Score 2) 652

by Groovus (#35507104) Attached to: White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown
I've never copyright, trademark or patent infringed in my life (the pirate meme is so tiresome and inappropriate). The U.S. government should have no right to tap my communications (phone, internet, you name it) to see that I don't without probable cause and a warrant. Further, my tax dollars should not be going to fund the detection, evidence gathering, prosecution and punishment of infringement cases that should be remedied in civil court and in no way should be automatically assumed federal offenses bearing felony consequences. You don't have to want something for free to detest this kind of legislation and those that would support it. Sigh indeed.

Comment: Re:Depressing. (Score 2) 205

by Groovus (#35436228) Attached to: A Bittersweet Finale For Discovery Space Shuttle
Tell him he, and his generation, will take us there again. Then start selling him on the positives of a strong math and science education as the path that leads there. We got complacent because we had something that ran, now we'll have to go without for a bit. I figure right about the time your boy is leaving high school people will be hungry for manned space exploration again.

Comment: Re:So what (Score 1) 1425

by Groovus (#34408808) Attached to: Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'
If you live in the U.S. you should care. There's a non-trivial possibility that this person could be President of the U.S.A. in a couple of years. Imagine the U.S. executive office occupied by someone more ignorant and more reactionary than G.W. Bush. On second thought, I misspoke, if you live anywhere you should care.

Comment: Re:GM Must Be Freaking Right Now (Score 1) 384

by Groovus (#33077898) Attached to: Chevy Volt Not Green Enough For California

California and green have little to do with each other...Much to my surprise, I learned that you can't even buy a diesel car out here.

From what I can tell, California is about regulations that make people who don't know much feel good.

We bought a VW Jetta TDI Sportswagon in good ole Los Angeles just last year. I can give you the name of the dealership, or others we looked at that also sold said diesel based cars. Pretty sure they're still selling those, though they run out of stock pretty quick when they ship. Mod me redundant as others have said the same thing, but if ever there was a post deserving the mythical -1 Wrong moderation yours is it. Maybe you could get a -1 Troll instead since your false statement is ensconced in lovely trollish sentences?

Comment: Re:Consumers vs. Programmers (Score 1) 1634

by Groovus (#30942096) Attached to: iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"

The average consumer has no way to utilise the sort of programming freedom that Stallman would like to see people have. They need a checked-out, validated, "App Store" where both useful and useless things can be downloaded and will never, ever compromise their computer. And if an application is found to be bad after it is released it can be "recalled". Period.

Call me crazy but I think you just described GNU/Linux. And call me crazy again, but I think the average person can utilize that sort of programming freedom right now.

The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity. -- Edsger Dijkstra

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