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Comment: Re:Judicial rules? (Score 1) 191

Perhaps. I don't see their bailing out as the big thing, like it's a protest.

It's unseemly for jurists working for tue government to appear at a conference where a featured speaker is on the lam.

It says nothing about the issues being debated -- some may even privately support him, or at least Wikileaks.

It's like US supreme Court justices applauding at political statements by the president during the state of the union.

Comment: Re:Walking advertisements (Score 1) 61

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49510935) Attached to: New Nudge Technology Prods You To Take Action

You don't need water reminders for daily life, nor do you need a water bottle. Nor, for the most part, water.

You get more or less enough from your food alone. "You need to keep hydrated" is a fraud along the lines of valentine's day stuff -- a complete creation of companies.

Hehe. You pay twice what you pay for pop...for water.

Comment: Re:Interstate Water Sharing system (Score 1) 678

The Supreme Court has long ruled any federal plan to siphon from the Great Lakes requires the permission of the states on them, not to mention Canada by way of treaty.

I doubt they could do it without their permission, for that matter, as California is seen as a folly of its own making -- go let them hang. The Great Lake states vote, too, and are larger. May we assemble a multi billion dollar debt package payment for you, too? /sarcasm-this-is-about-as-likely-to-pass

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 2) 533

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49505403) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

Keep in mind with no viable storage method, we are basically asking the utilities to keep the same number of power plants open...in case of clouds...while getting a massive drop off in income.

What fraction of a bill currently is the plant and lines and personnel vs. coal or gas or oil?

Comment: Re:no need (Score 2) 294

Security was decentralized on 9/11. After 9/11, the security was centralized, i.e. taken from airlines and private companies, to the federal government. Congress had to be seen doing something.

Had this been the state on 9/11, it would have been decentralized. Dilbert covered this management back and forth flip flop fraud in a more generic sense even earlier.

If I set here and stare at nothing long enough, people might think I'm an engineer working on something. -- S.R. McElroy

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