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Comment: Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (Score 1) 138

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48654675) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

The simple version is that it's a diet without grains and pasta and chips and Doritos and French fries with everything. AKA you aren't gorging on starches. Root veggies are allowed (maybe fries? Think more cut tater chunks).

Look at your common diet and see how much bread (buns, sub, sandwich) pizza, pasta, donuts, muffins, potato chips, Funyons, much calories, taste good. die yung.

Comment: Re:A big boat! (Score 2) 115

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48618585) Attached to: New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

The Panama Canal is being expanded to handle larger ships. These are "superpanamax".

In the US, harbors are in the middle of legal entanglements by environmentalists to deepen harbors by 5 feet to handle them, 7+ year battles, longer than the canal took.

Meanwhile, China is building an even bigger canal for even bigger ships.

The center of empire has shifted. The empire that keeps the trade routes open prospers. An empire that turns to lording over its own people falters.

Goodnight, Irene. Your kids will live in an economically broken.1984-like panopticon state ruled by populist memes.

Words don't matter. Actions and history do.

Comment: Re:this is ridiculous (Score 1) 440

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48612015) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

It's more than just privacy -- that they nailed him on something irrelevant...that he wasn't even doing for a month of surveillance yet, smacks of using a de facto general warrant, which the Constitution specifically forbids.

They must list the crime they suspect you of, and present some evidence, and list the things to search and stuff to seize.

They cannot just go get a general warrant to filch through your stuff indefinitely until they find some little law of a myriad existing ones you violated.

That was how politicians abused their power, keeping down uppity people, or people who, you know, didn't pay their donations.a
So government surveillinh him for wn indefinite period, looking for violations of anything, amounts to this behavior.

It would be interesting to see if the decision touches on this.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 440

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48611673) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

No, they don't have that power.

The case a few years ago throwing out Congress' law banning guns within a certain distance of schools was ruled a rare overreach of the general welfare clause justifying domains of legislation for Congress.

To this day, the Supreme Court still acknowledges this principle, even if deliberate misinterpretations of things like General Welfare have voided most limitations.

Comment: Re:Never stopped my old roomate (Score 1) 219

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48604877) Attached to: Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

Slightly warmer temps map to warmer seas, etc. But that is not the same as hyperventillation about storms and droughts rampaging across the planet.

The latter makes no sense. You are talking a fraction of a percent energy differences, which amounyts to almost nothing given the low and high emd of temps both rise a little.

Climate scientists, well many of them anyway, are apparently oblivious to this concept as well as regression to the mean. Expect maybe 1 extra hurricane per century, with an average storm strength increase of less than 1%.

This is a thermal sea expansion problem, not a weather severity problem.

Comment: Re:EFF Says: (Score 1) 158

I read a legal analysis of this -- when you are hired to act something, it's for that something, and the implied right of whoever hired you to twist it out of all recognition or use it for other things is not infinitely malleable, sans a speific contract for that.

So there is precedence for her to be able to put the brakes on it.

Is this one such case? Well, that's what's being decided.

"Hey Ivan, check your six." -- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27