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Comment: Re: Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (Score 1) 423

by JWW (#48073495) Attached to: Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

Crop yields down? Seriously.

This search returns pages of charts shooing increased crop yields (for states, the whole US, other countries) over time. In fact the big worry in farming in the US this year is the price of corn dropping precipitously because of a bumper crop.

Comment: Re:Conservatives crying "no fair"? (Score 1) 283

Yep. This issue is pretty complex.

It may not be in then net's best interest to have FCC regulate the internet IF their regulations are as hamfisted and full of loopholes like their previous attempts have been. So the Republicans might the right there.

However, if the FCC actually had the balls to make the internet common carrier that would be the kind of regulation that is really needed to protect the net. If the FCC did that then the Republican position is all kinds of wrong.

As for the Democrats, if they want the first example of regulations listed, then they's be wrong as well. But if they want the second kind, then they'd be in the right.

Caveat, this it all of course IMHO.

Comment: Re:The pot calling the kettle black (Score 2, Insightful) 261

by JWW (#47983617) Attached to: Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Yeah, funny that, how one of the countries that didn't actually sign the treaty is one of the only countries that met its targets.

But shhhhh we can't say this. Natural Gas is pushing out dirty coal for power generation, but its only a good outcome and not a perfect one, so it still needs to be attacked by environmentalists.

Comment: Re:The pot calling the kettle black (Score 1) 261

by JWW (#47983311) Attached to: Obama Presses China On Global Warming

What I really loved about the recent climate rallies was how the solution presented was hardcore socialist/communist revolution and the rooting out of capitalism. As if the solution to Climate Change was to eliminate Capitalism and everything would be fixed.

Although, if thats the case I need someone to explain to me why one of the few countries remaining on the planet with a Communist system of government is also the worst polluting country on the planet. If the marchers are correct and communism is the way to salvation, then China should be an environmental paradise, right?

Comment: Hmmmmm (Score 4, Interesting) 109

by JWW (#47941569) Attached to: Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

When the announcement that cuts were coming I made a comment on /. about how everyone at Microsoft would be looking over their shoulder wondering whether their job would be cut.

Howling responses insisted that no, the only jobs being cut were going to be in Finland and tied to Nokia.

Now we find out that jobs are being cut in Washington, Silicon Valley, and Fargo. Hmmm, thats a long way from Finland.

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