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Comment Re: fighting carbon pollution? (Score 1, Insightful) 369

Yep. And all that noise about how unsafe the pipeline is will be exposed as so much bullshit when (not if) a derailment causes a raging fire, many deaths and the evacuation of any towns near the conflagration.

BTW oil shipped east by rail within Canada has already caused deaths.

Rational thought is something reviled by the "Green" movement. It's all really about more government control.

If things really were so dire we'd be shutting down the coal plants as the new nuclear plants come online, but that's not what they really want. They want control not zero carbon emissions.

Comment Re: Sounds familiar... (Score 1) 602

Yep. Could we get some congressional hearings about how it is possible that the bank can only find foreign workers to do a job previously done by an American worker who gets laid off after training the foreign worker? I would love to see politicians actually stand up for actual citizenship. Back in the old days it used to be their Fucking job.

Comment Re:Should hit my monthly cap in 1/3 of a second (Score 1) 55

Not exactly, its GigaBytes per month and GigaBits of speed.

You'll have 8 times as long until you hit the plan cap, so 8/3 of a second or 2 and 2/3 seconds.

Way better ;-)

Again I have to say, this is like having a Ferrari that you can only drive a few minutes a month.

The cognitive dissonance between freaking tiny bandwidth caps and huge speeds just keeps growing.

Comment Re:Why stop there? (Score 4, Insightful) 684

In retrospect the first exporters of the "new world" seemed to die pointless deaths too, but their exploration and their expanding of the known world was not pointless at all.

The same would be true of explorers to Mars. Trips there might be one way to start, but trips to the new world were essentially one way too in the beginning.

Comment Re: How criminalizing the crime might prevent it. (Score 1) 737

Yep. The denying people's rights is wrong but this is SOOOOO important this time that we need to deny people's rights argument.

That's what every God Damed asshole tyrannical dictator said every time he marched his political enemies to their deaths. Every. God. Damed. Time.

The fact is this. The most important thing is the rights and the freedom of the people.

Comment Authority (Score 1) 198

With the Enterprise Architect comes the authority to lead. You don't need admin access so much as you need to cultivate loyal, capable followers from the SA's that you are leading. They should be the implementers of your architectural designs.

I do agree with the poster that you may need user level access to servers and/or the capability to configure/build different software in userspace before deploying it at a system level.

But Enterprise Architect is a leadership role mainly. From your explanation, you've been trying to lead and influence decisions all along, now they're giving you the authority to do so. Seize the opportunity!

Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score -1, Troll) 1044

Yeah, but there were no winners.

That doesn't benefit anyone.

And you know what, I'm fine with that. I'm fine with the hugos being destroyed.

I have had it with the politically correct bullshit these days. From the campus "rape crisis" kangaroo courts, to the asinine "yes means yes" (until changed to no an any future date, to all lives don't matter, to white men must die and all that other shit thats out their, I'm done with it. All the assholes pushing that shit can go to hell.

They want "no awards" they can have no awards. Forever.

Comment Re:Don't trust [Re:Lovely summary.] (Score 1, Troll) 1044

Yeah because only the people who voted 'no award' are true fans right, RIGHT.

I am sick to death with the progressive war on free speech and association. They don't get to choose who the right or wrong fans are. Fans get to choose if they're fans of the genre.

This 'no award' shit was them having a hissy fit about doubleplusungood fans nominating who they wanted to.

The SJW's who threw a fit with this years hugs are a bunch of fascist twits ready to destroy people for thoughtcrime.

Comment Re:Trump makes sense again? (Score 5, Interesting) 442

What really bothers me about "solve the problems on Earth first" logic is that if we do that we're never leaving this rock.

21 TRILLION dollars has been spent to eradicate poverty. Over 40 years on there's been very little impact of the Great Society program to actually eliminate poverty.

Imagine, just imagine what 21 TRILLION could have done if spent on space exploration. We'd likely have moonbases, footprints on Mars, asteroid bases, much quicker international travel, large space stations. 21 Trillion is a lot of fucking money. We basically wasted it trying to solve poverty with handouts. I know that sounds harsh, but the numbers don't lie. We didn't fix poverty, I believe there is no way in hell that spending that money on space exploration wouldn't have had a much much greater impact on society.

Another comment mentioned the National and World pride derived from accomplishing very difficult feats like landing on the moon. That value, while not being economically measurable is something that truly does move humanity along and make people understand that for some things, we're all in this together. And I really think that is likely a more valuable outcome that the direct spending of money on poverty.

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold. -- D.W. Robertson.