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Comment: Re:This is Slashdot, not Politico (Score 0, Offtopic) 413

by JWW (#48877087) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Yep. Slashdot has become a huge pile of suck lately. It used to be "News for Nerds", now its looking more for "News for Nerd wannabes".

A political bent has been here a long time, but it used to be more even keeled, and the discussion used to be more open. Hell, even Jon Katz was better than some of the political drivel being posted here lately, especially vis a vis "diversity" and gamer gate. The progressive, hipster, and white knight posturing here lately has been sickening.

RIP Slashdot. We used to have logical discussions around here and talk about technology, when culture came up it was viewed from within and around the technology. Well the SJW's are on the march and they've arrived as /.

I'll be signing off now.

Comment: Re:So, he is admitting that the attacks are true (Score 1) 786

by JWW (#48784875) Attached to: Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Here ya go.

It is well known that John Kerry testified against the Vietnam war in a congressional hearing. This link is the second one found by google.

I'm not saying anything one way or the other but him speaking out against the war is a well known thing.

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 2) 560

by JWW (#48718303) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

In the past 10 years, both a very large wind farm and an Natural Gas power plant have been build with 100 miles of where I live. Hydro is already very well utilized in my state. I am fully supportive of all of that. I'm not going to be marching and shouting NIMBY!

40% of the electricity I use is renewable already.

What we need to build next is a Nuclear Power plant.

I never said I was against renewables or Hydro power. I am against regulations and taxes that spike the price of energy and have severe negative economic impacts.

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 2) 560

by JWW (#48718195) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

The problem is you are acting like we'll have to do that _immediately_ when in actuality we'll have to do that over the next 200-500 years.

This means that there will be instances where mitigation will be more effective (and more doable) in the future than acting now to drastically (extremely drastically) reduce our use of carbon to make these changes not take place.

There is a lot of mitigation technology and infrastructure that can be deployed and used in the next 200-500 years to deal with climate change issues.

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 2, Insightful) 560

by JWW (#48716145) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

Yep. Build nuclear power plants or shut the fuck up. I'm sick and tired of hearing "denier, denier, denier" from these people and then when solutions are proposed, they say "hell no, you can't do that". That fucktard RFK jr. even said no to wind power near the carbon sucking Kennedy compound. What the want is to implement economy crushing socialism, actually solving the problem is NOT what most environmentalists really want.

Back nuclear or shut the fuck up. Note: I'm not asking the impossible, climate change luminaries like James Hansen have called for nuclear power to be used.

Comment: Re: Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 5, Insightful) 719

by JWW (#48633603) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

My stance in AGW is that you can bitch all you want about climate change, but if you're not willing to build a bunch of nuclear power plants and shut down a bunch of coal plants, then yes you ARE arguing global warming to advance a political agenda and nothing more.

If you don't back real solutions that can yield real results then I am going to call bullshit on your advocacy.

Comment: Re: Supremes never said corps are people ... (Score 1) 589

by JWW (#48625853) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Shit the government better fits you "aggregation of money" description better than big companies do. Hell it even prints its own money. Your use of the term capital gives away your commie sympathies.

So companies aren't people, but ginormous government is your mommy. Got it.

Comment: Re:2% is nothing (Score 1) 121

by JWW (#48572193) Attached to: NASA Gets 2% Boost To Science Budget

The real fact is that budget deficits in upcoming years will only be solved by cutting military, welfare, medicare, and social security spending.

The fact is that basically all other spending is a rounding error compared to those big four items.

People are exactly right. Even completely zeroing out NASA funding would have, in practical measures, absolutely NO impact on the national debt.

The other ironic thing is that NASA, by far, is one of the few federal agencies that actually can lead to technology and science findings that truly benefit the American people.

But the idea that NASA is getting an increase, even though it is a slight one, is good news in my book.

Comment: Re:I have nothing better to do... (Score 1) 545

by JWW (#48538687) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Exactly. This idea has infected the entire modern American business world.

I work as a contractor for the government, I am required to post my time which is used for billing.

On the hard face of it all, I am not "allowed" to work more than 40 hours, I certainly won't be paid for them, and my company can't ever invoice for them, without prior agreement from the customer.

However, whenever we interview people to come in and work here, certain folks on the interview committee pretty much require the applicant to genuflect to the common "whatever it takes to get the job done" belief that over 40 hours is no big deal and that they do that "all" the time. Even though that is technically completely against the rules for contracting.

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