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Comment: Re:LMFTFY (Score 1) 628

by Jawnn (#48460055) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

You will assume room temperature far before hydrocarbons run out.

[citation needed] ..., and please, don't trot out the the magical a-biogenic nonsense. [quote] The existence of hydrocarbons on Titan, a moon of Saturn, and venting from the deepest oceans points to the probability that hydrocarbons don't have anything more to do with fossils than anything else in the earth's crust.

LOL. Sorry I bothered with the warning. I see you've got something even better than magic. We'll jes commence ta drillin' on Titan. Yeah, that's definitely going to be a commercially successful venture.

Comment: Re:Article and Summary are Baseless (Score 2) 111

by Jawnn (#48459105) Attached to: "Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths
Retired PM here...
Amen, brother. Comparing survival rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest cases and pre-hospital cardiac arrest cases is an absurd comparison. The are not the same population, at all. Given the mean response time for ALS to reach the arrest patient in the field, a 10% number is impressive. Definitive care is definitive care and the sooner it is delivered, the better the outcome, period. Adding the transport delay the time to definitive care will drive survival rates down. This has been well-established for decades. Sanghavi's conclusions are, to say the least, worthless.

Comment: Re:It's more of a statement about NYC (Score 1) 474

by Jawnn (#48450793) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Your argument is exactly what they used to say about why apartheid was needed, and also why they justified dictatorial policing - and it was very effective... enforcing a whole lot of laws that actually defined apartheid. In other words, it wasn't the policing that made apartheid evil, it was the notion (codified into law) that people deserved different things because of the color of their skin. We don't have that.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (Score 1) 474

by Jawnn (#48450779) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

What exactly do you gain by consenting to an illegal request of a power they do not have?

What you gain is the opportunity (because you didn't get shot in the head) to use the system to punish those who've abused their power. If you think that belligerence is the only proper response to such abuses, you've already lost.

Comment: You people still don't get it. (Score 1) 67

Regulations, like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, are for little people. This is about corporate profit and we will decide which regulations we will observe and which we will ignore. And if you don't like it, by your own legislators and regulators.

Your Friends at RIAA/MPAA

Comment: Re:"Acceptable"? WTF? (Score 1) 555

by Jawnn (#48428367) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

How could anyone, in 2014, have thought this was acceptable?

"Acceptable"? Was the First Amendment declared null and void, while I was sleeping? What do you mean by "acceptable", mister thought-policeman?

If burning American flag, calling for killing of the sitting President, or publicly defecating on a police car is acceptable, having a book with a hare-brained bimbo as one of the characters certainly is too.

Exactly. You, and Barb, and Mattel are free to say unacceptable things all day long. You are free to try to place those utterings on any media you can find, but you are most certainly not guaranteed the right to use someone else's media for that purpose. You are also not protected from having your utterings labeled as "unacceptable", racist, misogynist, "of Satan", or any other term. Get over it.

Comment: Re:So ... (Score 1) 148

by Jawnn (#48428159) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics

Shouldn't you be crying into your pillow and lamenting how having a tiny penis and a small brain has handicapped you and the world is against you?

Seriously, grow up and get a life.

Penis jokes, and then it has the temerity to tell someone to "grow up"... Further comment hardly seems sporting.

Comment: Re:Split Comcast in two (Score 2) 135

by Jawnn (#48398285) Attached to: Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

Separate the ownership of the infrastructure (fibers, wires) and the ownership of the service providing regardless of area/company.

Yep. Make the infrastructure a public utility. That is the only solution that makes sense in a market where a natural monopoly exists. With a truly robust infrastructure in place, true competition can exist, on a level playing field. Of course, the so called "conservatives" will resist this at every turn, because they don't really believe in free markets, they just like to give lip service to it because it sells votes in Tea Party land like nobody's business.

In every non-trivial program there is at least one bug.