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Comment Cherthoff is a goddamned criminal. (Score 1) 37 37

Besides perjuring himself in testimony to the congress, he's responsible for billions of counts of felony wiretaps against innocent people. That motherfucker belongs behind bars, not shooting his mouth off about how we should all make it easier for fascist scumbags to wipe their asses with the constitution.


Comment Re:Truck Stops, Gas Stations, etc (Score 2) 859 859

For being a convenient store, it's pretty damn inconvenient to walk through 109 degree weather all the way and back for a damn receipt. I'd like to track fuel milage with paper, but I'm not going to sweat my balls off to get it either. Hey, it's my choice. So it's mutual between me and the store. But if you really want my attention to come inside, BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR INTENTIONS. I dunno, say, offer promo or discount for taking the receipt inside. But if you're not going to print my receipt when I asked it to do so.

Normally I shrug this stuff off as strange and an unusual intermittent issue. But i've seen this behavior happen all too often. It's a scam-o-ramma.

Comment Re:Simpler? (Score 1) 56 56

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to mount sensors on stop lights or buildings

Biased much?! Because sniffing for C02 will be at the highest when cars accelerate from a red light to green. And that's not a true representative amount as such concentrations will dissipate into the atmosphere. And if you're going to take samples of a downtown area like NY, it's preferred that you measure indoor air quality for traces gases generated from the outside anyways to validate overall concentration that effect daily health; most people stay in climate control surroundings in the city.

Comment Re: So much stupid (Score 4, Informative) 94 94

Which just goes to show a lot of indie media is composed of fucking retards

It really doesn't fucking matter whether talking about a black or a white or a hispanic or an asian getting shot in the back by a cop, the "officer's pistol" didn't magically "discharge". The cop murdered a non-threat, plain and simple.

And never mind the recent rash of suicides for traffic violations - I have to give them credit, that takes their disdain for the general population to a new low. They couldn't get much more blunt about how the feel about us short of literally pissing on us at every traffic stop. "Don't worry, I've marked you, the next one will pass you by".

Comment Re:Truck Stops, Gas Stations, etc (Score 4, Interesting) 859 859

Randomly, the pump will display "please see register for receipt" upon selecting the print option. I've see it being random as the person after me (a friend), had his receipt print just fine. It's a fucking scam to lure people into the store and buy shit.

Comment Re:Streaming doesn't work (Score 1) 168 168

No, this lust for streaming is really for cloud content providers. The idea that you have a thin-client gaming console and the hardware is virtual to the player. Want to upgrade your experience with more CPU cycles and better video? Easy, make a one-time payment and add a virtual upgrade module. Or perhaps you can play different games at different "experience index levels" which really amps up the back-end hardware requirement. It's how the infrastructure gets paid for.

I don't mind the above model in some instances. Effectively, the console capability grows with the backend upgrades. But, let's not be under false understanding of what service model streaming is really for; and the consumer should be made aware of non-tangble upgrades and virtual hardware purchases.

Comment Re:A much more efficient air conditioner, too? (Score 1) 231 231

8500 BTU might cool a room reasonably well, but its not going to provide whole-house cooling, either, and would require a pretty large battery array to run off battery. It might make sense for some kind of supplemental cooling setup where it ran direct off solar panels.

Translation: Turn your detached garage attic into a whole new room. Place solar panels on the roof and cool it with a Sharp Air Conditioner. With renting, you can now pay back your investment and then some. Winning!

"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce