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Comment Re:It's their money... (Score 1) 154

I think there must be some kind of grouping fallacy here. Just because you can divide a big number by a big number and get a small number, doesn't mean that it isn't a big number. You can make anything small that way. I could steal 6 billion dollars from somewhere. But no, I'm hardly stealing since it's less than $1 per person. Through your ridiculous classification scheme, you have created a class of one person (the CEO) and another class of 2.2M people and treated them as coherent entities.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 2) 351

How do you internalize the cost of a rare catastrophe (which would probably bankrupt any insurance company)?
Why don't we start by internalizing the external costs of fossil fuels? That will drive us to alternatives REALLY quick.

Comment so, open season on American civilians now? (Score 4, Insightful) 74

After all, if I were at war with the United States, they would be legitimate targets. And presumably, if they didn't wear uniforms and hid among civilians, then US is to blame for any "collateral damage" from bombing civilian centers. After all, there are unlawful combatants hiding among them.

Comment almost there (Score 1) 106

As a physicist, I do a lot of numerical programming. I like julia, but it isn't quite useful to me yet. The problem is that it takes too long to run something the first time you run it in a session, and there's no way to save a compiled binary so I have to take the hit each time I run it. In particular, loading libraries takes too long. Maybe this boost will help it get there.

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN