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Comment: Re:Hey, RIAA! Are your profits still in the dumps? (Score 1) 187

by L. J. Beauregard (#48489089) Attached to: Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

Yeah, the music industry and record stores were run by hip, visionary geniuses from 1925 to 1998, then alla sudden everyone got stoopid.

There are bands from the 60s and 70s that still get airplay today. Meanwhile, just about everyone from ten years ago is now yesterday's news. Is there even one singer or band today who will still be relevant in 2054?

Comment: Re:Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (Score 2) 423

by L. J. Beauregard (#48072483) Attached to: Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming
The "threats to our political and military stability" come mainly from our needing to buy fossil fuels and thereby fund our enemies. Funny how people who don't believe in global warming do believe in the global jihad, and yet the two have many of the same remedies.

Comment: Re:Anthropometrics (Score 1) 819

IIf airline A has 34 inches of pitch with a $550 ticket and airline B has 30 inches for $500, the passengers will flock to the $500 ticket. Passengers need to start making it clear with their wallet that they are no longer going to fly lower-priced sardine airlines.

There are any number of reasons why I might not choose the cheapest flight. The arrival or departure time may be inconvenient. The layovers may be excessive. I might want to avoid a particular airport. Or perhaps the airline breaks guitars.

But there is not even reliable information, let alone a promise, of how large the seat is going to be; and there is no reason for the airline to live up to an agreement that they never made. In your example, I see only a $500 ticket or a $550 ticket, and no seat size is listed. The actual choice is between $500 for a 30 inch seat and $550 for...a 30 inch seat. If I'm lucky.

Comment: Re: No real surprise (Score 1) 710

That's because their claims of enviro-superiority are like medieval "indulgences", permissions to sin without penalty. So Saint AlGore flies all over the world preaching the "Stop flying!" mantra, as if he'd never heard of Skype or Webex.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are created equal." Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Therefore all men are not created equal and we need to go back to feudalism. Yes, it's crap. It's crap in exactly the same way that your yelling about AAAAALLLLL GOOOORRRRRE! is crap.

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