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Comment: Re:Porn stars and not investment firms (Score 1) 548

by MacDork (#46906187) Attached to: Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts
Sorry AC, you need to check your own facts. The largest chunk of the bailout went into buying GSE Mortgage backed securities. You know, all the bad debt these investment firms had invested in. Yeah, the government bought those bad debts. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will likely be paying back on the bailout well into the next decade as a result.

Comment: Re:Pretty chilling honestly (Score 3, Interesting) 548

by MacDork (#46906127) Attached to: Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

Really. Then how do you explain their closing Teagan Presley's personal account, and her husband's account?

The only business I have with Chase is a single credit card account. I'll be closing that as soon my next payment on it clears. I'm also going to be thinking very hard about finding a European bank to move my money into.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 362

by MacDork (#46384381) Attached to: Google Funds San Francisco Bus Rides For Poor

google pays 14%, and how many millions or billions of dollars is that? The bottom 50% pay 0 in taxes, perhaps they should be paying 14%... oh they make no money at all?

You're not very good at math, are you? 14% of $0 is $0. Idiot.

well then perhaps they shouldnt use the roads either...

Perhaps next time you start a war, you can go fight it yourself instead of sending poor people off to die for you, cock gobbler.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 0) 362

by MacDork (#46382237) Attached to: Google Funds San Francisco Bus Rides For Poor

How does Google employees waiting at bus stops cost the city money? Where's this loss coming from that Google must compensate for? Or is this just knee-jerk hostility from the usual suspects?

What tax bracket were you in 2012? Did you pay 20%? 25%? Maybe 33%? Google pays 14%. So Google, who proudly avoids billions in taxes, wants to use publicly funded bus stops, roads, police services, and more. Google is the very definition of freeloader. Has it occurred to you that those kids (along with others all over the country that Google will not be helping) might not be so poor if the government services set up to help them had not gone unfunded due of lack of tax revenue? Now Google throws a few kids in SF a bone to the tune of a few thousand dollars and that makes Google a shining community member again? Fuck Google and fuck you for defending them.

Comment: Re:I should be? (Score 1) 235

by MacDork (#46301181) Attached to: Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century

You seem to conclude that capturing and burning methane to prevent it from entering the atmosphere is unreasonable.

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw

All you know how to do is parrot what other alarmists tell you. You think inside a closed little box. You can't reason a way to do things for yourself, so you let others do the reasoning for you. You declare the obvious answer to be impossible, rather than work out a way to make it happen. In short, you are a spectator. You are a nobody who shouts jeers from a faceless mob. You guys would circle jerk with your mod points while the whole world burns around you rather than fix a problem with persistence in the face of adversity. I gladly distance myself from a group like yours. Your lack of critical thinking skills, imagination, and initiative predicts what contribution you are capable of making.

Comment: Re:I should be? (Score 0) 235

by MacDork (#46292371) Attached to: Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century

Several scientists are predicting a 20C increase by 2050 if the methane is allowed to escape into the atmosphere, which is essentially a planetary extinction event. The only thing that seems likely to prevent this scenario is total economic collapse, immediately.

Or, I don't know... capture it and burn it as fuel? The problem with you climate alarmists is you lack critical thinking skills.

Comment: Re:Ahh Kerry... (Score 3, Insightful) 401

by MacDork (#46267139) Attached to: US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Sounds like you are falling for an obvious diversionary tactic. Kerry is in Indonesia. Indonesians are pissed at the USA for spying on them. Kerry decides to talk about climate change and lobs around hyperbola like "weapon of mass destructions threating your way of life!!11ONE!!!1"

Comment: Re:Nvidia has NOTHING to lose at this stage (Score 1) 66

by MacDork (#46131753) Attached to: NVIDIA Open-Sources Tegra K1 Graphics Support
I'm actually pretty excited about this SoC. The problem with Tegra 4 is it is not available on anything but a couple of Chinese phones and those don't even come with the software defined radio. The other problem is that it is not CUDA. K1 is CUDA, so presumably, I should be able to install the CUDA Toolkit along with something like rpud and take maximum advantage of those 192 cores. I'll definitely wait for the 64-bit variety and hope for a phone with >4GB of RAM. I'll probably get the 64-bit one. Hopefully there will be a phone with the SDR this time. It would be mind blowing awesome if they'd give the SDR some open source love too.

Comment: Re:Generally accepted? (Score 1) 458

by MacDork (#45929917) Attached to: Why We Think There's a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe

The Big Bang - Because the universe appears to be expanding now, it must have been expanding always, since the beginning. Before the Big Bang, there was nothing and boom, out of nothing came everything.

Not to say I have a better theory, but I would not be the least bit surprised if one of those two things I've been told about the big bang were proven wrong. You suggest we should be believers in this everything from nothing theory without the least bit of skepticism?

C makes it easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes that harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. -- Bjarne Stroustrup