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Comment: Re:Pollution from Cars? (Score 1) 156

by MickLinux (#46380459) Attached to: Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution

Very clearly, long before we used up the lithium, we would shift the infrastructure to provide the electricity live, thus vastly reducing the Lithium required. Or we would make the cars electric-with-fossil-generator.
Only in a statist country would we define that 'everyone has to do the same thing'. and even then, other statist countries would do other things.
And that also ignores wind as a recharge mechanism.

Comment: Re:Even if he's wrong, 97% shareholders agreed (Score 4, Insightful) 348

Au contraire. It is NOT generally agreed that the purpose of a company is to make money. A company is a joint (corporate) venture whose purpose is whatever the organizing articles say it is.

You know, you sound like the jerks who bought into IOMEGA back when the standard hard drives were 20meg and IOMG was working on a 100-meg floppy, and said "stop the R&D, give dividends", when the vast majority voted for R&D.

They then SUED the company for several years, eating up its budget in legal defense, until they stopped the R&D, crashing the stock price from 16 to 2 for a dozen years--there's your malarky about minority protections-- and didn't come out with the zip disk until ten years later.

Yes, there are minority protections. Cook was very clear and specific about what they were. Clearly the conservatives so named were COMMUNIST conservatives, trying to use overweaning government to eliminate others' freedom.

Oh, the irony.

Comment: Re:Elementary operations (Score 1) 195

by MickLinux (#46378273) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

For receipts, it takes a little while to identify, so only binary compares are appropriate. Therefore, I'd go thru py pairs, sort the pairs, and stack them together crosswise on the bottom of the pile. That's sort groupsize one. Then take two groups, sort the groups with top-receipt compares, and join the groups and stack on the bottom. You're done when the receipts are all aligned correctly.

Sorting coins, I designate clock positions for each coin type, grab the largest group and slide the group to the quadrant. On the return, I drag back any stragglers, either to the pile if mixed, or to the appropriate quadrant if not.

Sorting feelings, I stop all direct thought on the matter, get some physical labor, and just work for a while. Then asevarious thoughts arise,I try to deal with each as rationally as I can. Which isn't very.

Comment: Re:My guess (Score 1) 631

by MickLinux (#46358407) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

I never said that I thought national fiat currencies last forever. Venezuela and Ukraine both have currencies that are self-destructing as we speak. Argentina too.

The national currencies last as long as the mutual defense does ... or in other words, as long as the "full faith and credit" does. I long ago lost any trust I had in the faith or credit of the rulers of my government. They're liars.

Comment: Re:My guess (Score 1) 631

by MickLinux (#46358349) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

Yes, there was. That is the moment bubbles burst: when the greater fools run out.

At that point, the market peaks, the current fools have to cover, the debts are called in, and then the market crashes. Greatest fools lose out.

Except with TARP, in which the greatest fools in the real estate / banker swaps bubble were the rulers and their friends, at which point they sold out the weak of their country, defining them [us] to be the greater fool.

Which makes us the greater fools, but only by definition. A lot of us were fully aware, but powerless.

Come Lord Jesus.

Comment: Re:I'm sure pirates will like them. (Score 2) 216

by MickLinux (#46355625) Attached to: Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

And you forget about the ever-present dockworkers unions, that note what goes in each container, and where it is located... this might make things much easier for the mafias.

That said, the biggest offense is that our wealthy and powerful are continually trying to find ways to eliminate -- and put to death -- the very people who have supported them.

In other words, they are traitors.

Comment: Re:My guess (Score 2, Insightful) 631

by MickLinux (#46353295) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

You know, money is a commodity of value that is used as a medium of exchange.

So there's the difference between bitcoin and national fiat currencies: national fiat currencies have as their commodity the mutual defense of the nation, which in turn makes for more reliable business, and thus profits.

With bitcoin, the valuable commodity is... finding a greater fool. In other words, bitcoin is entirely bubble.

Maybe I'm wrong. Bitcoin's valuable commodity could be laundering. But if that is the case, then I still have no value for it.
No, I never did trust bitcoin.

Comment: Re:Still ugly (Score 1) 164

by MickLinux (#46342169) Attached to: Electric Bikes Get More Elegant Every Year (Video)

Look into velomobiles. Practically speaking, they have to be tadpole style trikes, but they'll do twenty-forty mph, at least until you add electric assist.

Some velomobiles are the Mango, the Go-One, the alleweider, for starters. I built my own, but it isn't terribly useful. The useful ones cost $8k-$22k.

Aside from that, visibility is not a problem.

Comment: Re:Change--put a dollar figure on MS hate (Score 1) 742

by MickLinux (#46321833) Attached to: "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

Let's see: Microsoft, by the Word corruption bug and actively denying it existed, stole $11000 from me in direct costs, and caused the loss of at least $25k in additional contracts.

That is money that my son WOULD have had access to. So by all means, if Microsoft contacts me, and strokes me a check for $35k plus interest at Microoft stock growth rates, and adjusted for price inflation, then the Microsoft hate needs to end there.

Until then, it isn't Microsoft killed my pappy, it's Microsoft stole $35000 from my pappy, and that means Microsoft stole $35000 from ME.

Make it good, Microsoft. If You aren't aboout rectifying your wrongs, then you're just a whiner. Annoying, too.

Comment: Re:Biological psychology treads on dangerous groun (Score 1) 160

by MickLinux (#46284951) Attached to: Does Crime Leave a Genetic Trace?

Quote GK Chesterton, âoeThe blue cross":

"Reason and justice grip the remotest and the loneliest star. Look at the stars. Don't they look as if they were single diamonds and sapphires?" well, you can imagine any mad botany or geology you please. Think of forests of adamants, with fields of brilliants.think the moon is a blue moon, a single elephantine sapphire.But don't fancy that all that frantic astronomy would make the smallest difference to the reason and justice of conduct. On plains of opal, under cliffs cut out of pearl, you would still find the noticeboard, "thou shalt not steal."

Comment: Re:Jerry (Score 1) 207

by MickLinux (#46187299) Attached to: Russia Bans Bitcoin

Okay, mod parent troll. I had my fun. Yes, I suspect astroturfing no, I don't know it's true.

Yes, I cannot use the betas or the mobile site with my phone.

No, I loathe JS.

Yes, it appears dice is going to take a massive hit because no, they won't back down, and no, they don't understand the concepts in the book "the tipping point".

No, I suspect nothing can replace it, but it appears slashdot is dead. No, there's really nothing else I want to see discussed here, which means soon I'll get tired of this and leave.

Bye.

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