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Comment: Pros and Cons (Score 1) 700

by OneSmartFellow (#48977737) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
Home Schooling:
Pros: Your over-indulged child won't be a nuisance to other children at school.
Cons: Your maladjusted teenager/young adult will be (a nuisance) later in life.

Public Schooling:
Pros: Your child will learn about life outside of his over-indulged home.
Cons: Other children will have to put up with him.

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 216

Yeah, you know, I can construct idiotic examples of cases where the government is over-regulating too.
Unfortunately - and despite what you would like to believe - licensing is just as much about consumer protection as it is about taxation. But, hey, you go ahead and drink the snake oil, see if I care.

Comment: Re:Not Really --- And Rooting For This = Horrible (Score 1) 441

by OneSmartFellow (#48828571) Attached to: Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now
Surely this is axiomatic, since the definition of non-renewable indicates there is no way to create more.

However here is your proof.
Let x represent the finite amount of non-renewable energy
Let A represent some non-zero amount of consumption of resource x.
assume: x = x-A
subtract x from both sides
0 = -A
now to make it easier to read
A = -0 = 0
violates the definition of A !


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