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Comment Re:How big is a "solar panel"? (Score 1) 566 566

I'm kind of wondering where they would all go.

If each panel was a square meter, that's 193 square miles of solar panels.

Hillary is talking about solar panels from Solyndra. They take up very little space . . . because they don't exist at all.

Instead of making promises about the number of solar panels, Hillary should be talking about how much power will be produced by them. In relation to how much power that comes from other sources.

Comment Re:Mishandling Sensitive Material? (Score 1) 434 434

Clinton wasn't hacked

And just how do you know that for sure? Serious, professional government intelligence services don't brag about successful hacking by posting about it on Facebook. Only kiddies do that.

So we have no way of knowing if Hilary had any top secret (or above!) information on that mail server, or if it made it into the hands of the intelligence services of foreign, hostile governments.

Comment Re:Honey price (Score 5, Funny) 174 174

World honey prices, like world diamond prices, are kept artificially high by a South African monopoly. For diamonds, the monopoly company is called de Beers. For honey, the monopoly company is called de Bees.

Tip the veal, try the waitress . . .

Comment Re:MASS spectrometry? (Score 1) 82 82

Surely this device has nothing whatsoever to do with a mass-spec?

It doesn't matter. Package it up to look like a Star Trek Tricorder, and sell them at Star Trek conventions. They will be an instant hit. Trekkies will have a hoot and a half running around scanning each other.

Maybe I should buy a whistle and re-badge it as a "sonic screwdriver"?

That would sell well at Dr. Who conventions. Maybe Vikorinox could bring out a Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver Swiss Army Knife . . . ?

Comment Re:I don't care (Score 0) 159 159

There are better ways to relax than sticking me full of needles.

I dunno. I'm thinking that acupuncture is kinda sorta an S&M type thing. The "S" folks relax by sticking needles into other folks. The "M" folks relax by getting needles stuck into them.

Not my scene, but if it works for both, it sounds like a Win/Win situation.

Does Obamacare cover acupuncture? If so, the government might be sponsoring sexual S&M hanky-panky . . . I'd pay mucho dollares to see the US presidential candidates comment on this. It would be a hoot and a half!

Comment Re:morbid story is morbid (Score 1) 79 79

You may not want to think about it, but you are going to die sometime. That's it. A lot of people are afraid of death. I have no fear of death, because I know it is inevitable. The philosopher Thomas Nagel wrote in his work "Mortal Questions" that death, was a part of living. So you should view death as "completing the totality of your existence".

Maybe a better example for nerds, I'm watching "Space:1999" right now on broadcast TV . . . dubbed in German! Anyway, for some reason, a planet of folks become immortal. They have some kind of cell regeneration that makes them live forever. Their society degenerates and becomes corrupt. Because death gives life a meaning. Without the thought of death, living has no meaning.

These morbid jokes about Truck Factor or Bus Factor in no means devalue the worth of life. They are simply us looking into the future, and tapping on a subject, that most of us would rather avoid thinking about.

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