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Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 179

Yeah, americans always think it is the money.

In fusion we have fundamental problems. They can not be solved with "more research" (aka more money), only with the "right research".

What the "right research" is, we only know partly ... so we invest into that and a bit into "broadening our horizon".

More money might broaden the horizon more, but has bottom line no real effect when we will have a working fusion reactor.

Unless someone is willing to pay Uber-Trillions for space travel fusion reactors, this world will never ever have fusion.

Renewables are just cheaper, easier to handle etc. e.g. no nuclear waste. Oh ... you did not know that fusion reactors produce nuclear waste, too?

Fusion research will be dead 20 or 30 years after ITER is running. As long as no one is funding a space program based on fusion, no one will need fusion.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 179

let the energy company pay the bill, not the taxpayer
What is the difference between a taxpayer and a customer?
If all energy is produced by a single form of production, there is no difference between a customer or a taxpayer.

And we should also invest more into fusion technology research.
Then make proposals what should be researched.

The only serious project beyond some vaporware startups is ITER, and one project is far too few.
It is enough to keep the current breed of scientists busy the next 30 years.

Comment Re:You better fix your unicode characters (Score 1) 17

It wouldn't matter to me if they were Hindu, Jewish, or atheist. What bugs me is when someone doesn't practice what they preach.

That is an excellent, succinct capturing of my point.

If government had no hand in marriage, the "gay marriage" issue would have never come up.

I see what you did there, and usually come at this as: the federal government was constituted to handle inter-state and international issues. Period. Full stop. Eliminating chattel slavery was a good thing, but the subsequent over-reach has not been.

Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 105

More than once you have argued for the federal government to step in when you felt that state governments were doing the wrong thing.

Well, yes. That would be an example of the vertical checks and balances I was mentioning. You wouldn't want, for example, chattle slavery to return.

There are many definitions of liberty

One of the side effects of our Progressive setting of emotion over reason is imprecision of language. But that makes it easier for our liberal fascist overlords to keep the people divided and parked on the plantation.

Comment Re:Exaggerated again ... (Score 1) 46

Serial numbers have nothing to do with certificates.

You can make public/privat key combos on your computer as many as you want and use them as you want.

With that private key you can decode the shared AES (or DES) key and subsequently decode all network traffic.
The DES/AES Key is new for every connection.

The key will be stored in FLASH memory and can be accessed via JTAG connection.
Only if the device has such a connector. Which it likely has not. Never saw one that has one ...

Would make more sense, to desolder the ROM and put it into a ROM reader.

Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 105

The Democrats have given up on the left entirely and followed the GOP to the right.

I guess that might arguably be the case for Congressional Democrats, for a couple of reasons:
(a) The GOP has the majority, though that has amounted to roughly shag-all in the way of fiscal sanity.
(b) Democrats have to, you know, reflect the will of the people who are going to turn out for the election. Or not.
But how do you square your argument with. . .Bernie Sanders? Is he a sideshow like Trump?

Federalist is a strange choice of word from you

I've referred to myself as such more or less regularly. "Federalist" means understanding that our separation of powers, historically, meant three levels of government in addition to three branches. That was before we opted for Progressive bureaucratic tyranny.

Liberty-oriented is, however, just a weasel term in politics.

Liberty-oriented means anti-statist, anti-Progressive, and skeptical of anything the Left has to say.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval