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Comment Go ahead and run for office (Score 1) 90

I look a the difference between Kim Dotcom and other media moguls. Am forced to say it's just connections to people in power. You-tube founders didn't go to prison and it was also used for piracy when it started. The difference is that Google bought Youtube and not Mega.
Also, who is paying the sock puppets on this site. Fix the roads guys. The guy let people share files online and that makes him a terrible criminal, I miss ./ . He's clearly worse than Binladen because he's fat crass and let people pirate files on his service instead of pirating though other channels.
Politics is about pitting one set of scoundrels against another set of scoundrels so they don't let each other get away with things. The peasants get a little bit of freedom in the wash because the scoundrels are in competition for votes.

Comment Price difference more that the lifetimes gas. (Score 1) 904

When I was shopping for a car last year, I looked at the electrics available.
The Tesla costs more than a house so it was right out.
The price difference of the cheapest electric cars was larger that a lifetimes worth of gas for the the comparable gas vehicle. That is even neglecting the cost of electricity. This needs to be fixed or it doesn't matter what tipping points are posted in the blogs.
Electric cars price most people right out of the market.

Comment Re:I thought Hawking said we should avoid aliens.. (Score 1) 208

Yes, clearly Earth is the best place to get resources. They certianly would want to venture down it to our gravity well to get out water ( ) and our precious metals ( ). They may want to eat us ( , ). But maybe these are all the stupid ideas of stupid primates. They are just as likely to visit for our political and religious ideas.
      The most likely explanation for lack of contact is that there is nothing but pain to be experienced by dealing with us. We still degrade form old age and die from cancer. We murder each other over stupid plants and petty territorial squabbles. If aliens know us they wouldn't want contact.

Comment Re:11 rear enders (Score 1) 549

"Don't you have laws against unlicensed people fiddling with brakes?" That's all we need, some buracracy telling me I need a piece of paper to repair my brakes. We already have enough certificates that mean absolutly nothing.
So instead of putting my car on jackstands and switching out the pads and bleading the system my self for $80. I go to a "Certified" loser and pay $8,000 for a guy to mangle up the fasteners and use substandard parts. But that's ok, I have a piece of paper saying it was done so I am leagle.
P.S. I'm selling oil change insurance, would anyone like to buy?

Comment Errors? (Score 1) 230

"does the same result apply to biological networks?"
Of course we just rely on other parts of our brain and use logic to throw these out. I once saw an old carpet rolled up on the side of the road and OMG it looked like a rhino. But I knew this was not a rhino.

Comment Re:Big problem? No. (Score 1) 321

The problem here is that, the Bit Torrent trackers insert IP numbers randomly and non randomly, that are not actually connected. These people are then logged as copyright infringes, despite having nothing to do with the tracker. This is not hard to do and does muddy the waters for the know nothing CSI monkeys who think that this is hard evidence of liability or infringement.

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