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Comment: Re:I don't think so. (Score 1) 1128

by Shuh (#39518611) Attached to: Conservatives' Trust In Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s

The other side of that argument is that science is telling folks that no, you can't use more than we've got forever, and yes, what you do is impacting other people. And some folks want any excuse to say, "So what. I only live once, screw the next generation, I want it all. Now!"

Math is telling the government that no, you can't spend more money than you've got forever, and yes, what it does is impacting other people. Some folks want any excuse to say, "So what. The government needs to 'help' everyone. Screw the next generation! The government needs more and more and more..."

Comment: Re:Americans (Score 1) 631

by Shuh (#38215514) Attached to: Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

A quick google search reveals the average manufacturing job in China pays $134 per month. It has little to do with laziness or stupid jobs, its simple economics.

The economics of the situation extends far beyond wages. Taxes, energy, distribution, and construction costs name a few. But perhaps the greatest cost to manufacture in America is the opportunity-lost-cost. If environmental regulations mean you have to wait months or even years to build a factory in America when you can break ground in China tomorrow, the decision on where manufacturing jobs go has already been made.

Comment: Re:FCC rules already struck down by Federal Courts (Score 1) 355

by Shuh (#38000466) Attached to: Obama To Veto Anti-Net-Neutrality Legislation
Mod parent up!

When the FCC redefined its own role by implementing the so-called Net Neutality rules, it did an end run around America's official representatives in Congress. As the OP noted, the courts have already ruled against a Federal bureaucracy assuming powers it can only be granted by the legislature. This veto, if there is one, can only be framed as Obama & the bureaucratic machine against the courts, the legislature, and the rule of law.

Comment: Mod parent up... (Score 1) 355

by Shuh (#38000446) Attached to: Obama To Veto Anti-Net-Neutrality Legislation
When the FCC redefined its own role by implementing the so-called Net Neutality rules, it did an end run around America's official representatives in Congress. As the OP noted, the courts have already ruled against a Federal bureaucracy assuming powers it can only be granted by the legislature. This veto, if there is one, can only be framed as Obama & the bureaucratic machine against the courts, the legislature, and the rule of law.

Comment: Re:Waiting for SSD price drop (Score 2) 79

by Shuh (#35385508) Attached to: Intel SSD 510 Series 6Gbps SATA Drives Tested
I just bought one of those for $229.99! I guess I should have known no sooner than I had installed the drive, Intel would come out with a brand new SSD and everything would be cheaper. Also OS X 10.7 with TRIM support is just around the corner. Oh well. This wasn't my first run-in with premature acquisition, and it probably won't be my last.

Comment: Re:It's simple. (Score 1) 453

by Shuh (#34745592) Attached to: Why Published Research Findings Are Often False
That there is warming may be your position. But that is not the position of the people being discussed.

Global Warming Theory espouses that not only is there some warming, but that man is the primary culprit in that warming, therefore a political dimension must be enacted to reign in man and his destructive habits. At this point "the science" around the AGW argument is largely found to be an exercise in confirmation bias (the subject of this thread).

In effect governments of the world have latched onto this warming idea and paid billions of dollars for "studies" that will justify their control of trillions of dollars. This cash and this motivation are at center of the pseudoscience bubble that's about to pop.

Comment: Re:Freedom doomed? (Score 1) 528

by Shuh (#34594062) Attached to: Republicans Create Rider To Stop Net Neutrality

Without net neutrality, the idea of open source governance may never even get a chance to work. Your very freedom is in serious jeopardy, since we are on the brink: do we go ahead and adopt totalitarianism-through-Facebook(etc) or try to move to freedom-through-distributed-governance?

*cough* *cough* *cah--bullsh1T1* *cahm-plete bullsh1T* *cough*

Comment: Re:Blind Faith != Religion (Score 1) 892

by Shuh (#32389500) Attached to: The "Scientific Impotence" Excuse

Not necessarily. Religion is a very convenient and easily used excuse for barbaric acts. Sure, madmen can find other excuses at times to get people to do their evil bidding (like Stalin, Kim Jong, etc.), but it's not quite as easy as convincing people that God wants them to follow along with them. For the gullible (which is most of the population), that excuse is hard to argue against.

Apparently that wasn't the case in the 20th century.

Comment: Re:Texas (Score 1) 895

by Shuh (#32314292) Attached to: Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas
Some would say we're still fighting the American Revolutionary War in 2010.

Few people realize it today, but the colonies were split right down the middle on revolution. Half wanted freedom and the America form of government, and the others were okay to go along with Britain and whatever Europe was doing.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Evolution is a million line computer program falling into place by accident.

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