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Comment Re:21 Gigawats? (Score 1) 385 385

I live in South-Western Ontario, there are a lot of houses here which still have doors on their second floor because the winters used to be so severe(though I'll bet the folks north of London ~6 years ago were glad they did when they got 22'/6.7m of snow in three days). The last 20 years though it's been less of an issue, but we don't usually get snowfalls often enough where we have to remove snow from our roofs here or in that particular area of the US.

Though there's a guy a few blocks away who got a FiT install with solar panels, no one could come by the clean them off. They broke, needless to say he was out $40k in replacement because he didn't have the coverage on his homeowners insurance.

Comment Re:Obama should do a fact check... (Score 1) 209 209

Sea levels have been rising over the 20th century. This, and a host of other evidence say we _are_ experiencing the effects of climate change.

And people are still arguing as to whether or not we're out of the last ice age still, but don't worry the science is settled. Just like cerebral palsy don't have any genetic factors. Wait a second! A group just finished up a study and found it does have a genetic component in at least 10% of cases. And there was a lot of people in the medical community who were against the study.

Yeah, that's actually a brilliant example of science and scientists not wanting to go against the ingrained truth.

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score 0) 211 211

I said "I would have." I was not commenting on what they did.

I think it's stupid. It's a stupid "social experiment" where you see if you can get other people to play along with your stupid game and draw meaningless, pre-conceived "conclusions" from it.

Did I mention it was stupid?

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score -1, Troll) 211 211

I would have conducted my own social experiment with HitchBot. I would have seen the piece of debris on the side of the road, causing a distraction to drivers and generally being an eyesore, and as a concerned, civic-minded citizen I would have delivered it to the county dump. Then waited for people like you to whine about it on the Internet. Thereby proving that some people are whiny faggots.

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score 0, Flamebait) 211 211

I'd like it better if somebody had just chucked it in a dumpster. It's a piece of debris, sitting by the roadside. It's ugly, it's a distraction and has the potential to become a road hazard. They can take their "social experiment" and cram it.

Comment Re:Is that even worthwhile? (Score 1) 103 103

Is it even worthwhile to use an app like that to save a few cents on gas?

Here in Canada it's generally more then a few cents. In my neck of the woods gas is $1.16/L(~$4.90/gal), if I travel 30km(~18mi), I can buy it for $0.82(~$3.15/gal). Usually I don't use the app, rather I use their website. But their new policy violates a bunch of federal and provincial privacy laws here in Canada, and since they operate Canadian-centric sites, they're going to have to change their policies on it again.

Comment Insurance is not like music (Score 1) 231 231

Music by specific artists is a unique product -- another artist generally can't reproduce the same music in exactly the same way.

Insurance is the opposite. All auto insurance is essentially the same -- the differences have very little value. If one insurance company fails to update it's business model, 5 more insurance companies will swoop in and take the business.

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