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Comment: Re:The study was flawed (Score 1) 83

by TWX (#49549499) Attached to: Bees Prefer Nectar Laced With Neonicotinoids

Thanks to Bayer and Shell, good luck finding untainted samples...

So your knee-jerk response is to blame flawed science on "BIG EVIL KORPARASHUNS!!!!"

Tell us, what color is the sky on your world?

No, I'm well aware of how agribusiness works, and how commissioned salesmen actually do a lot of work to sell as much product as possible. Much of my extended family is in farming, either as farmers, or as those who sell products or services to farmers.

Farmers want the best yields possible. They assume that the products advertised to them are acceptable, and they use those products widely if they seem to solve the ill that the farmer was fighting against. As such, it's very likely that Bayer and Shell have managed to sell this product to loads and loads of farmers.

Comment: Re:Solution looking for a problem? (Score 1) 162

by TWX (#49548177) Attached to: Apple Watch Launches
I actually fall more into his camp than yours, and have been using Slashdot in some capacity or another for more than fifteen years.

Learn all that you want about computers and other electronics-based technology. That knowledge will go obsolete very quickly, and those that come after you won't value that you knew it. It's profitable as a job, but for long-term gratification being able to admire one's body of work it's sorely lacking.

Comment: Re:The Government Should Continue Investigating (Score 3, Interesting) 111

by TWX (#49544859) Attached to: Comcast Officially Gives Up On TWC Merger
Unless Comcast acquired NBC/Universal's property, but not the company itself (like a bankruptcy asset purchase) then I don't see them getting out of the NBC obligations. When a company purchases another company outright it keeps those obligations. One of the big banks that absorbed one of the big mortgage lenders still had to deal with billions of dollars in fines from that mortgage lender if I'm remembering correctly, and if the bankers couldn't get out of it, a few media moguls sure as hell aren't going to.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 616

by TWX (#49538531) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
Stow-n-go is one of the best vehicle inventions of all time. It allows for one vehicle to work as a seven passenger around-town vehicle, a four or five passenger road trip vehicle with room everyones' stuff, or a two person cargo van. If you don't need to go off-road and don't need to tow a second vehicle on a trailer behind it then those Mopar minivans are just about perfect for families.

A lot of people can't accept this, they think it's some affront to their machismo to drive a minivan.

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