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Comment Republicans really want to cut spending? (Score 1) 760

What the hell is wrong with them? They vote to lose $700 billion in government funding by keeping the tax cuts and sustain two wars, but go after chump change science programs? It's clear that either the Republicans don't know money management, or are just anti-science. It's most likely the latter. I am always baffled at how hard the Republicans work to make America a bad country. They claim "reduction of government spending" yet invariably call for the cutting of budgetary drop in the bucket programs of infrastructure improvements, welfare, medical care, science, and anything remotely beneficial to America. Yet they let wars rage on for years and always find ways to cut more taxes on the rich. And yet they took the House and almost the Senate. What the hell, voters, what the hell?

Comment Re:Which developing world? (Score 1) 146

I'm not sure about the durability, but from the website:

The current cost for a single pair of adjustable glasses is approximately $19. With increased mass production and emerging technology enabling delivery by anyone with minimal training, the cost per unit will significantly decrease.

So premade glasses and the smartphone app would be cheaper currently, but if the technology becomes popular, this may be cheaper.

Comment Re:Interersing trend... (Score 1) 777

I do realize that alternate fuels at this point are not viable for widespread use, but that's why we need to do more research on alt. fuel! If solar or nuclear kicks of really well and becomes super cheap and efficient, then that would be a great thing. We could use cheap, virtually unlimited (for solar, anyway) energy for so much more things and build a better future!

Maybe I'm too optimistic, or just plain delusional, but alternate energy (esp. solar) could be a really great thing given enough research.

Submission + - One of World's Top Ten Spammers Arrested (

Tyler writes: "From MSNBC

"A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails. "He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day.""

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles