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Comment Re:All bullshit (Score 1) 249

He was 17, she was 15 when the sex occurred. He didn't rape her. She regretted it afterwards, and either cried rape or was forced to cry rape by her parents.

If all the upperclassmen that had sex with underclassmen at my former high school were jailed, probably a third of the school would be behind bars. This is fucking ridiculous.

Yeah, but did the upperclassmen in your school use *computers* to lure those innocent little underclasswomen into their lairs? Yeah, didn't think so. So, as you can see, it's *totally* different!


Comment Re:Surge Pricing - Why The Hate? (Score 1) 249

Surge pricing is Good, but there are also valid laws against Price Gouging during and before an emergency.

And, yet, during an emergency there should be extremely higher prices so that the people who most need a scarce commodity can get it (yeah, I know, if they can afford it).

We had a severe gasoline shortage in Nashville a few years ago, I mean severe. Most stations had no gasoline. Some started charging exorbitant amounts. Good. See, I didn't need gasoline so - being a good citizen - I quit driving. My wife and I work from home so we didn't need to drive. We went to the store, but that was it. Other people, though, were talking about finding a station that still had gas and filling up so that they wouldn't be left without. They didn't need it, just wanted it.

I'd rather see the ambulances and such have enough gas that they can still run - even if they have to pay double or triple for it. That's what a market is for. If you force everybody to keep their prices down during those times then all that happens is people will buy even if they don't really need.

Comment Re:A mini ice age? Really? (Score 1) 185

Climate change is not a death sentence. There aren't any reputable scientists saying it is. I think you may have been listening to some sensationalist media stories, and possibly embellishing what they state.

Yeah, and I bet these guys will "correct" stories like these as well <eyeroll>

Comment Gotta love it (Score 0) 264

"The Obama administration is seeking to block the release of further information about how the predictions are made, as damaging to national security."

Yeah, but it's no big deal that the secretary of state was using her own private email server to store top secret and confidential information.

I wish Obama would have turned out merely as bad as I thought he would be 7 years ago - he's so far exceeded my expectations.

Comment Re:Subsidies and innovation helps, but... (Score 4, Insightful) 273

That is the difference between the average and the great IMHO.

Or the lucky.

Yeah, but The harder I work, the luckier I get.

There is an element of luck, but Musk is a hard worker and knows how to surround himself with brilliant people that he has the ability to lead on a common task. This is something that most people cannot do.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"