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Comment They went too far. (Score 1) 307

Ads used to be fine and not bother me, until they were like RAWR IN YOUR FUCKING FACE READ MY ADDDDDDDD.

And it was often fake bullshit on top of it, instrusive, annoying, adding malware, tracking cookies and tons of other shit.

Now I see zero ads. You went too far. Too many fake download buttons etc.
If ads were reasonable, like a passing billboard, vs driving down the street and a newspaper flying onto your window on your car, I'd allow them again to support sites.

Comment Did you know? (Score 1) 207

Did you know, if you buy a solar panel, attach it to a 12v regulator, buy multiple batteries and operate on solar power only, you can significantly reduce the power your PC consumes and pay less in hydro? You'll only need to charge it on grid during colder seasons when there's less sun and more cloud!

We can always spend more money to consume less of a resource. You can buy a small car instead of a truck too. It doesn't always work. Sometimes we need / want a truck for the things we do.

Sometimes I need 8 cores. However, I do let it balance power, reduce clock speed when not in full use.

Comment Re:Renewable versus fossil - where is nuclear? (Score 1) 292

Whoa someone is a super pro nuclear type.

Single distribution points include everything such as hydro dams to nuclear power.
It doesn't mean the entire world runs off a single faclility, or that it was suggested that everything would be nuclear.

That's you likely being intentionally dumb so that you can try and make a stronger argument. Maybe you're just pro power utilities.

There are states in the US that utilities have started crying over people using solar technology on their homes, simply because they are using less power, but they won't admit it.

You're acting as if the suggestion of using distributed renewable energy like solar panels is some impossible myth fariy that doesn't exist yet and the technology isn't there.

It is there, it's used all over already, we it's affordable, it's real. The only all or nothing scenario for your pro nuclear is Radiation, or no Radiation.

History has shown us that we apparently can't fucking manage nuclear technology safely on a planet that can be unpredictable, so get your head out of your ass and take this opportunity to educate yourself on true potential technologies, and take a step back from the nuclear / fossil fuel propaganda.

Radition can quite easily end all life as we know it on the planet, a solar panel cannot. Makes sense. While you're enlightening yourself and stopping the spew of garbage, go look at exactly what happened in chenobyl, the public was mislead about the level of safety precautions being taken, the state of the equipment, or the aptititude of the people operating it.

And you're going 'But that was Russia' Well guess what, Russians are also human, and so we are. Just because we have better bullshit or have been lucky we haven't had a huge disaster doesn't mean we're just better.

You're right though, anything that can kill me new or old will likely be something I might 'complain' about. Seriously? What is wrong with you? "Oh complaining about substances which can annihilate life on this world and make people die in horrible horrible ways which has repeatidly happened, you're just a complainer'

Comment Re:Renewable versus fossil - where is nuclear? (Score 0) 292

Talking about managing it better sounds good but we still don't have public information tell us how much previous mistakes have affected our world. E.G Japan. Chernobyl.

Odd massive warm section off the coast, wonder what caused that? And the radioactive water dropped into the ocean? We may have long term affects on our food chain that we're not yet aware of.

It's a risk. Other renewable energy sources might be a better choice because it can be distributed power. Everyone can invest in their own power if it becomes efficient and cheap enough, it's almost there and is there for a lot of people already.

It's better than investing all our resources into a single power distributor, which if there are problems, we all have problems.

Comment Neat (Score 1) 119

I can use it as the only way to get into my secret island fortress?

Emergencies could potential use them, but smaller and lighter for a single person, or it needs to be able to carry at least a second passenger, so you're looking at 300-500 lbs carry weight to be truly useful. Then in hard to reach places, they can actually bring someone down.

Comment Re:This will be fun... (Score 1) 59

There's a difference between the capability to do something, and being in position ready to do it on a moments notice.

It's very obvious when a shuttle is launched currently. Tracking objects that are already out there becomes more difficult, especially when you might be able to track their satellite repair/capture facility, it's much more difficult to track smaller objects, like small probes they could launch from their to screw with other satellites. There's no shuttle launch so that you can monitor it and it's potential payload.

If there was a launch and it goes near a sat, you have reasonable suspicion, and you would be monitoring it.
If something happens during a quiet time, it's much harder to tell if it was just a failure.

Comment Re:Streisand Effect.? (Score 1) 190

Or this was the intended effect in the first place. IMAX simply wanted some publicity.

Cliche: It's better to have bad publicity than no publicity.

And I don't know if this would be called bad even, it's not that big of a deal, IMAX only said, don't do that please, and they're getting a ton of attention.

Comment Re:This will be fun... (Score 2) 59

China: NASA. What are you doing up there? Our satellite stop working
NASA: It's okay, it was broken. We are fixing it.
China: It was working fine before.
NASA: We're making it better. It's been put back in orbit.
China: It doesn't work at all now!
NASA: Yes, we think it's better this way.

NASA: Hey Russia, we're coming to provide some "free repairs"

Comment So many traps (Score 1) 124

It's a real shame, there are some things the start off so beautiful but I feel get perverted with dollar signs in people's eyes.

It's one thing to advertise, but then put fake download buttons all over the place for things you aren't looking for?
That's almost as bad as if someone slipped in groceries you didn't want to buy before checkout.

It really ruins trust when companies behave this way. We didn't always use adblockers once upon a time, it wasn't bad enough to create enough of a need.
Everyone was okay with some ads, we respected that these companies need a way to make some money.

But now you can't trust the ads even if you were actually interested in what they're selling.

Comment As usual, all money belongs to them. (Score 1) 301

First off. People rip CDs for personal use anyway, it hasn't stopped, no one cares that they aren't supposed to. In fact in many countries I believe legal backups for personal use is allowed.

Second, they shouldn't be allowed to try and demand more money because we listen to their music on a different device. E.G CD player or mp3 player.
If we purchased the content, it's none of your fucking business what device I choose to listen to it on.

Third, all they're really trying to do is get money for content no one wants or buys anymore. E.G Taxes on blank CDs. I personally don't know anyone who copies a ton of music to cds anymore. I personally don't have a CD rom at the moment, but when I do I use it for long term backups of things I can't replace, like family videos.

Since when are they entitled to make money off of that?

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