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Comment wow, What liars (Score 1) 467

They are claiming that Software engineers choose to do this hack, when the engine engineers, along with management all the way up to the CEO, were the ones on the line with this. Really? Does anybody fucking believe that? NOT A CHANCE IN HELL WAS THIS THE CASE.

Seriously, this had to go all the way to the CEO for them to try and blame it on the ppl that had the least to gain and the most to lose.

Comment Re:Verify. Then don't Trust (Score 1) 351

look at when new safety tests are designed. The one thing that you see is that nearly all of the companies that are the 'safest', do darn near the bottom of the new test. Basically, companies like Audi, VW, MB, etc are designing to tests, or to cheat them, while disregarding real life conditions.

Comment Everybody, but Americans. (Score 1) 351

This should produce some interesting points for AGW. Basically, nations and businesses can NOT be trusted on how much pollution, esp. CO2, that they emit. It is time to move to global monitoring via satellite (OCO2 and OCO3), along with a tax on ALL GOODS based on where the worst parts come from. This will be the ONLY way to drop global CO2.

Comment Re: Only for rich douchebags... (Score 1) 323

being a net exporter is not the same thing as not importing oil. I have no doubt that Tesla will force other car makers to move to electric which will drop demand for gas rather quickly. Interestingly, our rail system is in the process of moving off diesel and over to nat gas. And as long as O does not allow nat gas exports, then it should remain cheap here and trains, and ideally, semis will move that way.

And actually, I was just teasing on the 1 worker thing. Sorry if you misunderstood that .

Comment Re:Show us the data (Score 1) 415

Yes, and you were given what was needed.For anything else, contact Ethan Zindler at Bloomberg Energy and they will sell you the raw data since that is what they do. And considering that energy companies are putting in more wind and solar, I would say that it is indicative that Bloomberg is accurate.

Comment Re: Unionize (Score 1) 350

HRs regularly know each other and know the high upfront costs of H1B. They rarely steal from each other on H1Bs (regular employees are different matters).
As to global conspiracy, it is illegal for HR to notify others of the fact of how you were fired, laid off, or simply quit. However, they can and do, tell each other if you are re-hirable inside the company. In essence, they are telling each other that you were fired if you are re-hirable.

Comment Nope; kill off all guest worker programs (Score 1) 350

Seriously, kill ALL guest worker programs. Foreign companies representing foreign gov, and nations, will ALLWAYS cheat on these. Instead, we need change green card programs in which we cut the number of ppl from each nation in half, and then apply that total count to bringing in ppl on needed skills as green card. By bringing them here, most will stay and keep the skills going. In addition, for anybody brought on needed skills, they need to be paid at least average for that position and location.

Comment but does that excuse VW and others from cheating? (Score 3, Interesting) 203

Seriously, the neo-cons have been gutting EPA and any form of gov that they hate.
HOWEVER, that does not give VW, Audi, Mercedes, Samsung, etc license to cheat at will.

I prefer that we block these companies from selling in the states, but next up, would be fines so large that they can fund these groups.

Comment Re: The nuclear shills at work, again (Score 1) 93

Actually, nuke IS good for all of us. While I support AE, the main 2 pushed are wind and solar, and both depend on the sun. Put up clouds ( from a nation learning to control weather ), or block the sun via a volcano ( hello Yellowstone), and right when you need the most power, it stops. New Fission is needed to replace old tired reactors, and use up the majority of 'waste'. Fusion , may never come, but if so, it can replace coal, etc.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal