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Comment: Re:Oh, I support making changes (Score 1) 420

by WindBourne (#48946827) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change
and yet, while A does the right thing, it is possible for B to be encouraged to do the right thing.
For example, China's emissions are mostly caused by 2 things:
A) Smelting plants that use coal.
B) power plants that use coal. Back in the early 90's, China was at 65-75% coal plants. They are now at over 80% and still growing FAST.

The vast majority of that electricity goes into manufacturing, not into civilians.
As such, the smart move is for America (and hopefully the entire west) to tax ALL GOODS predicated on where they come from and the emissions / $GDP (real GDP, not PPP GDP). This will quickly encourage China to change their direction, while at the same time, getting the west to change quicker.

Comment: Oh, I support making changes (Score 1) 420

by WindBourne (#48945247) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change
But what is happening is BS. Unless ALL nations are involved, then nothing will change.
As it is, the largest polluter, China with more than 1/3 of the CO2 emissions, is being allowed to continue GROWING their emissions while only the west are to cut back.
This will NEVER succeed if this continues.

the only possible solution is if all nations cut back, and if they are cut back predicated on CO2 / $ GDP. The reason is that emissions are NOT tied to ppl,but dirty manufacturing.

Comment: Re: So, what's the practical concern of this? (Score 1) 78

by WindBourne (#48942397) Attached to: Reverse Engineering the Nike+ FuelBand's Communications Protocol
In general, somebody who has loads of money will make use of these bands. Now, if I wanted to take a rich person as hostage for a payoff, I might get somebody close to them to simply change out some code. That way when rich person is walking around and device gets a signal, it says, here I am. Basically, an easy tracking device.

Comment: Re:They do need a LOT of help (Score 1) 39

by WindBourne (#48906719) Attached to: Inside Ford's New Silicon Valley Lab
Spend time in the model S.
Believe me, the physical buttons SUX once you spend time on the Model S.
Heck, you mention volume and and channels, and yet, radios can be changed. That makes it hard to deal with.
With the large screen, it is possible for Tesla to allow us to have our own layouts (and it will come).

Comment: Follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 39

by WindBourne (#48906677) Attached to: Inside Ford's New Silicon Valley Lab
Germany is currently behind in driving automation, but by their gov. creating a lane between 2 cities in which only partial and fully automated cars car drive, well, they will move this up QUICKLY.
If Tesla and Google want to retain their lead and Ford wants to join them, then they should encourage California to create some lanes that are 50 miles or long on road that are heavily traveled by commuters. In addition, CA would be wise to let these companies use some of their cars for experiments.

Comment: increase and change visa's. (Score 1) 512

by WindBourne (#48881371) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration
Visa's should be awarded based on nation need first. Iow, we should increase yearly visa ( say 15% more ), and then make 50% of all visa's dependent on nations need and candidates education. The rest can remain as it is.

however, they need to resolve the current group of illegals as well as change what is citizen, along with who can run for president/VP.

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