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Comment: Re:How quaint. (Score 1) 441

by YouGotTobeKidding (#48825939) Attached to: Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now
I laugh at people who think oil prices only lower the shipping cost of food. FFS talk to a farmer. Guess what they use...diesel and a lot of it. When the cost of oil goes down, the cost of diesel goes down too. This means the cost of the crops go down. Which you, guessed it, means savings at the grocery market. Who'd have thunk it! When net expense drastically decrease the cost of final goods also can decrease - and yes they will as food is a cut throat marketplace with slim margins.

Comment: Re:Seriously... (Score 1) 437

by YouGotTobeKidding (#48727565) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
Considering that their current model is failing and failing badly (movie goer numbers are down IIRC to 90s levels...and percentage of peeps who go to the movies is also WAY down - IIRC 10% now from its high of 50%)....maybe it is time they take another look at their multi-market strategy. Maybe they can make MORE money if they 'sold' the media for LESS. Odd how that works, but even Henry Ford understood this way back in the dark ages of US consumerism. :P Honestly these dinosaurs still think they are the only game in town. Now peeps have options. Video games, home cinema setups, cable TV, hell theaters that cater to hipsters with only old movie showings. Brave new world.

Comment: Re:One fiber to rule them... (Score 2) 221

Bahahaha. Thanks for the laugh. Who do you think granted those companies their virtual monopolies? Answer: the state gov. In the real world the upto 20mb works like this "first 5 seconds is full speed, then next 30 seconds is half speed...then after that its 10%". They call it 'Fair Usage Policies' and thats how they around the law as you GET your full 20mb/s...but nowhere does it state that you get it all the time. Thus its not fraud as you agreed to it before purchasing it...from the usually ONE option in your part of town. Want to fix the Net in North America. Remove ALL monopoly laws. Allow everyone to compete in every area. THEN this 'up to' BS dies overnight as customers will have the power again.

Comment: Re:Sweet, online enforcement is going out of busin (Score 1) 580

They will just not US citizens. This rules are obviously written with H1B's in mind. :P I joke....but seriously when confronted with obviously illegal orders, who is more likely to say "fuck you, that is illegal" and then become a whistle blower A) a smart 'snowden' US citizen or b) "call me sam" from India. Now which would the US gov be more interested in having in their cyber crimes division? Tinfoil hatish, but its the only thing that makes sense with such BS questions that are obviously meant to make it virtually impossible for any US born to 'pass'.

+ - Coolest Summer On Record In The US. Graph data from US HCN stations->

Submitted by bricko
bricko (1052210) writes "Graph data From ALL US HCN stations
Coolest Summer On Record In The US

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record.

The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.


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Comment: Re:Apple has now jumped the shark (Score 1) 188

by YouGotTobeKidding (#47116739) Attached to: Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion
AC I cordially invite you to go fuck yourself. You seem to think "Samsung" is just one big company. Its not. There are many divisions of Samsung that are creating - and have created - cutting edge tech. Tech that is changing the face of the industry. For example their storage division's Solid State Drives have the lowest RMA in the consumer sphere. The only one comparable in NAND mfg'ing is Toshiba (imho IMFT's output varies from good to very good...but its QA is a touch lacking...thus is 3rd). Hell if its wasn for Samsung's storage division solid state drives as we know it today wouldnt exist.

Comment: Re:Apple has now jumped the shark (Score 2) 188

by YouGotTobeKidding (#47114843) Attached to: Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion
I can see why you posted AC - because you are a 'tard. Just look at the size of Sammy's patent portfolio and the amount they spend on RnD. Actually dont. It will blow your little apple fanboi mind. Not saying Samsung is above copying...but Apple has copied a shit ton more than Samsung.

Comment: Re:Kudos (Score 1) 157

by YouGotTobeKidding (#47084903) Attached to: Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate
Ah gotcha. Thats makes a lot more sense. You are not a 'libtard' (vs teatard on the other side of the isle) are just a greedy douche who doesnt want his meal ticket canceled. Patent trolls need to die in a fire. If there is collateral damage it can fixed after this plague has been eradicated.

Comment: Re:Electric. (Score 1) 659

by YouGotTobeKidding (#47013431) Attached to: Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?
Storing pure hydrogen is a stone cold bitch at 'room' temp. Wait till peeps leave their car parked for a week with a 3/4 tank of 'gas' and come back and its down to 1/4....and fuggetabout long term storage. Hydrogen is great for immediate use but is not ready for prime time for vehicles that are used variably.

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