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Comment 24/7 access does NOT = "unfettered" access (Score 0, Troll) 459

This agreement that took years to reach, is all carrot and no stick. Once the other nations release their sanctions (current sticks), they won't put them back on and if Iran continues to make nukes, they still won't reinstate them after the US gives the Iranians 100 Billion+ $ (which they will likely promptly buy arms and weapons systems from China and Russia with)... It is very important to note that 24/7 access does NOT = "unfettered" access... this deal has notice being given to Iran for the when and where they will inspect... (probably days to weeks in advance) UNFETTERED means any time anywhere no notice... HUGE difference. This was a total cave in and we were better off before any deal. Giving up everything to the opponent is not a metric by which you can claim it is a "good deal". Love him or hate him, Bibi was right, this is a very bad deal...

Comment Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 1) 189

I appreciate you not assuming my intent and being objectively respectful. Thank You. Yes, I left things unsaid and I meant not Troll or Flame in my comments, but I do not have a entirely positive opinion with this choice by MS. I believe this is a slippery sloping direction in which I predict MS will head into OS subscriptions (considering their tract record of late with office). Yes, I know you can buy non-subscription based office apps also... I have used MS DOS with Windows 1.0 through Windows 8.1, and I am expressing my opinion and predicting Microsoft will eventually be making this a subscription OS model eventually for more $$$, (but I will endure the low moderation the ad hominem attacks for expressing so)... I am predicting over time the MS will eventually have trial versions (or full versions with limited time use) of their OS' on new hardware, like Norton and McAfee and MS Office currently do, and the customer can pay more to keep using them...

Comment Re:suckers (Score 1) 141

Not really, this is about more taxes and greater profits.... For example, the cost of a 1lb can of R-12 was $0.50-$0.99 when I was a kid... today they are about $10.99- $15.00+ per 1lb can for the now carcinogenic and flammable "replacement" R-134A... To be perfectly honest, we could all be using less than $0.50 worth of propane/butane/isobutane/ethane blends as our everyday refrigerants and suffer near ZERO ozone depletion and save terrific sums of money. We are allowed to buy and handle gasoline and use propane/natural gas open flame appliances in our homes, but on noes, you can't let people use a small amount of hydrocarbon refrigerants in their cars (which run on gallons of hydrocarbons) because they are flammable and virtually free in cost... Let's charge them 2000%+ markup on a rather carcinogenic and still-flammable man made "replacement" and also tax the hell out of it. (I knew a guy who easily modified his car to utilize propane as his A/C refrigerant and his air was very cold and extra cheap to refill should he ever have a coolant leak.) This is a real life example of chemical companies and government working together to ban a cheap effective product and replace it with an inferior replacement at stupid crazy tax and obscene profit levels... Every space shuttle launch put more potent and persistent ozone-destroying chlorine compounds directly into the atmosphere per launch than everyone's cars combined in over a year... While I agree and condemn that chemically CFCs do destroy ozone, there are virtually free of cost non-carcinogenic replacements (hydrocarbons like propane and butane and ethane and methane) that we were Not allowed to use, because terrific taxes could not be collected, nor significant profits made making them. Propane is R-290 and Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon) R-12 are nearly compatible, with R-12 having a 100 year atmospheric lifetime and Propane having a 12 year atmospheric lifetime as well as being naturally occurring and non-toxic and non-ozone depleting... ) 99 out of 100 reasons for it always have to do with $ in truth.

Comment Re:suckers (Score 1) 141

Not really, this is about more taxes and greater profits.... For example, the cost of a 1lb can of R-12 was $0.50-$0.99 when I was a kid... today they are about $10.99- $15.00+ per 1lb can for the now carcinogenic and flammable "replacement" R-134A... To be perfectly honest, we could all be using ) 99 out of 100 reasons for it always have to do with $ in truth.

Comment Not buying it, Copper wire is exspensive (V*A=W) (Score 4, Interesting) 597

I'm not buying it. Voltage x Amperage = Wattage. So long as Wattage stays the same (think 1,800W hair dryers here), your Amperage must proportionately increase if the Voltage drops... This can only be accomplished by using LARGER wires to deliver the Amps... This is why wires on your car battery or golf cart are so large... Imaging the COST of wiring a home with large (lower Voltage) conductors like that... Ask yourself why Europe uses a ~230V/240V electricity in homes and how much cost savings there must be by delivering all the wattage at half the conductor size compared to the North American 120V household standard... Smarter people than us have all thought this stuff through many decades ago... Tesla is trying to push battery tech and if it were affordable and better than a $500 gas generator, we'd already have it installed. Cool technology, way too expensive and I'm not rewiring my house.

Comment "Agreement" has NO Teeth, is one sided for Iran... (Score 1, Insightful) 383

The "agreement" is still fuzzy and not at all concrete in any way (despite claims to the contrary which only the Obama Admin claims things are agreed to, while Iran claims nothing is agreed to as the Obama Admin is in fact lying in its 'facts sheet' on the "deal" et al...)


Iran gets to keep its full ICBM program, now defacto sanctioned OK because nothing in the "deal" mentioned it, period.

Iran gets to keep its nuclear reactors intact and also now sanctioned to operate.

Iran gets to keep ALL known and unknown weapons manufacturing and nuclear weapons facilities.

Iran get to keep upgrading its uranium to "weapons grade".

Iran does not have to move outside of the country into third-party hands existing weapons grade nuclear materials...

Iran does not have to have any snap weapons inspections (the existing "deal" requires prior notice well in advance of any inspections)

Iran gets off the US/international Terrorist List (despite still funding terrorism worldwide)

Iran does not have to admit that the United States and Israel are not its enemies and they do not have to agree to any consequences for attacking either country.

Iran gets it seized billions of dollars returned to it internationally.

Iran gets all banking and trade embargoes (including arms dealing) lifted.

Iran gets to sell its crude oil on the world market (then expect oil to quickly drop into the $20/barrel range as they flood the market with their 2 million bpd)

Iran has zero requirement to abide by any deal as there are no precisely defined consequences to when they break whatever the Obama Admin claims the "deal" is...

Iran can abruptly cancel and reverse anything it allegedly agreed to with the Obama Admin and it will STILL have all sanctions removed and the Obama Admin cannot put them back even if it wanted to do so.

Iran gets to legitimize all of its weapons programs and keep all of its WMD programs it had before plus get its economy back fully operational.

Iran does not have to remove from its charter the destruction of the United States and Isreal.

So, the US basically gets nothing it wanted, and Iran gets all it wanted and more... and the media will spin doctor the Obama Admin into the greatest diplomatic team with the highest achievable pinnacle in US diplomacy history.... Its almost as if the Obama Admin had an Iranian Adviser guiding the decisions of the president... (Valerie Jarrett)

Bibi was exactly right, this is an awful, terrible, horrendous deal. Changing nothing and canceling any and all deals on the table would be the best possible deal for US National Security... (Sometimes "the only willing move is not to play")

An Iran with nuclear weapons means that the other moslem counties (who can afford them) will all want their own nuclear weapons... and this is deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize how exactly? Welcome to M.A.D. middle-east style...

Comment Did I miss windows verson 9? (Score 1) 570

Not trying to flunk the common core "new" math propagation series, but shouldn't version NINE follow version 8 and be before 10 (as in 8, 9, 10)? Perhaps this has been discussed herein with scholarly vigor, but I must have missed the explanations as to why there is Nein Nine...?

Comment Why no RTG, RITEG or Pu/Nuclear Battery? (Score 0) 337

SO, with the mission cost being over 1.6 billion for this mission, why did it not have a RTG, RITEG and/or other Pu/Nuclear Battery? I realize solar and other chic renewable rechargeable green technologies are all the rage these days, but when reliable electrical power for critical mission status is required, accept no substitutes:

Comment Now with Multi-threaded memory leaks! (Score 1) 181

Have loved and used Firefox for years, but last several versions (past v28) have crashed frequently for me (Win7) with what appear to be memory leaks and then the ironic submitted crash report. I'll be looking forward to multi-threaded 64-bit crashes and memory leaks!

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