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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 561

by amicusNYCL (#49192785) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

Now, WHY is that?

A better question would be why do you choose to believe that? Or should I capitalize the word "WHY" like the answer is obvious and I'm just being obtuse? I know, I know, the reason you believe it is because you're gullible, don't fact check, and like to hear things that reinforce your existing views. I just like to ask WHY is that?

Comment: Re:Atlantis (Score 1) 113

Here's some more information about your "lost civilization":

Atlantis is the name of a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic).

You understand the meanings of the things I put in bold, right?

Comment: Re:Atlantis (Score 1) 113

No one said anything about there being no cities underwater. There are obviously quite a few, and your link lists several of them. You know which city isn't listed on that page? Atlantis, the specific single city you mentioned in your first post (not "cities buried beneath water and hidden for thousands of years", but, specifically, Atlantis). You want to know why Atlantis isn't listed on that page? Because it's widely regarded as being a myth. So, yeah, you're the troll.

Comment: Re:Uh ...wat? (Score 3, Insightful) 448

Here's a story about Curt Schilling calling out the guys who are talking about fisting and raping his underage daughter, and you're "uncomfortable" with how people use the word "doxing." Way to keep things in perspective.

Here, here's a definition for you:

search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent

Comment: Re:nice, now for the real fight (Score 4, Insightful) 631

by amicusNYCL (#49141297) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

In an ideal world, the free market would step in and protect consumers in place of the government having to do so.

You think so? Isn't it the free market which lead to the situation that we have today with a few major companies having the power to control the network and shut out competitors? Did all that happen in some sort of socialist vacuum?

Comment: Re:McAfee? (Score 1) 270

by amicusNYCL (#49138235) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

You're welcome to take that up with the reviewers listing them in the top 10. I personally don't care, I was just answering the guy's question about how they make money.


Comment: Re:Now I want to see an endless stream of railcars (Score 5, Insightful) 434

by amicusNYCL (#49123455) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

FYI - oil is currently flowing through the Keystone pipeline from Alberta all the way to the Gulf Coast, and it's been flowing that far for over a year. It's been flowing to Illinois refineries for almost 5 years. But don't let facts like that stop your hatred for Obama.

Comment: Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 2) 434

by amicusNYCL (#49123403) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

You *do* realize that the oil that would be flowing though the XL Pipe literally goes solid at room temperature?

How do you think they push it down the pipe, then? Do they heat it up to such a high level so that it maintains an easy flow throughout the entire pipeline, assuming that it might get re-heated at pumping stations? Or do they mix it with something else to allow it to flow easier regardless of temperature? Assuming they do heat it instead of just adding an agent to make it flow easier, how long would it take to cool and solidify in the open air after spilling? What's the flow rate of the pipeline, if there was a breach how much oil could we expect to escape? It looks like someone took the time to try and answer some of these questions here (if you have another source, please share). In any case, it sounds like in the event of a breach that we're looking at a minimum of tens of thousands of gallons spilling (possibly less if the breach occurred just downstream from a shutoff valve and was detected almost immediately). How far would tens of thousands of gallons of your super-heated oil travel in the time it takes that oil to cool before literally going solid? If instead the oil has an additive to allow it to flow easier, wouldn't that also mean that it can flow easier straight down into the ground?

Comment: Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 1) 434

by amicusNYCL (#49123185) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Hint: "environmentalist" billionaire Steyer made his billions off coal, now owns a huge stake in a Canadian pipeline that would compete with the Keystone, and spent a LOT of money playing an "environmentally concerned" person trying to stop the Keystone pipeline.

What's your point? Are you suggesting that there is in fact no environmental impact by the pipeline? Are you trying to say that this guy stands to make money if the pipeline isn't built, and his money came from environmentally harmful sources, therefore the Keystone pipeline doesn't hurt the environment? I'm unclear what correlation you're trying to draw here.

All the evidence concerning the universe has not yet been collected, so there's still hope.