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Comment: Re:$32 million of greed. (Score 1) 126

by amiga3D (#48640849) Attached to: Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

I know how people are and yes I'm pretty sure most are just jealous. I know how many people I've seen that while pious and self-righteous while in positions where they had little power or impact later attained promotions and became tyrants and micro-managing assholes. Most bitching is nothing more than envy. Maybe you are pure of heart but if so you are in the minority.

Comment: Re:$32 million of greed. (Score 3, Insightful) 126

by amiga3D (#48639605) Attached to: Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

One of the few things worse than greed is jealousy and there's lots of that around here. The man was smart and successful. The fact that he made a lot of money writing textbooks is what it is. The market is bogus and we all know it but writers gotta write. I can't believe the textbook scam is still going on full steam. I remember back in the 70's paying over 50 dollars for a biology textbook that I never used. All the tests were from the lectures in that class. I did get half the money back when I sold it after the class ended to a guy taking it the next quarter. I'm sure he didn't use it either because he had the same professor.

Comment: Re:Imagine that! (Score 1) 191

by amiga3D (#48597943) Attached to: Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

There was no negotiation. The Spanish publishers had a law passed to force Google to pay. That's not negotiation that is regulation. Google had two choices under that situation, either pay up or leave. They chose to leave. Now the publishers are pissed because they didn't want that to happen. They wanted Google to pay them and now they realize that they hurt themselves when they had the law passed. Cry me a river.

Comment: Re:"Could", (Score 1) 390

by amiga3D (#48595409) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

I made no attempt to discredit any moderates whatsoever? Where exactly did you read that in the above response? My comment was entirely directed at the extremists and how much fun they are to bait. I can't see why you'd complain unless you are one of the foam at the mouth sort yourself.

Comment: Re:"Could", (Score 1) 390

by amiga3D (#48594831) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

I see your point. But think now, what temperature is the planet supposed to be? It has certainly ranged a lot over time. Even if we do everything possible to reduce our impact on GW the fact is that the climate will probably continue to warm until something happens to stop it. We live on a living planet that has been through many changes before man arrived on the scene including periods of ice and times when the entire planet was a steamy tropical environment. Change is inevitable and really unless we get rid of 5 billion people or so I don't see any meaningful reduction in man's contribution to carbon in the atmosphere. In a couple of hundred years or so that land in Antarctica might be very valuable.

Comment: Re:"Could", (Score 3, Insightful) 390

by amiga3D (#48594691) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

I don't think they're entirely wrong about global warming, but I am certain they aren't entirely right. Their evangelism on the subject rivals that of any Pentecostal Evangelist raving about sin. It's so much fun to pick at someone who is so certain of their rightness that it is irresistible.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie

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