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Comment: Lawn Dart Alert! (Score 1) 354

by amiga3D (#47421227) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

I understand your argument and reject it. The F-35 is a bad idea from the ground up. A multi-role fighter that does everything half ass and excells at nothing. A single engine warcraft which is probably the most insane thing about it. Did we learn nothing at all from the F-16? At least the Falcon was cheap so when they started falling out of the sky by the dozen they didn't cost us the insane amount these do. These are going to hurt bad when they turn into lawn darts. It's time to stop the bleeding and start over building the next generation warcraft. This isn't it.

Comment: Re:wrong. (Score 1) 384

by amiga3D (#47421075) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

You just don't get it. You live in a fantasy world where magical technologies that don't exist outside of a design lab somewhere are going to reverse everything at zero cost. There is a reason why coal still burns across the world and that's because it's cheap. Solar is very expensive and not efficient enough to pay back it's cost. I think eventually solar may come mainstream but for now even with government subsidies it's not cost effective. If it was I would install it! People are changing the way they live, it's getting greener but it's a sloooooow process. Almost everything in my house uses less electricity than what I used 10 years ago. It's all more efficient, I use about 70 percent of the electricity I used in 2004. It's not nearly enough to make a difference in a growing world. What I have reduced other countries have increased. The US carbon footprint has mostly shrunk shrunk since 2007 although last year wasn't so good. Ironically it was a cold winter which is mostly to blame for that. While the US has been cutting back though the rest of the world continues to increase. So what to do? Go to war? I bet a nuclear winter would cool things off. No, I suspect that we'll continue on a gradual pace to reduce emissions while the rest of the world continues to grow. Bad times are coming for a lot of people but that is life. But lighten up on the shrieking insults will ya? It does zero to help your cause.

Comment: Re:Talk Radio rhetoric (Score 2) 384

by amiga3D (#47418915) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

I'm sure you mean well. In your greatly enlightened state you feel you have to shepherd us children into the glorious return of the glaciers and lowering of ocean levels. I don't doubt that the Earth is warming, that's just a matter of reading a thermometer over a period of years. I don't doubt mankind contributes to this greatly and may even be the main cause. What I do doubt is that by a few "simple" "painless" measures we will somehow save the world and return it to it's great stable state it was in before the evils of the Industrial Revolution. I'm not averse to conservation, hell it saves me money. I'm okay with green as long as it's economically viable. What I do object to is a bunch of know everything arrogant people insisting that they have all the answers. I very sincerly doubt that anything less than draconian, desperate measures (worldwide!) will do anything to even slow, much less stop global warming. As countries like China and India and others become more and more economic powerhouses they are greatly increasing output. Crippling the US economy will do little to help if we don't have global consensus on the matter and these other countries have been down for so long they aren't going to be happy to be told to control output to avert some global disaster that may or may not happen down the road. Sneer at me all you want but the fact is we didn't get here overnight and without dictatorial power worldwide we aren't getting out of it anytime soon if at all.

Comment: Re:Que the outrage (Score 1) 138

by amiga3D (#47412119) Attached to: BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones

Choice is good. You get to have your itty bitty little phone with it's itty bitty screen and I get to have my 5" phone with a beautiful screen I can actually see. You're happy with yours and I'm good with mine. I can carry it in my pocket just fine and it's not really all that heavy. My wife's pursed weighed a ton before she got her Note3 and it's not noticeably heavier now. Next to half the makeup counter at Macy's the phone weighs almost nothing.

Comment: Re:It's like we've learned nothing in 5000 years (Score 1) 138

by amiga3D (#47412085) Attached to: BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones

I watch videos on a phone seldom. Even my 5" screen is too small for that to be fun. I do try to web surf but at 16:9 or 9:16 that's just awkward and painful as well. Some of the sites designed for mobile phones aren't too bad but I've given up on /. It truly sucks on the small screen.

Comment: Re:It's like we've learned nothing in 5000 years (Score 1) 138

by amiga3D (#47412071) Attached to: BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones

The limiting factor for me is what I can see and that's nothing smaller than a 5" screen. My wife got a Note3 and it's perfect for her because it resides in her purse which hold about 380 pounds of various things but a nearly 6 inch phone is too big for my pocket. The Samsung S4 does fit in my pocket just fine so that's the perfect size for ME. You can use a tiny phone if you like but I am done with eye strain.

Comment: Re:I'm always amazed MS blew the mapping race (Score 3, Interesting) 174

What really bothers me about carbon based lifeforms such as yourself is not the fact you're a racist idiot but rather the feelings you bring out in me. When I first read your hateful, pointless spew I immediately thought of how to hunt down and kill you to cull your DNA from the herd. I then felt shame for sinking down into the muck with you. Off to take a shower to get the slimy stench off me.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.