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Comment good fucking lord (Score 1) 473

You god-damned neo-cons/tea baggers scream that US gov is the source of all evil when it is obvious that others are doing this. This gets so fucking old that not a one of you have even as much brains as a squirrel. EPA is not the issue here. It is the fact that you neo-cons/tea* underfunded them and so they are not able to test everything.
BUT, you are right that this SHOULD be investigated but not by you neo-cons/tea* (or the dems). This really should be polical neutral groups, or even 3rd parties that do this. You bunch of fuck-heads continue to destroy America while blaming the very gov that you idiots created.

Comment wow, What liars (Score 1) 473

They are claiming that Software engineers choose to do this hack, when the engine engineers, along with management all the way up to the CEO, were the ones on the line with this. Really? Does anybody fucking believe that? NOT A CHANCE IN HELL WAS THIS THE CASE.

Seriously, this had to go all the way to the CEO for them to try and blame it on the ppl that had the least to gain and the most to lose.

Comment Re:Verify. Then don't Trust (Score 1) 364

look at when new safety tests are designed. The one thing that you see is that nearly all of the companies that are the 'safest', do darn near the bottom of the new test. Basically, companies like Audi, VW, MB, etc are designing to tests, or to cheat them, while disregarding real life conditions.

Comment Everybody, but Americans. (Score 1) 364

This should produce some interesting points for AGW. Basically, nations and businesses can NOT be trusted on how much pollution, esp. CO2, that they emit. It is time to move to global monitoring via satellite (OCO2 and OCO3), along with a tax on ALL GOODS based on where the worst parts come from. This will be the ONLY way to drop global CO2.

Comment Re: Only for rich douchebags... (Score 1) 323

being a net exporter is not the same thing as not importing oil. I have no doubt that Tesla will force other car makers to move to electric which will drop demand for gas rather quickly. Interestingly, our rail system is in the process of moving off diesel and over to nat gas. And as long as O does not allow nat gas exports, then it should remain cheap here and trains, and ideally, semis will move that way.

And actually, I was just teasing on the 1 worker thing. Sorry if you misunderstood that .

Comment Re:Show us the data (Score 1) 415

Yes, and you were given what was needed.For anything else, contact Ethan Zindler at Bloomberg Energy and they will sell you the raw data since that is what they do. And considering that energy companies are putting in more wind and solar, I would say that it is indicative that Bloomberg is accurate.

Comment Re:When you do microservices, it isn't one project (Score 1) 281

You're very close to how I'd word it with babies. See, if you want one baby you wait 9 months. If you want 5 babies and you have one mother, you wait 55 or 60 months. If you want five babies in 9 months, you can totally have five mothers. You can't get one full-term baby any faster than 9 months by adding mothers. DevOps doesn't solve the one baby problem any faster nor the five babies by one mother problem any faster. It can solve the five babies problem if you're okay with the babies having different mothers (team leads or sub-project managers) and different DNA (team implementation styles). If the other parent (the overall project lead or the solution architect) is the same, the five babies may learn to live together as a family, although there's the possibility they won't.

Comment Re:When you do microservices, it isn't one project (Score 1) 281

This is my point. It works very well for a well-defined, well-understood, practically standardized stack to be used to write a new application. That's not the same thing as breaking new ground on a project without all that supporting code and voluminous standards documents already helping you out. The Mythical Man Month hasn't been disproven at all. It's just that in some areas it's possible to change the scope of the project. Smaller projects don't take as long.

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