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Comment: Re:Why the FBI thinks it's North Korea (Score 0) 295

credibility of a US TLA?

hang on...


(wait, you were serious??)

at this point, I would not trust any US TLA as far as I could throw them. they are all rotton to the core (or is that, corp?).

they have their own sets of laws, their own agendas, cannot be monitored by the citizens, have private budgets that we can't see (entirely) and, again, they are all above the law. they convince themselves that they are fighting the good fight, but power corrupts and they have too much power to be trusted.

the fbi says this or says that- yeah, right. they say things for their own reasons. this is not to be confused with The Truth.

I wish this was not the case. it would be so nice if we could trust our own enforcers. but as we have seen over the last few decades, they are as trustworthy as the thieves and bandits they are supposedly trying to stop.

its at the point where I can't tell the bad guys from the really bad guys ;(

but I'll never take the fbi (or cia, or nsa) word at face value. its like a salesman: how do you tell they are lying? their lips are moving.

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 559

by MightyYar (#48639667) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

I'm sure the points in there are good, but I need to point out that while it is a "peer reviewed journal", you linked to something from the "Opinion & Comment" section. There is quite a bit of work being done to understand where all of the heat is going, but that has been discussed on here before.

Comment: Re:Sure... (Score 1) 295

Security IS a profit center, because it's part and parcel of actually doing everything that generates profit.

go look up (learn!) what profit center really means. clearly, you don't know, and you should not be acting like you know, either.

profit center is when you DIRECTLY generate revenue. security only does that for security vendors (firewall boxes, etc). your security team is a COST.

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 1) 559

by MightyYar (#48639251) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Well, looking up the thread, you are an expert in talking completely past a person, I'll give you that.

I mention that there is no such thing as a model which supports anti-AGW, and you retort that the "experts" are producing biased models. I used my highly advanced deductive reasoning to assume that you meant that the models not supporting the anti-AGW argument, which would of course be all of them. Obviously you only meant SOME of them. How silly of me. Please accept my most sincere apologies and may the Festivus spirit fill you.

Comment: Also, off-grid storage (Score 1) 96

by Okian Warrior (#48638967) Attached to: Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

And once the batteries reach end-of-life for automotive uses, they can be automatically repurposed for off-grid storage.

Once battery capacity falls below a certain level (60% perhaps?) it becomes unsuitable for automotive use, but could be used for other purposes such as offline-grid storage. A factory floor filled with older batteries still has quite a bit of capacity - so long as you aren't overly concerned about space or weight efficiencies.

Battery arrays could be installed at wind and solar installations to act as online storage to help even out baseline demand, and as more batteries come available we simply(!) swap out the oldest/least capacity units.

...for some definitions of "simply". In principle it doesn't sound too bad - a computer system monitors all batteries, using robots to install and harvest the batteries. Similar to the ones used for automated greenhouses or the ones that service the amazon fulfillment centers.

...and when they're completely dead ship them off for recycling. Refining lithium from batteries might be cheaper than mining raw ore.

Offline storage is the missing component that would make wind and solar power practical. Maybe used EV batteries is that component.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 512

by hairyfeet (#48637525) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Social Justice Warriors, deciding who counts based on progressive stack, Social Justice Warriors, if you don't think like us we are on the attack!

We are narcissists and Captain Planeteers, with our heads firmly up our rears, we think the world is black and white, and if you have a vag then you'e always right!

/sung to the tune of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", be sure to post your own version when a SJWer tries to ruin a thread near you!/

What SJWers prove is that they FEAR a free market because they know the mainstream isn't gonna buy shit non-games like Depression Quest so the ONLY thing you can do is try to attack and legislate and ban that which you cannot hope to compete against. Why are you so afraid of competition? Is it you are sure your ideas are that intolerable?

We have the emails showing collusion, we have the evidence of their blacklisting those that don't tow the party line (illegal in several states, where is the investigation into this?) and we have plenty of evidence of self enrichment such as Zoe Quinn and the Gamejam that went straight to her personal checking.

They tried to compete in a free market, they failed, now they try to build rep by playing the victim card, they are the Rev Al of feminism, and you can kiss their ass all you want but in the end if you are a cishet you simply don't rank in the progressive stack, you are the enemy. But luckily for the rest of us its still a capitalist country and the free market WILL win. Kotaku is bleeding money, the viewership plummets, many of those on gamejournopro shall likely lose their jobs, it will NOT save those sites, and those that try to Rev Al feminism like AS and ZQ will have their support and opportunities dry up, see how quick EA put out a press release saying they would NOT be having anything to do with AS who had been insinuating she would consult with them.

If you are not afraid then let the market decide, we will see if your ideas are acceptable or foul. Considering both the left and right wings can agree that SJWers are narcissist whiners nobody wants anything to do with? I have a feeling we both know what the outcome of your toxic beliefs are, hence the calls for banning and attempts to silence those who don't support you.

Comment: Re:News at 11.. (Score 1) 559

Copyright infringement is theft because it denies a copyright owner the ability to sell the product for which they have the copyright and thus they lose money.

Thanks for the nostalgia! I remember when people tried to claim that with a straight face back in the 80s, but no one believed it even then. Can you imagine that someone actually said that ridiculous crap in seriousness once? I'm glad we've moved past those ludicrously mind-bending contortions and can laugh about them now, knowing full well that no one actually thinks that way anymore.

Comment: Re:News at 11.. (Score 3, Insightful) 559

Sharing: Willingly giving a portion of your possessions

Bzzt. I can share hugs, music, friendship, laughter, pain, and joy with others, but I wouldn't call any of those "possessions".

to another, denying you use or benefit thereof.

That presumes scarcity. If I share your post on Twitter, you are not deprived of it. Neither would I be.

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.