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Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 350

by circletimessquare (#49608531) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

yes, absolutely, political corruption is a crime with a corruptor and a corrupted

why do you want to focus all blame on only one side of a deal that is the fault of two sides?

why do you focus zero blame on the guy who is paying for and often initiating the corruption? you think it's only innocent corporations being reached out to by sleazy politicians? seriously?

Comment: Re:Innate Value (Score 1) 250

by khallow (#49608485) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Disrupting the Argentine Economy

Bitcoin miners are performing work, specifically, they are validating transactions. If they were doing something else instead the blockchain wouldn't be guaranteed to be valid and bitcoin could be counterfeited.

You aren't arguing what you think you're arguing. There's no reason that performing work means that the work can't be useful in its own right.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 254

I didn't mean to make light of your insightful and informative comment about the telescope project and the effects of inequality on Hawaiians.

However, I bet Monsanto can give you lots of studies about why GMOs would be a miraculous boon for Hawaii and Dole can cite studies showing that a lower minimum wage in Hawaii would be terrific for poor Hawaiians.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 254

That said, they did an economic study here on what would happen

So, the Army did a study saying that if the Army had to leave Hawaii it would be just awful for Hawaii.

I get it (^wink-)

I'm about to embark on a study which will show that if Scarlett Johansson doesn't sleep with me, it'll be a horrible outcome for Scarlett Johansson, possibly costing her $1.3 billion.

Comment: It's THERE ON THE PAGE (Score 1) 199

"Followed by The Black Swan"
Which was in 2007, and his day job was an economist in the finance industry while he was writing those.

Edge cases were considered in science long before an economist picked a new name for a gross oversimplification of old ideas. He's very much an anti-statistician and calls them "pseudoscientists".

What is the motivation of your little luddite sig? To say that the views of any expert are worthless and thus climate science if worthless - or is it something less obvious that makes you want to challenge the authority of anyone with a clue?

Comment: Lead Acid (Score 1) 47

by Bob9113 (#49608367) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

Lead acid batteries are still about half the price per kWh (look near the bottom, at the 48v x 400Ah bank), and come with the same 10 year warranty. Cars care about weight, houses don't.

The new thing here isn't battery storage of solar power, it's lithium-ion batteries instead of lead acid. The price performance for lithium-ion can't compete with lead acid yet, when weight isn't a factor.

Comment: You went THAT far? (Score 1) 559

by dbIII (#49608363) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

and runs the whole stereotype of men as misogynistic pigs.

The boys in that class probably were (think back to your schooldays) so the search for something that was sourced from a centrefold is a fuckup on several levels.

I think perhaps the goal is to change STEM into another version of the veterinarian field

Did a shock-jock eat your brain? No? Then lay off with the ridiculous over-reaction that insults the intelligence of everyone that reads it. You cannot possible be so stupid as to connect a complaint about porn in the classroom with a vast social conspiracy - shock-jocks had to destroy their brains with years of cocaine abuse to get that far.

True enough By pointing out how a picture of a woman that is rated G

A centrefold with nipples on show rated G in the land of the massive outrage of a nipple at the Superbowl? Not a chance of it being rated G. Mild or not, it's still porn in the CS class and the boys went into Bevis and Butthead mode which upset the girls. It was a fuckup. It's as stupid as rolling out the porn at Sunday school.

Comment: too bad all these sites are run by morons (Score 1) 22

Sorry to be harsh but it's true. Facebook disallows uploading of PDFs or document filetypes or animated GIFs for any sort of collaboration or group communication. There is absolutely no technological excuse for that. Twitter's limit needs to be upped to about 300 characters to say anything useful. 100% of their users agree. Unfortunately the higher ups can't seem to pull their heads out of their asses. Both FB and Twitter constantly try to stop users from linking to offsite content. How about allow it on your own website!!!
So now that's what they claim they're doing and yet I know they'll screw it up too badly to be useable. They'll stuff it full of ads, break 10 different countries' laws with it, Zuckerberg will say something offensive and blatant about it and piss off the board, and it will be inferior to even the garbage pile of a site design known as The real solution is to fire everyone who keeps making these horrible decisions about the way super massive sites are designed.

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 350

by ScentCone (#49608045) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

how much do they pay you to write this shit for them?

That's a very insightful way to address the substance of the matter. Obviously you're not willing to say the actual numbers or description of the situation is incorrect ... you're just mad at someone for pointing it out? I get that. But you're not really making any sort of lucid point.

A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love"