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Comment: Re:You realize... (Score 1) 174

I understand your point, but by moving pink iguanas, we are terra-forming for them.

To move them is to promote the use of fossil fuel.

What will moving them do to the food chain of the area that the iguanas now inhabit ?

Is it better to move all of them or to split the colony ?

Have we identified anything else that is being threatened by the volcano ?

When did the next to last colony of pink iguana disappear ?

How is it determined if/when the iguana need to be moved ?

Do we understand enough about them to move them ?

How much support are we going to provide them if moved ?

in the end, you can not have it both ways.

Comment: No, this is not how phones work, (Score 1) 66

The accelerometer can only report movement. That is to say changes in speed or direction, also known as acceleration.

If you do not know a starting location, the data will not allow you to locate a person.

If you are tracking a cell phone, it is already using the cell network.

Comment: Re:Not pointless... (Score 2) 392

by daryl_and_daryl (#49770657) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

There is the Target on 12th & G, which would be about 4 blocks form either the Mall or the White House. There must be some place closer to buy a pressure cooker, but I just do not get to that part of DC often enough.

Not related: I know it is a block off of the Mall, but you can buy money at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. moneyfactory.gov

Comment: Re:Sudden? (Score 1) 267

Not sudden, but since the last Ice Age.

Honestly - What kind of time frame are we talking about, with the current Global Warming concerns ?

Until absolute compliance with the Kyoto Protocol would produce a measurable difference ?
Until volcanic eruptions cause some level of Global Cooling ?
Until the Hampton's are not seen as desirable real estate ?
Until any trees currently living decompose and release CO2 back into the atmosphere ?
Until Iceland is not habitable ?
Until a land bridge exists between the USA and Russia ?

What is the confidence level in our ability to predict Global conditions 100 years from now ?

Comment: Re:Mixed reaction (Score 1) 319

by daryl_and_daryl (#49752147) Attached to: Battle To Regulate Ridesharing Moves Through States

There is no need to completely tear up the rule book - This is a false dichotomy argument.

How does the taxi industry currently force bad taxi drivers out of the industry ?

Uber is designed to fill a need that is not covered by the taxi industry, no one is expecting the taxi industry to be handed over to such services.

In my own car, I have very little recourse if I suffer property damage, or personal injury by an unlicensed driver in an uninsured car. The law, in Maryland at least, requires both the license and insurance to drive a car on the roads. They are not forced off the streets.

Some thoughts you have might be both valid and useful in the discussion about Uber, but not those in this posting.

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