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Comment: Re:FEO (Score 4, Insightful) 374

by dryeo (#49162377) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

Don't be daft, good vs bad are not facts. Facts are things like when the bank bailout happened, which laws were used, who signed the laws, which banks benefited, how big of bonuses were given out etc. Ideally you base your opinion about good vs bad based on facts rather then bullshit and good vs bad is always an opinion.
And how is it censorship if a private entity prints whatever it wants? You, I and Google are free to put whatever we want on sites we own. Everyone is free to visit which ever sites they want to visit and we're all free to stop visiting a site if we don't like/agree with its content. Google fucks up and they'll go the way of Alta Vista.

Comment: Re:FEO (Score 5, Insightful) 374

by dryeo (#49161479) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

Remember, not so long ago, the almost-universal opinion would have been that the world was flat.

A good example of a wrong fact that too many people believe. As soon as people really started traveling, especially on the ocean, it became obvious that the Earth is not flat. Something like 2500 years ago a Greek used geometry to measure the circumference of the Earth though there were idiots like Columbus who were convinced the world was much smaller then the generally accepted size.

Comment: Re:Debt is hard (Score 1) 301

Wish someone could explain that to my right wing government. They originally got voted in by complaining the other party was paying off the debt instead of lowering taxes more and since they've been in they've ran a deficit for 8 years while bragging that being conservative means they're good money managers. Now that they claim to have rebalanced the budget thanks to the oil revenues, they're once again cutting taxes for the rich rather then paying off the debt. Our debt to GDP ratio is horrible.

Comment: Re:Because capitalism, idiots. (Score 1) 245

by dryeo (#49134501) Attached to: The Peculiar Economics of Developing New Antibiotics

Actually socialism is defined by one fact, the people own the means of production. Examples include credit unions and co-ops as socialist entities without any government regulation beyond the regulation given to capitalist entities. Another example is the mill down the road from me where when it was going to be closed the workers bought it and kept it running.

Comment: Re:Nothing important. (Score 1) 203

by dryeo (#49132643) Attached to: What Happens When Betelgeuse Explodes?

My thinking is that an educated woman (or anyone actually) is more likely to understand the benefits of family planning and how to implement it as well as being more motivated to do more with her life then being a housewife.
Of course it also depends on how enlightened the man is which often also depends on education.

Comment: Re:BS aside, is the K-XL a good thing or not? (Score 1) 434

by dryeo (#49128195) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

They are building a second pipeline (twinning the existent one) to Vancouver but the port of Vancouver ca only handle a tanker a day plus the people are not happy with the risk and lack of benefits. They are also pushing ahead with the Northern Gateway to Kitimat (just south of Alaska) but no one wants that either and the natives have sovereignty over much of the route and once again even if built it can only handle so many supertankers. They're also planning on reversing the flow of the pipeline to the Atlantic.
The point is that they (the oil companies, the Government of Alberta and the Federal Government) want to move as much product as possible as the Federal Government (ran by a failed economist) knows oil will never drop in price and we should be a one trick pony with oil being the one trick.

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