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Comment Terrorists! (Score 1) 166

Oklahoma earthquakes are abotu as much a security threat as Oklahoma drivers. How much sensationalization and overreaction can people tolerate?

Oklahoma Earthquakes are caused by wastewater injection wells, which are in need of regulation. Since the U.S. Congress are a bunch of weenies and won't pass anything rational, and since the Oklahoma government is largely owned by Oil and Gas, there won't be much done to resolve this until there is an expensive earthquake. It's not rocket science.

Comment Invalid Numbers (Score 1) 528

Ad block software will not cost publishers publishers $21.8 billion in 2015. Those numbers are invalid because (1) many ad block users would avoid some sites they normally visit if they had to suffer through ads, (2) the incremental traffic from ad block users will not likely generate a proportional amount of sales for advertisers, and (3) advertisers will not like pay a proportionally higher amount if ad block software was not used.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead