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Comment: Re:hmm I wonder if.... (Score 1) 158

by flyneye (#47430059) Attached to: Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

I'm betting most explosives, being highly combustible, can be set off with a static charge. Good thing they only worked w/traces. Now they can safely find nutballs with traces of explosives on them. Perhaps it would be best if they tried someone holding a keg of gunpowder, you know, to see if it's safe. Gotta trust degreed men of science, after all they paid a lot to get those degrees. We don't need a trace finder , we need a bomb finder, no matter how many degreed scientists we have to blow up to get one. They should feel honored to serve. GO RESEARCH!!!

Comment: Re:Superman (Score 1) 245

Odd, isn't it? I'm all for IP rights going back to 4 years and then handing it over to the world to promote improvement to mans progress. I'm also closer to being Lex Luthor, than Superman, some will attest.
D.C. and their lawyers should eat shit, die , be dipped headfirst in shit for the rest of their stay in hell.
Morally, ethically, we should make just as much noise as we can and be irritating to the point of torturous.
Let then know how you feel in the most descriptive action filled language you can muster.
That IS what feedback is all about.

Comment: Re:One solution (Score 1) 219

by flyneye (#47358699) Attached to: Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Yeah, I started out hoping for some success and popularity of the service, slowly the sound of crickets got louder and louder as G+ was abandoned like a ghost ship adrift on a smelly ocean. It seems to be functional for the operation of features of my android phone, but nothing useful really, for socializing.

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by flyneye (#47358685) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Yeah, I've seen that one. The big one locally is "Citizens for prosperity" telling people that wind/solar will drive up the cost of electricity if we allow them to be built. What it really means is; Kochs will raise the cost of electricity to benefit themselves and stockholders as their profits drop from coal/nuke production and they have to purchase from outside sources as mandated by many states. They seem to have fooled Oklahoma, but Kansans caught on to their grift and outed their undercover "Citizens" scam.

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by flyneye (#47358667) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Well, I only blame the Kochs , because they are behind legislation to soak money off green power to enhance their Coal/Nuclear fueled wallets at expense to the consumer, thus having cake and eating it too. Their "Citizens for Prosperity" ads, run barely anonymously amounted to pure fucking lies aimed at conning the public.

So don't put solar panels where the sun doesn't shine, you'll sit more comfortably....

Two turbines? Sounds more like someones hobby than a wind farm......

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by flyneye (#47358645) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

I was lucky enough to get some stock in a company operating locally. Mostly just a token, but it IS going up.
There ARE plenty of places the sun doesn't shine, sure, but, that doesn't seem to be the midwest where a lot of these farms are going up.
Wind turbines look cool, mighty and graceful and don't seem to fuck up the endless horizon of the midwest. I don't want to see them in the mountains and likely won't. I don't want to see them at the Grand Canyon and likely won't. I think you worry too much about things others tell you to worry about. Perhaps there is a windy strip mine somewhere that could benefit from a few rotors around the perimeter.

Comment: Re:One solution (Score 2, Interesting) 219

by flyneye (#47348963) Attached to: Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

But, think of the implications for upcoming elections! How will the Repubmocrats keep 100% power against independents, tea party and other radical despots competing against the chosen ones? Control! The people obviously need controlled, they don't know what is good for them and the Repubmocrats always will.
Since there is a market, Facebook, who covers most demographics, can help by raising tensions toward sinister interlopers in our one party political system.
Look for upcoming "hour of hate" shows profiling Tea Party advocate Emanuel Goldstein, NRA talking heads, Farmers, Anti-war hippies and anyone without the Hillary Clinton seal of approval on their forehead or hand.....

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 5, Interesting) 441

by flyneye (#47348941) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Remember those politicians are fueled by those of the Koch bros. ilk.
I couldn't help but notice that the wind map used by Watts Up was from some random day and not representative of prevailing winds AT ALL!
Perhaps someone there had a bit of cranial rectumitis when Googling for a wind map for their "research"( first clue, midwest winds prevail from the southwest 90% of the time and the map has north winds displayed, FAIL! I can show you an area in eastern Colorado where the wind nearly NEVER stops) I would suggest their research is not much more than jealous bunk. Anyway, to couple wind with solar power is a common solution to the fear that Watts Up is trying to instill in the reader.DUH! If it isn't windy, the sun shines most days in most places, so if one isn't producing, the other will in enough quantity that your batteries need not be drained. Further, the wind industry is producing jobs and boosting economy in rural areas that need it. Fuck the Kochs and their worry about their and their investors wallets. Plenty of other investments out there.

Comment: Re:Resell them? (Score 1) 72

by flyneye (#47344803) Attached to: Want To Resell Your Ebooks? You'd Better Act Fast

Without my glasses, I thought the headline was "Want to resell your body?", no kiddin. It did make me think though, about perceived ownership and rights. What do we really own and what are we licensed to "borrow/operate"?

            From a standpoint of laws designed to protect you from yourself and even recent forced healthcare ; the government has an interest in YOU as a commodity that adds to the Gross National Output thereby increasing the amount of $credit$ available to it with your service as collateral. Kinda like seeing the map of the universe with the little --->"you are here"---- marked....
I think in the end, we just do what we can, while we can, with what we have until it is regulated for monetary interests by someone who claims rights unopposed.

I've heard tales that thin paged King James Bibles roll a mighty spleef, Jah LOVE!

Comment: Re:banjo is for poor people (Score 1) 101

Contrast that with high end new archtop guitars selling between $30-60k and vintage ones where the sky is the limit.
Truthfully, you can get most instruments in a variety of price ranges, dependent on your needs or vanity.
The short lifecycle of a $200 instrument usually ends up in a spare parts drawer. Most instruments over $10k don''t see much more action than the studio or a display case. A good all round workhorse guitar for most uses SHOULD weigh in around $3-5k, the higher end of "off the rack".
A good banjo should bring enough at pawn to bail its owner out of jail as a general rule.

backups: always in season, never out of style.