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Comment: Re:duh, it doesn't have to be complicated (Score 1) 184

by gtall (#48611819) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

You are not cutting in China for a slice. There was a news article a year or so ago where the Chinese government made the case for why they should get a slice of the Arctic. Given their absurd claims to the S. China Sea, they probably believe they are entitled to a slice of the Arctic as well.

Comment: Re:Another energy source (Score 1) 329

by gtall (#48563287) Attached to: Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

That's not entirely true, Japan has a program now to attempt to harvest methane. If they find a way to do it cheaply enough, poorer nations will be use using it. However, burning it still results in extra carbon in the atmosphere, although admittedly a less dangerous form. Some of the big oil companies also have small projects to see if it viable.

Comment: Re:How about a straight answer? (Score 3, Insightful) 329

by gtall (#48563261) Attached to: Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

You don't have to believe in climate change to realize dumping large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere is a problem. Just look at the acidifying oceans. Yes, it isn't methane (hence the difference in name and molecular structure). The implication of your statement is that since we have no good way of separating out the influence of man made climate change and natural climate change, we can forget about the controversy until the science resolves it. The science around the acidifying ocean is not in doubt except possibly by Sen. Sessions who never met a scientific fact he couldn't contradict.

You do recall the ocean, yes? Base the food chain? Screwing it up means you eventually go hungry.

Comment: Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (Score 2) 170

by gtall (#48547979) Attached to: Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

You mean when company officers start having penalties for getting hacked and leaking people's information, they might do something. Otherwise, the officers are likely to pass the buck to anyone but themselves. Boards' of directors are also complicit in the low value companies put on their customers' information. Suing the company won't really do it, customers should be able to sue the officers and boards. This fiction that companies are individuals should be taken seriously. They are collective individuals comprised of their officers and boards. They should be held legally responsible.

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