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Comment: Re:lettice under LED grow lights? (Score 1) 189 189

Just because you can rattle off a few high density urban areas in the US doesn't prove squat. The fact is the vast majority of population centers in the US are "sprawly" places.

That would be fine, if your comment mattered. It isn't the number of high density urban areas that creates the market, but the many millions of people in those spots. I didn't rattle off a few high density urban areas, I rattled off a few large markets.

BTW, thanks for proving your inability to resist replying to ACs. We all knew you wouldn't be able to show any discipline with regard to your stupid, ill conceived sig.

I'm not Karmashock, but maybe he's got a really good point.

Comment: Re:And where does the nitrogen come from? (Score 1) 189 189

At some point the lack of natural gas to make fertilizer is going to kill billions.

Even if we ignore that most nitrogen in developed world crops comes from nitrogen-fixing bacteria, it's still going to be a while before methane becomes scarce enough that we stop using it for fertilizer. After all, methane is cheap enough now that they burn it for electricity!

Comment: Re:A little hyperbolic (Score 1) 198 198

What's hyperbolic about it? There are examples in various posts of people who stopped communicating with their loved ones because they couldn't figure out the new interface or who stopped receiving services for the elderly because someone put in a automated voice messenging system. We're turning into a society where computers are becoming essential for both getting things done and for connecting with each other. Bad and arbitrary UI changes break that.

Comment: Re:That's still exactly what it was (Score 1) 233 233

Oh, I see, it's about farmers using water for their business, not individuals collecting water in a barrel under their roof.

No, it doesn't sound like you understand. No one in the US prevents you from using a rain barrel. Further, please recall that this thread was originally about the up and coming water-based hydraulic empire. I merely pointed out why that assertion was flawed.

Comment: Re:Do they know? (Score 1) 202 202

Yes, but these are *cool* capitalists. They don't make their money selling things - that's just oppressive. These are the kind that make their money by having the government disrupt/destroy markets with new regulations (that they helped write) and are into other "Big Government" things like making sure that everyone thinks the same.

Comment: Judges aren't all dicks (Score 1) 374 374

There was just a case where a parking/tow-away fine was overturned due to a missing comma between "motor vehicle" and "camper" (e.g. no parking for "motor vehicle camper", so, my non-camper is ok...)

So, being a clever grammar Nazi can pay off, in the realm of law.

Comment: Re:Not kill the messenger ... (Score 1) 116 116

The cause as much grief as possible argument fails since he was not arrested or charged with anything.

What is your reasoning for that argument? What would be the point of arresting the researcher, if you didn't have anything to charge him with at the time?

Its way premature to cry censorship, its crying wolf as things stand at the moment.

Again, what is the basis for your argument especially given that you admit this is a tremendous imposition requiring such things as "buying new computers".

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