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Comment: Re:Shame on them (Score 1) 179

by amiga3D (#48946431) Attached to: Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

I don't have a problem with your decision to not participate. I do have a problem with you condemning people who have decided to help with building the national defense. If you think that this technology is being misused that is an issue to be taken up with Congress and the President. The people that work towards building the necessary framework for the defense of the country obviously hope that their work will be used for the good of the USA. I for one look at groups like ISIS and am glad that the means to fight such evil exists.

Comment: Re:Different markets... (Score 1) 410

by amiga3D (#48946391) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

I've known a lot of people who bought mac computers because they just got tired of all the malware and even worse junkware on PCs. All the people I know that went from PC to Mac were amazed at how there is absolutely zero crapware on new Macs. None...nada.....zilch! Why PC makers insist on crippling their own product I just don't get.

Comment: Re:Create a $140 billion business out of nothing? (Score 1) 410

by amiga3D (#48946359) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

If Sony hadn't tried to hang themselves about a dozen times the Xbox would never have gotten off the ground. Despite the fact that Sony has shot themselves in the foot over and over the playstation 4 is outselling the xbox one. How a multibillion dollar corporation can be so inept and still make money is beyond me.

Comment: Re:Shame on them (Score 1) 179

by amiga3D (#48944757) Attached to: Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

It's entirely possible that they feel they are acting ethically by serving their country. Not everyone feels that it's wrong to work for the Department of Defense. While there are some problems with the lack of oversight on the NSA they still perform a necessary function for the Defense of the country.

Comment: Re:Shame on them (Score 2) 179

by amiga3D (#48944751) Attached to: Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

I don't get it. What do you think these people are for? The NSA is built to spy on other countries and people communicating with those countries. DARPA is a "Department of Defense" agency. Their purpose is to build and design things for the Defense Department. If they can be used for the common good fine but that's not their first purpose. I don't understand hating these people for doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. Jeez!

Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 0) 420

by Archangel Michael (#48943603) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

There is no overwhelming evidence towards AGW. The models have all failed to predict the non-growth in GW over the last decade. Only people listening to appeals to authority actually believe the models are working. And worse, the predictions (no ice cap, bad hurricanes ....) all have failed. And when Sandy hits it is AGW, but when no hurricanes hit it is or worse when it is really cold "don't you know the difference between weather and climate" (apparently AGW proponents don't either).

And you have failed to prove that government can solve any problem.

Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 2, Insightful) 420

by Archangel Michael (#48943573) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

"revenue-neutral carbon tax would be quite progressive"

That is impossible. First off, Government always gets its cut of the pie, so there is no such thing as "revenue-neutral" (first lie). Second, all taxes are regressive, as poor people cannot avoid them as well as rich people can.

And only liberals figure that taxing something is a right of government, and the "go to" game-plan for all progressive "solutions".

Comment: Re:Translation (Score 0) 420

by Archangel Michael (#48943509) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

Scientific Consensus is Opinion. Global Warming is a theory.

Global Warming is a theory backed by Scientific Consensus. It is an opinion of a theory.

The problem is, people like you think that Global Warming is fact (it isn't) and the scientific consensus is proof (it isn't). But keep making that case all you want, it doesn't help convince people like me who want actual science.

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