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Comment Re:"Incorrect" MPG numbers (Score 1) 36

How high is the fine, how likely is it to get caught, how much is the profit due to the lie?

Whether it's legal or not is meaningless. When fine * chance is lower than revenue, it's a matter for finance, not for legal. Because then it's little more than a part of the calculation with tax reducing reserves "for possible legal fees" in the financial statements.

Comment Re:Sorry guys, Israel doesn't care what you think. (Score 1) 209

Israel is not trying to censor speech. They're trying to stop incitement.
In other words, they're trying to stop predominantly arabic language terrorist recruiting and training material.

Sure sure. And we should censor all the pro-life videos so we can stop terrorist recruiting and training material.

Since most terrorist killings in the US over the past decade have been white Christian men, we should censor Fox News and close churches, right?

When has censorship ever been a solution?

Comment Re:Yep, Unions do nothing (Score 0) 69

Nt all of that is good, and saying unions brought most of those is the worst possible kind of revisionist bullshit there is.

Yes at one point in the very distant past there was some real reason to have unions. But they are proof of the statement that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" and the usefulness they once had has vanished... I hold no grudge against existing unions, well the ones that have let the companies live anyway. To form new unions in this day and age is to strangle a company of entire sector of industry in the cradle.

Comment Re:Fuck Israel (Score 1) 209

Yes and no. Anyone can convert, and no one can then consider you any less Jewish than any other Jew, no matter their pedigree.

Then where are the black and Chinese Hasidic Jews?

No, anyone can not convert and be considered just as Jewish as any other Jew. Maybe in some liberal US synagogue, but just look at the racist treatment African jews get in Israel.

Comment Re:The treaty says no such thing. (Score 1) 171

200 parts per million might be insanely rich, but it also means you have to process over 300 pounds of ore to extract 1 oz of platinum. That's nothing to a terrestrial mining operation which might crush several tons of rock to recover a single ounce of gold, but remember they do that with mass-is-no-object machinery and consuming, from a spacecraft point of view, unthinkable amounts of power. In space operations mass and power matters a great deal.

Getting the energy into the ore is easy. Getting it out again is the hard part.

Comment Re:the main legit use i can see (Score 2) 143

The city where I live has three airports roughly 1/3 of the way around the circle, so each of those airports has a six-mile no-fly zone making huge areas off limits.

Really? How do you use an airport in a no-fly zone? What airports actually have is controlled airspace, which means that you need to ask for (and receive) permission from the airport before you can fly, and you need to be in constant communication with the tower so they can for example tell you to ditch your drone if it interferes with someone having an emergency. It's not a no-fly zone.

Comment Re:How Innovative (Score 1) 157

n both places, only about half of those who enter actually graduate, which tells you that many people who enter university shouldn't have gone in the first place.

Is that what that tells you? Do you have some kind of test you can do to know in advance which half a student belongs to? Are you sure that the people who drop out didn't benefit from their time despite not earning a degree?

Comment Re:Sorry guys, Israel doesn't care what you think. (Score 1, Flamebait) 209

Israel is not trying to censor speech. They're trying to stop incitement.

Maybe their soldiers should stop executing people in the streets if they don't want videos of their soldiers executing people in the streets to be on the internet. That would be, like, the fastest way to avoid any more of those videos being posted.

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