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Comment: The day the internet died (Score 1) 599

by inthealpine (#49128379) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
This will be the new government line: "Some packets are more equal than others."

Let it be remembered that the day the internet died, it was to the majority of Slashdot applauding. You just let the only entity more corrupt than the telecommunications companies take over the internet.

Comment: Time to move on... (Score 1) 295

by inthealpine (#48090697) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
The AGW argument is dead. Perhaps efforts should now go into things that 90% of the population can get behind. Clean air, water, soil and food are great places to start. Perhaps real energy solutions like a Thorium reactor (fueled by the giant radioactive ‘waste’ piles created when mining rare earth metals for solar panels and wind turbines) should get serious consideration. The amount of energy people have access to directly correlates to the standard of living.

It’s all about energy density and we need to make that next step. Holding people back will never happen so why not just move on?

Comment: Re:Not so fast (Score 4, Informative) 459

by inthealpine (#41121957) Attached to: Republican Platform To Include Internet Freedom Plank
Bill Clinton passed on Bin Laden after the first trade center attacks.(after 4 years you wont blame Obama, but less than a year for Bush and blame blame blame).
Obama re-signed the Patriot Act and the NDAA.
Obama has deficit spent at twice the rate of GWB.
The 2008 economic decline was from......the housing bust. Government mandating home loans be provided to people who couldn't pay them back.

There is a lot of blame for both parties, but only one place where both those parties cause most of the trouble. =====>DC

Comment: Re:Millions (Score 0) 257

by inthealpine (#41121833) Attached to: Why WikiLeaks Is Worth Defending
Your point of view typically comes from the extreme left wing which is responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths. You have those like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, etc., etc. who not only have war time body counts, but much of the count comes from 'peace time' genocide of undesirables in the population.

Comment: Re:There are no Facts (Score 1) 1469

by inthealpine (#41076869) Attached to: The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy
Largest stimulus in the history of mankind just wasn't big enough, or big fat old fail?

To put it in perspective the alien 'transport' device in Contact was around a trillion dollars and was a multi-country endeavor. It was the cause of much angst because of the massive price tag.

Another way to look at it is that every single family home in the US could have had a solar power system installed for a trillion dollars.

After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson