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Comment: Re:Report Believable, but what to do? (Score 1) 987

by james_shoemaker (#46624891) Attached to: UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

"I have always found it interesting that a lot of folks would prefer that such problems didn't exist when even simple logic seems to point to the fact that it is human caused. Common sense tells you that if a billion of us start to burn things it might have some negative effects. Heck, I remember as a kid we use to dig holes in a riverbank for fun and over time with a few sticks we managed to amazingly reshape the entire riverbank. Granted maybe I shouldn't be so hard on folks who refuse to believe in it. After all if it doesn't directly affect me and I can't do anything about it, it doesn't exist right?"

      You do have an identical control riverbank you can use to demonstrate that the same changes wouldn't have happened without you and your sticks, right?

Comment: You can make numbers say aything you want. (Score 3, Informative) 1030

by james_shoemaker (#45493931) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Did you even read the article you linked to? Most of those subsidies take the form of things like allowing corporations to deduct expenses from their taxes (much like any other business). One of the supposed subsidies to the oil and gas industry cited in the report is government heating assistance for the poor.

Comment: Re:Is this really something we want to celebrate? (Score 1) 666

Have you ever driven across kansas or western nebraska? I drive a section of interstate (not in kansas or nebraska) every day that if I drove at the proper time I could easily and comfortably do 100+. The route was carefully planned and timed to avoid construction and heavy traffic, he had rabbits running ahead him to make spot issues. The car was comfortble and safe at those speeds. Illegal, yes, but not as unsafe as people are saying.
      I would hope one could do 75 no problem on the interstate, the one I drive the speed limit is 70 and when you hit nebraska it jumps to 75.
      Personally my commute is short enough that the risk of expensive tickets isn't worth the short decrease in commute so I don't speed, but if limits were higher I'd comfortably drive them.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb