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Submission + - Climate change is make the earth spin slower ( 1

jfbilodeau writes: With human-caused climate change, we puny creatures are having some powerful effects on our entire planet, including one you might not imagine was possible — making it spin more slowly. The melting of glaciers near the Earth's poles and the resulting rise in sea level is slowing down the Earth's rotation and making each day a little longer, a new study confirms.

Comment Bloating chicken (Score -1) 867

They want to get Windows 10 out there to give more people access to their walled-garden online store so that they can woo developers to write apps for the store. It's much more appealing to write apps for Win10 if there are actual user for the platform. Chicken and egg problem.

They are bloating the chicken in the hopes that more eggs come out.

Comment Subsidies and innovation helps, but... (Score 4, Insightful) 273

From the post: "Musk's success would not have been possible without, among other things, government funding for basic research and subsidies for electric cars and solar panels. Above all, he has benefited from a long series of innovations in batteries, solar cells, and space travel."

But was Musk the only one to receive those subsidies and benefit from those innovation? He stood on the shoulder of giants, but he was the one to make it a reality. That is the difference between the average and the great IMHO.

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