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Comment: Somebody tell Dept of State Please (Score 1) 108

by kjhambrick (#49326187) Attached to: IBM Will Share Tech With China To Help Build IT Industry There

Geebus ! god save us from these short-sighted MoFos.

I would like to say that the Dept of State needs to know about this.

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?node=pt22.1.121

However, too many members of the Executive Branch in DC seem to hate the USA more than they hate the Chinese and are likely to WANT this to happen to all our Corps.

-- kjh

Comment: Re:Lots of carefully worded obfuscation (Score 1) 356

by kjhambrick (#49240389) Attached to: New Solar Capacity Beats Coal and Wind, Again

And then let's not ignore the true cost of energy per unit of production.

Once Fed and State subsidies have been normalized away, solar sucks bones compared to other sources of energy production : http://southdakotamagazine.com/renewable-energy-costs

But then what's wrong with a little redistribution of wealth among friends ?

And let's not forget that for each unit of solar power on the grid, some sort of reliable backup power must be standing by for those times when the sun don't shine.

What's the old euphemism about where the sun don't shine ?

Oh yeah ... that's where the article seems to have come from ...

-- kjh

Comment: Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (Score 1) 497

by kjhambrick (#48874985) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Consensus isn't science, but it's a method of determining which of the competing scientific theories should be used as a basis of policy. It may not be a good method, but other methods are worse.

Hmmmm ...

And how is 'Concensus' among the Scientists any different than a Vote among the members of the Legislature ?

Just wondering ...

-- kjh

Comment: None of the Above are Much Good with ssh Sessions (Score 1) 402

by kjhambrick (#47586113) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors

All --

None of the Gooey Editors mentioned are much good on remote terminal sessions.

Learn the basics for vi and you'll always be able to fix a remote host via a text-only console session,

Second place goes to emacs in my list because it's not available by default on all flavors of *NIX.

Otherwise, JED, JOE, NANO, PICO, etc are out there for the taking.

-- kh

Comment: Re:Queue the deniers (Score 1) 387

by kjhambrick (#47214407) Attached to: Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting

Sheesh !

It wasn't that long ago in the bigger scheme of things when it was 'settled' that the cosmos revolved around the earth !

Or that EM Radiation was conducted via the aether.

Consensus is not science.

There are too many fortunes of too many types at stake to take any of the AGW debate at face value.

The existence and degree of influence of AGW on Climate Change is NOT settled.

-- kjh

Comment: I call Bullshit (Score 3, Interesting) 152

by kjhambrick (#46294119) Attached to: ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

'The solicitation, which was posted without the awareness of ICE leadership, has been canceled,' said spokeswoman Gillian Christensen.

Like anyone would truly believe an underling could solicit such a bid without direction from the ICE leadership.

The bastards are out of control.

-- kjh

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