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Comment: fusing relitivity to orders of magnitude (Score -1, Flamebait) 225

by nadaou (#47375279) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

compare and contrast, the US's war in Iraq, 1 ea. at $2.29 trillion, up to $6T if you act now.

http://www.reuters.com/article...

pick your technological investment, rinse and repeat and hope to have something to show for it at the end of the day.

Something to think about on the 4th.

Comment: Re:Probably not (Score 4, Interesting) 198

by nadaou (#47346229) Attached to: Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

The Moto G is selling like hot cakes, and rightly so.

Just maybe not in the US, but India and friends are a bigger market, at the G's lower price. With the self-inflicted implosion of Nokia a big gap in the market opened up over there. And it's a new market not an already saturated one.

Google got the patent portfolio, which was what they were really after. Hardware isn't their core business so of course they'd move that part of the operation on at the first opportunity.

Comment: Re:Now I'm confused ... (Score 1) 380

by nadaou (#47331227) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Because hydrogen is a major bitch to store.

It is so tiny it leaks out of and through everything, seeps into
metals messing up the properties of their alloys, and is generally
a pain in the ass. Ammonia is nasty stuff, but at least you can
contain it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement

Comment: Re:Massive conspiracy (Score 2) 465

by nadaou (#47261079) Attached to: IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

They already admitted to targeting specific people for
additional scrutiny and persecution.

Not really, and there really hasn't been any meaningful persecution.

Remember that liberal PAC groups were equally tied up in this and
that 501c3 tax exempt groups are explicitly denied the ability
to make political endorsements. So the Tea Party PACs do not qualify
anyway. Also remember that many FOSS applications were also caught up
in the exact same tightening of the evaluations since they could be
mistaken for pro-industry trade groups. Anecdote vs. evidence, but
my GPL project was endlessly delayed in the same IRS round for the
same reasons as the Tea Party's ones.

Call it for what it is, like Benghazi, of no substantive significance
to the American people and a huge political misdirection away from the
real issues: the 1% robbing the general population of two or more years
of their working life by pushing back the retirement age.

If you are going to be mad as hell and not going to take it any more, be
mad about that, since you are not the 1% and they are stealing years of
your life from you!

Comment: Re:The science behind GMOs show they are safe. (Score 1) 272

by nadaou (#47239789) Attached to: EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

Bullshit, Mr. A.C. Complete bullshit.

Go back and study your scientific method. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

You can claim to be able to prove a negative, and know the unknown, and attack anyone who disagrees with you with ad hominems, but your words are only empty bluster.

You fall into a classic logical trap:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_ignorance

This is entirely different than the CO2 problem, which has been known, understood, and measured for a long time. Ask again in 150 years when you have a physical model built from fundamental principals and it might be as well understood as CO2 v. the greenhouse effect.

The stakes, in so far as an unintentional disruption of the food supply would lead to the ruin of civilization as we know it, are however just as dire.

And so the precautionary principal must prevail. This is all people ask for in both cases. And you call them unreasonable zealots who should be derided and held in contempt for doing so? Fuck you, the security of the food supply is too important and there is no shame in suggesting that it should be defended.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.

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