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Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 208

by sjames (#49367611) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

So tell me, how does that put a dock under water? How does it require raising the whole sewer system to keep it working? How does it just happen to synchronize with the tide?

I can see it occasionally reversing the storm drains, of course, but some areas now have floods happen on a sunny day. It just comes up out of the ground.

Now pull your head out of your ass, the gas is making you woozy.

Comment: Re:Echo chamber (Score 5, Insightful) 247

by sjames (#49366601) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

Only if the alternate reality doesn't exist. She actually turned HP into a ruin of it's former self, but she also actually got a massive pile of cash for it and Lucent actually started waving money and stock offers at her before her seat was even cold. Then she actually left a smoking crater where Lucent used to be but she actually made big piles of cash doing it.

That's the thing. She lives in an actual alternate reality where terminal fuck-ups are coveted.

For the rest of us, no matter how many times you discharge the halon, EPO the datacenter and delete the database server and all of the backups, you won't make CEO money, so it is truly an alternate reality.

Comment: Re:The Better, Longer Lasting, Cheaper Bulb (Score 1) 151

by sjames (#49366139) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon

I didn't claim markets can't work, just that you won't find new technology with significantly better features coming out cheaper. It does eventually happen.

All of those tablets out there are significantly more expensive even now than would be suggested by the marginal cost of production. They haven't reached the endpoint by far.The vast majority of them will be long gone before they do reach that endpoint.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 3, Insightful) 327

by sjames (#49365775) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

And if we could all watch that in an endless loop on CNN, it would tell us what useful information? We already know that the co-pilot went nutzy-cuckoo and deliberately crashed the plane. We already know he took the pilot out of the picture to do it.

So surely the answer is to amp up the psychological stress a few more notches because we all know that high stress makes people more likely to go nutzy-cuckoo and that.... HEY, perhaps we shouldn't do that.

Comment: Re:The Better, Longer Lasting, Cheaper Bulb (Score 1) 151

by sjames (#49364089) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon

But it doesn't happen in one step even if the economics would support it. It starts more expensive and hopes to sell on features and performance. The price slowly drops to a new plateau as the early adopters slow down but remains more expensive. As others me too the features (assuming a patent sueball and/or collusion doesn't work), the price slowly drops.

When I left you, I was but the pupil. Now, I am the master. - Darth Vader