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Comment Re:If you think Windows is bad (Score 2) 298 298

It was those fat French* who demanded that Microsoft deliver an OS without a web browser at all, wasn't it?

* I'll assume Gerard Depardieu represents all French people, just like McDonalds represents all American cuisine and heavy drinking represents all Irish.

Comment Re:Under what authority? (Score 2) 298 298

Agreed. It clearly comes under federal purview, since he was in another state and using telecommunications. Imagine if the Hammond leadership decided it didn't like Bill Cosby and ordered the local TV stations and cable companies to block his TV shows and movies. This is the same thing.

Comment Re:Two birds with one stone (Score 1, Insightful) 571 571

I can see you're a single-issue kinda guy.

So the fact that she broken government regulations and hid confidential emails on her personal server doesn't bother you?

The fact that she dismissed the disastrous terrorist attack on the US embassy in Benghazi doesn't bother you?

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1, Troll) 571 571

Everyone else is selfish and shortsighted, but you're not-- right?

Shouldn't we collectively agree on what is needed, before we collectively decide to pay for them? Is this a democratic republic?

Some people, like myself, buy green energy and reduce our energy use because we want to. We don't insist on taking money from hard working people so that the wealthy can install solar panels on their 3,000 sq ft homes and the green energy cronies can make millions.

Comment Re:What are they going to replace with? (Score 1) 483 483

OK, now I read your followup. You really are a knucklehead. Not only have we had setback thermostats for ages, the Nest can adjust heating and cooling based on occupancy. It will learn when you are in the house, and in specific rooms. A simple Google search would tell you this. But apparently, you've only lived in old houses with radiators and single zones, and think nothing has changed because obviously, the HVAC fairy would have come along to rip out all that crap and upgrade it for free.

Comment Re:What are they going to replace with? (Score 1) 483 483

Central heating is a f*cking retarded idea - heating the whole house when the simple fact is an individual can only use one room at a time.

Some people ACTUALLY LIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. Also, you really don't know what central heating is or how it works. I have zones. Valves only allow the hot water to enter the zones where the thermostat is calling for heat.

Radiators in the halls - WTF is that for?

That's for not having it 59 degrees in the halls while it is 69 in the rooms, resulting in possible frozen pipes (in older buildings that can't be as well insulated) or condensation on the walls. Only old buildings have radiators. Newer ones with hydronic heating use baseboards (or underfloor radiators), and you usually only see them in hallways if there's an outside wall or it's a very, very long hall with a high ceiling.

You probably should realize there are a few things like HVAC which you think are simple, but perfectly intelligent people had to study in great detail to master.

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