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Comment: Re:Not in these activist's style (Score 1) 121

by peragrin (#49185455) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills

So move to china. you can get all the smog you want since you think trying to make clean air is irresponsible.

That's the thing you can theorize all you want. but some day you actually have to try it. Go back and look at the "scientists" who said the LHC would create a black hole that would consume the planet.

Each of those people equals the "irresponsible" part of your equation.

Comment: Re: Right, but does it correctly model... (Score 1) 244

That was my thought. In world war Z the governor tells everyone to head to Canada without proper planning and then moves the entire Armed forces to California and defends the west coast only.

If the government tells people to head for the hills the safest place will be a high rise tower that you empty and block the lower levels on. My personal favorite would be a 2-3 story warehouse so you can store equipment inside. Warehouses have limited stairs to make securing the upper levels easier.

Comment: Re: Jerri (Score 4, Insightful) 523

Because it was bush that set the terms for the Iraq pull out of newly independent and soverigen country of Iraq.

Obama wasn't stupid enough to force an issue where if he left troops in Iraq against the sovereign wishes of Iraq those troops would be subjected to Iraq and international war crime laws.

Of course republicans don't care about such issues as sovereign countries having rights too.

Comment: Re:Best defense is not to care (Score 1) 107

by peragrin (#49157901) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

I was using my samsung Smart tv for youtube, as Roku didn't have a youtube. That changed ~6 months ago so I started to use both. Then Samsung tried to insert ads into my playback , so I disconnected the TV from the network.

What will it take for companies to learn if you don't want to provide support for 10 years don't design a device that requires your constant support for 10 years?

Comment: Re:Poor choice of example (Score 3, Insightful) 340

by peragrin (#49153059) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Even more so when you think no one else had a good reason to use nukes againist an enemy. Even today the estimates for bringing an end to world war two wa hundreds of thousands of lives, and another 1-2 years of fighting. Unlike Germany fire bombing Japanese cities wasn't having the desired effect.

No wars since then have been that desperate for those with nukes. Which is the only reason why north Korea is troubling. North Korea or Iran will feel desperate enough to use them.

Comment: Re:Not very effective. (Score 2) 134

by peragrin (#49117977) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

what gets me is how is having an illegal sim card not be traceable.

a cell phone is a portable tracking and identifying device. You don't need fingerprints, just force everyone who accesses the local networks to have registered sim cards, linked to registered contracts. no prepaid sims.

if you can't track cell phones without fingerprints then you are doing something wrong.

Comment: Re: So how about the core Russian module? (Score 1) 100

by peragrin (#49104485) Attached to: ISS Crew Install Cables For 2017 Arrival of Commercial Capsules

You had me until you said Russia had the most reliable manned launches. The USA has put over 700 people into orbit Russia is barely above 200. The numbers are public.

The last time I did the math Russia and the USA both had a 1.5 deaths for every 100 people flown into space ratio. So no Russia isn't more reliable or less risky.

Comment: Re:Pen name? (Score 1) 148

Wow that is right up there with birthers, and 911 conspiracy theorists.

If you said sometime around book 9 I might have believed you too. especially since sanderson only took over with book 9 and 10. You can tell by the sudden change in writing style and language use. Heck I could see it half way through book 9.

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly