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Comment: Re:Helium shortage, US govt effed-up (Score 1) 112

Air is 5 ppm helium and 15 ppm neon. Neon lifts balloons too, but we don't use it because it's too expensive to recover from the air, and recovering helium is even more inefficient.

We'll never run out on any timescale that matters, the loss to outer space is only concern over geological time spans.

NOTHING is a concern over geological time periods! The Sun will eventually swallow the Earth- but nobody seems to care too much. Helium depletion on Earth will be a blip on a geological time scale, but during that blip helium will be just a memory to several thousand generations.

Helium is for sissies anyway. I don't care if Donald Trump commutes to work in a blimp refilled with freshly scented helium-3 every morning. MY airship has a pedal-powered generator to pump current through a electrolysis chamber. Hydrogen works so much better than helium anyway... it really gets you high.

Comment: Re:Swedish Puppets (Score 1) 237

by dave420 (#48434527) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

For someone who thinks they know so much about this, it's pitiful that you don't recognise that he's in a foreign embassy in the UK. Seriously, the fact you didn't know that speaks volumes of your hubris. Didn't God say something about not bearing false witness? Or is that fine when it's for a good cause?

Grow up.

Comment: Re:Rape Apologetics Go Here (Score 1) 237

by dave420 (#48434509) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
He hasn't been convicted of anything, which shows you are either woefully ignorant of this case, or don't understand the concept of due process. Either way you don't exactly look like a budding Einstein for posting such blather for all to see. You complaining about amateurs wading in is priceless. You are what you despise, but your arrogance can't let you see it.

Comment: Re:Its a step forward, but not a permanent solutio (Score 1) 142

by dave420 (#48433283) Attached to: Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

Not everyone needs cars. Just pointing that out. Where I live many people don't have or need cars, because public transportation is so well developed. The public transportation uses electricity, which reduces the amount of pollution in the city center, and the electricity itself is created through environmentally-friendly means.

I think if you said "everyone needs transportation" that would be more accurate, but we could point out people that don't need transportation, and get nowhere :) No pun intended, of course.

Comment: Re:Rape Apologetics Go Here (Score 2) 237

by mrchaotica (#48433117) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

Then exactly three days after his successor at the IMF was sworn in, suddenly the prosecutor dropped the charges and admitted that the case was bogus.

And this part of the story should have been an even bigger media circus than the initial accusation, but mysteriously wasn't. Hmm....

Comment: Re: It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (Score 1, Flamebait) 142

by dave420 (#48433077) Attached to: Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

The more massive generalisations you make the less people should listen to you. You are merely projecting your own ideas of what an environmentalist is to you, and the battering it to death with a bizarre take on logic.

Environmentalists like power sources which don't adversely affect the environment. The clue is in the name. Rants like yours are simply embarrassing.

Comment: Re:It's all bullshit (Score 1) 145

by mrchaotica (#48432973) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

No. The Party put them in office; the "people" didn't really have a choice. Here's how it works:

  1. The Party (doesn't matter which one, R or D) gerrymanders the district so that the other party has no chance
  2. The Party chooses a crook to run under its flag.
  3. Nobody else runs because they can't possibly win
  4. Since only the Party Crook is on the ballot, he wins because half the "people" are too stupid to abstain or write in somebody

You might try to argue "well the people need to be smarter then," but you have to remember that the people are A) stupid to begin with and B) bombarded with propaganda and indoctrination from birth specifically designed to make them forget they have choices.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 482

by dave420 (#48432793) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
You do realise that flight attending was initially a women-only job by corporate regulation (due to prevailing social attitudes at the time of its inception, many of which have since been demonstrated to be damaging to society as a whole), which caused it to be associated as a "feminine" career? There is nothing intrinsically "feminine" about it. As for such a niche career such as fashion design, I don't know much about it to comment.

Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson