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Comment: best part of becoming U.S. citizen (Score 1) 499

by rubycodez (#49192517) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

U.S. is ruled by sociopaths who murder for power and profit, and your children will have to support them with tax. Also, their assets can be frozen or seized by various jack booted agencies (DHS, IRS, etc.) in violation of Constitution at any time for no reason at all. They can be assassinated by presidential decree or imprisoned in Gitmo without trial or even anyone knowning.

Sounds like win-win-win all around to me, sign them up!

Comment: Re:Same old tired Spy V. Spy BS (Score 1) 453

by rubycodez (#49191695) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills

Look it up, that "sweet spot" applies to most everything we grow. It's actually a number used for co2 concentrating hothouse systems.

Soil is the result of climate, the composition of soil actually will change in your imagined scenario. For example, in the most fertile farmland in the USA, which is in an area in Illinois, the ground gets cold enough that bacterial action stops. This is in contrast to areas with depleted soil further south, where nutrients get broken down and washed into water table all year.

There is so much wrong with your glib trite rebuttal it's simply not funny

Comment: Re: I ride a recumbent trike (Score 1) 304

by rubycodez (#49185995) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

Well, in my early 20s I could go outside in a T-shirt at any temperature above minus 6 degrees C (20 degrees F) and be fine indefinitely, even without excercising.

That was 30 years ago. Metabolism slows WAY down for most people at my age compared to 20s. At 16 degrees C I'd be fine standing around without a jacket, but not with 40+ KPH (or 25 MPH) wind even with coat.

Comment: Re:Breakthrough? (Score 1) 424

You make all manner of unwarranted assumption. Plenty of my friends buy lottery tickets for fun and entertainment and they have $90K+ IT and engineering jobs.

Plenty of SMART people shop at Walmart, because they have the best prices for common items. You think I'm going to pay 2x more for a 3 pack of tissues at a froofy artys mom and pop shop ? Is that what you do?

Comment: Re:Yes, and? (Score 1) 172

by rubycodez (#49185913) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions

Eh, you're confused. You can buy a car with cash, but ID and insurance check will also be done to get title. Cash doesn't mean you won't be known.

You can pay income tax with coins, that's been done look it up. One famous case was trucker who paid in pennies and had court reprimmand IRS dude for not taking it.

Comment: Re:Breakthrough? (Score 1) 424

Your self-righteous blather is moronic. Who made those doritos, mom and pop slaving over a oil-filled kettle? Or did a billion+ dollar corp do that? Can mom and pop make a profit filling their store with low overhead bulky things like paper towels, toilet paper, and 50 lbs. bags of potting soil? You're a douche with no grasp of reality, Walmart does those things because it makes sense that a multi-billion dollar corporation has the logistics, transport and floor space to do those things. The proper realm of mom and pop would be custom made items, art, unique services with product, etc.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.