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Comment: Re:Breaking the stranglehold of other countries (Score 1) 332

by s122604 (#48283269) Attached to: Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years
Nope, not even remotely similar in plausibility...
1) Russia is actively involved in the current instability in the Ukraine... To deny this is about as rational as denying that the sun rises in the east
2) Russia has, numerous times actually, used natural gas disruptions, or threats of gas disruptions as a political tool
3) America, as you said it, has a massive gas glut. Russia wasn't behaving badly (more or ess) when the big LNG export megaproducts got started off the coast of Louisiana.

Even if Russia wasn't acting pants-on-head crazy and jeopardizing their own self-interests we still would have been able to undercut their price gouging in Europe.. And there is also the Asian market, which stands to be a big customer of North American natural gas, regardless of Russia's antics.

That's as real as realpolitik and real-econmick gets. These are all facts, verifiable from multiple sources.. To say unsourced proclamations that the united states is somehow "staging" political changes in the Ukraine so that we can sell gas is "about as plausible" is pure hysterics...

Comment: Re:Breaking the stranglehold of other countries (Score 2) 332

by s122604 (#48278249) Attached to: Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years
I don't think it's a coincidence that Russia is acting up, and grabbing what it can grab, right at this moment.
Europe's push for renewable energy, coupled with the fact that large-scale LNG exports are due to come online from North America in the next few years means that using energy disruption, or even the threat of it, as a foreign policy weapon is going to be FAR less effective.

Comment: Re:Ho-lee-crap (Score 1) 275

by s122604 (#48189689) Attached to: The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea
exactly
you don't want to be in the situation where you have to hire a bunch of fresh-faced engineers who have never built a sub before, and have no one to ask because everybody who has is either dead or retired

reminds of a story I heard about stained glass.. evidently there are some forms of stained glass made in medieval/renaissance times that we have no idea how to make today...

Comment: Re:WiFi Calling? (Score 1) 730

by s122604 (#47865109) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
Republic Wireless has been doing this for awhile now.
Works right out of the box...
Sorry, apple isn't first here, or, first to make it usable.
Of course republic gives you WiFi calling, unlimited talk, text, and 4g data for 40$ a month so Apple can still rightfully claim they are the first to charge entirely too much for it...

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