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Comment Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (Score 5, Insightful) 413

Pedophiles are like Nazis

You have that backwards. Pedophiles are the group that society wants to watch burn. The group that nobody will cry for as they are marched to the stake, or the concentration camp, or the guillotine. The group that politicians use as moral grounds for passing laws based on hate and vigilantism instead of justice. It's a slippery slope my friends.

Comment Re:Charging amperage (Score 2) 395

Commercial charging stations.

I was thinking that it wouldn't be in the best interest of gas stations to provide a charging service because it would undermine their current business model, which is to distribute gasoline.

But then it occurred to me that if they make the same margins on the electricity as they do on the gas, then it's actually better because they wouldn't need to maintain a huge distribution network for gasoline.

Finally, I realized that switching to electric charging stations would enable small companies without a massive oil distribution network (or even the local electric utility) to compete, and make their margins a lot smaller.

So...I'm sticking to my original idea that gas companies will do everything they can to stop electric cars from reaching critical mass. Because at that point, they're essentially obsolete.

Comment Re:sigh (Score 2) 627

By that logic, investing in your 401K is silly. Predicting that you will reach old age is pure arrogance; nobody can predict the future. It's likely that you will die of cancer, heart attack or stroke before you use up your savings. Many people predict how and when they will die. But no one has ever gotten it right yet.

Comment Re:Math is not an opinion (Score 1) 557

I would say that math can indeed be an opinion. Much (most) of modern physics is based on math, and there is a lot of debate as to how mathematical models translate into the "real world". String theory is one example...some people believe it's real, some don't.

Of course, you don't have to get THAT complex to start seeing strange behaviours. For example, did you know that the sum of all positive integers (1 + 2 + 3) is -1/12? http://www.numberphile.com/vid... Do you agree with this result?

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