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Comment: Re:Lumping everyone together.... (Score 1) 377

by slinches (#47528785) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

This is an obvious troll, but to clarify, there's an agreement in place to ensure that a set amount of water will flow into Mexico. You can read more about it HERE. I was implying that if Arizona didn't use or sell its share that it would flow across the border in addition to what is guaranteed by law.

Comment: Re:Lumping everyone together.... (Score 2) 377

by slinches (#47526991) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

We shouldn't have 6 million people living in a desert that can barely naturally support 1/10 that many. And pumping several hundred thousand acre feet of water over a mountain range for Phoenix is a terrible waste of water, not to mention the water lost to evaporation in the process and the power used.

I get it, you don't like the Central Arizona Project, but without it what would Arizona do with it's share of the Colorado? I think it's better to deliver it to where it's needed (i.e. Phoenix) than sell it to southern California or let it flow into Mexico unused. The areas nearest the river are poor areas for development anyway.

Comment: Most surfaces non-plastic? (Score 1) 82

by slinches (#47526137) Attached to: A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

Plastic, plastic everywhere! Except on most surfaces of the Keyboardio ergonomic keyboard

The key caps are still plastic, so depending how you count the surfaces that's 94-99% plastic. Maybe if you calculate it by area but exclude the sides of the keys and ignore that you'll almost never need to touch the aluminum portions, it might drop below 50%.

Comment: Re:Windows as point of weakness (Score 1) 468

Just because the problem is "solved" (i.e. designs have improved to the point where this failure mode is no longer critical), doesn't mean that there aren't better (lower cost/weight and stronger) solutions available if the design constraints are changed by the availability of new technologies.

Now is it as safe or safer than current designs? I don't know, but I don't see a compelling reason why it couldn't be. I'm certain there will be quite a lot of testing and analysis of failure rates, system redundancies and the capabilities of the associated degraded states before regulatory agencies approve the use of this type of system.

Comment: Re:Stallman on boycotting Amazon.com (Score 1) 210

by slinches (#47298095) Attached to: Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

No it isn't. You can't "volunteer" anyone else to do anything. Besides, it doesn't matter whether the people involved are family or strangers.

Again an actual argument for your position would be appreciated, but if you have no salient points to make I see no reason to continue this discussion.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.

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