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Comment The Sun is setting into irrelevance (Score 1) 100 100

I don't know about everyone else, but in the fortune 100 company I happen to work for they are moving all new projects to AIX and Linux. This has been going on for the last year. The sad part, for Sun/Oracle, is that it used to be a primarily Sun shop. Now all new projects are AIX and Linux and there is no interest in approving any Sun equipment. All the tech refresh projects we have are moving businesses to either AIX or Linux. This represents a fairly large revenue stream that they are losing. Seems to be a common trend from blogs/forums/etc. that I'm reading.

Comment Re:That's disgusting (Score 1) 207 207

Organic vegan agriculture can and is being done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegan_organic_gardening

http://www.vegfamily.com/gardening/veganic-gardening.htm

These are the same methods that I currently practice in my garden.

Animal derived inputs are not required to grow plants. If you do want to add some animal inputs there are animals on the site of most gardens/farms, they are typically running them. You might also want to read this:

http://www.humanurehandbook.com/

Comment Re:Times they are a changin' (Score 1) 675 675

You remember that Apple patent for ads directly in the OS? My guess is that this will be the shift. You will not be able to filter them out as the OS will prevent you from doing so.

Just a wild ass paranoid guess, but that's where this is going I think.

Comment Re:Of course we'll see a shift (Score 1) 675 675

I'm hoping for a Gilligan's Island "reboot". Something darker and edgy. Too bad Chris Farley is dead, he would have made an awesome, cocaine addicted Skipper. I would still download torrents of it instead of paying for cable, because I believe great art should be a labor of love, unsullied by commercial interests :-D

Wasn't that Lost?

Comment Re:How is that sustainable? (Score 2, Insightful) 453 453

Which part of $1.5B isn't beneficial? Their banks collect interest and their manufacturers make sales.

Meanwhile, 36K acres to power 150K homes? Doesn't a nice nuclear plant only need 100 acres or so to provide power that same number?

In you nuclear plant scenario are they mining and refining the necessary materials to power that plant on that 100 acres as well? What about the coolant?

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