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Comment: I've long said this. (Score 3, Informative) 395

by sunking2 (#48481867) Attached to: France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel
Circa 2006 I used to travel to Roune. Lovely city, amazing architecture, almost all of it completely black. I mean black hole black. So bad that they were power washing them with bleach other something else to try to restore them. Did a great job, for about a year. I soon came to the conclusion that the US actually did make the right choice. Now I understand the low sulfur should be a game changer. Either Valls isn't convinved, or he's targeting other things that may not be using the low sulfur. But I think it's a move that is 50 years too late.

Comment: Re:Its Urban Trees (Score 1) 516

by sunking2 (#48466397) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?
This is 100% true and is the reason the Halloween storm a few years ago was so devastating. The 35 years of growth since I was a kid is the reason we seem to have so many new outages compared to growing up. During the housing buildup of the post war the trees were leveled to make way for streets and new neighborhoods. Now they've grown back and have been left unchecked for the most part. Many towns have taken it as a wake up call and are still having full time crews cutting back the trees.

Comment: Makes sense (Score 1) 46

by sunking2 (#48444411) Attached to: Spaceport America Loses $1.7 Million Due To Virgin Galactic Delays
Despite the typical 'government is acting bad' attitude that persists here it is a valid question. NM, one of the poorest stats in the country, levied taxes specifically to support this. Now the whole thing is in question. VGs future is in question despite what they are telling the press. And they are at least 5, probably closer to 10 years behind schedule. The question of continued costs and funding is valid.

Comment: Just wait (Score 1) 478

by sunking2 (#48114189) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola
A few homeless people who hang out in the NYC subways all day catch it and see how controlled it is. Total nightmare scenario, and far from unrealistic. Why bother with suicide bombers when all you have to do is get a half dozen people infected and send them on the next airplanes to who knows where with instructions to maximize exposure. They don't even need to be successful and you'll see travel restrictions that dwarf after 9/11. Just what the world economy doesn't need right now.

Comment: Re:Money is fungible (Score 1) 54

by sunking2 (#47986239) Attached to: Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research
Which is why there are accounting rules. I'm not saying it can't/isn't being done. But it isn't as simple as you lead on either. It's more about accountability to all the other people giving money for grants. Who would do it if they had no way of insuring the money they give goes to what they are giving it for.

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