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Comment: Re:Very wise indeed (Score 1) 144

by the eric conspiracy (#47723969) Attached to: China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

Kraft is a large company, but it has DOZENS of equal sized or larger competitors in the markets it serves. For example in the beverages segment Snapple is bigger than they are. In cheese Mondelez is three times bigger. And so on.

Unilever is hardly a food company at all. It sells 10 times more personal care products (soap etc) than it does food.

Don't confuse diversification with market share. Two very different things.

Comment: Re:Too much surplus (Score 1) 264

Evangelicals are famous for sending out missionaries to try to convert other people to their religion, and supporting military adventures of governments they elect.

Any hypothesis that evangelicals are peaceful has to explain away their unswerving support of Israel.

Comment: Re:Too much surplus (Score 1) 264

What makes you so arrogant to think that you can sort out thousands of years of hatred that is built into the culture by bombing people and trying to impose a foreign style of government?

Sorry, but this is something that these people are going to have to sort out themselves.

Nobody has EVER solved this sort of issue long term from outside.

Comment: Re:Erm, not so much. (Score 1) 140

by the eric conspiracy (#47687259) Attached to: Delays For SC Nuclear Plant Put Pressure On the Industry

One of the things that you are missing is that Germany's electricity use is actually declining because of the crappy economy and current demographics.

So flat coal consumption is misleading - this would imply coal is growing as a percentage of energy mix given the economic situation.

Comment: Re:Ambisonics (Score 3, Informative) 197

by the eric conspiracy (#47686587) Attached to: Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

The primary developer of Ambisonics was Micheal Gerzon, one of the best minds to ever work in digital audio. His academic background was in the field of axiomatic quantum theory.

Aside from Ambisonics he devloped

Noise Shaping Dither
Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP format used in DVD-A)
Soundfield Microphone

Comment: Re:Consider the DoD doesn't allow Lenovo in SCIFs (Score 1) 93

Taxes really didn't have as much to do about it as most people think. Read the Declaration, there are 16 other reasons listed before taxes are mentioned. Things like the Quartering Act were more important.

At the root it was really about self - determination.

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