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Comment: Re:More uncalled for advice from ADD boy? (Score 1) 437

by dbIII (#47772003) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Out of curiosity, why do you call it an "ADD comment"?

Attention deficit disorder - as in rushing in to post something without reading beyond the first sentence, as hilariously revealed above when you showed you'd entirely missed the "benefit of the doubt" in the second sentence.

I think you really need imaginary foes to fight against to make yourself feel important

That fits your ridiculous behaviour of jumping on my comment without even reading beyond the first few words to deliver some sort of lecture. I suggest you let it go instead of indulging in such petty bullying in the hope that I have a low enough self esteem for such a comment to gain traction.

So let's have a bit of truth from you now - why did you jump in too swiftly to even read my comment when I was being critical of a luddite rolling out an old and tired argument from the luddite's playbook?

why do you continue to engage me?

I found your "epic fail" above somewhat amusing and wish to know more about the clown who wrote it.

Comment: If it's as critical as that strawman (Score 1) 112

by dbIII (#47762035) Attached to: IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch
If it goes down you have another $15k box or a cheaper on that can get by, just like you would with the $25k box when you don't want to wait a day for the IBM guy to turn up, three hours to teach the IBM guy about the IBM system and another day for parts to be flown in.

There are plenty of good reasons but it's not as cut and dried as the post above. The biggest reason is capability - if the cheap box does not handle the job adequately or the architecture/platform is what you need to run your stuff then the expensive option can be more viable in the long run.

Comment: More uncalled for advice from ADD boy? (Score 1) 437

by dbIII (#47761959) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic
Since you had a very major reading comprehension clanger when you decided to jump on this thread unasked to put me in my place I really cannot see how you can continue to pretend that your advice is of any value, so what's the deal here? Personal ego boosting? Fair enough, I will concede that you are vastly superior at mass debating, however I do not wish to witness you mass debating all over my posts when it's not remotely relevant to what I have written.

Comment: Re:Correction (Score 1) 437

by dbIII (#47754709) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic
Feeling better now - or is it not about ego but instead did you just win some more points in some sort of troll bingo game?
I don't see why I have to put up with condescending bullshit just because I'm not going to roll over when the luddite propaganda machine comes to a tech site recycling twenty year old shit from Ian Plimer from when he used it on creationists.

Comment: Hard to make the fuel though (Score 1) 216

Uranium doesn't come as uranium, it comes as an oxide that's so hard to reduce that flouride is used. It's not that coal and gas is more plentiful it's that it's easier to start using the stuff.
However in some places Uranium is mined as a side product to Copper and Gold mining since it's in the same ore.

Comment: Must be close to the end of design life (Score 1) 216

It must be close to the end of design life for a lot of reactor components anyway. A combination of high stress and neutron bombardment is a lot like a combination of high temperature and high stress in the way the effected metal behaves so some parts don't last forever, and replacement can be expensive. I'm not predicting disaster just pointing out a well known problem - when microcracking is detected it can be a few years before it's going to grow into something serious but it's time to set things in motion to replace bits.

Comment: I know I was using long sentences, but ... (Score 1) 437

by dbIII (#47753681) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

I'm guessing your "Jump to Conclusions" mat doesn't have a "Benefit of the doubt" square?

Pity you never made it past the end of my first sentence (starting with "I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt but") before you decided to post. What exactly inspired such behaviour?

Comment: Re:tax by transaction (Score 1) 316

by Trepidity (#47745779) Attached to: For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

There's no consistent US/EU difference on that. Some states in the U.S. apply full sales tax to groceries (Alabama, Hawaii, Kansas, etc.), some apply a reduced tax (Georgia, Illinois, etc.), and some exempt groceries entirely (California, Texas, etc.). The same goes in the EU with VAT: some apply the full rate (Denmark), others apply a reduced rate (Belgium, France, etc.), and some exempt groceries entirely (UK, Malta).

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