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Comment Actually much sooner (Score 1) 298 298

We will definitely be off fossil fuel by 2100, because we will be out of coal in 23 years http://www.dailykos.com/story/... out of oil in 50 years http://www.cnbc.com/id/4222481... and out of natural gas in 87 at the current rate http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/... (much faster assuming consumption goes up when we run out of oil and coal)

The world is going to become a very different place, in our lifetime. OK so we all have electric cars, but how do you travel to Europe without oil ? In an electric plane ? A battery powered boat ?

Comment Re:Debunking the debunker (Score 3, Funny) 172 172

Even worse, if you watch their promo video - Dave mentions this at the end of his vblog - it goes actually says:

Did you know that every dead battery you've every thrown away had only used up to 20% of battery life.

That's an out and out lie.

Not true. According to E=MC^2, a single AA battery contains 0.023 kg * c^2 = 2x10^15 Joules of energy. When have you ever used more than 20% of that!!?!?!

Comment Re:ok but (Score 1) 409 409

I believe that JustNiz is the slashdot handle of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After a long hard day of writing a majority decision protecting our 4th Amendment rights, she decided to relax by reading some good 'ol nerdy slashdot stories.

Unfortunately instead of escape, she ran into this story, which understandably griefed her a bit. Now she has to put up with your meany comments about her not caring about rights.

Submission + - Visual Studio 2015 Can Target Linux

jones_supa writes: Phoronix has noticed that the Visual Studio 2015 product page mentions that the new IDE can target Linux out of the box. Specifically the page says "Build for iOS, Android, Windows devices, Windows Server or Linux". What this actually means is not completely certain at this point, but it certainly laces nicely with the company opening up the .NET Framework.

Comment Re:Same thing in the uk. (Score 1) 498 498

Driving is a privilege, not a right (there's no Constitutional right to drive a car)

Please see the 9th Amendment.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

And stop construing.

Comment Re:Discoverer or Lisp? (Score 1) 354 354

Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful arithmetic controlling everything. No math controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

Comment Re:Copyright is main US industry, while not others (Score 1) 293 293

It's also understandable why US tried to fight for copyrights so much - that's basically the only thing they produce now. Rest of the world produces actual products.

That's fiction. US manufacturing output is still far ahead of every other country. [1] [2]

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.

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