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Comment: Greenland is part of North America (Score 1) 189

by voss (#48609007) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

If they discover oil you better believe Greenlanders will vote for independence from Denmark the only stumbling block for
greenland independence has been financial.

Greenlands population is 56,000. A billion dollars worth of oil pumped a year would be about $20,000 a person.

Comment: Journalists are fair game (Score 1) 197

by voss (#48421657) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

When a journalist writes a bulls--t story about you ought to know whos paying their bills and who their friends are. The Linux community had to deal with that for years
when "journalists" would write hit pieces on linux during the SCO trials. Does that mean they ought to be Doxxed and harassed at home? Hell no but knowing if they are getting paid by rivals and are friends of your enemies is damn useful.

Comment: Free housing could work (Score 4, Interesting) 262

by voss (#48265115) Attached to: Power and Free Broadband To the People

The problem is in the US working poor didnt qualify for free housing so basically what happened is you concentrated utter poverty in a small area.
Combine that with inadequate security, poor maintenance and shoddy construction you have a recipe for disaster. So right now
working poor pay well over 30% of their salary for rent. What would they do if they didnt have the heavy rent loads? They would spend it on consumer goods like washers and dryers and cars and perhaps even save for the down payment for a house. So an argument could be made that public housing might
in the long run stabilize home prices and improve the economy.

In Europe mainstream families live in public housing so public housing doesnt have the stigma that it has in the US so economic activity is maintained
near public housing in europe because you have working families who spend money not just welfare recipients. Also because working families
vote political interests have a vested interest in maintaining the quality of public housing.

Comment: So what? (Score 3, Insightful) 201

Russians dont have more problem with that.The nice thing about that oil is that it will still be there 5 years from now.

"This is our united victory - it was achieved thanks to our friends and partners from Exxon Mobil, Nord Atlantic Drilling, Schlumberger, Halliburton..."

Time until Republicans start saying "Lift sanctions" 5...4..3..2...1

Comment: 1.2kg = 2.64 pounds (Score 2) 92

by voss (#48001859) Attached to: DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

I dont know about you but you could easily carry emergency medications in a 2 1/2 pound payload. There are a lot of extremely valuable things you can fit in a 2 1/2 pounds payload. Now im not sure id want to be the 1st or even 100th customer. Give it a year or two prove reliability then id be okay with it.

Comment: Dont cancel by phone (Score 5, Informative) 418

by voss (#47907975) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Turn in your equipment and cancel in person. Comcast has figured out if your willing to sit in their DMV like customer service center for 30-45 minutes they aint gonna keep you. Id rather sit quietly at a customer service center than try to argue with the phone guys who get paid to keep you.

"Hey Ivan, check your six." -- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27