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Comment Re:More specifically... (Score 1) 73

The reverse makes sense but the above not at all. Nuclear is a 24/7/365 thing with shutdowns every few years due to the hassles getting them stopped and started so it makes zero sense to use it to fill gaps. Solar on the other hand has very small units that can be brought on or off line easily to cover consumption, as are other things with small unit sizes.
If you want nukes it means committing to a huge industry and using it as the main game. It doesn't come in small sizes unless you can justify an utter fortune to power a spacecraft or a submarine.

Comment Re:Geothermal (Score 0) 73

It all depends. There's stuff already heated by lava that's pretty damned hot. There's stuff heated by deep uranium deposits that is pretty damned hot. There's water in flooded mine tunnels under Glasgow that's fairly cold so setting up a solar hot water to cold mine water heat engine was really cheap. Plucking a number out of the air with zero context is like saying all cars are yellow based on seeing a New York Taxi.
So the mystery here is why you are suggesting all cars are yellow. Unfortunately this site is now popular enough to attract the attention of "social media workers" doing the astroturf thing, so that's an annoying possibility.

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

As for the whole "France has more experience in terrorism", a simple Wikipedia search proves you wrong

For the knowledge of others to be useful some understanding on your part that you can link it to is required. You've just given an example of a failure in that respect and in using a metric for a purpose it was never intended for. That metric does not prove what you have written in any way.

Just accept the criticism at face value.
I'm not even going as far as you did in telling you what to do.

I'm just pointing out that others who know more than you do don't really need your very stupid suggestion and it's likely to annoy the shit out of people like me who are in no way experts so would not attempt to run down those who are - yet someone with less understanding than would be expected in the general population is having a go!

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

And another thing - why should the country that fruitlessly warned the US Marines to watch out for Hezbolla truck bombs in Beirut take advice from you? Maybe unlike you they have been thinking of the problems and dealing with some of them for many years. I'll give you time to look up what I've written about since you probably don't even know about that major incident because it happened outside California.

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

Maybe the first step would be people with less of a clue than average putting up idiotic ideas as solutions.
The Israeli situation is both very different and nobody is pretending it is anything other than managing the risk.

and also you claim to know more about terrorism than Wikipedia

I haven't put forward anything other than pointing you towards massive holes in your understanding of the issue - so sorry - you are not fooling anyone by trying to offload your faults onto me. Maybe you should start with wikipedia and keep going before telling people what to do instead of insulting half the fucking world in your ignorance.

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

Norway? If you had a clue you'd know it's due to a single incident that skewed the number so would never have brought that flawed metric up.
Your comments about Israel's efforts to keep the pot from boiling over instead of solving anything in a local situation were another thing to demonstrate how worthless your advice is.

Why do people get off on telling others what to do when they know less than what the average person on the street does?

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

Maybe I should have point bullet points in front of every sentence to help you comprehend that it was in point form, but I had no idea you would be so lazy.
To put things in simple English since you seem to have trouble with it, there are plenty of subject matter experts in France that do not need advice from someone like you that has apparently been living under a rock and had no idea of the very long list of incidents that have occurred there. I'm not French but I do not ignore international affairs to such a breathtakingly insular level.

Do you get the idea now about how your initial post insulted just about everyone? It's the sort of thing people will point at as an example of how stupid Americans are so you are really letting the side down.

Comment Re: Good! (Score 1) 363

I thought I had dumbed it down as far as it could go.
Governments need money and they get it in ways that they can.

You would expect people in a country that revolted over taxation without representation to get a bit more worked up about those getting representation well over and above those that are being taxed.

Comment Re:aren't these aimed to prevent not detect? (Score 1) 151

Sorry, I can't make sense of your comment as a whole

Kind of my point. If you knew enough to understand you wouldn't have written "France and other countries will learn", but you've clearly not bothered to pay much attention to the issue you are commenting on and thus what is considered normal general knowledge seems mysterious.

Comment Re: Good! (Score 3, Insightful) 363

The answer is the money has to come from somewhere or you may as well be living in a hole in the ground in Syria. What is a fair amount is complicated and frequently disputed, but remember, every bit of tax Apple dodges is a bit more incentive for your government(s) to try to get it out of your skin instead since you are a softer target. Hence it pisses people off when Apple avoids tax and they cannot.

Comment Re: Good! (Score 1) 363

What you suggest is impossible is the normal state of play for sugar, steel, beef and I'm sure many other protected industries.
It backfired though. A nation fat on expensive corn syrup because a protected market has priced local sugar too high and cheap sugar from anywhere else on the planet is not allowed in.

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