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Comment Re:I wish they'd stop fucking with the layout (Score 1) 153

You do realize that you can close the find bar by pressing the Esc key, and that search next/previous is available as F3/shift-F3 or ctrl-G/shift-ctrl-G. It's a matter of taste, but I think the new search bar is an improvement. And that the find bar is now local for a single tab is more logical, IMHO.

Comment Just my 2 cents. (Score 1) 1191

There are some nice improvements but I prefer to be able to view all recent stories on the main page by scrolling a little bit, which works great with old design because it doesn't have a fixed width. Also I don't like the new fonts because the appear to take more space. And I miss the ability to filter the comments. Previously one could filter to only see, for instance, the insightful comments, or easily decide to view the -1 comments or not. Those controls are no longer available. Please remove the fixed width and bring back the old fonts. And consider making the images on the front page somewhat smaller.

Comment Re:Obvious (Score 1) 238

Sherry piking? Sure, but I was replying to the parent's message "Western European Country with the lowest population density". And yes its hard to make simple comparisons. For instance I think that transportation is just responsible for about 30% of the total energy consumption in the EU, and then one should probably factor in differences in climate and so on.

Comment Re:Obvious (Score 1) 238

You have a point in that Europe has a higher population density than the US, but some European countries are less actually less dens.

Country Density Carbon efficiency
- - - - -
USA 35 pop/km2 1.77 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Sweden 23 pop/km2 0.7 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Norway 16 pop/km2 0.74 CO2 emissions/$ GDP

That said Sweden and Norway probably have an advantage in having plenty of waterpower.

Comment Re:First Time (Score 1) 639

The problem is that is does not get paid back.

Sure it can be. The debt as a percentage of GDP decreased under both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. I don't live in the US anymore, though I did, but in my country of residence the national dept was near 80% in 1995. At the end 2010 it had been reduced to about 35%.

I think Keynesian economics is a whole lots snake oil myself but I will concede we don't have a good test lab for it.

It is the dominant economic theory today. "We are all Keynesians now." -- Milton Friedman

The root of all inflation really is government debt.

Inflation can be caused by an overly large money supply, but is more commonly caused a larger demand than supply for goods and services.

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