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Comment Re:"Green" technologies aren't sufficient. (Score 4, Informative) 251

Nuclear power is needed because wind power, solar power, and hydro power alone are insufficient to meet the world's demand for electricity.

Leave the world out of this, I am fairly sure you don't speak for them especially since I can name a few dozen countries that have never had nuclear power and are doing quite well.

I can even name a few that can work fully renewable.

Comment Re:Scientific Reports (Score 5, Interesting) 369

No, there's not.

Some compelling evidence, yes, but I've seen nothing that's convincing.

Peer reviewed research? There is oodles of it, check out TFA for one of them.

Of course some probably are more easily convinced than others.

I can't argue with that, you conspiricy theory types are the most gullible people on the planet, all you need is a badly written website, a few poorly researched facts and people like you will believe anything.

Comment Re:eye of the beholder (Score 2) 208

It's a scam in that it is actually a transfer medium with no reason to increase or decrease in value. The only way its value can go up is if people are hoarding it in such a large amount that it's hard to come by (like tulip bulbs or gold, which is also mainly a scam).

It is actually very easy to see why it increases and decreases in value and it is the same reason as gold, simple supply and demand. To put that in context there are only just over 16 million of them currently in existence and the bitcoin economy is booming as far as transactions go with somewhere around 150,000 of them exchanging hands every day.

So, supply and demand + utility. Exactly the same reasons that gold has fluctuating value (or value at all).

But the fact is that people view it as money backed by a government (which can increase and decrease value depending on financial situations in the country) or as a stock. But stocks increase in value due to increased productivity (well in theory at least, actually perceived productivity).

I don't follow you there, I am not sure that anyone thinks that bitcoin is backed by a government, that is kind of one of the strengths to bitcoin.

Bit coins as an investment is a scam.

Who do you think is running this scam? Is it any different than gold as an investment?

Comment Re:One bitcoin is worth more than gold to idiots (Score 3, Interesting) 208

But bullets magically would continue to work, right?

As long as they are not electrical ones (not sure where you are going with that).

They last for an amazingly long time too being sealed units, for example, fairly much the entire world supply of 50 cal rounds were manufactured in WWII and we still use them today.

Comment Re:One bitcoin is worth more than gold to idiots (Score 1, Troll) 208

Gold has several properties that make it useful - it is non-reactive, corrosion resistant, quite biocompatible (has been used by dentists for centuries), an excellent conductor and so on.

Remember, this is a world where the laws of physics have changed (yeah, it is ridiculous but he bought it up) so there is no electricity.

Gold would not be useful for any of your applications (especially being an excellent conductor) in that parallel universe.

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