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Comment Re:Thelema (Score 1) 538

"religions are recipes for life"

The worst people I have ever met in my life are religious. I'd give examples, mainly from my childhood, but given the sheer excrement you wrote it would fall on deaf ears. That said I have decided about 20 years ago to completely cut off all religious nutjobs from my life, and I have never been happier.

"religions are recipes for life"

The worst people I have ever met in my life are religious. I'd give examples, mainly from my childhood, but given the sheer excrement you wrote it would fall on deaf ears. That said I have decided about 20 years ago to completely cut off all religious nutjobs from my life, and I have never been happier.

Usually I've found some of the worst people I've met feel the need to tell me just how religious they are. Some of the best people are deeply religious but you wouldn't know it because they don't advertise it.

Comment Re:Growing pains (Score 2) 135

In my meaningless opinion, this is because Twitter made the horrible decision to sell stock. A stock company needs a continuous, profitable, growth model to survive. Sure Twitter can try to make money by advertising but I can't see how it could have gotten any bigger than it was before selling stocks. Google expanded but by diversifying as a company, not by somehow making being a search engine more profitable.

Comment Re:Spaceflight is risky (Score 2) 239

Who in their right mind would insure a satellite of that cost for flight on an experimental vehicle? I can't see any insurance company betting on something that high risk.

Insurance, corporate gambling where the house (almost) always wins. I'd self insure my car if it wasn't for regulations and the possibility of getting successfully sued for hitting someone if they run a red light.

Comment Re:Good old days (Score 1) 82

Funny back in the early 90s we'd go to the M-1 simulator and run through that. Then go back to the barracks and play M1 Tank platoon on my Amiga 500.

Jesus, Dude! Too bad we don't fight big wars like WWII anymore. You'd be our Rommel! Or at least this generation's Patton.

These days with our fights against insurgencies, WTF is a tank good for? Cover for infantry?

Taking out the hospital the insurgents are hiding in? ... I'm not sure which part of this statement is sarcastic...

Comment Re:I wonder how much Facebook knows... (Score 1) 183

I've never actually found any Facebook posts about me from other people and my page has never had anything posted to it. Probably a couple I don't know about but not that much. There are on the other hand a dozen other people on Facebook with the same name as me. Wonder if Facebook knows the difference between me and them.

Comment Re:Need to compare on an energy generated basis (Score 1) 320

Can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say the true decommissioning costs of these solar plants are built into the prices today?

Of new ones? Yes. Modern panels are required to be recyclable. But even of old ones, it's not anywhere near as big a deal as it is to decommission a nuclear plant. It's not the same ballpark. It ain't even the same motherfuckin' sport.

Yes nuke plants have a lot of nasty radioactive materials but solar panels and electronics have a lot of nasty materials of their own that most people ignore.

So how is the recycling currently going of these modern panels? Just as good as projections?

Not a lot. A small amount. A tiny, minuscule amount compared to nuclear waste. Nice FUD though, troll.

Comment Re:Need to compare on an energy generated basis (Score 1) 320

Can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say the true decommissioning costs of these solar plants are built into the prices today?

Yes nuke plants have a lot of nasty radioactive materials but solar panels and electronics have a lot of nasty materials of their own that most people ignore.

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