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Comment Re:Latin lover (Score 1) 70

I'll ask the question again:

Do you know Trump's well-laid-out plan for international trade? Do you know his well-though-out plan for dealing with the deficit? Can you name a single bit of legislation that Trump said he would push besides term limits?

If you could have answered any of those questions, if you could have made the case you would have. Trump would have. You didn't and he hasn't and that's why we're where we're at.

Comment Re:Address the issues (Score 2) 70

Both candidates have specific, well-laid-out proposals which anyone can find.

Yes, except Trump's proposals are all to women he's trying to feel up.

Do you know Trump's well-laid-out plan for international trade? Do you know his well-though-out plan for dealing with the deficit? Can you name a single bit of legislation that Trump said he would push besides term limits? The policy papers on his website read like one of those sample Powerpoint presentations written in Latin. And all he has to say for himself is that whatever he's going to do, it'll be, "tremendous". Since I've had four years of high school Latin, I happen to know the root of the word, "tremendous" and let me tell you, it's a disgrace, believe me. Sad!

Trump is a fraud of a fake of a fugazi. If you go to his website, not even that is real. He's got a ticker running across the top showing donations "in real time" and it turns out that it's just a loop that was put up weeks ago and if you look at the code for his site, it's a script that calls an XML file named, "Sample_donations". He's a fucking Potempkin village in a fright wig. He's a creation of the media and not one thing more.


[Note: since the story broke, the Trump campaign has taken down the phony ticker widget.]

Comment Re: Great! (Score 1) 248

Not that there was ever that much good on 4chan to begin with, but what there was was really good.

I agree, but I also see it as a social experiment that was doomed to failure because anarchic social interaction will always result in the very few who have never learned to play well with others believing they have the right - even the permission - to poison the public well.

There was never a mechanism to clap back at the shitlords, in other words.

Comment Re:Terrible Power Cables (Score 2) 164

I find the worst point with all of them is near the end of the cable where it hits the connector.

If I think a given cable will get used regularly, I now just grab a pack of Sugru and add my own strain relief at that point. I find it helps a lot, but on one cable (and I forget which of the 28934774 cables I own it was...) it just moved the fray point from where it would naturally occur near the connector to the point where the Sugru tapered off.

I think the only other thing a person could do is both add their own silicone strain relief and maybe dunk the cable a few times in dip-it vinyl coating to armor the cable further.

It would be nice if someone would figure out that high-quality cables were desirable and make USB versions of welding cable with thick, high-flex EPDM jackets. I could definitely use a couple of Ethernet cables like this.

Comment Re:Weird... (Score 1) 66

I don't know you, but I'd wager you're like me and you and I probably think of this in terms of $24 billion now versus...working.

I think guys like Zuckerberg are just mentally in a different place. They're not in it for the money, they're in it for the rush of running a massive, growing company.

Money isn't even part of the equation, and I'd bet even at the time money and even the act of paying for something wasn't something Zuckerberg even thought about. He just went places and did stuff, his view of money was the company financials, not his personal finances at all.

Comment Re: Great! (Score 3, Insightful) 248

You're wasting your breath, ScentCone. Guys like him have declared war on the Internet because Twitter took away Milo Yiannopoulos' blue checkmark, and some female video game critic gave Bayonetta a 7.5/10.

This is the nihilism that online anonymity and toxic 4chan culture has engendered. They're terrorists who are simply too lazy to leave their moms' basements. That they see themselves as some sort of shit-posting freedom fighters would be very funny if it wasn't so tragic and pitiable.

Comment Re:Tired of this space obsession (Score 2) 87

The way I look at is if the reusable rocket guys get the cost of orbital rockets down to 1/10th of the cost that it is now, lots of options open up. If you can get 10 trips up for the cost of 1 now, suddenly assembling a Mars-distance ship in orbit and all the fuel and supplies to make it happen seems pretty plausible.

We aren't going interstellar without some new physics, but with a much less expensive orbital lift platform, interplanetary starts to look much more within reach even if it is initially limited to Mars or even Mars orbit stations.

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 57

Also these installations are being subsidized by the federal government for tax credits. So they are really not doing this to be green but to save tax dollars at the expenses of the American public.

It's disgraceful. It's not like they got those tax credits in an honest way, like losing money running casinos.

Comment Re: Wrapup phrase should read (Score 2) 57

Rooftop solar is good energy policy: domestic, local, distributed. Add in on-site storage, and you have a real winner, as the maximum solar penetration can safely go from 15% to 45% of peak load(/circuit capacity). For bonus points, add in pollution, and fuel cells even start to make good sense at a reasonable penetration. I am working on a couple new buildings now with a combined PV system of about 1MW... for pretty small buildings in the scheme of things.

Your sensible argument has no place in this discussion. You must have gotten lost on your way to Huffington Post you filthy hippie.

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