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Comment Re: prediction... more good comments... not (Score 1) 435

Never said that the Keystone pipeline was the one and only answer. Never was concerned about Muslims in general - only fanatical as$wipes.

Oil production increased over his opposition and the Democrats opposition.

by the way I never thought Obama was born in Kenya - and in case it matters I didn't vote for Trump.

But thanks for showing why the Democrats lost Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Comment Re:What utter shit (Score -1, Troll) 190

Ha ha ha.

Yes the America of the future needs to have a top-down bureaucracy to tell us what to do.

I love the attempt to bring free-market capitalism into the mix. (Now Republicans != free market) but Pudzer was for free market. I'm fairly confident in Gorsuch so here is a thank you to Trump from someone that was a #NeverTrump.

One thing we do know is that progressivism != America that "we knew and love".

Modern day progressivists are like Red Guard and French Revolutionists - getting ever so purer. You mufuka's have truly jumped the shark.

Comment Re: prediction... more good comments... not (Score 1) 435

I don't think you understand the concept "fungible" applies in this instance. So you should put your sarcasm in check.

Fungible applies in situations where the economic activity does not affect global supply and demand.

This is a game changer. It brought down global prices by 50%+.

We do have to reduce demand. You can accomplish this easy by putting the economy into a free-fall. Destitute people use far less energy than middle-class people who run air conditioners, go out to dinner and go on vacations. And that's what the people in the mid-west know. You're approach is fk-them.

You'll clock me? Zip it. Oh, and by the way Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania clocked you. Got it?

Comment Re: prediction... more good comments... not (Score 3, Informative) 435

Good for all Americans?

1. Jobs for the people building and maintaining the pipeline.
2. Tax revenues on their incomes and the incomes of the companies building the pipelines.
3. Moral for people who are ignored by coastal elites and are told that "they need to be re-educated." Not to mention the inflow of consumer dollars to hard hit communities.
4. Stop sending money to religious fanatics who then send money to radicalize mosques (you, as an educated person, should be quite aware of this).
5. Stop sending money (and jobs) to other the middle east and Russia.
6. Reduce the need to "protect" dangerous areas - hence less military presence, less potential for engagement.
7. Money will flow to Canada and Canadian companies (as opposed to Saudi). This is a general plus dovetailed with points 4 and 5.

And at what cost?

Not environmental.

The Russians have never been good stewards and neither have the Saudis or the Kuwaitis or the Iranian. I would hazard a guess that the drilling and transportation of this petroleum will be *better* environmentally than drilling in Saudi Arabia and transporting to refineries elsewhere.

As a side note - the petroleum is being extracted and we're transporting it via train and truck (dumb as$sery of the first order).

Comment Re: prediction... more good comments... not (Score 0, Troll) 435

You're the fool. The issue is not coal per se. Even the "uneducated, uniformed nit-wits" as you so elegantly put it understand that.

At issue is a government that ignores them and ignores good things (like the keystone pipeline) in order to appease a portion of the electorate.

Appease is the right word because the keystone pipeline and fracking is superior to oil drilling in Russia and SA for a whole host of reasons. The pipeline is what killed the Democrats in 2016. Was it worth it?

Keep living in your bubble guys. You might actually lose ground in a midterm election.

Comment Re:Retard (Score 1) 102

Thx for the reply.

As far as I understand designing and producing ASIC prototypes is costly and that you need large production runs to become profitable.

Bear with me as I don't know what the f--k I'm talking about. (Hoping to learn.)

So, if the coin switches from algo 1 to algo 2 ... algo 1000 would that not defeat ASICS? You would spend a lot of money creating an ASIC that would run for a short period of time (too short to be profitable to the person who purchases it). Therefore ASICS would not be useful.

And/ or. Is it possible coming up with a suite of algorithms that requires a huge series of different actions (like CPUs have to turn a document into the appropriate file type and direct the hard drive to write as file) so that ... ASICS are not useful?

Or. Am I just dreaming up some BS?

Comment Re:That's Great But... (Score 1) 43

1. I think the dumping of dioxins and environmental toxins is a clear-and-present danger.

2. I think that releasing billions of tons of CO2 is a problem but not for the problem of the earth warming up to temperatures that, at worst, were common only a short while ago geologically.

I think the most important thing is to get to a post carbon age - and we don't get there by shrill cries of the apocalypse and making obscenely poor predictions (take a look at Al Gore's predictions). We get there by having a functioning economy, but substitution bad (natural gas) for worse unfiltered coal; by reducing our population (never hear that from people. Why? Because it means that we need to stop funding babies which disproportionately hurts the poor).

We don't get there by signing treaties that doesn't solve the problem (Kyoto) as developing countries (read India and China) could continue burning coal. So the question is why prevent the Keystone Pipeline, why promote Kyoto when it doesn't help?

Comment Re:Retard (Score 1) 102


As far as I know. No.

Is there anything that a general tool box can do that a specialized tool cannot? Yes.

So.... Is the solution switching algorithms? Is it using a suite of algorithms than makes an ASIC that much more difficult to accomplish? (X11 didn't work out).

I have NO idea.

It may be that there is no solution to this particular problem.

Comment Re:That's Great But... (Score -1, Troll) 43

definitive. Hahahahahahaha

If you were 100% in the right then why the exaggerations?

Why "the hottest year on record" nonsense?
1) it's not true (we have good approximations going back millions of years) and
2) 150 years is statistically irrelevant

And second why pretend that today's rate of increase is so much greater than in the past - when our data points in the past are +- 4000 years.

Comment Re:Retard (Score 4, Insightful) 102

wish I had mod points.

This is correct. If you have 51% of the hashing power for a period of time you can double spend (ie spend your bitcoin; take it back and spend it again - the BTC version of counterfitting). Of course if you do that you devaluate the value of BTC

However, BTC is getting too centralized. One of the basic premises behind BTC was that anyone and everyone can mine to one degree or another with their CPU. With the advent of ASICS that's no longer the case.

Only with CPU only hashing (ok, if you insist, GPU only hashing) will Bitcoin come close the ideal that everyone is a node and everyone has a roughly comparable stake.

Even if I have 100,000 CPUs and you only have one we'll be more "equal" than now where you have one CPU versus people with ASIC farms.

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