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Comment Re:Choice (Score 1) 286

Yep they have a tendency to cling like hell to the very things that are making them depressed and suicidal in the first place

This is very, very true. Depression narrows the scope of your thinking, leading to odd circular reasoning and despair over problems that are either solvable or not actually problems in the first place. In your mind, not solving this particular problem in this particular way means that you are a complete failure.

Comment Wow (Score 2) 117

This sounds actually groundbreaking. Does anyone have more details? Were the authors trying to generate negative mass or was this an unexpected side effect? Obviously this is going to require some replication, but I'm excited.

Comment Re:Relevant XKCD (Score 2) 102

You are right to note that these effects vary by area, case in point horse drawn transport was used in rural America into the early 50's. I think you are underestimating how quickly incompatibilities can mount. In practice, there was nothing keeping the model t and the horse from sharing a city street. The roads were the same and speeds were low. The infrastructure, however, was vastly different. Horses need stables and fodder, cars need gas and mechanics. In a similar way, functionally EVs and ICE vehicles share the same characteristics, but in terms of fuel and maintenance they are quite different. Especially in urban areas where land is at a premium, gas stations could be forced out by the drop in demand (or raise prices to exorbitant rates), quickly making the territory unfavorable to ICE.

Comment Re:100 years ago, who cares? (Score 4, Insightful) 487

Yes, it was 100 years ago. If Turkey would own up to it, then maybe it would be forgotten history. But their failure to own up to it isn't history, it's happening right now. It's not a matter of paying for your ancestors crimes, it's a matter of lying day in and day out about historical fact. If you can't come clean about things a century ago that you aren't even responsible for, how can anyone trust you to be honest about the things you are responsible for right now?

Comment Re:The Real Evil Here (Score 2) 166

I don't believe you. Nor does, I imagine, anyone else. I would suggest you look up the Dunning-Kruger effect, as the mere fact that you are making these claims leads me to believe that you actually know relatively little about fabrication, otherwise you would realize how outlandish they sound.

Comment Re:What is with these headlines? (Score 1) 341

I have to agree, the title is misleading of the both the article and the facts. However, I don't think you are helping. There was no talk of making internet free for Chattanooga. What EPB (who charges money for a very good product) wanted to do was extend their range out of Chattanooga into the surrounding rural area, asking for no state money whatsoever to do this (It would be "free" to the state). The state decided not to allow that. Then, in a separate move, the state legislature threw a big bucket of cash at AT&T and Comcast to improve rural service. Overall, this shows a strangely inconsistent set of priorities.

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