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Comment Re:But you can get much more for less (Score 3, Insightful) 86

Cable channels, not the locals, particularly sports channels are what drive up the price. Any cable package with all the cable channels listed above will cost a lot more than $35/mo. Sports is what keeps me 'corded' atm.

I haven't read the details, but the key for me would be how many viewers does it allow at one time? If it only allows 1 viewer than its not worth it. If it allows 3 it would suit my family needs and I could save a lot of money.

Comment Re:Too good to be true. (Score 1) 203

They have a peer-reviewed article published in "Science", other Researcher's have published papers on the same effect using difference materials and the "The Economist" article shows the Researcher's holding a big-ass roll of the stuff, there isn't much to be sceptical of.

How does holding a roll of it prove how effective it is in a practical application? I didn't say it didn't exist, in fact I said that since they have produced it why don't they demonstrate it in a practical application. The fact they have not when it would be so easy to do is why I am skeptical.

Comment Re:Too good to be true. (Score 3, Insightful) 203

"Passive cooling on the order of what this article talks about would seem to be too good to be true. If it is true these guys should be filthy rich soon."

Don't forget to sell your Air Conditioning stock.

Its interesting that they have made the film, yet have not demonstrated it in a practical application. That makes me skeptical as they are relying on performance claims when they shouldn't have to. Why could they not take the film and cover a small structure (like a shed), and simply tell us the resulting cooling effect? And maybe compare against a simple reflective coating

Comment Re:Wow, just wow. (Score 0) 115

So you're saying that small ISPs don't have the resources to do things like know what their own damned pricing structure is?

No, he absolutely never said that. Common sense tells us that they do, and obviously their customers will know. So no need for regulation that requires it and comes with other requirements such as performance which the ISP may not take time to measure or guarantee.

Comment Re:Desert (Score 1) 457

A) They destroyed forests and animal habitat when they were built. (I guess you realized your mining point was stupid and unsubstantive) B) If vegetation didn't hold carbon, we wouldn't have coal today. C) Methane is a big concern of climate scientists, so go argue with them. You can ignore it here if you like, but don't go off spouting about cow farts and such when that topic comes up, nor methane releases from fracking.

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