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Comment Re: SWATing needs serious consequences (Score 1) 184

By the way, a white man is several times more likely to be shot by a black man, than the other way around

That is demonstrably false, there are lots of statistics available on the interwebs. If you were to say that, for any given shooting incident, it was more likely to be a black man shooting a white man than vice versa, you would be correct, but that does not change the fact that a larger percentage of the total black male population will be shot by a white man than the percentage of the white male population that will be shot by a black man.

Comment Re:Why not go the whole nine yards? (Score 1) 162

And think of the possibilities: mammoth steaks in every restaurant! My mouth waters at the thought....

Note, for the humour-impaired, that the above was a joke. Now if we were to re-engineer the Dodo (tastes like chicken!), then we'd be cooking....

You jest, but according to this, mammoth was indeed the meat of choice for our neolithic ancestors.

Comment Re:Pelosi is MORE guilty (Score 1) 892

Regan was never president. White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Treasury before that, but never president. Unless I'm in an alternate universe, Ronald REAGAN is who you were referring to. Proofread!

FWIW, my grammar sucks, I'm working on it. But I try to re-read things I type before hitting "Submit" so that one day, maybe people will go back to thinking spelling and grammar are important again. I would love to say it's all Republicans...or all Democrats...but it's both, whether in a hurry or just ignorant. I don't know. The drop in people caring, however, is unpresidented.

"Make America Grate Again!"

Unfortunately, your care in criticizing the spelling mistakes of others is precedented.

Comment Re:I wish... (Score 1) 174

Apple might have better luck after the Populist Revolution sweeps Europe this year.

It won't in Ireland. We have a centrist (or leftwing if you're American) minority government propped up by their biggest opponents, another centrist party. Irish people (notwithstanding recent terrorist history) are generally not fond of any form of extremism.

Comment Re:A theory I'd love to see tested. (Score 3, Informative) 364

Have you ever seen the sun? It is far enough away to essentially be considered a point light source. There is no significant difference in the amount of insolation between the hemispheres, except for the fact that the earth is closer during the southern hemisphere's summer, causing the summers there to be sunnier and the winters darker than in the northern hemisphere. Overall, southern hemisphere insolation is higher.

Comment Re:My Heart and my head (Score 1) 492

My heart says... go get that bastard who did this.

My head says... that's a violation of privacy expectations. No one expects their details to be released to other users of the system. In this case it was perhaps justified, but if they open the door there will be other requests for private information, some less just.

Just because it is on the internet does not automatically convey the right to privacy. I'm all in favour of anonymous services to protect freedom of speech, etc. but I expect the right to privacy walking down a public street. If someone assaults me on that street, I don't care about his right to privacy, I want him arrested.

Comment Re:A confused article (Score 1) 220

Houston seems be benefitting from excess wind production in other areas of the state, many of which are at substantially negative cost. Why would anyone sell wind turbine power at negative cost? Wouldn't it make more sense to shut the turbine down and spare the maintenance? The answer is the subsidies. Many wind farms make much more from the subsidies than their actual function of providing power.

Negative cost given the infrastructural investment, or negative cost compared to maintenance? If you've already paid for and built your turbines, some loss is still better than total loss.

Comment Re:US Exports (Score 1) 220

The US exports lots of stuff. Here are the top 10 categories of exports. Machines, electronics, aircraft, vehicles, oil, medical technology, plastics, gems/metals, pharmaceuticals, chemicals. The US is the second largest export economy in the world behind China. In 2014 the US exported roughly $1.45 Trillion in goods

That may all be true, but neither the USA or China are anywhere near the top of the list when it comes to exports per capita. That actually make a lot of sense though, as smaller economies are more likely to have certain industries that simply aren't present in them, and to have both larger imports and exports per capita than larger nations. At the end of the day, the exact number for exports doesn't really matter. What matters is, as was pointed out by Type44Q, whether you have a surplus or deficit. I don't know if this is included in statistics that are released, but for an even better picture you should also include repatriated monies, such as profits from overseas subsidiaries coming into the country, or foreign workers sending money home to their families abroad.

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