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Comment Re:Hypotheticals (Score 1) 368

To be honest, if I was a US citizen, I'd side with the Democrats on pretty much everything. Basically I'm a Green sympathizer. In theory I think a honest debate with intelligent conservatives is a fine way to fine-tune my own ideas, but from my point of view the GOP has simply gone totally nuts. I only see conservative politicians within Democrat ranks.

Comment Re:Hypotheticals (Score 1) 368

Regarding what to do about it, my preference would be to let the market decide the solution. A revenue neutral carbon tax would reduce income and sales tax (we ought to be encouraging income and spending so this is good) and it would send a price signal to move us from carbon into the new energy economy.

I like the way you think. The market is a powerful tool if it's properly set up, but can't come up with solutions on its own in many issues.

Comment Re:Okay... so what am I supposed to do about it? (Score 1) 368

As other said, it sounds to me that you're doing your part, as best as you can from where you stand in life. The rest is politics. At the very least you show that it's possible to do that. Beyond that, do you think that there are people who would like to do that, but can't, for various reasons? If you think so, then you can push for the socio-economic system to make it more convenient to do like you - while avoiding to shit on people who really can't. It's a delicate balance of policies to find.

Comment Re:Nessie (Score 1) 62

Interestingly, it's been decades since serious cryptozoologists dismissed Nessie on the basis that the loch's turbid waters didn't allow for enough photosynthesis to sustain a sufficient biomass to feed a large species. Their most prominent theory besides hoaxes is that maybe some visiting seals have been magnified by optic phenomena akin to a fata morgana.

Comment Re:Pretty much everyone in the trade knew that (Score 1) 209

My point was that the CIA had pointers (including some provided by allies), while the NSA was in the dark. I won't comment of what you say about what they did with said informations. It doesn't match what I remember reading on the subject, but I'm not very sure of my sources.

Comment Pretty much everyone in the trade knew that (Score 2) 209

Seriously, it's nice that the NSA comes out as overwhelmed with data it can't exploit (although, as some have already pointed out, that's not particularly new - see 9/11 for an example too obvious to pass), but every internal security agency in the West has been saying so for years (or rather, members of said organizations complained about it anonymously or through their unions). Intelligence requires data, but mass collection of data is of dubious help when the people in charge of examining it is already understaffed for exploiting classically collected data.

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