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Comment Re:Sorry, Tim... (Score 1) 352

You are irrelevant. People will want this because of the convenience.

(s)he may very well be irrelevant, but there are lots of people, governments and organizations out there that are not. The US recently sent $1.3 billion in cash to Iran as part of the nuclear weapons agreement/hostage release, or what ever it was. The point being that cash is not going away. Drugs, prostitution, government bribes(ahem, campaign donations), etc. If any government feels that Apple Pay is going to take away cash, it will be declared illegal. Besides, do you really think the US, or any government is going to allow Apple to take away their ability to print more cash?

Comment Re:Reality (Score 1) 94

Comcast says they'll do some adjustments. Ooops. They forgot. No wait, they did another pole. No, not that one, the other one. Whups, we were confused, we only thought we sent somebody out. Don't worry, give us another six months!

I see that you are a Comcast customer too. I can only imagine how bad it must be for a competitor like Google Fiber.

Comment Can someone please expalin? (Score 1) 220

It's been quite a few years since I've been in school, and I don't use astrophysics or orbital mechanics for work. But according to TFA this planet is only 10 times the size of the earth (I'm assuming they mean mass) and it's orbit is 20 times more distant than Neptune. It's believed to be 30 degrees off of the orbital plane of the other planets. It seems like a fairly small object at that distance to cause a 6 degree axial tilt in something as large as the sun. Thanks in advance.

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 0) 205

Jail? Nope. Slap on the wrist? Nope. They'll break his fingers one by one, gouge out one of his eyes (the other they will leave so he can see what's being done to him), they'll rip out his teeth, slice off his balls, shove his dick into his mouth and then throw him into a lit furnace.

Wow, compared to an eye for an eye, all that for a website seems like pretty good security. Which version of BSD is that going to be in?

Comment Mars is difficult (Score 3, Informative) 112

It's not easy to have a successful mission to Mars. Of the 44 missions to Mars 18 have been successful, 23 failures and 3 made Mars orbit but the landers were not successful. Currently India is the only country to have a successful mission to Mars on the first try. This is the second time the ESA successfully got into orbit but lost the lander.

Comment The Silmarillion (Score 5, Funny) 59

UMax 85 TV is LeEco's flagship 4K smart television. It's 85 inches, comes with 4GB in RAM and 64GB in storage and supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It will cost $4,999. Super4 X65 TV is LeEco's second biggest 4K smart television at 65 inches and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85. Super4 X55 TV is a 55-inch 4K smart television and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85. Super4 X43 Pro TV is 43-inch 4K smart television and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85.

I thought this was an excerpt from The Silmarillion at first.

Comment Re:Too Late (Score 1) 394

and the fact that despite both being former Republican Governors, they are siphoning votes from both parties.

And Perot did the same. So what?

I've been on computer networks since the late 80s and the internet since the early 90s.

Ditto. Actually a little longer than that.

I've seen how it has grown, and how the general population has grown with it.

As have I. Most of it has been good. Though there is plenty that is not.

At your age you may not be able to adapt to change as easily.

Please enlighten me. Granted, I've never in my life seen both major party candidates despised to the extent they are this election. It's a little scary that "Big Meteor" could take 13% of the vote if it was on the ballot. But I fail to see how this is going to get anything more than lip service from the major parties once the election is over. Everyone will be bitching about who ever wins. Many will be doing so on the internet, but I don't' see why that makes any difference.

Comment Re:How much net energy used? (Score 1) 228

It says "consume extra electricity when available" which is a rather screwy way of saying produce more power than is actually needed and then turn it into ethanol.

From TFS: "They envision it as a way to store surplus power from green energy plants and then burning it to fill in lulls in supply." The idea is that when solar or wind farms are producing more energy than is needed, that energy can be used to convert CO2 into fuel for when they are not. Similar to using over production of solar to pump water to a higher elevation and then release it through a turbine to generate electricity at night. Obviously this requires there to be more wind and solar plants in use. But it is an interesting idea.

Comment Re: Fucking Yanks, world police. (Score 1) 209

Which was exactly my point. Obviously the US and the UK have similar agreements. While I can't say if the UK has laws again market manipulation, I would be surprised if they didn't. The US certainly does. Just because someone isn't physically in a country doesn't mean they can't commit a crime there/against it.

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