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Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 1) 204

I wonder how these alternatives affect things in the future when they are done on such a massive scale they can actually replace fossil fuels. Enormous wind farms will have immediate effects on weather, possibly farther spread than you would think. Pretty much all energy on the face of the planet comes from the sun, which also affects weather patterns - wind, rain, everything - so what happens when mass areas are covered with solar panels. What's the environmental impact of altering ocean currents in an attempt to generate energy from them? Even fusion... what's the impact of pumping massive amounts of sea water through these systems? Wouldn't that eventually affect something? It seems like we can't win if we keep demanding more energy. At least the air will be cleaner, though.

Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 2, Insightful) 204

Climate change has always been inevitable. I wish we'd stop conflating climate change with AGW Climate Change. Nobody denies the climate changes. I'm not sure that anybody actually still denies humankind has at least had an impact anymore, either, just the extent and what's the likelihood of actually being able to stop or slow it. We can't have a meaningful conversation about it when either "side" falls back to name-calling and yelling.

Comment Re:Thelema (Score 1) 538

Advertising is a bad example. At it's core, advertising (like many aspects of many religions) is very beneficial - how else would you know about new goods and services? How else would you get "free" TV and "free" websites like slashdot? Unfortunately, a lot of aspects of advertising, like religion, have been abused to the point of being detrimental.

Comment Re:Some sensible things (Score 3, Insightful) 168

Except the parties don't "incorporate aspects of that third party into their base policy," they only say they will and then don't, with some lame explanation why... but they are still the major party that claims it supports that third party policy, so people vote for them anyway. I'm libertarian - people think republican party must be the party to vote for if you're libertarian (they falsely only look at certain economic issues), or you are effectively voting for democrats - but neither republicans nor democrats are libertarian in any way. The only difference is which of your liberties and freedoms they don't care about.

Comment Re:I simply can't understand... (Score 1) 180

I understand we lag behind, but it's not a matter of lagging behind, it's at what rate we're increasing our speeds. They're talking about almost ten years from now and boasting about 100Mbs speeds, which is where a lot of people in the U.S. are already. You really think average speeds in 10 years won't be around Gbs speeds?

Comment Re:It's about time... (Score 1) 135

It's Nielsen's fault - they started including social media mentions to come up with an overall "presence" stat, so every network jumped on trying to get people to talk about their shows on social media - and what better enticement than to dangle the possibility of having your tweet actually shown on the air for your five seconds of fame?

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