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Comment Re: Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (Score 1) 237

I would hate to disagree, most electricity is needed at the start of the day, home and businesses powering and heating up to start the workday, usually worst on Monday when all the timers are kicking in, and the presses warming up to be at operating tempretures when then the workers get there. Cannot waste working hours doing that.

Comment Re: we get it (Score 2) 295

Now you say, warm is the end of the world, co2 is bad, all the bullshit will be solved with more research dollars, and the kindly scientist will save you. "But only by america paying". That is the arguement , but which scientist? The one who adds GMO to your diet? The one who says penguins are dying because of the heat? Or the salmon cannot get over the wier dam? Meanwhile, the work moves from a well or protected area, with rules to mitigate pollution, to unruled areas where they just dump the pollutions created on the streets. Actually you should be thankful for the past warming, otherwise this is a minor lifeless planet. Most of earths history is as an ice world. Very little as a warm planet. We have been warm millions of years out of the billions of the earths years. So after the suns thru with this cycle, what is the next cycle going to be like?

Comment Re: It's like the metric system... (Score 4, Informative) 276

If you checked back, it, slavery, was even practiced though out the world. From the earliest writings, slaves were counted. It's not an European, white man thing. But mentioned in the creation of earth by the Assyrians. Later the eqyptians had slaves in their writings. Same with the Greeks and the Chinese. Don't forget the writings of the slave ships on how the people were obtained. They were bought from slave traders, from their native lands. Not excusing it, or condoning it, but its part of earths history.

Comment Re: So the Italians win the latest round ... (Score 1) 276

But, the angles and Saxons fought for the land and the slaves. Who? The Pict's. Who were already there. So that shows what, a community already established. People have always migrated. To be with and where the food was. Or to see what's over the next hill. Or to capture that darling next door.

Comment Re: So? (Score 1) 488

Wrong-o dragon breath. China has invested nothing. The Chinese government didn't invest in anything, the .01%of a america killers invested. By way of sending our best and brightest ideas there. Sending our research there. And building there the replacement of american clean factories with polluting smog people killing cesspools. And that's better for the world?

Comment Re: So? (Score 1) 488

The flicker isn't a fuse problem. The problem is that transformers and line conditioning (capacitors) are powerful enough to handle the excess power needed to start a motor. The instantly needed power creates a flicker on other used appliances. An example is the a/c restarts to keep the house cool, the lights will flicker. Some people can see the flicker, some cannot. You see not all people are the same, some peoples nerves react faster then others, their hearing is offset up or down, their attention span is different, etc... They perceive the world differently. To some the flicker is a annoyance unperceived by others.

Comment Re: Oooh Shiny (Score 1) 105

Sorry, Amd is needed to be kept afloat by Intel. Otherwise where is the entry electronics going to come from? Yeah, you and the megas can afford the super sized shit, that needs lox cooling and nuke plant power cables, but johnny on his homework needs something to use at home, grandma to call the kids, needs clean easy to use programs, with decent usage controls. Yes the fancy chip was needed,yes, but I feel, Intel's lost grip of the public market. About two hundred is what grandma's will spend. As the price of tablets drops, watch video conferencing, see if grandmas and johnnies are connecting, the look at price points. AMD is there, not Intel.

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