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Comment Just a clue (Score 1) 337

Heat is waste.

And there's a limited amount the earth can radiate out to space.

Energy always becomes heat.

As far back as the late 1990s, people were projecting that if the energy increase per human being continued at the rate it had been increasing since the 1600s, the surface temperature of earth would pass the boiling point of water within 500 years.

Comment Re:Public information? (Score 1) 101

"Would that have a chilling effect on free speech?" No. At least not in the US. Some of the most incendiary public speech in the history of the country has been documented in one format or another and distributed to the widest audience possible. Today the Internet has made capturing a large audience easy and fast. The people testing the limits of their 1st amendment rights go out of their way to draw attention to themselves and their statements.

Comment Re:Snoop Doggy Dog (Score 2) 137

The difference is that Trump is hated by the same people who expanded the snooping laws.

The FBI seemed pretty hell-bent on getting Trump elected...

If we assume that government corruption is the impetus, then it follows that the long term effects of Trump's term is decreased snooping overall.

Considering Trump's appointees are all coming from the same old places like Goldman Sachs, I'm not sure where you get the idea that corruption will be on the decline.

Comment Re:The human fund (Score 5, Insightful) 379

Man...this seems to happen to ALL "cool" companies.

They start out often quite employee centric....sure you work hard, but they give you lots of perks at work, free food drinks, kitchens, parties on and off campus...even keggers....

And then..they get a bit too big, the owners cede management to more managerial types, who count pennies but don't know the worth of a HAPPY EMPLOYEE....and then well, the fun and perks start to disappear, and soon....it is like any other boring job, and those little extras that build team work, or make you feel 'ok' about working a few extra hours to get something out the door, *vanish*.

At that point, unless the pay is insanely good...no real reason to stay or show any type of loyalty whatsoever.

The soul of the company is gone.

Comment Re:So.... Yik Yakked? (Score 5, Insightful) 71

Yik Yak was all the rage for a few months because it was billed as an "anonymous" hyperlocal message board. As soon as the kids figured out that "anonymous" bomb/shooting threats over Yik Yak would still get them arrested, the user base went away. I don't understand how they managed to raise $73.5 million fucking dollars for this; apparently I need an introduction some of these venture capital people...

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