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Comment Re:Minor problem (Score 1) 175

Most of "renewable" energy is hydro and biomass, neither of which is environmentally friendly or scalable. Hiding the tiny contribution of wind and solar in there just shows the dishonesty inherent in green propaganda.

From 2014 to 2015, wind went from 18% to 35% of renewables, solar went from 4% to 5%, hydro went from 26% to 46%, and biomass went from 50% to 11%.

Hydro isn't very environmentally friendly, but I don't think we're building large new installations of it in the U.S. And the ones that already exist aren't causing ongoing damage, like non-renewables do.

Comment Re:Minor problem (Score 1) 175

... and the fact that renewable provide a tiny amount of energy today.

According to the US Energy Information Administration renewables make up 12% of worldwide energy production, compared to 33% for liquid fuels, 28% for coal, 23% for natural gas, and 4% for nuclear.

Growing the industry by orders of magnitude will ...

... cause renewables to produce 1200% of total worldwide energy production.

Comment Re:Trump's job just got easier (Score 0) 31

OK, couple things:

Imagine that - more votes counted than ballots cast in DEMOCRAT-controlled areas of Michigan.

Nowhere in the article does it say which number was higher: votes or ballots.

But let's suppose your assumption is correct. Is there any possible explanation given in the article?

"He blamed the discrepancies on the city’s decade-old voting machines, saying 87 optical scanners broke on Election Day. Many jammed when voters fed ballots into scanners, which can result in erroneous vote counts if ballots are inserted multiple times. Poll workers are supposed to adjust counters to reflect a single vote but in many cases failed to do so, causing the discrepancies, Baxter said."

So shitty old hardware in the poor neighborhoods doesn't work well. And your solution isn't to fix or replace the shitty old hardware, it's to throw the votes out.

I think there's a term for that, and it might rhyme with "voter suppression".

Comment Re:How can you even argue with Netflix? (Score 1) 161

Honestly, I would likely cancel my Netflix subscription if it didn't keep some $100 cable package at bay for the rest of my family (mostly my son).

Yes, that. They've got a few series with seriously deep catalogs: Law & Order (in several flavors), CSI (in several flavors), NCIS (in several flavors) ... hmm, I'm seeing a pattern here.

Short version is everyone in my family would have to binge for weeks to get through all the stuff we have in our queues. And that's not even counting the 30 or so movies I've got in there after reading interesting reviews. It's not the blockbusters, but I don't like a lot of those anyway.

Comment Re: I call bullshit. (Score 1) 367

One of the largest dangers in a car accident is being thrown out of the car (in the car you are, after all, surrounded by protecting metal), and leaving the doors unlocked increases that danger.

Being thrown from a vehicle (or not) is almost entirely a function of whether you were wearing a seatbelt. If the only thing keeping you from leaving the vehicle is the door, chances are all you accomplished is saving the road crew the hassle of scraping you off the pavement.

Comment Re:Retail and Driving (Score 1) 121

>This is not Europe where govt pays for you to go to college

Doesn't matter because it's a broken assumption to think that college is for everyone.

That's not the entire answer, but it's a huge part of it. Even if every unemployed person without a college degree were willing and able to get one, that would put downward pressure on salaries for the people they're now competing with.

Comment What should he do instead? (Score 1) 71

If you accept the premise that there's a problem* then isn't this exactly the right thing to do?

He's saying there's a problem, and asking the people in the best position to do something about it to figure out a way. And don't pretend there's nothing they can do; Google image search is pretty damn good at identifying image content.

* If you want to deny the premise this doesn't apply, so go reply to someone else.

Comment Re: Bad Headline (Score 4, Interesting) 588

You make it sound like this was an official statement of policy from Microsoft's Board of Directors, with BG himself consulted to help craft the appropriate response.

It was an official response to a media inquiry. Nobody at Microsoft PR would do that without making sure it was the company's position.

Why are you so determined to give them cover for this?

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