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Comment Re:Beginning of the end (Score 1) 119

>I was wondering what to grow out back, heck an acre of these and I can fuel my car at home eventually

Here's the real problem. A given standard of living requires a specific level of energy. The only truly renewable sources of energy we have - as in 'will last as long as the planet could remain habitable' are tidal, geothermal, and solar (which includes wind and hydroelectric, as they are themselves solar powered). Nuclear will run out. Fossil fuels will run out. IF we get practical over-unity fusion going, that can go on the renewable list, too.

Ultimately, you need a certain amount of surface area assigned to energy collection per person, and it's not tiny, especially as you get further inland or further from the equator.

Comment Re: There's no tweak to make that palatable (Score 1) 588

I dunno... how about a dating site where people are matched to people of the same faith? That's kind of important to a lot of people, and a valid reason for collecting and using the data.

You're not going to capture quite as much of the population as you might with Twitter, but your data might be more trustworthy.

Comment lame (Score 4, Insightful) 184

The Trump connection here is lame. For one thing, it's another month and a half before Trump takes office, and this will have blown over by then. For another, it wasn't Trump who was threatening to go to war over cyber attacks - that was Clinton. But beyond that, the US doesn't have some kind of Cyber Mutual Defense treaty with KSA. This is a challenge for the king of that country - the US isn't obligated to do anything.

Comment Re: Valid (Score 1) 590

Again... a ruling by a court says the constitution grants that power to the courts. But it doesn't. You can read thing thing from start to finish and not find any sign of it. Once you start reading "implied" things into document you're off in television preacher land. I know it's not controversial today because that's the way it's been for many years, but in the 19th century it was.

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