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Comment Re:Compact, Transportable Energy (Score 1) 478

distributed generation is a fantasy. Solar cell conversion is hardly efficient, and ppl already claim that the spinning of air turbines in the middle of nowhere give them problems. Moving them into ubiquitous use in a city simply not going to happen, and if forced, would be a boon doggle that has more costs than offsets and end up generating squat in terms of electricity. Large solar fields are isolated because of the heat they generate, wind turbines aren't going to work in a city where real estate is a premium. Many will refuse to install or upkeep solar panels, and refuse to pay taxes to subsidize their use.

DinoJuice facilities can operate 24/7, regardless of sun or wind. Hydro is great, but places they can be used is limited geographically. Nuclear is optimal, but too many are scared of what they don't understand, let alone understand the imporvements in nuke tech such as pebblebed reactors. Take cell phones and wifi, there are nut jobs that think they cause cancer or cause them to break out in hives.

Comment Compact, Transportable Energy (Score 1) 478

Gasoline is one of the most compact and highly useful energy sources available. Coal is also compact and highly useful.

Sun and wind are not. They are a pain to store, huge losses during transport, not evenly distributive. Forever the pipe dream of the ideological.

For electric to really take off, you either need coal (or other dinofuel) or nuclear. Personally, i'd like more pebble bed reactors.

Comment CoCs being shoved down our throats. (Score 1) 478

Codes of Conduct area bad idea to begin with. They are just vessels for intersectionalists to wield faux authority over adults that don't care about their ludicrous ideology, institutionalizing thought police and virtue signalling instead of meritocracy. It's the oppression olympics.

If a project or group has a CoC, it should merely read:
1) Don't be an asshole to other group members.
2) If you are called out for being an asshole to another member, apologize.
3) If you don't think you were being an asshole, ask someone else. If they think you were being an asshole, maybe you were, think about apologizing.
4) Repetitive assholery gets you booted.
5) Realize when a joke is just a joke, and don't be offended at every goddamn thing.
6) If you are repeatedly offended by everything, maybe you are the problem and can't get along with others. Stop harassing productive adults.
7) Don't be an asshole to other group members. Yes, this is repeated.

Comment Re:HAHAHAHA, Free Speech! (Score 4, Insightful) 248

Quite the opposite, i'm very much pro-free speech. Also not alt-right (aka, leftists that are fed up with left authoritarianism).

I find it hilarious that twitter purports itself to be a platform of free speech when that is the absolute last thing they are with their shadow bans, zero transparency or ability to address bans, etc.

They can run their crap company into the ground however they choose, but for them to claim they are protecting the free speech of their users, that is just too much to take seriously.

Comment Re:"Shadowbans left and right" (Score 1) 143

I'm am probably the exact ideological opposite of you fiscally and socially, but in this we are in 100% complete agreement. Not bad for a commie ;)

Additionally, the best antisceptic for rotten ideas is to expose it to sunlight. The more people out there that can see how amazingly flippant an idiot is, the more ridicule they will get.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 2, Interesting) 231

I agree with your second point, but dress code, is important. I work completely differently in shorts and a tee than a button down shirt.

A button down puts me in a completely different mindset and attitude. Having a co-worker in sandals and ripped shorts is distracting. When I go to a client or have a client come to me, I want myself and all my co-workers looking like professional bad-asses at work, not slackers. It's all perception.

Long time ago, someone also told me to dress for the job I want, that's been somewhat successful.

Appropriate clothing for the job being done is important.

Comment Re:Individual Choice (Score 1) 374

I got mine at 6. Didn't understand half of it, but had fun building the stuff with my old man who did understand it and would break down things for me in smaller bites. There was a time in elementary school where I could calc the colors bands of a resistor, a skill I sadly lost as I transitioned to the software side of the field by end of elementary.

Comment Re:If we had unions to fight for work-life / famil (Score 3, Insightful) 374

A very large number of IT ppl would never join a union, because they have analytical minds and can see the pointlessness of giving a chunk of their paycheck to a group that only claims to look out for them, but instead makes themselves comfortable.

A lot of IT ppl believe in meritocracy, not socialism, and would rather avoid the industry destruction they've seen in the automotive market. Bad enough when an incompetent manager is kept around to lead a group, worse still when you can't shake off an incompetent team member skating by bc unions.

Comment Individual Choice (Score 3, Insightful) 374

Not all ppl, let alone girls, are capable of IT related jobs, especially security. For most individuals, a career in IT comes from a passion about tech at a young age. If a child is not passionate about some aspect of IT, no amount of funding of gender discriminating STEM programs is going to entice someone into the field.

Comment Union Lockouts (Score 0) 73

I'm quite proud to have written software to automate locking out striking union members from various systems at the push of a button over a decade ago for a certain checkmarked telecom.

Granted, the code was a spaghetti mess based on bad design requirements that took limited advantage of technology available at the time. And the tech at the time also sucked. I'd totally re-write it completely different now-a-days, and it would be BEAUTIFUL! Even despite the stupid design requirements.

F Unions!

Comment Merit over Intersectionalist Bingo Quotas (Score 1) 317

This is a load of claptrap. You don't hire to fill quotas unless you're government. You hire the best candidate to do a job.

You pay what the market is willing to bear and what that employee negotiates.

If an employee doesn't ask for raises outside of normal performance increases, thats on the employee.

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