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Comment US Lead ? I don't think so (Score 2, Interesting) 237

The US will never be a leader in what to do with Climate Change the country keeps changing it's mind every 4 to 8 years. Other Countries need to get together and lead, ignoring the US. Even China and India are getting concerned from what I heard. So Sweden is doing the correct thing.

People in the US have a addiction to large gas guzzling Auto worse that the most hard core heron addict. The newest two excuses I hear is 1) They are higher and I can see better. 2) they are larger thus safer. Ignoring the fact with almost everyone is driving the same type auto those two excuses are irrelevant. Nevermind the strangle hold of the established Corporations.

Pres, Carter brought up Climate Change up as a big issue the late 70's and stated if work not started now. it be more difficult going forward. He even installed Solar Panels on the White House. When Regan came in the first thin he did was rip them down and said Carter was nuts. Since then the US have been going around in circles.

Comment Re:In this economy? (Score 1) 564

I too lived through that era, graduating a couple of years before 'hey!'. I knew only 3 people who had 8-tracks and 2 was in their cars. Maybe the 'hippie' gen people (~10 years older than me) may have bought 8-tracks for home use, one cousin much older than me had one. Outside of that, everyone had Vinyl at home.

BTW, after seeing how 8-tracks worked in my friend's car, I realized quickly they were a big waste of $ :)

Comment has to be asked (Score 2, Insightful) 574

Why is infrastructure on the public Internet ? It is not like the internet existed when most of the US electric grid was 'designed' and built. It worked quite well for 70 or so years without the internet. And I will say I have experienced more blackouts over the past 10 years than I did in total before 1990.

Comment Re:Liars will Liar (Score 1) 333

What winter :) Last year it was a cool spring here in December, January and February with no snow. So far as of today it hardly went below freezing a couple of days and by now when I was young, we would usually have had a few light snow storms now, with maybe a permanent covering on our lawns of 2 inches (~5cm) or so.

Great for my heating bill anyway

Comment Re:Liars will Liar (Score 2) 333

Oh, and I think at this juncture useful to remind this AC that those aforementioned oil companies knew about AGW forty years ago.

Yes and I remember US Pres. Carter trying to bring the issue to the forefront, he even installed solar panels on the White House which Regan ripped down as soon as he took office. Pres. Carter stated we need to start to address it now before it gets too expensive.

Maybe something will be done when most of Florida is under water. Some very young people here may even see that start to happen and people will still be voting for deniers. Well, when Florida 1/3 it's size maybe that will solve the issue of electing the people we do in this nation.

Comment Re:stupid and too late (Score 1) 291

Wish I had mod points, seems that us where we are heading.

In anycase the fix is real simple. If the phone is moving faster that walking speed, all functions disabled except for '911/999'. Maybe this can be done at the servers as opposed to inside the phone, this means old phones will also be disabled in moving cars. I also think this is far less expensive than adding all kinds of tech to the car and phones.

Comment all about moble (Score 1) 155

I doubt Google cares much about non-moble systems, why ? Because smartphones have GPS, are locked down and on all the time. Google can then determine were you are going, what stores, malls, events and sell that data for targeted adverts. It may even be possible to determine were you live. Also,I thought I read somewhere that some stores even track where you are walking and what shelves you linger at. This type of data is very valuable to Google.

All one gets from a desktop or laptop is approx where you are when you are now when the device is turned on, not how you got there and what you could be seeing

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