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Submission + - Damage report: LA methane leak is one of the worst disasters in US history (inhabitat.com)

MikeChino writes: A week after the ruptured natural gas well in Aliso Canyon was finally declared sealed, we have a full account of the damage — and it doesn’t look good. In total, 97,100 metric tons of methane were released into the atmosphere over the course of 112 days — the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of over half a million cars.

Comment Horrible idea (Score 0) 490

Citizens voting on laws routinely is horrible. Assumes citizen majority should legislate. Why? We have more than enough impractical and counter-productive klaws as it is, and the outrage of public concern leading to legislation just so the appearance of action is created...more stupid stuff like the TSA.

Democracy is a great way of passing up/down judgement on one's representatives, and fairly stable in a constitutional framework. Direct legislation works at all, only when the legislators can all know and negotiate with each other.

Comment Kinda Like Ubuntu Software Center? (Score 0) 578

Kinda Like Ubuntu Software Center?

Ubuntu has a similar listing of OS-vendor available add-ons. I doubt anyone objects, except maybe add-on vendors lol, as one need not look at it unless one wishes to.

I use Ubuntu, Mist, and just about every version of windows, some on drive partitions on various drives/devise, some on VMs. I do have Win 10 Pro 64 Build 10565, but on my experimental windows partition for the moment, so Iâ(TM)ve spend only about 20 hours with it â" so far, all good.

Iâ(TM)ve only used Apple stuff in institutional settings, where the school or firm either outright forbad software additions, or strongly discouraged it, but I understand Macs and iCrappers have a similar feature, offering Apple-approved add-ons on various kinds.

I havenâ(TM)t even looked at a Windows start menu in years, except maybe once each time I get a new build, or maybe if working on the phone with someone Iâ(TM)m helping, or who is helping me.

I canâ(TM)t see and objection â" except maybe from excluded vendors of add-ons â" to a device or OS vendor supplying a place to view whatever add-ons they currently choose to recommend, as long as one need not see that place unless one wishes to (the variations Iâ(TM)ve actually noticed work that way, itâ(TM)s voluntary).

Iâ(TM)ll take another look at the 10565 MS Start screen; perhaps the ads get in the way if one actually tries to use it; I find the whole idea of scrolling repulsive and would rather avoid such screens. Facebook is bad enough in that regard lol.

Comment Always believed in MY Golden Rule (Score 0) 139

Always believed in MY Golden Rule: regretless workability: what's right IS right because it works, and vice verse; no regrets, no problem. Sidesteps human evolutionary features such as ego feelings and beliefs, let alone silly stuff like culture, identity, politics, religion.

The bad deal with Iran has led the smarter people elsewhere to fix the problem the usual way: brains and work. ROTFFLMFAO.

Comment Measuring Ignorance Wont Help (Score 1) 165

I'm convinced that scientific management is anything but, as it assumes that management understands what is relevant, causes and effects, and employees, none of which is the case.

For example, I had the highest customer retention, the greatest community support, and the greatest revenue of any one in the tax department, yet I did as I pleased, broke every rule, but always I pursued the bottom line benefit for my employer, my customers, and our citizens, and they knew it in their hearts. But can what I do be measured? Not even by me!

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