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Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 136

WiFi jamming can be concealed, and detecting the source is much more difficult and expensive (at the moment) than operating it.
It is closer to anonymous bullying on the Internet than to physical assault. The consequences are much less immediate, meaning that sociopaths are more likely to use WiFi jammers than going around smashing cars and randomly beating people.

Comment Solar rebates don't benefit Musk that much (Score 1) 356

People who benefit from solar panel rebates are contractors who charge outrageous rates for installation.
The end user would always pay what is economically reasonable. If there were no government rebates, this economically reasonable amount would still be the same, it would only be split differently between the panel producer (probably about the same as before) and the installer (who would get less money).

Comment Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (Score 1) 937

As soon as religion makes a claim that can be disproved, thus stepping into the domain of facts and knowledge, science simply has to make a statement about such claim.
The definition of God has been greatly constrained and hollowed throughout history, all thanks to scientific progress. Domain of religion has been shrinking precisely because science makes statements about certain religious dogmas, ones that were presented as factual knowledge, showing them to be factually incorrect and/or logically inconsistent.

Comment NPEs are like terrorists (Score 1) 83

Patent sales like this one should be forbidden. Nortel was a practicing entity that used patents defensively as a Mutually Assured Destruction weapon. Selling this weapon to a non-practicing entity who is happy to use patents offensively with no fear of consequences would be akin to selling Ukrainian nuclear weapons to Al-Qaeda back in 1994.

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