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Comment Re:I don't see where the "threat" is... (Score 1) 376

because, they're all just luddites.. filthy, crabby luddites.

"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

Comment Re:The future is electric (Score 1) 154

Well, you're just a big bowl of sunshine aren't you? I think you need to include more "fucks" and "shits" in your comments so we know you have thoroughly considered things

If a car is parked on a road, you can call it a road, or you can call it a parking spot. That's a choice I leave up to you.
Regardless, it's not like we need another Manhattan project to figure out how to get electric power to places where people park their cars.

I can build a new house with a garage on the roof and an electromagnetic car lift to let me use it, but that also isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future;

Right, because that's exactly like installing a simplified parking-meter style apparatus to a parking spot to allow the charging of an electric car. I mean, that's really Arthur C. Clarke stuff right there... We can only dream.

Comment Re: Can we see this evidence? (Score 0, Offtopic) 493

How about, "vote for Hillary, she's not promising to take health insurance away from millions of people from day one"

or maybe, "vote for Hillary, she's not promising to jeopardize the health, and imprison ("there must be punishment {re: abortion}.. Donald Trump") 1 in 3 women by nominating supreme court justices who will put roe v wade on the "ash heap of history"

Or how about "vote for Hillary, she realizes climate change is an actual phenomenon, and not a Chinese conspiracy"

any of those work for you?

Comment Re:Has Wikileaks jumped the shark? (Score 0) 269

It's not like Trump is talking peace.. And its not Clinton who is promising to inflate the defense budget by trillions of dollars
And what about the women who might need access to a safe and legal abortion, the kind Trump/Pence promise to "throw on the ash heap of history" -- no skin off you neck, Mr. Leftist purist, I guess

And what of the poor people who now have access to healthcare via the medicaid expansion, or the affordable care act (which Trump promises to trash on day 1). What about them??

just collateral damage in the quest for purity I suppose, let em "lay in their beds"

Comment NGV's (Score 1) 296

I would hope they would add an exception for natural gas powered vehicles for use-cases where pure electrics don't fit.
Hopefully by 2030 these use cases are few, but I imagine that some would still exist.
NGV's are a good compromise as they produce less carbon than gas, and virtually none of the other nasties that have to be filtered out with catalytic converters, urea, etc..

Comment Re:Call me strange but... (Score 1) 203

From a science standpoint its amazing stuff, but when there are so many unwanted children out there, it kind of makes you go.. huh... I had a boss that spent hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fertility treatments for his wife so that they could conceive, again.. huh..

Of course, I had two children with my wife, when we were both over 35 without really trying, so the genetic imperative wasn't really an issue for me. I'd like to think I would be just as fulfilled with adopted kids, or no kids, but I can't be my own control group.

Comment Re:Abolish Jobs (Score 1) 192

This is the potential of technology, but it will only be realized if we get smart and do things like mandate shorter work weeks, or a universal income

unfortunately our corporate overlords have so completely brainwashed the population into thinking such ideas are dangerous that it will never happen, and we are just going to end up with a bunch of excess population.

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