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Comment Physics says its BS. (Score 1) 162

Learn just a LITTLE physics and you will see that YOU are wrong (and TFA).
There is no frequency that does not absorb over atmospheric distances, plus when it hits any solid object.
There are only frequencies with LOWER absorption, which is meaningless for these kinds of path lengths.

In other words, that part of the article is pure BS, which makes the rest smell.. a little off?

The actual cooling mechanism looks dicey but possible, without a more careful analysis.

But the 'radiates out to space' part is put BS.

Comment American fasting diet? (Score 1, Troll) 151

WTF is this description of the fasting diet?
Since when did it become an unsaturated fats feast?

That's certainly not what it is supposed to be. The fasting, or 5 and 2 diet involves simple calorie reduction to around 500 calories 2 of every 7 days..
  Hell.. 1000 calories is nothing like fasting.. you can easily live on that 365 days a year..

Has this also been Americanised into irrelevance?
I suppose a diet has to be easy to be marketable and therefore profitable right? Who cares if it is no longer effective..

Comment Re:Metastability (Score 5, Insightful) 272

What, repeat an experiment with surprising one off results?

You, sir, obviously have not spent enough time around modern academia!
Once you get the result you *want*, you then spend 100% of your time writing, publishing, hyping, funding, and publishing some more.

No one REPEATS experiments, my god, you may not get the same result! All that effort wasted!

Sad, isnt it.

Comment Another BS article. (Score 2) 132

This software just replaced LKAS and ACC in Hondas, both features you can get as standard anyway.
basically steering lane control in cruise mode, and adaptive cruise so you dont run in to the back of the car in front.

That is far FAR from a 'self driving car', not even similar. The system cannot even operate below 18mph/25mph depending on model.

Still, new media and all, who CARES if any facts are checked, its all about the HYPE!

Comment Worldwide profits? (Score 4, Interesting) 174

Well, Apple.

The EU is applying the back taxes to worldwide profits, as Apple is choosing to transfer those profits
to the EU using IP licensing charges, and therefore those profits ARE present in the EU.
That, kids, is why they play this game. They hide worldwide profits in a tax haven, but now they want to
pretend they didnt do that.. Boo Hoo.

Comment Re:Bad Waste Policy (Score 4, Interesting) 274

Pretty much this.

Nice comfy upper/middle class homestayers mostly, with nothing better to do with their time who think they whole world lives just like they do. they need to feel some self-worth, so make big fusses about things that are 'obvious' to them, although totally incorrect.
All while they continue their own usually high rate of consumer turnover.
Therefore we have easily recyclable items being landfilled instead. Sad, really.

If they got off their arses and actually went to some of these places, they would soon realise that the ONLY items that end up in landfills in India are those
that have been repaired far beyond usefulness and cannot possible be used any longer. Otherwise items get reUSED, as they still have value there.

I find it quite funny that when I need additional Xeon CPUs for older servers, I can get them nice and cheap from China/India, because people have sent the
whole servers over there as trash, where they are available back on the market, as they are often still very useful. The local prices for such CPUs are of course
still very high..

Comment Re:Goodwill & Dell Computer (Score 1) 274

Actually, no. at a pound a monitor he would be losing a LOT of money flying them out, which should be clear to you if you think about it.

What he was actually doing was flying them over there and telling them to people to use, you know, on computers, because they will
happily continue to be useful far in to the future (and in fact tend to have a better lifespan than modern flatscreens).

Just because YOU dont want functional electronics, doesnt mean no one wants them. It is in fact the BEST form of recycling.

Comment Re:What a load... (Score 1) 388

You realise that cost of production and cost of sale are almost totally unrelated now, and have been for some time, right?

Look at engineering tools.
A set of good (cobalt steel) drills ex-china (and yes, they are genuine, identical to local) sell for around 20% of the local cost, and that is delivered..

However the same is true everywhere.

The reason you pay 'Prices' is to support the corporate cash stockpiles, and therefore share values. Deal with it.

Comment Normal. (Score 1) 24

Dont worry, almost certainly just political.

The Korean Chaebol corps are pretty much untouchable, this guy is just a bit new and probably wasnt quite playing by the rules.
This is just the governments way of reinforcing that they are the flip side of the corruption coin, and that the corps have to play
by the rules. He will almost certainly get a few minor wrist slaps and told to play nicer and keep it quieter.

Other than that, its all just corruption as normal behind the curtains. Thats the price Koreans pay for the superpower Corps that fuel
their economy. Works fine until you are on the wrong side of it, then you are pretty much screwed.

After all the Koreans learnt the whole game off the Americans.. They just play it a little harder/faster.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 920

FFS PR, you make him look like a well balanced member of society.

But thats beside the point, you are falsely representing what happened, as you know.

He posted some dump videos.
There was a small fuss, and he explained.
Then the WSJ, currently all pissy about a number of things, misrepresented his content, and used their position, with
that concocted bs, to threaten his advertisers into pulling support, and THEN made news of that.

Welcome to modern journalism, just make the news, who CARES what it takes.
This is more about what the WSJ has become than anything else.

Comment Re:Desert (Score 1) 457

Question:

Which energy source has provided the greatest increase in fresh water living habitat for increasingly endangered freshwater wildlife.
Which energy source is second only to nuclear in minimising deaths per gwh in the US?
Which energy source is renewable, zero emissions, and can provide controllable baseload energy?
Which energy source is able to efficiently store energy by reverse operation?
Which energy source has saved countless lives through its ability to prevent flooding?
Which energy source can transfer winter excess fresh water supply in to much needed summer water supply?

But no, a minor number of people relocated (something we tend to do naturally quite often anyway) and a microscopic amount of animals doing the same
are the big concern!

Oh, and you are dead wrong on the your methane also, but nice attempt with the 'might'. its almost as if you dont know that normal land with mammals
living on it also produce methane, and that lake bottoms are notoriously anaerobic..

Comment Re:Ya huh (Score 1) 79

They must have had very smart spies.
Think of all the Iphone features they 'stole' before Apple even thought of them themselves!

After all, we know there were never ANY smartphones before the Iphone, no touchscreens,
no GUIs, hell, I'm pretty sure we didnt even have colour back then! CERTAINLY no rectanges
without rounded corners, god forbid!

Yes, you must be right, android (whomever that is supposed to be..) stole it all from the great Apple!
Apple Ueber Alles!

Comment Re:Translation: (Score 4, Insightful) 723

and let me translate yours:

'I am a kneejerk right winger without much clue, I dont actually realize that UBI systems are actually a right wing concept, and instead
think they are just more socialism. What I have missed is that they remove a whole pile of corrupt and broken welfare systems, and
instead replace them with a single, simple, and balanced system that benefits people who actually work more than people who dont,
and therefore is generally attacked by socialists, who hate such systems and want the status quo, I damage the very cause I claim
to represent'

So no sir, it is you who is the uninformed moron. You should go and learn a little more instead of believing rhetoric from public figures.

Comment Re:The problem (Score 4, Insightful) 723

So, you think sickness benefits, unemployment benefits, state pensions, etc are somehow not 'giving money out'? They are somehow 'measured'?

The whole point of a (properly designed) UBI is to replace ALL of that, with a single right of income.
The advantages include removal of the huge amount of bureaucracy, management costs, corruption, and fraud.
Basically it means everyone gets treated EQUALLY, and you would be amazed how many people hate that idea.
Usually because THEY want to be the ones deciding who is 'worthy' of support.

The cost is self-adjusting, because basically all countries have graduated income taxes, and UBI is also taxed, so people with large incomes
just end up repaying most of it in tax anyway. A country should use a combination of personal tax, and savings from the scrapping of all the broken
other forms of social benefits to fund it.
Of course that is putting it simplistically, however that is the formula of a true UBI, which many haters (usually those who currently profit from control
of existing welfare schemes) work very hard to ignore.
UBI is not 'free money for all', it is an acceptance that welfare is a sensible right in society, so we should remove the broken and inequitable systems
that current exist, covered in bandaids, and replace them with a simple single system that treats everyone equally, is low cost to manage, and almost
by definition free of corruption and fraud, because it is so simple..

Comment Translation: (Score 4, Insightful) 723

I think the original has been improperly translated.
I think a more accurate translation may be:

'How dare someone try a system that treats everyone equally, and isnt controlled by US!
Our research shows that the best trade union members are poor and unhappy, we need more people like that!
The LAST thing we want is a feeling of happiness and satisfaction for our members, they they may not need us,
and if they dont need us, then how will we be able to take their money so we can live the high life?
No, UBI is a terrible, horrible idea, bad for everyone who matters, which are the leaders of our trade union movement!'

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