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Comment Re: Population density (Score 1) 240

In general terms, satisfying the average need (in other words, helping the largest number of people possible) is satisfying the business need. There are any number of outlier scenarios that simply cannot be rationally created. The masses, as you put it, are by a very large degree, well within usage patterns where EVs would work the large majority of the time. It is a pretty small minority, overall, no more than probably 20-25% for which EVs are not viable, and I don't think anyone is proposing that those people be forced to use an EV.

Comment Re:Not the same rate of INCREASE (Score 1) 240

And, just in case you're the least bit interested, there is an explanation as to why the differential between CO2 PPM increases and observed surface temperature rises, largely because of that substance that covers 2/3s of the planet:

https://www.skepticalscience.c...

But I'm sure you will handwave that away. Once again some random poster on the Internet with no actual ability to assess the data thinks they're moronic strawman somehow topples an entire field of research.

Comment Re:Not the same rate of INCREASE (Score 1) 240

I'll ask you once again to provide citations where climatologists claim PPM and temperature should rise in lockstep? You keep foisting this strawman, which is entirely of your own creation (or rather, the creation of someone like the Heartland Institute, I doubt very much you made it up yourself). Until you provide such citations and can demonstrate that this is what the climatologists are actual stating should be observed, you're just repeating a strawman, a logical fallacy, either because you're ignorant, or you're a liar.

Comment Re:Expected /. response (Score 1) 367

When in doubt, double down. Is that your approach?

Firstly, you apparently didn't read my comment that I wasn't discussing how apt works, only yum.

Secondly, the critical issue that you are missing is that if I install a package from an alternate repository (eg EPEL), my systems don't tell the main CENTOS mirrors about those EPEL packages. This is really the key difference between yum and what Microsoft is doing: Microsoft knows about everything installed on a system, irrespective of origin.

Thirdly, the mirrors only learn about installed packages if they are updated. If I install from a DVD and the package is never updated, no mirror will ever know that I installed it. I can install non-default packages from DVD should I so choose.

Finally, there is no fingerprinting involved in the yum transactions. If I have multiple machines behind a single IP address, the server doesn't have sufficient information to distinguish them. As well has having insufficient information to fingerprint individual systems, no user information is transmitted.

In summary, yes I am leaking some information, but it is benign.

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