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Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

ArsonSmith Re:Why use a cable? (212 comments)

that was my first thought as well, until someone pointed out that it's not the cable to the motor that's the problem it's the up and over then attached to the counter balance that is the problem.

13 hours ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

ArsonSmith Re:Yawn ... (228 comments)

Your hatred of success is palpable.

4 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

ArsonSmith Re:Yawn ... (228 comments)

I'm sure you said the same thing about cell phones in the 80s. Internet in the 90s. etc...

5 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

ArsonSmith Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

It's a planned program of the government of course it works far more efficiently then an evil private company.

5 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

ArsonSmith Re:Missing the point. (180 comments)

How many crimes do you commit before breakfast?

You might be surprised.

5 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

ArsonSmith Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

seems like it's time to fire IRS management and bring in/promote some fresh minds that can work under the reduced budgets.

about a week ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

ArsonSmith Re:More proof (666 comments)

sounds like a technical problem to solve, not of reducing lifestyles.

about a week ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

ArsonSmith Re:More proof (666 comments)

5 can be bigger than 15 proof Here we see a yellow 5 larger than a red 15.

What is existence for which the owls must dwell?

and of course there are hats. What does that have to do with anything?

about a week ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

ArsonSmith Re:It all comes down to payroll (263 comments)

No stupid, 50% of 50% is only 25 more '%' so it's only 75% savings. It's these little mistakes that keep that honorary MBA away from you.

about a week ago
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US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year

ArsonSmith Re:its a drug bust (129 comments)

Never said it was the polices fault. It's the fault of the Laws and the punishment that doesn't fit a victim-less dogmatic crime.

about a week ago
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Samsung's Advanced Chips Give Its Cameras a Big Boost

ArsonSmith Re:So we'll get a camara as good as the iPhone? (192 comments)

did you swap iPhone for Android in your text? I usually have iPhone people asking me to take pictures with my SIII because it takes so much better shots.

about a week ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

ArsonSmith Re:call me skeptical (360 comments)

The science is settled, like land bridges and the movement of light through the aether.

about two weeks ago
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Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies

ArsonSmith Re:Even worse... (70 comments)

Even this kind of invasive privacy violation and data gathering isn't as bad as that movie was.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

ArsonSmith Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

how do you propose to get around the problems of regulatory capture and tax havens moving money away from the economy? They second is not actually much of a problem but the first is what has caused 99% of all problems with the Freemarket that we don't actually have.

Just saying, "we wont allow regulatory capture" is not enough. How will you not allow it? How will you get it passed? How will you insure it isn't abused? Living the the land of roses and daises where everyone agrees that the right thing is actually the right thing and we all follow together is great. But until we are assimilated by The Borg that is not going to happen. Freedom and the right to keep the fruits of your labor are the only things that we can hope for.

about two weeks ago

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