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Supreme Court To Hear First Sale Doctrine Case

BobK65 What about foreign language publications? (242 comments)

First sale doctrine should certainly apply. What if someone writes a book in swedish produced and sold only in Sweden. To say a purchaser can't sell the book after moving to the US defies common sense.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

BobK65 Here's a heatwave graphic that includes the 1930's (605 comments)

You'll notice Hansen carefully avoids talking about the 1930's. The EPA has a heatwave graphic which goes back to the turn of the last century. If Hansen wants to claim it is due to co2 then there must have been one hell of a co2 bubble sitting stationary over the US for most of the 1930's. http://epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/weather-climate/heat-waves.html

more than 2 years ago
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Tokelau Becomes First Country To Go 100% Solar

BobK65 They aren't replacing their generators (252 comments)

Early in the article they claim to be replacing the generators, but further down they say: "The solar power systems will be capable of providing 150 per cent of the annual electricity demand without increasing diesel demand." That tells me they intend to still use the generators and the solar will augment them to reduce fossil fuel usage. Meh. Sounds to me like the article is just marketing hype. Nothing extraordinary happening.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Storing Items In a Sealed Chest For 25 Years?

BobK65 Alzheimer's medication (434 comments)

You may need by then.

more than 2 years ago
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Germany Sets New Solar Power Record

BobK65 Re:And it's only twice as expensive (568 comments)

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_pricing Germany has the 2nd most expensive electric pricing in the world. Denmark has the highest with $0.40 per kwh, Germany $0.36 per kwh. The USA is pretty far down the list at $0.11 per kwh. I assume those are average prices and may vary within the countries. Germany can keep its wind and solar, here in the USA I'm content sticking with good, reliable fossil fuel.

more than 2 years ago
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Women More Likely To Unfriend Than Men

BobK65 Re:Nothing to see here (135 comments)

That 67 vs 58 unfriending figure should have been controlled according to the average number of friends for each of the sexes. I suspect they wouldn't be equal. Even as a separate category average friends for each of the sexes would be interesting to know. Meh. Maybe they just didn't want to deal with classifying transvestites.

more than 2 years ago
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Object Lesson in Non-Transparency At Energy.gov

BobK65 Typical government operation. (111 comments)

They have a crappy search engine. Do a google site search. site:energy.gov "yucca mountain" returns 2460 results.

more than 2 years ago
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New Record High Temperature At South Pole

BobK65 Re:Summer (387 comments)

Did they happen to build Frosty The Snowman when first manning the station in the 1950's? If they did, I doubt he's broken a sweat in that entire time. That carrot nose might be in tough shape tho'.

more than 2 years ago

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