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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Charcharodon Re:Easy, India or China (292 comments)

Those connections are wonderful, where they are available (typically on in town, go even a couple miles outside and your choices are pretty much crap BT. No different than in the States. I live in Tampa now and enjoy a 100/65mbit for the same price I was paying in England for the garbage ADLS connection six years ago. 100/65 is not even their fastest offering, but again go a little to far out of town and your choices stink.

10 hours ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Charcharodon Re:Easy, India or China (292 comments)

Also, we don't have to suffer truly godawful ISPs, the way you do in the US, which is nice.

cough cough....BT...cough.

P> Look up BT in the dictionary and you'll get the definition of "truly godawful"

yesterday
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

Charcharodon Re:To be honest... (327 comments)

Wait? What? You are talking about California? The capital state of the armies of the idiotic.

about a week ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

Charcharodon Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

I highly doubt their thoughts are so benevolent.

This is about money pure and simple.

about a week ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

Charcharodon Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

That's about all they have....and oh half the state is on welfare.

about a week ago
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Floridian (and Southern) Governmental Regulations Are Unfriendly To Solar Power

Charcharodon Re:Big deal (306 comments)

Who said anything about disconnecting anything? Sure the house will be hooked up to the grid. As long as you owe on a mortgage you typically have to be hooked up to a public utility as part of the agreement.

Doesn't mean most of my appliances will be running off of it.

about two weeks ago
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Floridian (and Southern) Governmental Regulations Are Unfriendly To Solar Power

Charcharodon Big deal (306 comments)

Big deal. Hook up the panels to something you find useful and tell the grid to take a hike.

I've got 4 100 watt panels that send power to my desk. All my devices and this computer are powered by what is stored in the battery that is in a box nearby.

My next 1000 watts will go to run the pool and all my backyard lighting. The power company can cry all it wants, but eventually my entire house will be off the grid.

about two weeks ago
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The debate over climate change is..

Charcharodon Re:n/t (278 comments)

Cool, thanks for the link, but pretty much all that report gives is CO2/greenhouse emmision rates, mitigation, and economics. Where is the temperature date?

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Charcharodon Re:Rand Paul's a plagiarizing misogynistic racist (533 comments)

And that, in turn, makes it fundamentally incompatible with such things as democracy or freedom of speech - or even of thought.

How does "I mind my business and you mind yours" is so incompatible with things such as democracy or the freedom of speech or liberty? Well it does interfere with people calling for the harm and slavery of others, under the pretence of social justice and fairness, which is why you resorted to name calling instead of a logical argument for a response. If the shoe fits........

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Charcharodon Re:Rand Paul's a plagiarizing misogynistic racist (533 comments)

"You keep using that world. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Not seeing how few regulations and low taxes for everyone equally on one hand, and lot's of taxes, loop holes, subsidies and regulations tilted towards favored or politically connected groups/business on the other hand is a false dichotomy.

Currently we have the second, and a great many of us would prefer the first. As far as throwning out the baby, the only false anything is equating with "few" and "low" as meaning the same as "none". Does that help any there Paul?

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Charcharodon Re:Rand Paul's a plagiarizing misogynistic racist (533 comments)

why don't you (Libertarians) stop opposing efforts to ban private money from political campaigns.

err because we believe that you actually "own" your own property and can do what ever you want with it. I'm sorry but the progressive view which is that as long as you only have a little bit of property it's pretty much yours, unless of course the gov't says it's not doesn't really work for us.

In other words we are not National Socialists..... like you.

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Charcharodon Re:Rand Paul's a plagiarizing misogynistic racist (533 comments)

He also believes lower taxes (no floor on that) will increase tax revenues. Always. Use your science degrees and do the simple math, it doesn't work. It's a corporate giveaway.

I'll take the lower taxes with fewer regulations for everyone vs. what we have now which is a lot of regulations (that benefit only the big business players) and the corporate welfare that arrives monthly in the form of checks, subsidies, and tax breaks again only for the big boys and the political supporters.

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Charcharodon Female Thor...meh (590 comments)

I for one am ready for the female personnel/marketing revolution to be over. They can have boss jobs, wear pants, do math, fly planes, serve in combat, and I guess now be Thor.

This kind of stuff used to be novel, but now is just dumb. Me thinks the girls have enough Girl power roll models.

about a month ago
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The debate over climate change is..

Charcharodon Re:n/t (278 comments)

actually all science is debatable, but in a debate you are supposed to say something other than "the science is settled" or "nearly all climate scientists agree" in order to support your argument

about a month ago
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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

Charcharodon Re:Not France vs US (309 comments)

.....and I could give a fart less about all the small local shops. They charge too much and provide too little. A few have figured out how to survive by providing other services such as coffee shops and expanded product offering, the rest well so sad too bad, but I don't have a need for buggy whips anymore.

about a month ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

Charcharodon Re:DGW Dinsaurogenic Global Warming - crisis of ti (389 comments)

Adaptation of plant and animal life to major geologic changes doesn't happen in a century.

You are right... these days it happens much quicker.

about a month and a half ago
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Autonomous Trucking

Charcharodon No subject needed (142 comments)

They don't need better tech in the trucks, all they need to do is have truck only roads. Really in some areas it would be about time. There are plenty of old rail lines that would be perfect for truck only routes that could have stupid sized land train trucks running on them.

about a month and a half ago
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London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

Charcharodon Re:Expect the Republicans... (105 comments)

Spending cuts are not the same as being "anti-poor".

If you can't live within your means the cuts are going to happen one way or another whether you want them to or not. The current method is simply to inflate the currency (print or borrow) until it is worth less. That monthly welfare handout drops in buying power even as they increase the dollar/pound amount on the check.

If you think either part is "pro-working class/poor" you are an idiot. They are "pro" themselves and that's it.

about a month and a half ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Charcharodon Re:WTF over?! (131 comments)

You are right I am not the market they are catering to, but I did buy what I wanted. It took contacting 4 dealers before I could get my 4x4, as all of them wanted me to buy what was off the lot rather than order it.

I picked up a 2011 FJ Cruiser base package, manual transmission, a full set of dealers repair manuals, and a lap top adapter along with a copy of Techstream.

It does what I want it to do, when I want it to do it, and how I want it to do it. (Thanks Techstream) If I am going to make the payments then I actually expect the vehicle to be mine.

The only vehicle I would have liked to pick up from Ford was one of their international Ford Rangers, (Turbo diesel, quad cab, small pickups.), but unfortunately between all the gov't regulations and the very thin profit margin on bare bones vehicles, they don't want to sell them in the States.

about 2 months ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Charcharodon WTF over?! (131 comments)

what the hell is wrong with a key? If that key is just too heavy for you to carry how about a key pad to unlock everything?

I don't need the fucking car to update facebook, check to see if I shaved, adjust all the settings, make sure I'm not drunk, or ask the real owner whether or not I can drive it, and then not work if there isn't a WiFi or cell signal present. (I'm sorry but you do not have permission to operate this vehicle as zombies are trying to break in.).

I want my car to be a car, I don't need an ever bigger fucking cell phone to complicate up my life, and not to mention charge me yet another monthly service fee, along with spying on me to send the info to the gov't and marketers.

Eat a bag of dicks Ford.

about 2 months ago

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