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GM Loses Money On Every Volt Built

FooGoo Re:And computers used to cost millions of dollars (471 comments)

I wonder if any of the $16 Billion the Fed lent GE was tagged for buying those Volts. So government money is used to make the cars and then government money is used to buy them. Seems like the government is paying twice for the same thing.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

FooGoo Re:In case there is any confusion... (1238 comments)

You forgot some from the same wikipedia link:

According to Frank Lambert, Professor of History at Purdue University, the assurances in Article 11 were "intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers."[17] Article 11 has also been cited by 21st-century church/state separatists as one of several documents — including the Federalist Papers papers and the Declaration of Independence — that demonstrated, according to Author Brooke Allen, that the Founding Fathers "... were not religious men".[18]

more than 4 years ago
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Virginia AG Probing Michael Mann For Fraud

FooGoo Re:It's 2010! (617 comments)

What's convenient though is that the people who are promoting AGW are the same people who are questioning the credentials/intelligence of anyone who questions their conclusions. If it was such a serious issue you'd think they would have been much more transparent in their data and methodologies. Gaming the journals and the incestuous nature of the AGW cliques doesn't help their cause either. I may be naive but to me one of the responsibilities of being a scientist is to educate humanity on the nature of things...instead these scientists seem more interested in doing the journal/funding circle jerk then answering any questions that may impact their standing in their clique or their funding streams.

If they are wrong, partially wrong thats fine...it's the nature of science. But if you adamantly say you are correct you better be able to prove it...attacking anyone who raises concerns just demeans the profession.

more than 4 years ago
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California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys

FooGoo Re:The Very definition of a Nanny State (756 comments)

Does it make you sick because you really believe it's wrong or because it calls into question the justification for government meddling you do agree with?

more than 4 years ago
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California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys

FooGoo Re:Anyone else think the ban was to curb garbage? (756 comments)

Actually you'll find plenty of those crappy toys in the third world and developing countries. The excess get shipped there and are sold as regular toys or given as gifts because they are cheap. Without that some kids there wouldn't have any toys at all...they don't know they are excess crap toys from the US or Europe. Kids where I live at the moment are still playing with Happy Meal toys from the 80's and it's nice to see the old toys again since now everything now is from cross marketing agreements with Disney or whoever.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Get 39 Megapixels From a 53-Year-Old Camera

FooGoo Re:Just checked B&H (347 comments)

I have the RZ67 and have rented the back for a day to play with it. It's pricey but pretty nice if you can justify it.

more than 4 years ago
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Second Life Tries To Backpedal On the GPL

FooGoo Re:people still play that shit? (207 comments)

Yet another example of my point....why do you insist on bringing politics into every discussion. I never mentioned politics but you assumed that is what I was talking about. Some might think that you are one of the very people you seem so worried about.

The ideological master I was referring to was not a political one but an internal one based (fear, pride, desire, etc.) Moronic statements are on par with factual statements because there are no facts....just probabilities.

How many subjects throughout history have been considered facts only to considered moronic statements later? A political viewpoint is just that...a political view from a single point of observation. Based on your argument the world should still be flat with a burning disc of holy fire above it.

The problem you have with FOX is that same problem with all major media outlets....it's not news it's entertainment. Political debate in major media is just gladiator games for the intellectual class. You just choose FOX because it is the current meme within your peer/social group so it's safe and you get to bond with your playmates.

You my friend are a child...you are reacting on an emotional level and not a logical one. The only difference between you and the idiots portrayed in Idiocracy is that they knew they where idiots whereas you think you are smart...you are doing yourself a disservice.

more than 4 years ago
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Second Life Tries To Backpedal On the GPL

FooGoo Re:people still play that shit? (207 comments)

Ummm, what does FOX news have to do with it? No one mentioned them in this thread.

Actually stupidity is a point of view as you so aptly demonstrate in your post. OED defines stupid as lacking intelligence or common sense both of which can be corrected/adjusted/modified via new experiences. Most of what people on /. refer to as stupidity is a function of ideologies that they disagree with and not any physiological/psychological deficiencies.

Your reference to FOX News is a perfect example of this. Your ideology is limiting your ability to see the world as it really is and and that FOX News is irrelevant. The existence of FOX News just allows you a lens through which you can focus your ideology. Don't worry though when you burn out that lens you will be given another from your ideological master.

more than 4 years ago
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Second Life Tries To Backpedal On the GPL

FooGoo Re:people still play that shit? (207 comments)

People always referencing the movie Idiocracy make me afraid it is already true. Denigrating other people because of the choices they make seems to be the modern equivalent of racism. The smartest person today could be proven an idiot tomorrow and vice versa....thats life.

more than 4 years ago
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Do You Hate Being Called an "IT Guy?"

FooGoo How about... (736 comments)

we change your title to "Whining Pussy Who Spent too Much Time in School"? It will help your colleagues understand that you are top tier talent not to be confused with the average IT guy. Seriously dude, if you are concerned enough to post this on /. you don't deserve the title of IT Guy, the ability to influence senior management, nor the responsibility of managing subordinates. Maybe you would prefer a position in marketing or sales.

It's about what's in your head and your heart and not what's on your business card or velcro'd to your cube wall. But if it makes you feel better you can print up a business card that says whatever you want for fairly reasonable rates and keep it next to your heart.
MM

more than 4 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

FooGoo Re:What did you think would happen? (1232 comments)

They where not in a public place. They where inside REI which is private property. Which is why REI banned him from returning for one year and he signed a trespass notice.

more than 5 years ago
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Sun Microsystems May Have Violated Bribery Law

FooGoo Business as Usual...Not (111 comments)

As an american owner of a company in south east asia this is normal here. I set aside 50% of my monthly profits to pay the locals. 30% to the police, 10% to the mayor, and another 10% to other random government officials to get things done. They stop by like clockwork every month to collect their "gifts". If I don't pay my business gets shut down or drugs are suddenly found in my house or property and I have to pay a lot more bribing everyone else to keep me out of jail. In some countries bribing or gifts is not about business as usual it's about survival.

more than 5 years ago
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YouTube Symphony Orchestra Set To Debut At Carnegie Hall

FooGoo Re:Pushy parent (69 comments)

I don't think it's pushy. Everyone needs goals and it's not like mum said you can't eat or leave the house unless you play Carnegie Hall.

more than 5 years ago
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Tesla Roadster Runs For 241 Miles In E-Rally

FooGoo Re:Why isn't GM, with its billions of cars sold... (294 comments)

What people fail to understand is that just like the Koreans in the 90s the Japanese where only selling small cars in the US in the 70s. The Japanese had a competitive advantage because unlike the Big 3 they would not have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to re-tool their manufacturing. The US auto makers could never have re-tooled their plants to provide the small cars needed during the timeframe of the oil crisis. When the oil crisis ended people wanted larger cars again and the Big 3 provided them while the Japanese was re-tooling.

Also, during this time the Big 3 where getting hammered but foreign competitors on quality. This is where the Big 3 really dropped the ball in the 70's. Their cost cutting due to limited sales in the 70s affected quality.

more than 5 years ago
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Tesla Roadster Runs For 241 Miles In E-Rally

FooGoo Re:Why isn't GM, with its billions of cars sold... (294 comments)

When you build tens of thousands of cars you have to sell what the market wants and clearly in the US that is large cars or SUVs. When you are a boutique manufacturer like tesla producing tens or hundreds of cars of year you sell to your niche which in this case is the upper income eco-fashionable. There is no point in mass producing cars that no one wants, can't afford, or cannot meet the needs of a broad section of the market.

At current production rates Telsa will product about 750 cars this year versus GM with over 150,000 cars delivered in March alone.

more than 5 years ago
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Conviction of Sen. Ted Stevens Is Thrown Out

FooGoo Re:Blaming Clinton for 9/11 (440 comments)

How about we play it where they both are responsible for the success and failures.

Or we could just blame the Soviets. If they Didn't invade Afghanistan Carter and Reagan wouldn't have funded the opposition and they still might be a super power today. We've essentially traded one bogeyman (the Soviets) for another in Bin Laden.

more than 5 years ago

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Obama administration tries to kill e-mail case

FooGoo FooGoo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FooGoo (98336) writes "The Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, is trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails."
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