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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Gavagai80 Re:But is it a class M planet? (217 comments)

And that means the night will never end on one side of the world. And that, in turn, will make the dark side so cold the air will precipitate out as snow.

People living in the arctic circle are able to breathe during their 6 months of darkness. It gets chilly, but nothing drastic happens.

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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Gavagai80 Re:IRL! (295 comments)

Taiwan is split on that perspective though, with one major political party favoring independence and the other favoring continuing to claim the mainland.

2 days ago
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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

Gavagai80 Re:Just use headlights (184 comments)

This is true, I live in California and the roads are good. Is the Netherlands that bad though?

4 days ago
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Seattle Bookstores Embrace Amazon.com

Gavagai80 Re:Maybe now she can start paying a living wage... (83 comments)

$7.25/hr does not qualify you for welfare unless you have kids, probably several of them. It's not even below the poverty line for an individual. I can assure you, I've made as little as $10,900 in a year and did not qualify for any forms of government assistance -- not welfare, not foodstamps, not anything.

5 days ago
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Seattle Bookstores Embrace Amazon.com

Gavagai80 Re:Maybe now she can start paying a living wage... (83 comments)

$15/hr is $31K/yr. That's not modest. It's more than double my annual income, and I live alone and own a car. A minimum wage that high is bound to increase unemployment, so why send people into actual poverty by mandating that they must either be living in luxury or unemployed?

5 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Gavagai80 Re:get stuffed (429 comments)

Correction: I forgot about St. Petersburg, parts of St. Petersburg are flood-prone.

5 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Gavagai80 Re:get stuffed (429 comments)

A large percentage of Canadians and northern Europeans live on the coast and don't consider underwater to be utopia. Russia doesn't have any major low elevation cities I can think of though... even Vladivostok is high enough.

5 days ago
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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

Gavagai80 Just use headlights (184 comments)

Those of us who don't live in cities have been driving fine at night without streetlights forever. No special paint needed. Cars have headlights.

5 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Gavagai80 Re:systemd hard dependency (687 comments)

Gnome peaked at 1.4 and has been going downhill ever since. I really enjoyed 1.4, it was quite configurable.

5 days ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Gavagai80 Re:Let it die (509 comments)

Ear buds, movie theaters and car stereos are hard at work on the plan.

about two weeks ago
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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

Gavagai80 Re:The cost of free services (83 comments)

Right, for example Microsoft would never push unpopular changes on users of their expensive operating system.

This is just yahoo being yahoo, always hard at work finding new ways to shoot themselves in the foot.

about two weeks ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

Gavagai80 Re:Inherent bias (351 comments)

They could, actually, when we sell bullets to their neighbors who we have met.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Gavagai80 Re:What a joke (195 comments)

I bought my own modem years ago. Several times since then, Comcast has slipped the $8 rental charge back onto my my bill and I have to waste hours arguing it back off. That's why I hate comcast.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

Gavagai80 Congratulations (393 comments)

Everyone successfully avoided reading the articles and launched into wild speculations that ignore all the evidence presented in the story.

about two weeks ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

Gavagai80 Re:Their poor offspring (392 comments)

North Koreans still breed.

about two weeks ago
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ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

Gavagai80 Re:Oh goodness me, non-military means! (173 comments)

But Pol Pot's atrocities were infinitely worse than Castro's, so Fidel is alright by your logic.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Gavagai80 A majority of California voters supported prop 8 (1746 comments)

Are all of them inelligable for any important positions now? Doesn't that cut the talent pool rather too much?

The courts rightly overruled these millions of ignorant/prejudiced/religious voters. Time to move on. Virtually lynching someone for having agreed with the majority on something wrong which has been righted doesn't help anyone.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

Gavagai80 Re:Ethical is irrelevant. (402 comments)

People who climb Mount Everest need hotels, rental cars and of course guides. Nobody seems to think providing those services is unethical, despite the death rate.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

Gavagai80 Re:Judging Distance (496 comments)

If mirrors are so good at depth perception, why do they all have "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" printed on them?

about two weeks ago

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