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LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Hey wait a sec (511 comments)

"United States leases the Guantanamo Bay base area from Cuba. It's under US jurisdiction, but Cuban souvereignty." No, the US always claims to be leasing it, but the US doesn't pay (they write checks to a Cuban position that no longer exists, and hasn't existed since the revolution). Plus the terms of the lease are in violation of the Vienna Laws on Treaty Conventions. What you have there is simple occupation at the point of a gun to a government that the US doesn't like.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

Helpadingoatemybaby Mercedes -- warning! (672 comments)

PLEASE please please people!

If you're going to discuss Mercedes' vehicles it's important to distinguish between cars built 20 years ago, and Mercedes cars built today. None of the cars built today will ever make it 90 days without going back in for service. They're one of the LEAST reliable vehicles on the road. If you like service room free coffee, buy a Mercedes. (I learned my lesson, and talked to everybody else who also learned THEIR lesson.) Shitty, shitty vehicles today. They can't even keep their supercars on the road without an oil light going on. And it doesn't help that their sales staff think they should have egos. DO NOT BUY A MODERN MERCEDES!

more than 2 years ago
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Does Mega Media Control 90% of Content?

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:"Cahoots", not "cohorts" (231 comments)

You don't understand -- the companies are in cohorts which makes sense in context of "the fugal dad" -- clearly a reference to a father playing the flugelhorn with his cohorts. It's very high-level stuff here. When slashdot hires editors someday the puns will be even more brilliant.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting a Grip On an Inherited IT Mess?

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:methodically and late into the night (424 comments)

Huh. I wonder why they lost $4b in valuation when they did fine management practices like "Give one guy 160 servers to manage" and "have him work 50 hours weeks."

more than 2 years ago
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Spontaneous Fission In Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:After so much disinformation... (266 comments)

"including things like wind, solar, and hydro."

Bullshit, bullshit and bullshit. The solar fatality numbers are outright false, they came from anyone in California who ever fell off a roof. And wind and hydro? Puhleeze. Obviously you're including construction fatalities without including uranium mining fatalities for any of your stats. Additionally nuclear never includes unattributed deaths due to cancers -- after all, who can prove the source of a particular cancer?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Economic Models Are Always Wrong

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Some economics professors saw it coming ... (676 comments)

Krugman got it timed pretty well -- ten years ago. He even predicted the double dip recession:

From 2001:

"Here's my nightmare: America's recovery from its current slump, whenever it comes, is tentative and short-lived, because the business investment that drove our boom in the 1990's remains stagnant. Eventually the housing bubble bursts and we have another slump; then we have another weak recovery, this time driven by deficit spending, but that, too, fades out. Eventually we look around and realize that it's 2009, and the economy still hasn't fully recovered from the slowdown that began at the end of the previous decade."

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Radiation Detection For Tokyo Resident?

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:I can't figure out Slashdot . . . (371 comments)

Wow, Knave, you're really ignorant about yourself.

Your response to a description of a psychological process that affects everyone, and especially those with "poor social skills and superiority complexes" -- is to say "YEAH BUT THEY'RE WRRRROOOOONNNNNGGGG!" Thereby proving his point. You should get some kind of award for being utterly non-self-aware.

about 3 years ago
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Japan's Richest Man Outlines Renewable Energy Plan

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Ruling out nuclear entirely may not be wise (224 comments)

Japan should build nuclear reactors on top of geologically freely available and all-but infinite hot water? That's just crazy. Although I have to give kudos to the GE nuclear plant salesman who first sold that lemon to the Japanese.

more than 3 years ago
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The Coming Energy Turnaround In Germany

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Backup and fill-in (394 comments)

"If someone brought up solar power in Finland, they'd rightly be called an idiot, because solar power simply wouldn't work there very well. It's too far north, and there isn't much sunlight." Gosh, if only Finland had access to the ocean... or if they had some kind of wind! But no... Oh well, they can't use solar -- I guess they'll have to burn a dead thing for energy or use Rube-Goldberg nuclear. That's their only choice.

While the politicians are proposing the new nuclear plants, maybe the politicians could propose injecting everyone with herpes to guarantee re-election! They're about as popular (with the exception of the third-world and the southern US.)

more than 3 years ago
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Google Chairman To Testify At Antitrust Hearing

Helpadingoatemybaby I call shenanigans. (93 comments)

Not even the Senate could reach a human at Google.

more than 3 years ago
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German Parliament Backs Nuclear Exit By 2022

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:German Parliament Outsources Nuclear Power (364 comments)

The fact that you're citing "Wikipedia" speaks for itself, but here's some actual German energy facts:

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/gm-germany/ene-energy

As you can see, they use fossil fuels for most electrical generation and 30% for nuclear (slighly old numbers, as they've increased renewable generation since then to 17% of their total power generation). Now to put their solar growth alone into perspective, "Germany set a new world record installing 7,400 MW of solar PV in one year. The country also reached a renewable energy electricity penetration of more than 30% on February 7th, 2010." http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/03/new-record-for-german-renewable-energy-in-2010??cmpid=WNL-Wednesday-March30-2011

It has doubled the amount of energy from solar panels and, before their nuclear decision, already targeted to have 35% of electricity generation from from renewables by 2020. So while Luddites tell us that France will be selling nuclear power (which France has to heavily subsidize with taxpayer dollars) France already has 6.7% of its energy generation supplied by renewables with their goal of having at least 20% by 2020.

Meanwhile nuclear plants don't even have their storage issues worked out.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates On Energy

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Everybody's right and so am I. (474 comments)

Yeah, first off, they're not using their nuclear plant because it was down for refueling. They're not using their coal plant because it wasn't needed because of all the renewable energy that they've got (150% of load, previously). Thirdly, they don't make a large profit because their profits are rebated back to their customers. Nuclear is dead in the long term because, not only is it unpopular, it simply isn't needed in the long run, no matter what Slashdot says.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates On Energy

Helpadingoatemybaby Everybody's right and so am I. (474 comments)

So to sum up this thread, and how Slashdot is broken in general. "Bill Gates is right!" "I agree." "You're right and I agree with you." "Everybody above is right and I agree with them." Even though the Bonneville Power administration was running 100% with renewables already (without even using microhydro, solar thermal, or tidal), and is making money at it, it's important to notice that Slashdot's mod system says this can't be done.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's New Design

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Too late. (294 comments)

Exactly. For those who think that the results are the same I'd encourage them to try it. I do switch back to Google occasionally, but for primary sources (ie. anything statistical, anything in the government, anything research related) Google just sucks. Unless you want Wikipedia and blogs, then have at it.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's New Design

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Too late. (294 comments)

No, Bing got caught incorporating Google's results. And personally, I don't care how Bing's doing it. Their results are better. And yes, Microsoft is scum.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's New Design

Helpadingoatemybaby Too late. (294 comments)

Too late. I already found that with Bing I get primary sources rather than the first search result being Wikipedia followed by a bunch of blogs, so I switched. (And I hate Microsoft.)

more than 3 years ago
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Italy Votes To Abandon Nuclear Power

Helpadingoatemybaby Re:Wrong framing. (848 comments)

"renewable" isn't going to cut it, either."

I love how something which is being done, ie. power being 100% generated by renewables, today, can still be denied by people who don't want to accept that it is. Reality is no match for anyone's ego gratification. Here's BPA's power output by power source:

http://www.transmission.bpa.gov/Business/Operations/Wind/baltwg.aspx

more than 3 years ago

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Google bans ultimate in innocuous site

Helpadingoatemybaby Helpadingoatemybaby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Helpadingoatemybaby (629248) writes "When did Google jump the shark? Blanksheetofpaper.com a static paged, unchanging joke website with utterly ridiculous content, such as rewinding DVD's, has after years now been banned by Google adsense as "a significant risk." The question is — when did Google adsense descend, and has Google broken as a company? Are we witnessing the falling of a behemoth?"
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Helpadingoatemybaby Helpadingoatemybaby writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Helpadingoatemybaby writes "There's so many things wrong with this I don't know where to start. BlankSheetofPaper.com is a free online utility to allow you to conveniently print a blank sheet of paper from your printer in case you need a clean white, blank sheet of paper to write on. Hilariously written. Be sure to give this to your manager as a handy utility — bet he won't even notice! UPDATE: According to the description on the bottom, the site has been sold for $22 million dollars."

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