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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re:I may have mentioned this before but... (127 comments)

(how's that global warming working out for ya?)

Unfortunately, it is working out exactly as most people thought it would. Summers are getting hotter, storms more violent and weather patterns more unpredictable.

But don't worry, someone will mention that it was cold in the US this past winter, so it's all good, you know, ignoring the global part.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re: Not Fracking. Disposal. (127 comments)

Overly restrictive, like, 'Please, don't poison the local aquifer', or 'Can you avoid killing most of the wildlife in the area', and 'Even though they are poor, doesn't mean you can ruin their homes'.

Some regulations are needed, others are not, that's what debate and compromise is supposed to be for.

To say that the 'little to no regulation environment' wanted by energy companies is foolish would be insulting to fools.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U You do know we can search the USGS archive? (127 comments)

You realize that oil drilling only goes about 2.2 km deep, while most earth quakes are ten km deep?

1 in the past 30 days has been 10 km or more deep. The vast majority are between 2 and 5.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U N.O. Fracking (127 comments)

Especially when I can walk two doors down and get it from a world renowned geological hydrology PhD. Pretty sure he'd laugh at those references.

After he's finished laughing at the source, is that when he explains to you that the conclusions are all correct?

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re:More Fracking' Earthquakes (127 comments)

Our will to implement the solution vanished because some idiots let energy companies run reactors.

I'm all for nuclear, if it's done properly. I just don't wan't the company that burns up at least one substation a year to run it.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re:Frackin A. (127 comments)

They often call the pizza delivery guy too, context would be nice.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Frackin A. (127 comments)

First off, NPR edited and reported on what the USGS published. That's called news, NPR is not the source, the USGS is. If your world renowned PhD is laughing at the USGS, I think he needs to publish a paper explaining why.

Second, this is Slashdot, not a peer reviewed scientific journal. Posting links is fine as long as they are backed by real research. Again, I think the USGS is, by far, the best source for this. That's what they do, their agenda is to answer questions, not to make money for the local energy concern.

Given the gas and oil industry's scientific reputation, anything they publish should be suspect. (Remember how safe leaded gas was?)

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re:Not Fracking. Disposal. (127 comments)

How about we blame Fallin? She's the one person who could actually suspend pumping until actual geologists that are not being paid by Chesapeake & friends figure out a solution.

I find it humorous that it's doing more damage in the expensive housing near Edmond that most of the execs live in.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Re:Fracking!!! (127 comments)

Only a complete idiot ignores independent scientists.

I actually live here, I think I know that oil companies pretty much owns the state government.

about 3 months ago
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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Joe U Not Fracking. Disposal. (127 comments)

...and no it's not fracking. The faults already existed, the only thing that fracking may have done is lubricate those faults, they still would've happened eventually.

Unaided those earthquakes would have happened anyway, on the normal geologic timescale of some time in the next thousand years.

But I agree with you, it's not fracking, it's wastewater disposal. We've known since the 50's that you don't pump water into areas that are not stable. What's going to happen is the state is going to do very little until there's an earthquake that does major damage. Then the Feds are going to get involved and things will finally get done.

Also, at some point, some random idiot with a following will blame the gays, Jews, Muslims, communists, blacks, or generic sinners for this. The only group that will not be blamed will be the people who pumped water at high speeds into an unstable area.

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Joe U Re:Open source was never safer (582 comments)

One word for you: Microsoft.

2003 called, they want your Microsoft back. The Microsoft of 2014 has a better security record than almost every other vendor in the consumer field.

I would worry more about Flash, Java, Firefox and Android.

about 3 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

Joe U Re:Given Microsoft's past history (194 comments)

A few other apps cause that MAJOR FLAW in the Nexus camera driver to appear.

This is an Android driver bug, plain and simple.

about 5 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

Joe U Re:The strangest place? (322 comments)

It was my Uncle and a Dell Inspiron desktop and nothing was working right since he had no idea how to maintain the computer. But he did know how to use Firefox and get his email.

I fixed his computer as a Christmas gift. It runs Windows 7 now and he knows how to use IE and get his email.

I also turned on auto update, cranked UAC to maximum and set it to require a password, 3 years, no support calls.

about 6 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

Joe U The strangest place? (322 comments)

I once saw Linux on some average users desktop. Total non-techie, and there he was using Ubuntu.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

Joe U Re:Class Action? (214 comments)

Ok Attorneys: Could this qualify for a class action suit to shut them down forever and burn them to the ground?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: No. And you need to actually read how it was done before commenting.

about 6 months ago
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How Chris Christie Could Use the NSA Playbook

Joe U Re:beacon of freedom (266 comments)

Well, yeah, the federal government can't go bankrupt, it can just print more money and tax more. What it can do, however, is wreck the economy, and that's what it has been busy doing for a decade.

So, what you're basically saying is that you do not understand macroeconomics.

about 7 months ago
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Oil Recovery May Have Triggered Texas Tremors

Joe U Possibly (172 comments)

Back in the 1960's this was brought up with wastewater wells.

Geologists are not sure if the small quakes prevented a larger one, or lead up to a larger one.

On a somewhat related note, if you want to see why wastewater wells near fault lines are bad, ask Oklahoma with 300+ earthquakes in just a few years.
http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/

about 9 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

While the US Navy's more recent safety record appears much better, one can say the same of most civilian nuclear reactors as well.

Ask the people who have tritium in their water supply about our civilian nuclear reactors.

http://www.ap.org/company/awards/part-ii-aging-nukes

The most recent being this year.

about 9 months ago

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Paypal froze WikiLeaks account under US pressure

Joe U Joe U writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Joe U (443617) writes "PayPal said on Wednesday that it had suspended the account of whistleblower website WikiLeaks because it was involved in activities deemed illegal by the US government.

What was omitted from the article is that there is no formal indictment against WikiLeaks. They have not been charged with nor convicted of any crime."

Link to Original Source

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The week starts on Sunday

Joe U Joe U writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Slashdot, for a site geared towards geeks, you think you would remember that the week starts on Sunday, not Monday.

I'm talking about the this week/last week navigation on the main page, it's a minor bug, but a noticeable one.

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