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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

JonathanR Re: Lots of problems with it (195 comments)

Flares are part of the pressure containment safety systems. Very few modern operations flare gas willy nilly.

The last project I worked on included flare gas recovery. Most power generation is fired by "waste" gas, and usually includes waste heat recovery for process heating.

5 days ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

JonathanR Re:Why do you hate freedom? (266 comments)

So you're acknowledging that it is the coercion and threats thereof which are the chilling mechanism; not the surveillance per se.

about a week ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

JonathanR Re:No, it's not anonymous. It's full tracking. (261 comments)

Even random ID's can be tracked using "random ID detectors" and correlated with the less than random license plate tag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_number_plate_recognition)

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

JonathanR Re:how are cops like bank executives? (231 comments)

And that's the way it should be. Some day the Stockholm Syndrome sufferers will say enough is enough; but while they remain sycophants to the political and praetorian classes; fuck 'em. Make them pay.

about a month ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

JonathanR Re: Unconstitutinal (376 comments)

There are no state powers granted by the US constitution. The US constitution purports to delegate powers of the people and the states.

"Purports" being the operative word...

about a month ago
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San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review

JonathanR Re:Drone? Quadcopter? (59 comments)

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

about a month and a half ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

JonathanR Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

Exactly. Corporations are created and defended by the political apparatus that calls itself "the state".

about 2 months ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

JonathanR Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

Governments are created by arseholes who assert the right (with guns) to define the privileges and dole out licenses to exercise the same.

Just another bunch of racketeers.

about 2 months ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

JonathanR Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

The solution is to become ungovernable. This nearly happened at the time of the declaration of independence, but then some arseholes formed a constitution which people fell for, hook, line and sinker.

Viz. a newly legitimated political class.

about 2 months ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

JonathanR Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

There's no we in "we didn't buy..."

Those who refused to accept "Befehl ist Befehl" weren't "we". They were the dominant political elite from the victor's side. No we about it.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

JonathanR Re:Transparency (139 comments)

This was never the case, even when the ink on the declaration of independence was still wet.

How many of "the people" were involved in these decisions?

about 2 months ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

JonathanR They can't stop boats... (128 comments)

...let alone packets.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

JonathanR Re:A nation of cowards deserves no rights (128 comments)

I was born on the great antipodean continent, I live there also. I don't, however, consider myself Australian. Being an Australian implies membership of a body-politic, which implies supplicating to politicians and their sycophants. I don't do that.

about 2 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

JonathanR Anyone concerned about resource consumption (710 comments)

already knows about the Jevons' paradox.

Live it up. Use it all liberally before some horde of misers ration it sparingly.

about 2 months ago
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Source Code Leaked For Tinba Banking Trojan

JonathanR So 640k... (75 comments)

is plenty after all.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Issued 19,000 National Security Letters In 2013

JonathanR Re:Civil Disobedience (61 comments)

I'll sign up to this program.

about 3 months ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

JonathanR Re:Yeah sure (371 comments)

By "declaring war" on entities which do not exhibit the traits of Westphalian sovereignty, the political class has tacitly undermined their claim of territorial integrity.

about 3 months ago

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Unaided Tasman Sea Kayak Crossing Underway

JonathanR JonathanR writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JonathanR (852748) writes "Two Australian kayakers have departed Sydney on their journey across the Tasman Sea, paddling a high-tech composite double kayak, kitted out with a myriad of telecoms and safety gear. The 2200km (1370 mile) journey is expected to take some forty to fifty days. When they arrive in Auckland, their crossing will hit the record books as the first kayak to cross the Tasman Sea and the longest unassisted two man trans-oceanic kayak journey, amongst other record permutations. The detailed planning and safety preparations, not to mention the kayak design and construction, have been completed over the last five years. An audacious adventure in anybody's book."
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P2P Downloads Increase CD Sales

JonathanR JonathanR writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JonathanR (852748) writes "A study conducted by Industry Canada and the University of London confirms what we all suspect; that P2P music downloads contribute to an increase in CD sales. Of course the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) general manager, Sabiene Heindl, had to insist to the media that the results did not translate to Australia. She goes on to quote figures suggesting 57% of people who download music using P2P don't go on to purchase legitimate media.

"It's not rocket science", she says. I agree that it isn't, however I'm not quite sure what the other 43% of P2P music-downloaders do. Perhaps the not-so-rocket-science corollary would suggest that they go on to contribute the music industry coffers. Is it these sort who found there way into the Canadian study results? It's amusing how the music industry can make such absolute statements, whereas other mortals have to conduct studies in order to discover the facts."

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