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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

Oligonicella Re:EUgle? (211 comments)

Your "analogy" fails. "Because that sort of product tying has been deemed harmful." Because there's money involved. Google forces nothing of that nature. If you're displeased with their service, pop another browser. The EU is simply displaying the puny man syndrome.

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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

Oligonicella Re:Shyeah, right. (275 comments)

Example: the metropolis area of Kansas City is larger than the state of Delaware, over twice the size of Rhode Island and about half the size of Connecticut and New Jersey. So yes, it's a good idea.

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Oligonicella Re:It boils down to energy storage costs (630 comments)

Ignoring all historic data that shows the the temps go up and down with great frequency as have the CO2 concentrations, being lower and much higher than now. Basically the feed-back loops ignore the dynamic nature of a living planet.

3 days ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

Oligonicella Re:Were Hunter-gatherers doing better (91 comments)

And another one decribed that lifetyle as "nasty, brutish, and short".

Again, you seem to equate hunting/gathering with lawless anarchy

Um, no sir, he was not. That nasty, brutish and short was all at the hand of dear, kind Mother Nature herself. Animals fight back you know. Winter is brutish and unforgiving. Life is short because of those things and the fact that you had better not get injured or sick.

And, FYI, being a hunter/gatherer takes a helluva lot more space than an agrarian or our society does. So, to even achieve your proposed Utopia, first we eliminate 6.7 billion humans. And don't for one second think you won't be in that number, simple odds are against you.

5 days ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

Oligonicella Re:Six million Jews (91 comments)

And the Romani and gays? Each group targeted by the Nazis would be correct in viewing their persecution as a result of the rise of Nazi Germany but the war was not a religiously motivated war. It was about the thing behind even the religious wars - the acquisition of the territories an assets of others.

5 days ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

Oligonicella Re:Why giving ? (91 comments)

Ah yes, the old Humpty Dumpty tactic.

5 days ago
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Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

Oligonicella Re:We will never have "real" AI (68 comments)

Oh baloney. How about listing those rules. I don't ever recall seeing the handbook.

5 days ago
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Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues To Alien Life On Europa

Oligonicella Re:In Reverse (75 comments)

For organic molecules, I'd say anything sufficient to inhibit their interactions or congeal them would be harsh.

5 days ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Oligonicella Re:Nope... Nailed It (185 comments)

But IT doesn't do that, so IT doesn't see that, so IT doesn't believe it exists, is part of a job or is important. IT is just as myopic as any other group of business people, they just think they have all the answers - just like every other group of business people.

about a week ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Oligonicella Re:Nope... Nailed It (185 comments)

My experience has been that managers care a *great* deal about users (read clients) calling in and complaining that their data is gone and threaten to sue.
Then again, I mostly worked in banking where reducing risk was a prominent concern for all parties.

about a week ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

Oligonicella Re:my share must remain in the ground (203 comments)

If you're growing all your own food, with the variety that entails, you are doing nothing but and it will take a lot more than a tractor. That's just a start. Oh, the tractor is actually out as the very first time it needs repair, you won't have the money. Why? You're tilling, weeding, harvesting and processing. Remember, it's call sustenance farming for a reason.

about a week ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

Oligonicella Re:Sell everything (203 comments)

Your argument speaks against itself. We don't already use alternatives because oil is cheap enough and easily modified enough that **even though** we use oil for a fuel we **still** use it as a lubricant.

about a week ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

Oligonicella Re:Sell everything (203 comments)

"There are plenty of companies and local businesses that can live without oil." YAAFM No, there aren't. Oil isn't just used for fuel, it's a lubricant. You want whaling as a full scale industry again? How about food? You want cow and horse shit as the main fertilizers again? You'd have it right at hand too. When cars were invented they were hailed as miracles because of all the friggin' horse shit in the streets of the major cities and the health hazards that caused. You haven't thought past the damned placards you read.

about a week ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

Oligonicella Re:Standing (203 comments)

They're hypocrites. If they don't like the policies the college has concerning investment, why are *they* investing in the college instead of finding another? They want to force the college to divest but they don't have the gonads to divest themselves.

about a week ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Oligonicella Re:Genius. (284 comments)

It is really deceive - without the scare quotes no less.

about a week ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Oligonicella Re:wont last (284 comments)

Then you think wrongly. One can always not purchase at Walmart. You, however, are attempting to rationalize illegal activity.

about a week ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Oligonicella Re:Apparently "backers" don't understand the term (473 comments)

"But in this case they tried in good faith to deliver what they could" You do not know this, you're presuming. Let a court decide.

about two weeks ago
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Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

Oligonicella Re:Lawnmowing Business - College Alternative (226 comments)

Please. I'm here to tell you first hand you're scenario isn't true. Might have been (will be) for you, but it isn't the only path, nor the only one to give you that "more balanced lifestyle". Whatever that is.

about two weeks ago

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