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New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

Sperbels Re:Um, duh? (179 comments)

Because high school was all about running cost benefit analyses on space based solar power.

8 hours ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

Sperbels Headline stupidity (146 comments)

Kind of an inaccurate headline. "Airless" makes it sound like a vacuum...which would naturally make air cooling impossible.

yesterday
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

Sperbels Re:You're lying (476 comments)

Thundercats was sci-fi actually. They came to Earth from another planet. They had sophisticated machines: The Thundertank, their weapons, WilyKit and WilyKat's hoverboardsl,etc...they lived in a big cat like fortress with computers and lasers.

about a week ago
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SOTU: Community Colleges, Employers To Train Workers For High-Paying Coding Jobs

Sperbels Re:Paradox (200 comments)

Yes. Where people go, the garbage and military follows...as does everything else that comes with civilization. Obviously.

about two weeks ago
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SOTU: Community Colleges, Employers To Train Workers For High-Paying Coding Jobs

Sperbels Re:False Paradox (200 comments)

True, but the State of the Union is a notorious platform for the President to spout feel good intentions to the American people that never amount to anything. Hydrogen powered cars anyone?

about two weeks ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Sperbels Re:Pascal (648 comments)

I still haven't figured out why GOTO is so demonized and I've been coding for 30 years. If you find you need to use, then yes, you probably need to go back and rework your code. But let's face it: In the real world sometimes you just need to get this code out the door and working. "GOTO is bad" is just a ridiculous mantra repeated over and over with many people not even understanding why....frankly, so is "VB is bad".

about two weeks ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Sperbels Re:node.js (648 comments)

I hope you're not suggesting that node.js is a language. This is the second time in the last two weeks I've seen someone say this.

about two weeks ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Sperbels Re:BASIC because the B stands for... (648 comments)

In the early 80's pretty much every common computer you could get came with BASIC. It may not have been real useful in real life (well, actually it was since my first job was VB4), but I was 10 years old and teaching myself how to program. BASIC was awesome back then. It made me interested in computers.

about two weeks ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

Sperbels Planets? (170 comments)

At that range, you have to wonder enough time has elapsed since the formation of the solar system for them to have "cleared the neighborhood" around their orbits.

about two weeks ago
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19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

Sperbels Re:Beats using bullets (206 comments)

Explain what you are objecting to and why you find it objectionable.

Perhaps they're mad as hell that we don't have sufficient gender diversity in our IT industry.

about two weeks ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Sperbels Re:ugh. (426 comments)

You have no idea what you're talking about. A car that can do 5.7 seconds would put it in the top 99% of production cars.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

Sperbels Re:Teachers (388 comments)

No, I haven't been to a school in the last 10 years. Haven't been to a school in the last 20 years. But the poor performance started long before I graduated. And even when I was in school they were blaming the teachers for the poor performance of students who had no interest in learning.

about two weeks ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Sperbels Re:ugh. (426 comments)

Wow. You believe 0-60 in 5.7 seconds is slow? You're either an idiot or trying to comparing the Golf and Bolt to hardcore sports cars.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

Sperbels Re:Teachers (388 comments)

On top of that, the low pay and asshole students make teaching a very thankless profession. That's why most people who have an ounce of brains do something else. If we would treat our teachers better we'd probably get a better quality of people into the profession.

And then there's people like yourself who think it's the teacher's fault their spoiled kids aren't learning anything. I'm concluding this by your third sentence where you suggest that all of the existing teachers are of low quality. Your little snowflake couldn't possibly be at fault, could he/she....must be the teachers.

about two weeks ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Sperbels Re:ugh. (426 comments)

Can't tell if you're trolling. I for one have always liked the look of hatchbacks. And the Golf does not have a reputation for being slow.

about three weeks ago
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Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery

Sperbels Re:Nice try failing radio media companies (126 comments)

radio is my primary source of music .... But not traditional broadcast radio .... I use digital internet radio,

I'm not sure if you actually ever had one, but your geek card has been revoked, with prejudice.

about three weeks ago

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