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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

SpockLogic Re:But flights from West Africa are OK? (463 comments)

Why?

Because the loss in economic activity that would result would kill more people than Ebola.

Economic activity ??? This is what you get when profit is the driving force in the "health care industry".

Now is the time to make the whole nations health the priority.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

SpockLogic Re:But flights from West Africa are OK? (463 comments)

Why aren't we quarantining Texas?

I've been asking this for years.

Texas was ready to secede from the USA, maybe now is a good time.

about a week ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

SpockLogic Re:The future of printing? (175 comments)

I can see it coming now: "CUPS 3.0 for tablets"

In my office nothing is possible without CUPS of COFFEE!

about a week ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

SpockLogic Re:Reagan is alive! (180 comments)

that man is responsible for every disaster on the globe since he ever was president..

No, no, the right will clam that their beloved President Alzheimer was non compos mentis when he signed 12333 and cannot be held responsible for fucking over the population.

about 2 months ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

SpockLogic Re:More about Indoctrination (130 comments)

Perhaps it is because the university is more about indoctrination than education.

This reeks of the university administration imposing a policy that the faculty and students will ultimately defeat.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

SpockLogic Re: yeah (338 comments)

Free marketism. It's a fundamentalist religion.

In other news Matthew Berry announced that he was looking forward to taking a highly paid position as VP for Media Obfuscation with a nationwide cable company in the near future.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

SpockLogic Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (497 comments)

The lobbyists for the coal and oil industries will spin this as a 'win'.

"See, I told you the Kenyan, Muslim, socialist, green, anti-American is trying to bankrupt the righteous, god fearing, flag waving, truck driving, ordinary American trying to protect his traditional way of life. Don't believe those liberal, elitist, heathen scientists. Donate here and vote this way. Thank you. "

This post should be read with the sarc filter on.

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

SpockLogic Re:Disappointing - Potential payoff is enormous... (225 comments)

Disappointing to see such an important long term research project get shelved by politicians.

Politicians can only think short term. Most of them no further than the next sound-bite.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

SpockLogic Re:Actually there is a name for this behavior (114 comments)

It's called empty promises. The primary purpose of this merger is not nor will it ever be to take care of the poor. It merely serves to unhook the approval process that would create an internet oligarchy.

Cheap internet for anybody is the last thing that these guys want.

Remember the AT&T 768Kbps $10.00 a month naked internet service that was almost impossible to find. It was the short term bribe to get the BellSouth merger passed the regulators. This is Comcrap's version of the same three card monte.

about 5 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

SpockLogic Re:guns are stupid (765 comments)

the phrase 'smart gun' is an oxymoron.

As is the phrase "smart 'gun owner' ".

about 5 months ago
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FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal

SpockLogic Re:We aren't stupid... (105 comments)

"We aren't stupid..."

The chairman of the FCC and the other content cartel lobbyists hope you are wrong.

about 5 months ago
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Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

SpockLogic Re:Australia is ready to save the penguins again (95 comments)

when they needed to clean oil spills off penguins.

That can be done in a fast and efficient way using flamethrowers

Anti Linux flamebait? Oh No.

about 6 months ago
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The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

SpockLogic Re:Just because they dont overlap (107 comments)

Should Comcast be allowed to control both what content you consume and how you get to consume it?"
No. Hell NO.

about 6 months ago
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Federal Student Aid Requirements At For-Profit Colleges Overhauled

SpockLogic Re:no practical knowledge in the industry at big u (295 comments)

But they actually know and understand the curriculum. Besides which, professors at real universities aren't hired to teach, they're hired because of the research they've done. So yes, they have experience in research.

Tenured professors are hired to do research, adjunct professors are the under paid teachers.

about 7 months ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

SpockLogic Re:And the Stockholders Don't Want the Policy Chan (348 comments)

HEADLINE

Right Wing Ideologues looking for Publicity get their asses handed to them.

The NCPPR were only trying to raise their own profile by attacking Apple's policy, nothing more.

about 8 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

SpockLogic Steyn is Slime (393 comments)

Hope Steyn, the lying sack of shit, gets hit with a massive fine.

about 9 months ago
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Roadable, Vertical-Takeoff Aircraft Is Eager To Hit the Battlefield

SpockLogic Re:May I propose an alternative? (87 comments)

I saw James Bond's Octopussy, but there was 8 of nothing in it.

Damn, I was sure there were 8 good looking women ... or was it cats.

about 9 months ago
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The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class

SpockLogic Re:Here We Go Again (674 comments)

It's the Internet's fault! It took ur jerbs! It is wrecking the middle class. The Internet cause the financial crisis, not unmitigated greed and stupidity.

Give me a fucking break. How did this half-wit get published by the NY times?

What?

By responding to your post I have created new content and I want to be paid for it. You may want a second payment for the quoted portion ...

OK, I know that's not going to happen so I'm off to spend some mod points on something more interesting.

about 9 months ago
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UK Minister: British Cabinet Was Told Nothing About GCHQ/NSA Spying Programs

SpockLogic Re:I'm shocked, shocked (85 comments)

In other words pompous self-aggrandizing politician learns his true standing in the pecking order and what the powers that be really consider his worth.

You do realize that "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" were documentary and not comedy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_Minister

1 year,14 days
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Report: Britain Has a Secret Middle East Web Surveillance Base

SpockLogic Re:"...not disclosing....where the base is located (237 comments)

The UK have sovereign bases on Cyprus, about 150 miles wet of Lebanon, and having a listening post on the top of the islands highest mountain shouldn't be difficult.

about a year ago

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Gasoline from Fresh Air

SpockLogic SpockLogic writes  |  about 2 years ago

SpockLogic (1256972) writes "Revolutionary new technology that produces “petrol from air” is being produced by a British firm.
A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.
Experts tonight hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world’s energy crisis.
The technology, presented to a London engineering conference this week, removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The “petrol from air” technology involves taking sodium hydroxide and mixing it with carbon dioxide before "electrolysing" the sodium carbonate that it produces to form pure carbon dioxide.
Hydrogen is then produced by electrolysing water vapour captured with a dehumidifier.
The company, Air Fuel Syndication, then uses the carbon dioxide and hydrogen to produce methanol which in turn is passed through a gasoline fuel reactor, creating petrol.
Company executives hope to build a large plant, which could produce more than a tonne of petrol every day, within two years and a refinery size operation within the next 15 years."

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