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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

WGFCrafty Re: Sure, why not? (410 comments)

I didn't even see the corrections at the bottom. The last sentence makes me lol

"CORRECTION:
Figures for four companies have been updated: Beacon Power received $43 million from the U.S. government, not $69 million as originally reported. Azure Dynamics received $5.4 million from the federal government, not $120 million as originally reported. Compact Power Inc. received $151 million as part of the stimulus, not $150 million as originally reported. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group received $700,981 in government funding, not $6 million as originally reported.
The following companies have been removed from the original list: AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy, LSP Energy, Schneider Electric, and Uni-Solar did not receive government-backed loans, based on additional research. The National Renewable Energy Lab did received $200 million in stimulus funding, but it is a government laboratory."

about 7 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

WGFCrafty Re:Some possible ways (745 comments)

lololol

That's a misquote of Zappa:

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."

But you've illustrated the point nicely.

about 7 months ago
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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

WGFCrafty Re: Sure, why not? (410 comments)

Thing is, the list is of companies "The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:" so companies on the edge of collapse. The thing is, filing for bankruptcy (unless you're just gonna sell off the assets....) or being on the edge of collapse does not necessarily mean complete failure. This list does not include companies which received loans and who are profitable and solid. As mentioned, it doesn't include Tesla, well, Tesla motors stock price has climbed rapidly and they're profitable. Clearly they are neither faltering or bankrupt.

#1 problem with this list " bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy" is their definition of faltering. This means that you can pretty much create a bad faith and arbitrary list for the sake of argument argument by changing what these terms mean. Profitable but lagging companies sometimes lay off workers, yet they would be considered more solid. Companies heading for bankruptcy are sometimes still industry giants (just not in net profit).

A better list would have a the following: Name/Term of loan/Outstanding Loan $ (0$ if borrowed and paid in full)/Income/Profit (net)

and maybe a few more indicators. Some companies are more longshot investments, whether any of the companies who received loans one day become megaliths, only time shall tell.

about 7 months ago
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Multidrug Resistance Gene Released By Chinese Wastewater Treatment Plants

WGFCrafty Profit! (111 comments)

Now there is money to be made in multi-drug resistant jeans!

about 9 months ago
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Fusion Reactor Breaks Even

WGFCrafty Re:Helium? (429 comments)

I don't know a lot of about fusion, but I've read Helium is a byproduct of fusion reactions. Once these things start getting run more and more, will we be able to harvest the helium generated to stave off the coming shortages?

Yes, you have a cursory understanding.

What people don't understand is that continuing this fusion for power kick will drastically alter ambient helium levels, and with that, the pitch of our voices! To answer your question, not only will shortages be reversed, but exponentially so, and to the detriment of our manliness.

about a year ago
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Fusion Reactor Breaks Even

WGFCrafty Re:Here's the real story (429 comments)

I hate to be picky, like my parents who would make grammatical corrections to every school news letter and send it back to the principal, but that's some terrible editing

about a year ago
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Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate

WGFCrafty Makes sense (512 comments)

IPhones have been turning humans into mindless drones for years, now its the insects turn.

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

WGFCrafty Re: I know the rules are bogus (278 comments)

After rereading your message I'm convinced it was meant to be tongue in cheek funny. Who has six devices? My cell, my kindle, my ipad, my laptop, and my TWO pagers. Or twenty year ago a 15 pound laptop, 5 pound phone (with a battery bigger then that in the 787s gone bad) and four pagers.

You probably glow in the dark.

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

WGFCrafty Re: I know the rules are bogus (278 comments)

You're an exemplification of inbreeding. My point wasn't that devices.effect.the plane, just that a perfect flight is not proof that nothing occurred. Maybe if your reading comprehension surpassed that of a turnip, you'd have understood what I meant.

Christ, how does this Anonymous Coward guy post funny shit sometimes and others he's an ignorant twat. ;-)

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

WGFCrafty Re: I know the rules are bogus (278 comments)

This is plus two? I left my shit on and I'm alive so that's proof that electronics don't interfere with the radio or instruments? Maybe the copilots radar altimeter went wonky due to you and you only were saved from potential disaster because autopilot was fed from the captain's instruments?

Your statement is less then meaningless. Nothing very well may have happend and and very likely didn't, but maybe you added one link to a causality chain which could have occured, but did not.

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

WGFCrafty That includes WiFi? (278 comments)

That's with WiFi on?

And I don't quite understand, WiFi is included on my leg from LaGuardia->DFW, and part of the trip to NY, I plan on using my kindle to watch Netflix. Hope the speeds are sufficient.

Are they talking about allowing electronics throughout; from boarding to grabbing your stuff to exit?

about a year ago
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GTA Online Runs Into an Online Roadblock

WGFCrafty Re:finally got in last night (102 comments)

Whoops, by there I meant that you have to delete it from the HD and cloud.

about a year ago
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GTA Online Runs Into an Online Roadblock

WGFCrafty Re:finally got in last night (102 comments)

I kept deleting the title thing from the HD, and it still wouldn't work. Didn't realize they install game updates and not just saves there as well.

about a year ago
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Gut Bacteria In Slim People Extract More Nutrients

WGFCrafty Re:evolutionarily (212 comments)

Probably true for Summo wrestlers as well, but I don't know that for sure.

1 year,16 days
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Gut Bacteria In Slim People Extract More Nutrients

WGFCrafty Re:evolutionarily (212 comments)

Through most of human history, being plump was considered attractive. Food was hard enough to come by that most people were thin. Being fat meant you were well fed, and thus affluent. So people considered obesity to be attractive, thinness to be unattractive. The reversal came about only when average productivity increased to where nearly everyone could afford all they wanted to eat, and affluence was exhibited via other ways - like luxury cars, designer suits/dresses, rolex watches, Apple products, and current-gen 3D video cards. Well ok, maybe not the last one quite yet.

This is still true among North Koreans. Being told you have lost weight is considered an insult - that you're poor.

1 year,16 days
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Most Tor Keys May Be Vulnerable To NSA Cracking

WGFCrafty Re:a few hours for one key would be good (236 comments)

Is it unreasonable to do an honest analysis of the real risks of terrorism against the security measures that our government is putting in place?

No, it's damned reasonable. So reasonable the president himself was saying we need an evaluation of what's happening.

He, however, was unwilling to provide any detail, leaving that sort of discussion relegated to the paranoid, and the people probably selling, buying or using this info-arsenal (think that's as good of term as any).

Snowden helped out there, and overall I think his revelations helped America more than they harmed.

Obama had no clue how open of a discussion would be going on.

1 year,16 days
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Leaked Documents Detail Al-Qaeda's Efforts To Fight Back Against Drones

WGFCrafty Re:Why are they called cells? (234 comments)

Bad people have cells.

I thought all people have cells? Some even have brain cells!

1 year,18 days
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Leaked Documents Detail Al-Qaeda's Efforts To Fight Back Against Drones

WGFCrafty Re:Not just al Qaeda (234 comments)

I'm guessing every other military in the world is also interested in a defence against drones.

Every other military in the world does not consist of lightly armed tribal peoples, and therefore can easily detect and defend from what constitutes a threat in rural Yemen/Pakistan.

1 year,18 days
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Global Warming Spreading Pests Far and Wide According To Study

WGFCrafty Re:Still want it? (193 comments)

Are you suggesting that the fossil fuel companies are headed by aliens? That would explain an awful lot . . .

That's silly, they're headed by human looking reptilians.

1 year,20 days

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