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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

bobwalt Garbage In Garbage Out (710 comments)

Does anyone else find a story published by a conservative British newspaper criticizing climate change a bit suspicious? Or perhaps question the validity of a survey consisting of just 250 people for the entire UK? All one has to do is follow the money that fights climate change to see who has a vested interest in keeping the world addicted to fossil fuels.

about a month and a half ago
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Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

bobwalt Enterprise vs. Personal (254 comments)

I suspect he was referring to enterprise attacks rather than AV attacks on individuals.

about 4 months ago
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India Launches Indigenous Cryogenic Rocket

bobwalt Re:Essentually India has an ICBM (126 comments)

You are not thinking, Japan does not have thermonuclear weapons. When a country has thermonuclear weapons delivery system become a concern. The accusation of racism is just plain silly for by your own statement Japan is not included. I am not concerned with chemical plants in Morocco or Uranium in Argentina, however, I am a bit concerned about countries who posses thermonuclear weapon and either do not have complete control over the areas in their countries or have enough clean water and food for their population. This is the realist approach to the situation, I would suggest a little more grounding in International Relations.

about 8 months ago
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India Launches Indigenous Cryogenic Rocket

bobwalt Re:Essentually India has an ICBM (126 comments)

I merely made an observation I did not attach any emotional content.

about 8 months ago
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India Launches Indigenous Cryogenic Rocket

bobwalt Essentually India has an ICBM (126 comments)

I would imagine that this rocket can now reach anywhere in the world with a fairly heavy payload. This far exceeds the range of their current missiles.

about 8 months ago
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Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India

bobwalt Re:good for them (75 comments)

It does not matter what laws China has on the books as their government feels it is above the law.

about 9 months ago
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Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India

bobwalt Re:good for them (75 comments)

Getting some newspaper publishers' support for anti-communism is quite a bit different from government control. I don't recall newspapers shut down and their publishers jailed during the Civil Rights Movement and I remember reading quite a bit about it in the newspapers at the time. In fact without publicity Martin Luther King's non violence movement would have never worked. However, it is true that for a long time both the CIA and much of the State Department were populated by Cold Warriors and felt anything anti-communist was justified. It is also interesting to note, however, that it did come to light which never would have happened in China.

about 9 months ago
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Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India

bobwalt Re:good for them (75 comments)

It is more like Hong Kong's much touted liberties are more illusion than reality. What freedoms Hong Kong has only exists at the whim of China's central government. Indeed, Beijing has made it clear they will not let Hong Kong go too far. China has never really understood freedom of the press that is why they made such a concerted effort to hack US newspapers. They just do not believe a country can allow a press that is not controlled by the government. They had hoped to find proof that the US government has total control of the US press, I guess they didn't find it.

about 9 months ago
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Japanese Aircraft-Carrying Super Submarine From WWII Located Off Hawaii

bobwalt Re:Captured at the end of the War (123 comments)

In 1939 at battle of Khalkhyn Gol then commander Zhukov taught the Japanese a healthy respect for the Red Army. After that encounter the Japan did not want to challenge the Soviets. It came as quite a shock as they expected the that the Japanese warrior spirit would make them vastly superior to the Red Army. What they found, instead, was that the Red Army completely out classed them in modern warfare.

about 9 months ago
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Intel Linux Driver Now Nearly As Fast As Windows OpenGL Driver

bobwalt Re:Intel (113 comments)

I see someone had an axe to grind

about 8 months ago
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Intel Linux Driver Now Nearly As Fast As Windows OpenGL Driver

bobwalt Re:Intel (113 comments)

Only if you don't want to play modern games. It has the performance of a chip that is several years old and most games would be unplayable at an LCDs native resolution. The GeForce 740m that you compare it to is not much better. It will be a cold day in hell before a thin and light can play real games. Marketing these as gaming machines does the consumer a grave disservice.

about 8 months ago
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Zuckerberg To Teach 10 Million Kids 0-Based Counting

bobwalt A Good Use of His Time? (295 comments)

Perhaps his time would be better spent getting Facebook to work correctly or maybe its just that his method of counting doesn't work that well.

about 9 months ago
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Where Does America's Fear Come From?

bobwalt Re:Oh No We Would Never Do That! (926 comments)

If they were not still doing it to the best of their capability you might be right.

about 10 months ago
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Where Does America's Fear Come From?

bobwalt Oh No We Would Never Do That! (926 comments)

European hypocrisy has hit new heights. The Europeans practically invented spying on allies and the British had pretty much developed it into an art form by the start of WW1. The British were known for an active foreign policy in which they manipulated their allies into actions that fit their policy goals. There is some thought that in the post WW1 period they maneuvered the international scene so as to break up the budding alliance between the US and the Japanese. This was done to because the combined navies would prove too much a challenge to British power at sea. The French are just as bad as they have a tendency to break into the hotel rooms of their allies diplomats and search them. "The lady doth protest too much, methinks.".

about 10 months ago
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Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks

bobwalt Re:This is not a fair comparison (310 comments)

Yes but how does it compare to the Tegra 4 with the GeForce cores?

about 10 months ago
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Republican Proposal Puts 'National Interest' Requirement On US Science Agency

bobwalt Re:National Interest? (382 comments)

Those numbers posted in Wikipedia are very misleading. Britain has no real carriers and probably won't until 2020. Only the French currently have a small aircraft carrier the other are little more than helicopter carriers.

about 10 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

bobwalt What Do You Do With The Waste? (776 comments)

Even with Thorium there are waste products that have a half life far longer than the entire recorded history of the human race. We can not comprehend that kind of time frame let alone adequately store waste safely for that period. Just look at how the waste was stored at Fukushima. Solve the waste problem then fission reactors become useful.

about 10 months ago
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Autonomous Dump Trucks Are Coming To Canada's Oil Sands

bobwalt Re:so a cubic meter (165 comments)

I checked and it appears to be that somewhere around 10% use fuel oil for heat. Not a high percentage but still a lot of people. But even eliminating that concern we still have a giant strip mine whose benefit will only go for export if the Keystone pipeline is built while the danger occurs along the length of the line. Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

about 10 months ago
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Autonomous Dump Trucks Are Coming To Canada's Oil Sands

bobwalt Re:so a cubic meter (165 comments)

Two tons dug up from a giant strip mine produces extremely low grade crude hard to process into gasoline. This is one reason that the main affect the keystone pipeline will have is to increase the cost of heating oil in the Midwest as the source of their heating oil is shipped out for export.. The second would be to increase the profits of the various energy companies, it is unlikely to provide any help to the average consumer and may, indeed, cost them money.

about 10 months ago

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