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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

camg188 Re:XFD @ wind subsidies costly cf. oil (610 comments)

"Oil subsidies" is a purely a political term. The main oil "subsidies" are HEAP and the strategic oil reserve. both of which involve the government buying energy, not just giving out money. What you describe as a subsidy, most people would describe simply as "doing business with the govt."

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

camg188 Re:take into account (610 comments)

"Adverse health impacts" often seem to be tossed into an analysis in order to jack up the cost.
Because, you know, that without fossil fuels nobody would ever get sick and die.

about two weeks ago
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Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

camg188 Re:It's probably not the best experience of your l (135 comments)

Seriously, who is the donor?
Do you get to decide what they eat before they donate?
What if you actually met the donor? That would be weird. "Oh, by the way, I ate your shit."

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

camg188 you sure? -I'm [false] positive (578 comments)

(Left un-explored is whether polygraph testing is an effective way to catch lies.)

I don't know about catching lies, but I know that a polygraph test is an excellent way to convince people that an honest person is lying.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare

camg188 Re:There goes HIPAA (99 comments)

HIPAA sure didn't protect Thomas Eric Duncan. His name and info have been all over the news.

about three weeks ago
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Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

camg188 Re:Now if they could only fix... (278 comments)

"No additional fee" would be more accurate that "free" in this case.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

camg188 Re:Well, we already have this for music (135 comments)

For being the "Land of the free" we sure have alot of people attacking individual freedom.

C'mon now. Please don't try to put music sales from Apple in the same category as political or religious freedom, which is what "land of the free" is about.
This Apple thing, DRM and such, is a business transaction. You are completely free to make a business transaction for equivalent products with different companies. You could even go to a library, borrow a CD and rip the songs you want. How much more free do you want?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

camg188 Tastes great (504 comments)

Less filling.

about a month ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

camg188 Re:Obvious Reason (579 comments)

The obvious reason is because women like posting about themselves.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

camg188 Re:Impacts (708 comments)

So maybe instead of the past "billion years" we should focus on say the past 50million

Ok. Consider the Cenezoic era, the "Age of Mammals". For a majority of this era it has been so warm that there have been no polar ice caps

about 2 months ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

camg188 Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

Hurray for the free market!

Yes, Hurray! You can buy a different computer that actually meets your needs.

about 2 months ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

camg188 Re:How is that different in private sector? (327 comments)

Usually in the private sector, such widespread unprofessionalism would put a company out of business or at least affect the bottom line.

about 2 months ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

camg188 Re:Geography of panama vs nicaragua (322 comments)

I think the altitude difference may be a bigger factor than the length of the canal.

about 2 months ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

camg188 Re:And then ... (322 comments)

I don't think you need to fear that. The US gave control of the Panama canal to Panama back in the 80's. Why would it be different in Nicaragua, particularly if the US didn't build it?

about 2 months ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

camg188 Geography of panama vs nicaragua (322 comments)

A quick look at google maps and I estimate
Panama is about 40 miles across and about 150 feet (65 k, 40 m) of altitude to overcome.
Nicaragua is about 150 miles and about 650 feet (240 k, 200 m) of altitude to overcome. The altitude difference would add a lot to operating expenses. They'd have to pump a lot of water to locks about 600 feet higher than in Panama.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror Aka 3.16 Released

camg188 Re:BOUND TO BE A BEST SELLER !! (63 comments)

You've just nullified every complaint posted. The only one I've heard of before is "Linux for Workgroups", which is listed as "3.11" in LMDE.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

camg188 Re:What? (200 comments)

It is insane to think we are owned by corporations

We are talking about Netflix/ISP charges for streaming entertainment programming, right? If you can't think of a single alternative, then you are owned.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

camg188 Re:What? (200 comments)

so many competing ISPs in the US.... errr...

There actually are many competing ISPs in almost every market if you include mobile access.

about 3 months ago
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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides

camg188 Re:eh? (64 comments)

I wonder how much news coverage that landslide got in Asia or Africa? If it happens somewhere else it's bad, if it happens in your backyard it's a catastrophe.

about 2 months ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

camg188 Re:Pretty low (76 comments)

You forgot "Think of the kids"

about 2 months ago

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