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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

catprog Re:Censorship? (415 comments)

Socialism: Helping out the less fortunate
Christian: Not helping out the less fortunate?

2 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

catprog Re:Censorship? (415 comments)

However if you introduce geographical as well as party so you have 4 groups. As a percentage more northern democrats then northern republicans voted for the bill. And in the south no republicans voted for it while some democrats did.

2 days ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

catprog Re:Nothing has been lost! (290 comments)

That logic works with any modern currency system.

Even if it is linked to Gold. Unless you are using it for its physical properties, the fact that it is valuable is because of scarcity. So we attach an artificial value based on our human needs to want what is scarce.

Currency in general is just common agreement to scale work for goods and services. Because we live in a world where we cannot get everything we want.
Bit Coins are actually more real then the US Dollar. Sure we get a paper or coin note stating that this represents so much. But at least bit coin is connected to something in limited supply thus needs to be shared.

Tell me how much food you can buy with bitcoins when there is no electricity.
Then we'll talk about what is real.

Does that mean cards(Credit or debit) are not real?

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

catprog Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

Going down is not that expensive. (atmospheric breaking)

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track

catprog Re:"plenty of flat land to go around (165 comments)

First to create a workable, marketable, functional-in-the-real-world electric cars and created the first new successful car company in the US in decades to design, build, and sell them.

Actually, that was Ford but the market didn't exist to support the concept in the short term. Elon just happened to have a ton of cash at the time that the technology matured and other automakers were feeling the bite of a bad economy.

So Ford did not create a workable/marketable electric car then.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

catprog Re:Uninterested people aren't worth it (480 comments)

I am in Australia. I can vote at any polling booth in the state (except for council elections which is any in the council area) and some of the ones in other states if I am interstate.

I can think of one group that does not have licenses. Older people, they feel like they can't drive safely and so do not get a licence.

And to get photo ID in most cases you need a birth certificate. To get that you need a photo ID. If you have neither you are in trouble.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

catprog Re:Uninterested people aren't worth it (480 comments)

Voter suppression is asking you to give up two hours of work to go and get the ID then making you have to wait in line for 6 hours to actually vote because their is not enough people hired for the booth,

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

catprog Re:Secret Ballot? (480 comments)

How do you verify that the real one was counted and not the duress one?

about two weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

catprog Re:Fuck the libs! (216 comments)

Nope. They are all probably using the one companies equipment in the exchange. But due to the law down here the other companies are allowed to use it along with the local lines.

about two weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

catprog Re: noooo (560 comments)

That is to replace the nuclear plants that were shut down. And what is the latest year a coal plant started planing?

about three weeks ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

catprog Re:GPL vaccine (328 comments)

In the same way as the closed-sourced code is free to use for open-source projects.

about three weeks ago
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

catprog Re:Good news, bad news (628 comments)

And where will the rich place their farms to get their food?

about a month ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

catprog Re:Oh boy, rewind to the Spanish Inquisition! (719 comments)

Funny I was thinking it was the coal companies who wanted to spend millions to build a grid to get power to the poor rather then a simple solar panel + battery setup

about a month ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

catprog Re:Are they really that scared? (461 comments)

People who go solar are essentially the freeloaders in this system as they pay less of the overhead for the amount of transmission service they receive.

Is that the same as people who use less power paying less then those who use more?

about 1 month ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

catprog Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

Where are you getting 1c/kwh power from currently?

about 2 months ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

catprog Re:My two cents... (516 comments)

Besides, on average, solar power users produce power during the day, when demand is high and the cost of production is relatively high (because peaker plants are expensive). They consume power mostly at night, when demand is low and the cost of production is low. So no matter how long a cycle you average it over, the power plants are making a big profit from buying relatively cheap solar power instead of expensive natural gas peaker plant power (while selling that power at the same price). That more than pays for the negligible marginal grid maintenance costs arising out of providing power to one extra home.

Technically it is the grid not the powerplants that get the profit.

about 2 months ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

catprog Re:My two cents... (516 comments)

If I run the same amount of current in two directions down my wire what extra costs are their over the other guy who just runs it in one way?

(In other words the cost should be the max of either but not the combined max of both)

about 2 months ago
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First Commercial Mission To the Moon Launched From China

catprog Re:Correction (73 comments)

Deliberately moving to the moon to fix problems in their orbits but not planned from the start.

about 3 months ago
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First Commercial Mission To the Moon Launched From China

catprog Re:Correction (73 comments)

Apparently it ended up under the control of the DoD

about 3 months ago
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First Commercial Mission To the Moon Launched From China

catprog Re:China is more capitalistic than the USA (73 comments)

And the more checks you put in the money you have to spend making the checks and less money on the people who need it.

about 3 months ago

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