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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

deadweight Re: Regulation? (311 comments)

It all belongs to his parents!

4 hours ago
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DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

deadweight Re: Cam-tastic (143 comments)

This can be good for the police to map out all the buyers and suppliers over time. It can be an utter nightmare for the neighbors with the crime and violence that the police do nothing to stop in the short run. I knew of a situation like this some years ago where the neighbors took to burning whatever cars the dealers managed to buy until they got a clue and left.

6 hours ago
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

deadweight Re:Regulation? (311 comments)

Is this a standard Fox/Rand template? Every place with more government has more of this problem (easily proved to be not true in 5 minutes), so the obvious solution is to have less government (also easily proved in about 3 minutes). Are you all utterly impervious to reality?

9 hours ago
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How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate?

deadweight Re:Free energy (319 comments)

WRONG - otherwise my heat pump would not work. Take a heat pump and put one end in outer space to radiate heat away from us. The only issue I can see is procurement. Where oh where are we going to get 48,000 miles of copper line, 24,000 miles of electrical cord, and 10 million tanks of Freon? Also have ot look into voiding the warranty for putting the compressor end out in space.

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

deadweight Re:And? (448 comments)

I am talking about gas for an AIRPLANE!

about three weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

deadweight Re:Give Uber a dictionary (160 comments)

So I wasted how much money getting a commercial pilot's license when all I needed was a sign saying "adult giving other adults plane rides - all aboard"?

about three weeks ago
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Connected Gun Lets Anyone Watch What Or Who You Are Shooting

deadweight Re:Don't put cameras on everything (138 comments)

I am deer hunting and my buddies are watching? How is that "sick" other than the aspect of some people hate hunting? They could even give me hints like COW DON'T SHOOT NOT A DEER YOU MORON or similar LOL ;)

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

deadweight Re:And? (448 comments)

OK - but WHEN is gas going down? I am still paying $5.50/gal at the airport!

about three weeks ago
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Toyota Opens Patents On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

deadweight chicken and egg (124 comments)

Tesla wants others to use their tech so charging stations get built everyplace and make their cars more useful. Toyota wants everyone to use their tech so hydrogen filling stations are built everyplace and make their cars more useful. In some Frankenstein experiment someone will get around to buidling a Tesla-Ota with batteries AND a fuel cell.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

deadweight Re:...and... (381 comments)

Nixon was going to start a nuclear war over freaking "East Pakistan"? Link please!

about three weeks ago
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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

deadweight Re: Marketing? (239 comments)

I swear I did a good job tying the boat up. I have no freaking idea why it got loose and drifted over Niagara Falls LOL. Sure - there are any number of creative ways to not notice. Sins of ommission and very hard to get caught. Well very hard if every email you ever send isn't on 4CHAN or CNN within the hour ;)

about a month ago
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'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

deadweight Re:Cartooney. (163 comments)

Wow - that is a GREAT conspiracy/truther/nutjob post. I cannot be anything but impressed as to how many elements were seamlessly woven into the whole. BTW - the real life not-insane version of this is sovereign immunity. If you go to sue the *government*, the first part of the suit is to determine if the government feels like being sued. If the answer is no - then you get to pound sand. THIS issue is the opposite. The suit here is trying to do what the plaintiff thinks the government should be doing and is not - trying to confiscate profits from this movie. I guess his damages are the 0.0000000001% increase in taxes because of this lost revenue or some other nebulous reasoning the judge will toss.

about a month ago
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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

deadweight Re: Marketing? (239 comments)

FYI - Both my aircraft and boat insurance require me to secure the boat/airplane in event of a loss to prevent further damage as much as can be done safely. I could not just wander off if they were on fire and do nothing and still make a claim if they knew about it. The claim would rightly be denied.

about a month ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

deadweight Re:About Fucking Time (435 comments)

Yes - going from a $100K job to $30K job still counts you as employed. Just not quite so WELL employed (rolls eyes)

about a month ago
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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

deadweight Meaningless (76 comments)

My though is - who cares? SOMEONE still has access to it and they can turn it back on for everyone any time they want to.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

deadweight Re:$700k a year? (200 comments)

The last two posts are not mutually exclusive. Do ALL of that and be set for TWO years :)

about a month and a half ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

deadweight Re:Ride sharing? (139 comments)

The FAA version of this law to tell airplane ride-sharing apart from charter aircraft is the following - Common purpose, cost sharing, and prior relationship. This means you both want to go the store, not you asking your passenger where he wants to go, you are not charing more than a pro-rate share of the cost of the trip, and you knew each other prior to this trip.

about a month and a half ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

deadweight Re:H1-B debate? (398 comments)

The point of systems like the H1B scheme is (meant to be) to expand the labour pool when there are more jobs for competent people than there are competent people, not to drive down local wages by displacing people ... NOT! The poitn was always cheap indentured servants no matter what BS the lobbyists spewed to get the laws passed.

about a month and a half ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

deadweight Re:A tech gloss over racial profiling? (218 comments)

This is the eternal rabbit-hole of political correctness. I'll leave racist police asside for the moment. If the given starting point is that cannot POSSIBLY commit more crimes than any other group because even thinking this thought is racist, then any kind of data set that shows this HAS to be racist on its face.

about 2 months ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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