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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

delt0r Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (282 comments)

Science does not work that way. Ever. And even then you don't even have one source.

yesterday
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The Truth About Solar Storms

delt0r Re:The failure mode is transformer core saturation (90 comments)

The current skyrockets...

And all the breakers and other fail safes kick in (I have seem thermal trips on some). The transformer is saved. Even with the last event only *one* large transformer failed and that was because the breakers failed. Oh and it was fixed/replaced routed around in just 9 hours. There was no "wait for a new one on order for weeks".

2 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

delt0r Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (282 comments)

That is just plain stupid. If i have listened to someone in the past, and they have always given poor, uninformed, retarded bullshit ideas. Then i would be an idiot to keep wasting my time listening to further ideas from these idiots.

2 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

delt0r Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (282 comments)

You mite what to check a few more sources. These days is quite easy to be a healthy vegetarianism. Mostly because you can have all year access to foods that 100 years ago you could not. Vegan diets are harder to get right. But again in modern society it can be done with a bit of care.

2 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

delt0r Re: Clever editors. (282 comments)

Its funny cus is true marge.

2 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

delt0r Re: Clever editors. (282 comments)

You should do what someone says, or not, depending on whether their argument makes sense.

Greenpeace doesn't make any sense half the time they open their mouth, the rest is just anti corporate feel good Luddite bullshit. And i will take someones actions into account before i even bother to listen to them.

2 days ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

delt0r Re:Astronomy, and general poor night-time results. (535 comments)

This is not always true. My eyesight got worse at about 30 and I like to use -.75 and -1.0 contacts sometimes (gets me back to 20/20). My last eye check 10 years later and -.75 and -1.0 still gets me back to 20/20.

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

delt0r Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (369 comments)

Water is mostly wasted. Changing to drip irrigation can save a lot of water in dry climates where a lot of it evaporates. Waste water from cities is much easyer and cheaper to treat into potable water than desalination for example.

We are mostly very wasteful with water because its so cheap.

3 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

delt0r Re:Customer service? (872 comments)

But now most airlines charge for any checked baggage,...

Only american ones. I fly a bit with work and to visit family. My last trip from EU to Mexico was with United. They advertise "free check-in bag with frequent fly crap" as a feature while every other airline i fly with its just free. Then the personal entertainment system is like $7, and its crammed with advertising. Seriously worst airline for international travel. They even charged for the meals.

Use a real airline. It just cheaper since you don't get charged extra to use the plane you paid for.

3 days ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

delt0r Re:A Century Ago (195 comments)

Yea but there is like 3 tickets available per train. Trains and flights are fairly comparable. But trains don't get that expensive for last minute travel. I use the trains a lot in fact.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (753 comments)

No.. We do these transactions with people I don't know all the time. And its fine. Last time i got a cell phone for my daughter, I am in Switzerland she is NZ the seller was some guy in a different city in NZ. We didn't need to see each other and use cash. We had no reason to trust each other.

And if you don't trust someone, meeting them in person makes them no more trustworthy. How many mile on the clock on that car? Was it really looked after etc. Sooner or later you just have to trust. And mostly that works out. Cash does not fix or change that.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Bank accounts for the poor (753 comments)

Not the current ones. 20mins for a transaction to "accept"?

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Bank accounts for the poor (753 comments)

In NZ this problem was fixed by providing a "NZ peoples bank". Really just a government bank. Since welfare and everything is only via direct debit, even the bankrupt need to be able to have accounts.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Privacy (753 comments)

Its soo cute that you think cash makes your transactions anonymous.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

I pay no fees for my direct debit card. And transfers within the same country are also free. In fact the only fees i get are from Visa when i use that.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (753 comments)

Trade me in NZ has been doing with direct transfers since forever. And the only scams i hear about with Ebay are via Paypal.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

delt0r Re:666 (753 comments)

Yet some countries are almost entirely cashless. I wasn't using cash at all in NZ when i left in 2006. Sure you can. But almost nobody does.

about two weeks ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

delt0r Re:Will local rights holders sue? (153 comments)

Yea, even here in the EU, "not available in your area" is stupid. I can post a DVD around the world in under a week. Why would i wait 6 months for shows and movies to be finally released here? Bittorrent is available in all areas.

about three weeks ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

delt0r Re:Will local rights holders sue? (153 comments)

Well all DVD players where sold with the "how to unzone your DVD player" card. My last DVD player (2005 or something), I had to press eject, press up 3 times, the volume down once, press 3 then eject 2 more times. Then it magically became region 0 or region free.

about three weeks ago

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delt0r delt0r writes  |  more than 7 years ago

delt0r writes "The new exemptions include Cell phone reuse [www.businessweek.com], backups for Archivists, and removal of malware [www.freedom-to-tinker.com]. But does not go far enough with regard to personal fair use. It is however a step in the right direction. Here [www.copyright.gov] is copyright office page on the changes."

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