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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

drfred79 Re:Renewable (81 comments)

Good point, both could increase exponentially. But using the worst case scenario by the IPCC it's 4c until 2100. Measure 4c compressed to the daily variability. You can see what a slap in the wrist even the worst case scenarios by a very pro anthropogenic global climate change rackets are.

yesterday
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

drfred79 Re:Renewable (81 comments)

Just as a quick jab, maybe I want poor Canadians to be paid by rich beachfront property owning Miamians? Just something to think about.

Inflation: It would cost more today to retard economic growth and combat climate change than it will in 2025. That's if you agree that the warming hiatus will end, and that humans have an substantial effect on the Earth's climate.

2 days ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

drfred79 Re:Renewable (81 comments)

This is exactly how you sustain the development of renewable energy. Using it to lower the cost of oil drilling might come with innovations in renewable energy.

I don't know anyone against renewable energy. The problems I have with it are the government favoring it over a neutral policy and mandates forcing me to use it when it's not yet the least costly.

2 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:Unavailability (530 comments)

You completely circumvented my post. The OP quote is contrary to your post. They supposedly want communicative technology in Cuba. He did them a favor and provided it. Anything can be illegal technology. Is a Playboy magazine illegal technology? It uses airbrushed techniques and Photoshop? You can't complain that the United States enforces an embargo on the internet then declare some things as illegal technology.

Go ahead and bring laptops and cell phones into to the United States. Actually, get hired by Russia to bring cell phones and laptops into the United States. The worst that would happen is you'd be called an outsourcer. Sorry, importing phones and computers does not constitute subversion in the United States, that's just marketing and capitalism. You'd have to be a hardcore hypocrite to blame the United States for your lack of internet and then arrest Americans when they provide internet.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:Unavailability (530 comments)

If I'm reading this /. article right he did nothing wrong. The Cuban Totlitarian Dictatorship supposedly wants internet and access to information. Its America who is to blme for their lack of access. But he was jailed for bringing information? I think I have to sit down for a moment. I don' know who to believe anymore.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:I don't get it (530 comments)

Lord. I'll connect the dots. Bill Clinton had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky with a Cuban cigar. He smokes Cuban Cigars. He's mega rich. This joke wasn't even partisan.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:US is... (530 comments)

I'm asking this out of ignorance. What else was included in your constitution in regards to freedom? Remember though that our constitution is old enough to drink in the United States while yours is kinda not. Our Constitution's great great grandkids can drink in the U.S. while your constitition kind can't.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

Then why did you leave? You shoud have stayed. I just recently heard it was great. Plus Canada is more socialized than the U.S.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:US is... (530 comments)

You do realise it's poorly-though-out posts like yours

Ironic?

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:US is... (530 comments)

South Africa? Glad to see someone not AC. You never mentioned how you have more freedom but I'm still inclined to believe you.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:US is... (530 comments)

I'll take that as a no. Kinda sad reaction. So you're projecting a significant amount of other large economy's oppression on the U.S..

The thing is, I don't feel a need to say horrible things about my country because I am allowed to say them. But go for it, happy September 11th, enjoy the freedom Americans' posses and talk trash about the United States.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (530 comments)

Venezuela is an excellent counter argument. They are becoming just as dictatorial and scapegoating the United States. But the current administration turns a blind eye to ideological equals. The embargo is not a contributing factor. We need to stop ignoring and forgetting Cuba and blast their human rights violations.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:I don't get it (530 comments)

I heard the Clintons are 1%ers?

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Re:US is... (530 comments)

... a fucked up country full of paranoid war hawks and religious whack-jobs, that's about what you'd expect from america.

Happy September 11th. If I wished to say those things about the United States I'd even be able to do so as a citizen. If you're an American then congratulations, you're in one of the only countries that you can do that. If you're not American I don't intend to stifle your freedom of speech, I just dare you to say that about you're own country.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

drfred79 Unavailability (530 comments)

We're sorry but Cuban political prisoners were not available for comment. Electrical engineers had attempted to increase internet access in Cuba but fled to the freedom of the United States when they were told censorship doesn't allow true internet with scary freedom of speech. http://youtu.be/v5zmNRGAUQY

about a week ago
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US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

drfred79 Re:Something smells fishy here... (191 comments)

I'm sorry, only 1%ers own homes now due to overly stringent environmental laws that reduce labor and increase cost of living.

I read a hilarious article in Sunset magazine that had rich winery owners worried that their poorer neighbors might allow fracking on their land and thus empower them. I practically heard echoes of the French Aristocracy complaining that the peasants were hunting on their land again.

Cheap energy is transferring power to the poor. Some people hate that.

about a week ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

drfred79 Re:Scientific Consensus is: (768 comments)

Their research wasn't afforded the same privileges as anthropogenic global climate change researchers.

about a week ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

drfred79 Re:Scientific Consensus is: (768 comments)

Denialist research, I.e. scientific method, is in a state of McCarthyism. Legitimate research into the variables of the climate's temperature are either told to keep quiet about their findings or shut down. The reason? Because it's going against "settled"science. No one would ever get their denialist research published to be capable of receiving a Nobel, and they'd most likely be out of a job too. Just ask the scientists who wanted to find out the effects of something as important as clouds on the global climate.

about a week ago

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The Obamacare Rollout: What Really Happened?

drfred79 drfred79 writes  |  about 10 months ago

drfred79 (2936643) writes "Risk management expert Robert Charette was interviewed by the IEEE Spectrum website about his views on the rollout of healthcare.gov. Contrary to DHHS Kathleen Sebelius' testimony Robert Charette believes that it will take much longer to fix healthcare.gov:

Jones: Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured her inquisitors at a congressional hearing that her department has brought in experts that have a handle on the problems the site is facing. How confident should we be in Sebelius’ assurances?

Charette: Not very. They’re talking about dozens and dozens of items on their punch list—both in terms of functionality and performance issues. They’ve got just over 30 days to get through the list. Let’s just say that there are 30 items on it. What do you think is the actual probability of getting through testing them, making sure that the system works end to end and that there are no security holes all in a single month? How do you expect to get that done, knowing that every time you make a fix, there’s a high probability that you’re going to introduce an error somewhere else?

Jones: Let’s spin this forward a bit. How do you think this next month will actually go?

Charette: They said that they needed five weeks at the minimum to test it, and they’re still making all these changes. Where will that five-week window fit? If they had stopped right then and tested it for five weeks, they wouldn’t have been able to finish on time. And five weeks was probably the absolute minimum they needed, assuming everything worked. They’re patching the system as they go along and as Sebelius admitted, they’re doing very local unit tests (which, by the way, is what got them into this mess in the first place, with each contractor saying, "Well, my stuff works"). If they discover something major, they may have to run the whole system test again.

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