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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

epiccollision Re:Senator James Inhofe (282 comments)

who are you talking to? the person you are replying to said nothing of the sort, the farm bill has been signed every year by republicans and democrats because they have to. You're just shouting nonsense into your own echo chamber.

about a month and a half ago
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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

epiccollision Re:Fundamentals of AGW (282 comments)

are you born christian?....didn't think so...

about a month and a half ago
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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

epiccollision Re: Senator James Inhofe (282 comments)

um when's the last time Al Gore was on national television?...you seem to be convincing yourself of a boogie man that doesn't exist...you also seem a little too interested in his personal life, who's insane again? Maybe this isn't an Al Gore problem.

about a month and a half ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

epiccollision Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

the speed portion has nothing to do with customers. its about efficiency for the merchant. Cash takes the longest, credit swipe and sign is a close second, with chip pin and nfc being the fastest. I'm not sure how foolish someone looks using apple pay, but nfc card payment couldn't be more common.

about 2 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

epiccollision Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

flight attendants are great at finding a place for oversized luggage clogging up the overhead bins. if the overhead bin is full sit your carryon on your lap and when they ask why it isn't stowed they will fix it or stow your bag nearby...

about 5 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

epiccollision Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

there seems to be a lot of entitled consumers here on /. You are part of the problem, he wanted to save $25 and inconvenience the reasonable people who weren't trying to bullying the staff to cave...its an airplane not burger king sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up and follow the fucking very simple and easy to understand rules.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

epiccollision Re:Now wait (210 comments)

piratebay still works if they want to make it a cock waving contest nobody is interested in seeing

about 6 months ago
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Obama Delays Decision On Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

epiccollision Re:Irrelevant... (206 comments)

the natural gas being taken advantage of for fracking is currently being built out with the intention of exporting it...other countries are willing to pay more then the domestic market. Huge NG terminals are being built at key ports across the US and Canada with the intention of shipping it off to those who can afford to pay more. Fracking is exploitation, not a solution.

about 7 months ago
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Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

epiccollision Re:Won't work (342 comments)

it is front running, whether you admit it or not. There is no trader acting upon information, its just a computer and they get there ahead of the trade by virtue of physics or the NYSE/NASDAQ sells you premium access...aka front-running.

about 8 months ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

epiccollision Re:Bitcoin (455 comments)

if they offer the ability to pay using Visa/Mastercard its a violation of the merchant agreement between the store and the processor to offer a discount when paying cash...there might be a law somewhere...but technically its between Visa/MC and the store, and its a little shady...like those computer stores that installed windows xp using a remote activation corporate key and never gave the key or copy of the disc to the customer...nobody wins.

about 9 months ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

epiccollision Re:In America (198 comments)

Prepare to be upset...they mostly use...PCs...with Windows...that is not properly updated or patched...and they probably still used IE 6 until about 3 months ago...so, there's that.

about 9 months ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

epiccollision Re:"Paranoid" (198 comments)

Do we really need more insight on the country that uses a Jersey Shore "No, Fuck you!" as its national agenda...We made them, just like we made Germany(et al.) after WWI, just like Afghanistan will be in a decade or so. You can't isolate and belittle ignorance with more ignorance, freedom comes with responsibility which we ignored...these are the consequences. Snowden is a small part of a lot of nonsense we let happen, how can we blame him for pointing out the mess we made?

about 9 months ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

epiccollision Re:Paranoia? (198 comments)

its magic...made from money and lies...

about 9 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

epiccollision Re:You forgot (275 comments)

Who exactly is trading physical gold? I know there are companies who have gold reserves as bullion, banks, mining companies etc. The amount of gold that has ever been extracted/mined is estimated to be quite modest compared to other metals like silver, copper or iron. Those metals are used to construct buildings,commodity goods and uses a fleet of ships to get around...while all of the gold mined in a year could probably fit in one ship container, it would not be easy to move it once full but it would fit inside quite easily. Gold's scarcity may be a contributing factor to its value, but this is pure speculation, all we see is a price reported to us to by a self- interested 3rd party. When we buy gold from the market we don't get a corresponding shipment of it in 3-5 business days(unless you are a bank or have permission from a government to posses gold), someone else has possession of it you just buy certificates. So if some entity, or group of, sells more certificates then they actually have who is going to know? By all estimates the interest(not futures, but actual commodity sales) in gold has outstripped the actual supply of gold for quite sometime...so what are they selling??

Now what are comparing and contrasting to BTC?

about 9 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

epiccollision Re:I admire their spunk, but... (275 comments)

While gold is a physical commodity...I assume you are making this comparison because the value of gold is used as some sort of standard of investment and you are trying to compare how scarcity can affect value...that would be relevant if the amount gold that actually exists(mined/processed) exceeded the amount sold on the market. Currently the "ownership" of gold(including silver and a few other commodities) meaning someone has purchased interest in gold held by a 3rd party, exceeds the actual amount of gold that has been mined, ever.

Most countries have rules regarding the amount of gold you can physically possess(ex. order 6102, and the like), there is little recourse for someone to see "their" gold. So, while gold's value could be related to actual scarcity theres no way to prove the amount of gold being "held" is not the same gold someone else has purchased interest in. At this point of obscurity and public ignorance gold might as well be bitcoins ...excuse me while I go start a gold exchange...when are the suckers born again?

Gold may be gold, but we don't actually sell gold do we?(yes I know there's a gold bullion vending machine in Dubai, thats a novelty not an investment vehicle)

about 9 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

epiccollision Re:They aren't worthless... (275 comments)

it took 3-5mil to build...making 4 mil a month...they paid for their investment if they can/have convert it in the near future

about 9 months ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

epiccollision ok now that we have inflation down... (269 comments)

its time to get rid of the silly but widespread idea of inflation coming from a singularity point source. The universe was hot, dense and still probably infinite, it just started to inflate locally. We probably will never know exactly what was before, but thinking it all came from a point source seems a little silly.

http://scienceblogs.com/starts...

about 9 months ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

epiccollision Re:Shill (545 comments)

The farmer? ADM, Monsanto, Cargill, Dupont are your farmers subsidized by taxes.
The rancher? works for Tyson, Cargill, JBS or National Beef and is probably a migrant worker.
The butcher? Same as above.
The truck driver? works for them too.
HVAC repairs are hardly funding the middle class, same with the checkout clerk.

so your choice is really the 50 or so Inc's, cult indeed...the choice isn't either or as most of the fat in your diet is probably corn, soy or canola based.

about 9 months ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

epiccollision Re:Sue? (182 comments)

you probably would have a case if something was intentionally misrepresented by the author(Tailhook), or the fact checking failed upon review due to negligence(stephen glass)...if you truly believe something is true and you can present the case to a judge that the material you gathered pointed to this person being who the evidence says he is. You'd have a difficult position to sue for any damages as a result...a retraction is about all you'd be entitled to.

about 9 months ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

epiccollision so what? (794 comments)

so? they got the story right over the years..but...its all nonsense. They basically got right that there were people in in the middle east/Levant(they got jerusalem, the entire exodus, the empires of david and solomon wrong) and then at some point the romans came along then the new testament was written down around 70-100 CE...so 5000+ years and all they got right was some names and bits of historical flavor but the core of their stories were just made up nonsense

about 9 months ago

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