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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

fche Re:my takeaway (219 comments)

The paper seems even lamer than that:
part 1 - REC failed
part 2 - Hansen says we're doomed
part 2a - we'd be doomed even if REC succeeded
part 3 - solution: "spend more money on R&D"

about a week ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

fche Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Autocannon rounds aren't rectangular prisms.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

fche Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

"that's merely an opinion."

So, we will thank goodness you're powerless to impose your totalitarian streak.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

fche Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

There exist photos of Buk-style warhead shrapnel, still embedded in the MH17 crew seats.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

fche Re:Yet Another Fake Picture (340 comments)

It's a laughably bad fake ... but speaks volumes about the lack of math or science training amongst reporters to propagate this stuff.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

fche Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

"SUVs and other monstrosities that have no place on roads and inside cities"

Does your totalitarian streak run in the family, or only in your social clique?

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

fche Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Not at all - but you must at least try to say something with good-faith plausibility, to make it worth our time.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

fche Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

That doesn't seem like a productive contribution to the discussion. But assuming you enjoyed the verbal onanism, carry on.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

fche Re:Redistribution (739 comments)

"they're all up to the same standard. If one hospital is better at a certain procedure ... "

Both those can't be so, unless the "same standard" is minimal.

"That means should you need healthcare, you never have to open your wallet." ... unless it's one of the many healthcare services delisted by the so-called insurance, or if you can't bear to wait for the rationed specialists and need to travel to USA USA USA for timely service, or ...

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

fche Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Irrelevant what led them to become bad. The point is that once they're bad, some other good guy needs to stop them.
Right?

about two weeks ago
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There's No Such Thing As a General-Purpose Processor

fche ACM Queue brand decay (181 comments)

There have been many mediocre articles on the ACM Queue in the last few years ... this fits perfectly.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

fche Re:I'm all for skewering Amazon, but... (123 comments)

... "racial quota is illegal"

So the same monster is simply dressed up in a different costume.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

fche Re:I'm all for skewering Amazon, but... (123 comments)

"Everyone wins."

Not the person farther down the Desirable Minority totem pole who was overlooked.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

fche Re:I'm all for skewering Amazon, but... (123 comments)

" the company has obligations under Affirmative Action "

"affirmative action" is not an obligation. It is a (poor) choice.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

fche Rainbow PUSH said ... (123 comments)

That organization has embodied weaponized identity politics to such an extent that an article quoting them non-ironically deserves dismissal.

about three weeks ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

fche Re:That's a howler (331 comments)

"requirements apply to public colleges"

Not "non-profit" ones.

about three weeks ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

fche Re:That's a howler (331 comments)

We can't have any pressure on public colleges to stop producing $useless_degree graduates, can we.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

fche Re:So what? (764 comments)

"didn't personally want to make his private life so public" somehow clashes with "I'm so proud ..."

about a month ago
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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

fche Re: Small Government Mandate (142 comments)

"money was taken from you in order to provide yourself a retirement in your old age"

That relationship is only putatively causal. The money taken from "you" has already been spent, several times over.

about a month ago

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