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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

jmottram08 Re:You miss the point. (653 comments)

>What we need is a MASSIVE overhaul of national taxation so it doesn't discourage savings and capital investment in the USA. I hate to break this to you, but this will only widen the wealth gap in the US. Not that I disagree with you, but it won't solve the problem of people complaining about the rich.

about 7 months ago
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ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

jmottram08 Re:DPI isn't a problem. (152 comments)

While this may sound good in ideal circumstances, the reality is that everything has costs, and traffic shaping is -way- cheaper that "building out the network". I worked in IT for a bit during university on campus, and without traffic shaping most HTTP would have been unusable during peak hours. We had two options, try and disallow popular file sharing completely or just limit it, and the best solution for everyone involved was the limiting.

about a year and a half ago
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Petraeus Case Illustrates FBI Authority To Read Email

jmottram08 Re:No Crime here (228 comments)

Wait, you mean just like Clinton?

about a year and a half ago
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Solar Panel Breaks "Third of a Sun" Efficiency Barrier

jmottram08 Re:So confusing... (237 comments)

33 ish percent is at the top of that chart...

about a year and a half ago
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Solar Panel Breaks "Third of a Sun" Efficiency Barrier

jmottram08 Additional Information (237 comments)

According to wiki this happened in July. Also, for info, they have received over 180 million dollars in grants from the government, and closed their las vegas plant in order to "focus on international opportunities".

about a year and a half ago
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Algal Biofuels Not Ready For Scale-Up

jmottram08 Re:Imagine a world without a petroleum industry. (179 comments)

What are you saying? It would be VERY easy to start a petroleum industry in that world. Literally scoop up oil and burn it. 0 technology required and you have an energy source, unlike this, which is still not a positive energy source even with modern technology.

about 2 years ago
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Algal Biofuels Not Ready For Scale-Up

jmottram08 Re:from the summary (179 comments)

if you are developing an energy source, you want the energy produced to be more than the energy it took to create it. Solar, wind, hydro and fossil fuels all pass this test, algae does not. It's not hard.

about 2 years ago
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Algal Biofuels Not Ready For Scale-Up

jmottram08 Re:Why all or nothing? (179 comments)

The majority of gas stations where I live sell diesel as well, and the "truck stops" on the highways and interstates sell gasoline as well.

about 2 years ago
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Algal Biofuels Not Ready For Scale-Up

jmottram08 Re:Gotta keep moving (179 comments)

Yeah, and my hamster turning a wheel technology doesn't work at the current state of the technology either, not that it isn't a viable alternative if some of the technological challenges can be addressed.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jmottram08 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

Did you miss the 50 references above to studies that prove its safer without a helmet?

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

jmottram08 Re:Ehh. (1223 comments)

Except, you know, it isn't correct and Linus apologized the next day.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

jmottram08 Re:Check your countries. (470 comments)

Yes and no to this... reloading webpages on other tabs because the phone didn't save them is a ram thing. Yes, internet reloads are not really "performance improvements", but in reality they might as well be.

about 2 years ago
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EVE Online CSM and Diplomat Killed in Libyan Consulate Attacks

jmottram08 Re:Batshit Crazy! (680 comments)

Sorry guy, but making a movie and killing an innocent person are two very different forms of "extremism".

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

jmottram08 Re:what really needs to be done... (1184 comments)

If you drive a SUV you can afford higher gas prices, unlike the poor which couldnt.

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

jmottram08 Re:Overcomplicated solution. (1184 comments)

Cool, first step, shrink the size of America to that of Europe and / or adjust the population density accordingly.

about 2 years ago
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Victory For Apple In "Patent Trial of the Century," To the Tune of $1 Billion

jmottram08 Re:Idiots, I'm sure (1184 comments)

There are some of us that would have wanted the case thrown out...

about 2 years ago

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