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Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

reboot246 Re:What did China promise? (145 comments)

. . . other than make Obama look like a dumb-ass.

That's really not so hard to do. He makes W look like a freaking genius, and I thought that was nearly impossible.

2 days ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

reboot246 Quick, somebody call Moochelle Obama! (249 comments)

She's starving the school children with those pathetic new lunch rules, while she chows down on mile-high bacon cheeseburgers.

Learn this: Growing children need more nutrients than adults.

2 days ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

reboot246 Cars are just part of what's on the road (453 comments)

Take a look next time you're on the road during the day, and you'll see plenty of vehicles that are not cars - 18 wheelers, delivery vans or trucks, tradesman vans or pickups, utility company trucks, and law enforcement.

If cars are driving themselves, then they're going to be sharing the road with a lot of vehicles that are not. And I don't think your local plumber or cable guy are going to be renting their vehicles.

2 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

reboot246 Oh, boy! (284 comments)

These are the same Walmart employees who think they're worth fifteen bucks an hour? A six year old could see through the scam!

5 days ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

reboot246 Re:What DRIBBLE! (101 comments)

The word you were looking for is "drivel". Look it up and learn something.

5 days ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

reboot246 Re:Underwhelming picture (80 comments)

I've seen fields and yards covered with spider webs like that all over the place. They're probably always there, but sometimes when there is the presence of dew and sunlight at just the right angle, you can see them clearly. I thought everybody had seen them.

That photo was unimpressive. I've taken better ones.

5 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

reboot246 Re:Moat? Electric fence? (212 comments)

Somebody plays too much Minecraft . . .

about a week ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

reboot246 Re:Better idea (212 comments)

There you go again, being rational and insightful.

But you're also a dreamer. They (all politicians from any party) are not going to quit being assholes, and they're certainly not going to stop lying and cheating - that's how they got in office to begin with!

While we're on the subject of fences and moats for the White House, could a moat or a fence stop a drone launched from a garage a few miles away? Or a hundred drones loaded with explosives?

Bottom line is that if one of our enemies wants to do something to us and they want it bad enough, they'll come up with a way to do it.

Oh, BTW, we citizens are not the enemy even though our own government views us as such.

about a week ago
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AT&T Stops Using 'Super Cookies' To Track Cellphone Data

reboot246 Re:Evenhanded Responses (60 comments)

I'm afraid to criticize AT&T. They know my every word and thought, plus they know where I am. :)

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

reboot246 Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

My commute right now is 95 miles, each way. Not quite as doable as your little 20 mile hop, skip, and jump. Plus, once I get to work, I may drive another hundred miles!

And, no, I can't move there. My next job (about the end of February) may be 100 miles in the opposite direction. Sometimes I work in three states within a week. You'd be late for work every day on your bike.

Bicycles are out. Electric vehicles are out. Even natural gas vehicles are out. The only way is with good old gasoline.

I say leave the price of gasoline alone and don't raise the tax. Every penny the company I work for spends on gasoline is one penny they can't pay me, and I'd like a raise before the end of my life. The last one was four years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

reboot246 Re:Meh (257 comments)

I agree about the ONLY way to effectively have online transactions is to consider the purchase made in the state of the seller. It would be much, much simpler for them to keep up with one rates instead of hundreds of different rates.

It could also lead to some online businesses moving to states that have no sales tax or very low sales taxes. They would be able to sell for less than their competitors in high-tax states.

Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon could be major winners if Amazon and others moved their businesses there.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

reboot246 Re:Meh (257 comments)

I do, but only the state sales tax of 4 percent (that's all that's required on the state income tax return right now). Local sales taxes around here + state sales tax usually total 8 to 10 percent. So I'm still better off shopping online and not paying that extra 4 - 6 percent.

I think I shouldn't owe the state or local governments a damned thing if I can't find what I'm looking for locally. Plus, if I'm traveling and buy something in another state, I don't think I owe my home state anything at all. I've already paid that other state's tax, and that's enough.

If Congress has its way and passes the bill in question, then online shopping will drop a hell of a lot. No more great cyber Mondays, leaving politicians wondering what happened.

One of life's rules is that when you tax something, you get less of it.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

reboot246 Re:In other words. (127 comments)

Because the FCC was created by Congress, Congress can tell them what to regulate and what not to regulate. Guess who controls Congress next year, and with a few Democrats voting with them, the Republicans could pass a veto-proof bill that wouldn't allow the FCC to do anything about net neutrality. Maybe that's why the FCC delayed their decision until 2015?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

reboot246 You all will never learn (706 comments)

Government always sells you something that looks nice, but they always twist it into something that results in more control for them over us.

Go ahead with your net neutrality. Just don't complain when it doesn't work out the way you expected. And this time will you make an effort to learn from your mistake?

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

reboot246 Re:ROFL (231 comments)

One of my favorites!

(Stimpy)
Our country reeks of trees
Our yaks are really large
And they smell like rotting beef carcasses

And we have to clean up after them
And our saddle sores are the best
We proudly wear womens clothing
And searing sand blows up our skirts!

(Ren joins with Stimpy)
And the buzzards, they soar overhead
And poisonous snakes will devour us whole
And our bones will bleach in the sun

(Stimpy)
That's it!

(Ren & Stimpy)
And we will probably go to (censored)
And that is our great reward
For being the
Ro-oy-oy-al
Canadian Kilted Yaksmen!

about two weeks ago
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Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

reboot246 Anybody notice? (65 comments)

The headline and summary say the exact opposite.

" . . .Increases Chance of Larger Quake" - Everybody panic!

"This does not necessarily mean a big one will come, state seismologists said . . ." - Calm down.

about two weeks ago
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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

reboot246 Re:2B || !(2B) (187 comments)

When the autumn leaves that fall from the trees
Are green and spring up again.

~The Unquiet Grave

about three weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

reboot246 Re:Nothing? (429 comments)

Physicists call it the "metastable false vacuum". I prefer to call it "God". You may choose to disagree.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

reboot246 Re:Not to worry! (198 comments)

And on the second day the power company sent him a bill.

about three weeks ago

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