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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

spud_boy_65986534 Re:as the birds go (610 comments)

"leave this place as somewhere to discuss the technology on it's own merits."

How do you discuss the technology on its own merits when those claiming superiority of a given technology rely on a bunch of soft metrics and "social costs" which are highly debatable? My electricity bill in CA is 3X the national average because of energy policies PUT IN PLACE BY POLITICIANS. California wants to fight climate change. How does that make any sense when China can freely bring on dozens of new coal plants every month? Some of us are trying to figure out how to put our kids through college while policies PUT IN PLACE BY POLITICIANS are costing us thousands of dollars a year in higher energy costs.

about two weeks ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

spud_boy_65986534 Dumb question... (482 comments)

Where does the score for a post come from? Can anyone score another post?

about three weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

spud_boy_65986534 So when I visit Antarctica... (232 comments)

...I'll be .00000001 oz. lighter than without global warming. We're doomed!

about three weeks ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

spud_boy_65986534 Re:I thought... (356 comments)

Yes, it's a poke at the "settled science" claims of the global climate change alarmists.

about a month ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

spud_boy_65986534 I thought... (356 comments)

the science was settled...

about a month ago
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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

spud_boy_65986534 Re:Perspective (149 comments)

Yep. Just imagine how many Directors of Diversity and Inclusion you can hire with $10.6 million.

about a month and a half ago
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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

spud_boy_65986534 So, tax cuts... (149 comments)

to attract specific companies like Tesla provide benefits to the economy on a ratio of something like 80:1, but if a political party (let's say the GOP) proposed general tax cuts that apply to everyone, it would be mocked and pilloried by the commie libs who post here. Why?

about a month and a half ago
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When Scientists Give Up

spud_boy_65986534 Re:Easy solution (348 comments)

Exactly what I was going to say. Can't get funding to study the mating habits of the Tsetse fly? Just claim that "climate change" will wipe out the poor creature IF WE DON'T ACT NOW!!!!

about a month and a half ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

spud_boy_65986534 Leo Tolstoy (427 comments)

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth, if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

about a month and a half ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

spud_boy_65986534 Let me guess... (136 comments)

...the new data shows it was even cooler in the 60s than we previously thought! More global warming!

about 2 months ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

spud_boy_65986534 They're getting desperate... (708 comments)

...as their climate models have failed spectacularly at predicting future warming. Now we're supposed to believe the "missing heat" is hiding at the bottom of the Atlantic. CO2 is already at saturation levels as a GHG; it does not necessarily follow AT ALL that more human CO2 emissions will warm the planet. CAGW is, and always has been, about getting the uninformed to reduce consumption via confiscatory pricing and/or taxation of fossil-fuel based energy.

about 2 months ago
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Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

spud_boy_65986534 Is this why... (128 comments)

...brainiacs are often small of stature while large people are often dumb?

about a month ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

spud_boy_65986534 Re:Cake (653 comments)

Big cities have been run by Democrats for decades now; the liberal way of thinking has been dominant in this country since the 60s and you blame...wait for it...Republicans! Under Democrats and RINOs, entitlement spending has gone from ~$50B/year in the 60s to ~$1.5T/year now, and those are inflation adjusted estimates. As a result, we now have legions of self-entitled pricks like these protestors. The world owes me a job, owes me a house, blah blah blah.

about 10 months ago
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US Issues 30-Year Eagle-Killing Permits To Wind Industry

spud_boy_65986534 Emperor Obama (466 comments)

Last time I checked, the U.S. was supposed to have a President with limited powers enumerated by the Constitution. The story shouldn't be about birds or wind power. It should be about an administration that all too frequently ignores, changes or selectively enforces laws duly enacted by Congress. Absent some sort of national emergency, this type of behavior is outrageous.

about a year ago
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Earth Approaching Tipping Point Say Scientists

spud_boy_65986534 Of course, we must... (759 comments)

...hire a ton more scientists like themselves to study the problem and come up with "solutions."

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

spud_boy_65986534 Can't wait for... (1174 comments)

. the government to take over my health care. . .

about 2 years ago
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Spam and Spyware Too Much for Some Users

spud_boy_65986534 Re:Advice for techies re: advice. (888 comments)

I've been reading Slashdot for years, and your post is one of the best I've ever read. You are right on in so many ways. I don't think I can say it better than you did, so I'll just say from my own experience, your're dead right. I'm an electrical engineer, and I work with computers all the time, but I still don't have any desire to mess with firewalls and anti-spyware programs on my home machines. After complete frustration with adware bringing both my home Windows boxes to their knees, I bought a Powerbook G4 about a year ago. No problems with it since then--all I do is run software update when it asks me to. When I wanted to buy my 15 year-old daughter a notebook computer for Christmas, I compared Windows boxes to the Apples, and guess what, the iBook G4 was actually cheaper than comparably equipped Windows boxes, so I bought one. She's been happy with it for over a month, and rarely has any questions about it. I don't work for Apple, but I'm seriously thinking about buying some Apple stock. All the adware/virus issues with Windows, coupled with the iPOD's success and the new $499 Mac and Apple could really start kicking some A$$ in this market. But again, great post. You are the man! (Assuming you're a guy.)

more than 9 years ago

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