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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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

spud_boy_65986534 They're getting desperate... (708 comments) 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 a month ago

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

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 9 months ago

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 9 months ago

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

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. . .

more than 2 years ago

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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