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France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

sunking2 I've long said this. (395 comments)

Circa 2006 I used to travel to Roune. Lovely city, amazing architecture, almost all of it completely black. I mean black hole black. So bad that they were power washing them with bleach other something else to try to restore them. Did a great job, for about a year. I soon came to the conclusion that the US actually did make the right choice. Now I understand the low sulfur should be a game changer. Either Valls isn't convinved, or he's targeting other things that may not be using the low sulfur. But I think it's a move that is 50 years too late.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

sunking2 Re:Its Urban Trees (516 comments)

This is 100% true and is the reason the Halloween storm a few years ago was so devastating. The 35 years of growth since I was a kid is the reason we seem to have so many new outages compared to growing up. During the housing buildup of the post war the trees were leveled to make way for streets and new neighborhoods. Now they've grown back and have been left unchecked for the most part. Many towns have taken it as a wake up call and are still having full time crews cutting back the trees.

about three weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

sunking2 Shocking (224 comments)

It's half the reason I stopped playing it 15 years ago.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

sunking2 Re:How about teaching civility? (481 comments)

You're confusing subservient with polite.

about three weeks ago
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Spaceport America Loses $1.7 Million Due To Virgin Galactic Delays

sunking2 Makes sense (46 comments)

Despite the typical 'government is acting bad' attitude that persists here it is a valid question. NM, one of the poorest stats in the country, levied taxes specifically to support this. Now the whole thing is in question. VGs future is in question despite what they are telling the press. And they are at least 5, probably closer to 10 years behind schedule. The question of continued costs and funding is valid.

about three weeks ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

sunking2 Re:Forget the Space Station (236 comments)

None of them are old enough to get the reference.

about a month ago
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Germans Can Get Free Heating From the Cloud

sunking2 Really? (148 comments)

So it's really cheaper to keep hundreds/thousands of machines all over creation to run and maintain than in a centralized building? I'm not sure I buy the longer term savings.

about a month ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

sunking2 Yet another example... (176 comments)

of what some would call the pussification of America. The conditions are no worse, and in fact a heck of a lot less stressful than they were. Yet now for whatever reason we need to make it all a big deal.... because they're bored.

about a month ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

sunking2 Re:Huge setback (445 comments)

It could be up to 10 years before they can have a replacement up to this level testing. Sounds crazy, but not unrealistic.

about a month and a half ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

sunking2 Just wait (478 comments)

A few homeless people who hang out in the NYC subways all day catch it and see how controlled it is. Total nightmare scenario, and far from unrealistic. Why bother with suicide bombers when all you have to do is get a half dozen people infected and send them on the next airplanes to who knows where with instructions to maximize exposure. They don't even need to be successful and you'll see travel restrictions that dwarf after 9/11. Just what the world economy doesn't need right now.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

sunking2 Re:Maybe affects Boeing, not SpaceX (139 comments)

Both of them have been funding it themselves for years, as has sierra nevada. Neither will have a work stoppage, at least for the near future.

about 2 months ago
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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

sunking2 Re:lol capitalism. (76 comments)

Because being acquired makes you money? Just tossing it out there.

about 3 months ago
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Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research

sunking2 Re:Money is fungible (54 comments)

Which is why there are accounting rules. I'm not saying it can't/isn't being done. But it isn't as simple as you lead on either. It's more about accountability to all the other people giving money for grants. Who would do it if they had no way of insuring the money they give goes to what they are giving it for.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

sunking2 Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Whose fault is it when you have 50% of the voters and can't fill 50% of the seats? Either women don't care and are too stupid to vote themselves in. Or they are smarter vote for men because they know they are the better choice. Which is it?

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

sunking2 Re:Ask him about his opinion when he is 74 (478 comments)

While you're at it, ask the person who at 40 is an atheist what his beliefs are. I'm not saying they all convert back when looking over the abyss, but a fairly decent number do.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

sunking2 Just what they want! (478 comments)

Coming from a government official this is the ultimate in government social engineering to get rid of those who are no longer contributing as much as they are taking. This is a pretty nicely veiled attempt though, will give them that.

about 3 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

sunking2 Re:Who to believe? (393 comments)

Tesla is a money meth money laundering scheme. They lose money with each car sold, but it doesn't matter.

about 3 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

sunking2 Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

Because it has the word Giga in it so it must be able to meet the capacities needed to lower costs?

about 3 months ago

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