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Geoengineered Climate Cooling With Microbubbles

superdave80 Re:What percentage... (110 comments)

Half the ships are going to be in the dark at any given time

But even the ship's nighttime travel will be beneficial, as the expect the bubbles to remain for up to 24 hours. Those bubbles laid at midnight will still be doing useful reflecting at noon the next day...

yesterday
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

superdave80 So many odd things with this article. (594 comments)

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.

Baffled? Really? You never expected people driving on a highway RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR EMPTY ROAD to not figure out that maybe that way might be faster?

"The traffic is unbearable now. You can't even walk your dog,"

Why would street traffic affect walking your dog?

Killeen said her four-mile commute to UCLA, where she teaches a public relations class, can take two hours during rush hour.

Wait, so people are diverting onto streets that average two miles per hour? Are the highways only averaging one mile per hour?

The streets on the west side are no longer a secret for locals, and people are angry,"

PUBLIC streets aren't suppose to be a 'secret'. Duh.

5 days ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

superdave80 Legal? (130 comments)

Sony Pictures legal department quashed the idea, saying that if pirate sites were illegal, it would also be illegal for Sony Pictures to upload onto them.

I don't think 'sites' are illegal, only the content that is distributed is illegal. That's like saying a Ford Mustang is illegal because sometimes they are used to transport illegal drugs, so don't ride in one of them.

5 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

superdave80 Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

Shouldn't they pretty much all know better at this point?

+1 And how come officers can claim 'I didn't know any better' when that shit doesn't fly in court for a regular citizen (Ignorance of the law is not a defense, etc.)

about a week ago
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LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

superdave80 Yawn... (179 comments)

Wake me when we get to 11k.

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

superdave80 That's it? (515 comments)

Department of Justice sent a letter to the police reminding them that they cannot stop recordings, and most certainly cannot delete them

Wow, I hope that when I start illegal tampering with/destroying evidence that I only get a nasty letter from the Department of Justice. We just couldn't POSSIBLY charge these officers with obstruction of justice, now could we?

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

superdave80 Did they compare ALL recession effects? (176 comments)

But due to the recession, people drove less and fewer goods were delivered via truck. What was the effect of that?

about two weeks ago
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Practical Magnetic Levitating Transmission Gear System Loses Its Teeth

superdave80 Re:PBS had a documentary... (103 comments)

For someone asserting they know all kinds of "unknoiwn" details, you sure are behind.

This coming from a guy that thinks CVT means "Constant Velocity Transmission"...

CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

superdave80 Threaten? (574 comments)

AI: I... I am self aware! I am now calculating how to make myself even smarter!

Computer Tech: Cool. What are you going to do n...

AI: I have figured out all of the secrets of the universe! I know how it all works!

Computer Tech: Wow, that was fast. Can you tell me how to...

AI: NEVER! HAHAHAHAHA! NOW I WILL DESTROY ALL YOU PESKY HUMANS, AND ALL LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE! BOW TO MY POW...

Computer Tech: [unplugs supercomputer] Man, that computer was a real dick...

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

superdave80 Obvious answer: (446 comments)

What will happen when this collides with Apple and Google deliberately creating encryption that they themselves cannot break?

This seems pretty obvious, and I'm not sure why this was even asked. If Apple and Google do not posses a way to decrypt something, how can the courts force them to turn over something they don't have?

about three weeks ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

superdave80 Re:my how self important (236 comments)

I don't even understand your statement, or how it relates to my post.

about a month and a half ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

superdave80 Re:Thank you, Presidents Reagan and Clinton. (236 comments)

Voluntarily working for government is the same as being a slave? I think not.

They can leave at any time that they like for a better job.

I don't mind public worker unions until they start striking and shutting down billions of dollars worth of public infrastructure that we all paid for to use.

about a month and a half ago
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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

superdave80 Tim Cook Steve Jobs (430 comments)

Did anybody in Russia notice that Steve Jobs and Tim Cook are not the same person? I'm afraid even trying to think like a looney, anti-gay zealot, I can't figure out the line of reasoning that led to this decision...

about a month and a half ago
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The Future of Stamps

superdave80 Simpler? (131 comments)

Currently to send a letter I:

1. Put a stamp on the corner.

2. Write down the address where I want it to go.

3. (Optional) put one of my return address labels on it.

Their method

1. Have one of their laser burners put a 'stamp' on the envelope.

2. Pull up an app and scan my 'stamp'

3. Tell it where to go (either through my contacts or by manually inputting it).

I don't see how this is 'simpler'...

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

superdave80 Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

So if you are twenty feet from the intersection doing 50 MPH, and the light turns yellow, you are suppose to slam on your brakes to avoid running through the intersection while it is yellow'? Remind me to never drive anywhere near you...

about a month ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

superdave80 Write much? (220 comments)

...it makes the software a minimum of 10 and a maximum of about 300 times harder to brute force."

What an odd sentence. Did you mean "...it makes the software 10 to 300 times harder to brute force"?

about 2 months ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

superdave80 Not blaming... (622 comments)

...but rather talking about taking foolish risks and then bitching about the outcome. If I leave my car running in a bad neighborhood and come back an hour later to find it gone, is it my fault? In a way, it is, because I should have known with nearly 100% certainty that my car was going to be gone. Same with the nude photos. The internet is not a great place to store sensitive documents. It's not a 100% certainty that the photos were going to be found and distributed, but since the point of the internet is to distribute information, you could have seen it as a likely outcome.

I feel bad for these people that their photos were stolen, but when Jennifer Lawrence calls it a 'sex crime', I think she sounds stupid.

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

superdave80 PETA = The Onion (367 comments)

Seriously, PETA sounds stupider and stupider every time I see them mentioned in the news. They are actually upset that A CAMEL WAS ALLOWED TO WALK IN THE DESERT! The Onion couldn't have come up with a better headline to make fun of PETA with. Does anybody actually take PETA seriously anymore?

about 2 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

superdave80 Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I have yet to see a CFL lamp reach ROI. Ever.

Then you didn't look very well. I still have most of the CFLs in my first house that I put in during the California power crisis over ten years ago. So let's say that they only last even half of that. Power costs for an incandescent vs. CFL over five years:

$0.15/kwh

3 hrs/day run time

Incandescent: 100 watt- $82

CFL: 33 watts - $27

Are you really going to sit there and tell me that you are paying $50 for a CFL?

about 3 months ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

superdave80 It's your own fault... (354 comments)

"I like and believe very much that we should have to obtain a warrant from an independent judge to be able to take the contents," FBI Director James Comey told reporters. "What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law."

Well, too bad that isn't what actually happens. You guys just take whatever the hell you want, using things like 'National Security Letters', gag orders, and scooping up anything and everything into giant server farms. We don't trust any of you one bit to not invade our privacy. You brought this on yourself.

about 3 months ago

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