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    Tesla Adds Two Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

    Somehow I don't think this is going to save the ship.
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    Elon Musk Smokes Weed in Podcast

    Why is this a big deal? I'm not a fan of Musk for many reasons but his choice of interview relaxation isn't one of them.
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    Amazon Data Center Electrical Bills Are Secretly Funded by Taxpayers

    Because "going green" and "going solar" entails siphoning even more tax money. There's huge federal and often state subsidies for all of them.
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    Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass Point Of No Return

    Past the point of no return and yet we are still expected to shovel countless billions to corporate special interests to fight it. Too bad environmentalism isn't really about protecting the environment.
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    Snapchat Makes Money Disappear

    Yes and I'm sure Yahoo! was just acquiring customers when they spent $3.7 billion on acquiring Geocities. I'm sure they were acquiring content when they bought for $5.7 billion. Both of these purchases were made in 1999 during the last tech bubble, didn't exactly go well for them...
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    Snapchat Makes Money Disappear

    Let's see, internet startups with little to no revenue getting absurd valuations and having tons of investor money thrown at them. Gee, where did we see this before? Can anyone say "bubble"?
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    Ten Jobs That Automation Won’t Kill Off

    It's also absurd because we've been automating ourselves out of the job for more than 200 years now and yet there's still jobs to be had. People who still think otherwise subscribe to the Lump of Labor Fallacy. In the real world, robots have helped increase wages and productivity without...
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    Ford Recalls 432K Cars Over Software Problem

    I think I'll stick to my tried and true OBD1 based car thank you.
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    The Tech Industry Is In Denial

    That kind of thinking was pretty much the norm during the last tech bubble in the 90's. Things like profitability and having viable products no longer mattered, this was why Yahoo! payed billions for Geocities.
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    How 'Destiny' Lost Support Of Its Biggest Fans

    This. What's more amazing is the people in the comments of the article trying to defend what Bungie is doing, either they're paid PR people or they're just plain fools. So this is what Bungie has descended to, just another money grabbing gold digger. How the mighty have fallen.
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    Intel Headquarters Building Topped with Wind Turbines

    Monuments to sillyness.....
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    China to Spend $182 Billion to Boost Internet by End of 2017

    Where I live we've spent an extraordinary amount on infrastructure, but rather than spend it on mission critical infrastructure like roads virtually all of it was wasted on bioswales, streetcars and various other green elephants while key infrastructure was left to crumble. When people got tired...
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    This Tiny Electric Car Can Drive Sideways and Shrink

    I literally can't fit into any of these micro-machines.
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    The 10 Countries with the World's Fastest Internet Speeds

    But it gives them something to bash us for, which is the most important thing. That said I can't help but wonder what would have happened if this area was genuinely deregulated and I wonder why it hasn't been done.
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    RIAA Cuts More Jobs, Awards Bonuses to Execs

    No wonder Best Buy is sinking. Yep, what they're doing here is classic bad management. Most people, at some level or another, are motivated by money. It might not be the number one priority for most, but it definitely matters when the execs are getting big bonuses and you're getting nothing...
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    The Machines Are Coming

    Our "normal response" exists because that is how it has always been. Economies grow through productivity increases, meaning using automation and better tools to allow for more production from each worker. To say that this will cause mass unemployment would be without precedent in human history...
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    Elon Musk: Driving Cars Will Eventually Be Outlawed

    You think this guy is out of touch you should read some of the stuff people say in bicyclist forums about people who drive instead of bike. The Religious Left hates cars, plain and simple regardless of whether or not they drive themselves. Much like how the Religious Right often blames the...
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    Renewable Energy Costs Expected to Drop 40% in Next Few Years

    You're saying renewables provide clean and abundant energy, he is saying clean and abundant energy is bad and supports renewables, presumably because they DON'T provide clean and abundant energy. Therefore these two positions are mutually exclusive. I find it hilarious that you would post that...
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    Renewable Energy Costs Expected to Drop 40% in Next Few Years

    Amory Lovins, leader of Friends of the Earth is opposed to clean and abundant energy. Yet he supports wind and solar. These are two mutually exclusive positions, one of you must be wrong. Based on the fundamental weaknesses of wind and solar, I'm betting you're the one who's wrong.
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    Renewable Energy Costs Expected to Drop 40% in Next Few Years

    Yes, it's so cheap that hundreds of thousands of poorer people in Germany are returning to burning wood for heat. Where does the wood come from? The forests of course.
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    It was written in response to comments on the then recent claims by Ponns & Fleischmann, back when fusion seemed like it was really around the corner. You could just as well have written it today, their beliefs haven't changed at all. Greenpeace stated in 2008 they're opposed to fusion. It comes...
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    They're opposed to that too. Fear of Fusion: What if it works?
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    Given that solar panel production produces hundreds of times as much toxic waste that stays toxic forever and the waste from the additional fossil fuels needed to cover up their shortcomings, I would say the solarists are the shortsighted ones. Ultimately most people won't accept the energy...
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    Dodgeball has been banned in most schools and there is a trend towards banning such games as soccer and tag during recess. I kind of get banning football because there are some very real and verifiable safety concerns, but soccer? Tag? Dodgeball...
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    Too often it seems like violent video games are used as a scapegoat. Probably one of the worst examples of that was the fact that the kids who shot up Columbine in 1999 played the original Doom. Them and millions of others of course......
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    The Future Of Microsoft Depends On Windows Being Free

    It could be done if it wasn't for them spending so much on re-writing the whole thing from scratch. A ton of money went into Vista, 7 and 8. Compounding this, for most users Windows got to the "good enough" level with XP, so besides strong arming the user base with planned obsolescence there's...
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    Latest Destiny Patch Making Things Worse?

    Oh Bungie, what has MS done to you?
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    US on Nukes: We’re Keeping Them to Blow Up Asteroids

    No, not useless. Less effective as weapons of mass destruction, but still very powerful. Project Rho's page on nuclear weapons in space.
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    HP to Split into Two Companies

    HP might have been around for 80 years, but that doesn't mean it's relevant or a leader. I'm sure that it's lab equipment was second to none, but since it spun off Agilent 15 years ago it hasn't been making them anymore. Sure they diversified into PC's and printers, etc, but it's hard to make...
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    Windows 95 Runs on Android Wear Device

    It will officially be a Win95 machine when it gets its first BSOD.
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    US on Nukes: We’re Keeping Them to Blow Up Asteroids

    Here's a couple of things to take into consideration. 1.) The Russians are never going to give up their arsenal. Their conventional forces have deteriorated to such a degree that they really aren't a credible threat to anyone with a half way decent military, let alone NATO. So to make up for...
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    Redbox Instant Shutting Down on Tuesday

    To some degree Youtube has been. I've seen a lot of content on there you would need to pay for to access.
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    Redbox Instant Shutting Down on Tuesday

    They still give Netflix some competition, even if it isn't very competent.
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    Redbox Instant Shutting Down on Tuesday

    There's always Amazon.
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    Windows 8.x Market Share Down

    I did run Firefox and some other stuff on my XP laptop, and it ran pretty smooth. I don't buy computers to be desk ornaments, I buy them to do stuff with, sometimes more than one thing at once. The minimum requirement for XP was only 128 MB, and from what I've seen that certainly isn't enough...
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    Windows 8.x Market Share Down

    Yeah, my home went from a 486 DX2 to one of those, a big improvement. But I always salivated over the Pentium 2's for years, even after the Pentium 3 came out. Unfortunately being a kid without money I couldn't act on that impulse. Eventually I did catch up to the technology curve with my P4...
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    Windows 8.x Market Share Down

    XP was pretty much Windows 2000 with a facelift and a few extra bells and whistles. I once had an OEM laptop with a single core Pentium 4 and 256 MB RAM (or 384, I don't remember) and it ran XP with no problems at all. The only machines I've ever seen really choke on XP were Pentium MMX's and...
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    Windows 8.x Market Share Down

    That's a good point, it's easy to forget they're still making money despite their massively expensive debacles. But even their profit makers are coming under fire, if this guy's analysis is accurate.
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    Windows 8.x Market Share Down

    I look at how shockingly little market penetration Windows 8 has in a captive market, and then I look at the billions in losses they're racking up from their Surface tablet and I have to wonder how much longer they can still in business. I get they're a big company and that gives them a lot of...