Comment history for fcsuper.

Like magic, US students owing $5 billion of debt might suddenly owe nothing by Mr_Quagmire in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

To start, the money for these loans was created with magic (literally out of thin air), so it's perfectly OK for them to magically disappear.

Only In San Francisco: Couples Making $138k A Year Now Qualify For Subsidized "Affordable Housing" | Zero Hedge by WhoFramedReaderRabit in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

SF isn't trying to give everyone affordable housing. I'm not sure where you got this notion from. If anything, only new high-end projects are even getting approved. New mid to low end development isn't even happening in SF proper.

Only In San Francisco: Couples Making $138k A Year Now Qualify For Subsidized "Affordable Housing" | Zero Hedge by WhoFramedReaderRabit in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Equilibrium is reached. NYC has been higher than this for nearly a Century. It's just happening on a much greater scale in Northern California because the area is so open to industry (despite that rather silly stereotypes to the contrary) and has such a large, educated and skill-diversed worker pool.

Only In San Francisco: Couples Making $138k A Year Now Qualify For Subsidized "Affordable Housing" | Zero Hedge by WhoFramedReaderRabit in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Actually, Prop 13 doesn't allow for any increase in tax at all. You are always taxed at the max level (1.25%) of your original purchase price. Your property cannot be reassessed for the purpose of collecting higher taxes based on increased property value. Basically, your taxes cannot go up unless there's a 2/3rd majority vote in the legislature. Subsequent laws have made it even harder to rise property taxes and have provisions to actually get your taxes lowers or pass a property along to family when you die, keeping the purchase price as the basis to calculate taxes.

That said, locally, citizens can vote apply specific parcel tax with 55% vote for schools. It means, a school can ask for money from the community based on your address. It's a bit nonsensical since no one ever questions a school when it asks for money. When I was in Santa Clara, a school asked for a parcel tax of $156 per lot without earmarking it for anything at all or even suggesting what it might be used for. It passed with 80% of the vote.

Only In San Francisco: Couples Making $138k A Year Now Qualify For Subsidized "Affordable Housing" | Zero Hedge by WhoFramedReaderRabit in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

People don't live in SF for work. They work so they can live in SF. It's called the SF Bubble. Once you get caught in its gravity-well, you are sucked in slowly. First, you'll see FB posts from a former colleague or friend about great times they have in SF. Then, you'll see posts of them complaining about whatever area of the Bay Area they live. Then an post about looking for a new place to live. The suddenly an excited announcement about getting an apartment in SF.

Then, you'll feel the tug pulling on you. Either you never hear from that person again, or you begin to get sucked in next.

Net Neutrality? by Kekfashy in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

By asking that question, you've shown yourself to be.

Net Neutrality? by Kekfashy in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

I'm experiencing cognitive dissonance so I make stuff up and don't realize I'm actually supporting the argument I'm trying to make fun of.

Net Neutrality? by Kekfashy in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Yeah, because I want 50 different cables running under my property, and to have my property or streets constantly dug up to add new utilities or remove old ones to my neighbors every month. Free market works for goods and services easily exchanged by hand or freight. Water, Electricity, Data, Trash, etc all produce so many inefficiencies in a free market, your cities would be clogged from the infrastructure with no room to actually life or get around.

Net Neutrality? by Kekfashy in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

There's almost no cost associated with the amount of data used as long as the pipeline is large enough to handle the data. Pipeline itself is where the cost lies, not transmission of specific data. Why charge for individual usage? It's pointless to track it.

Net Neutrality? by Kekfashy in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

There was a time when Youtube wasn't "Youtube".

Visa paying restaurants to stop accepting cash. Pushing for cashless society by Wolfspider in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The rules of charging the same for cash as card and for not adding a fee for charge were abolished a few years ago. Merchants can now add fees or charge different prices if like. Many gas stations had been doing this for years regardless to the rule, but for the most part, the rule is so ingrained that you still do not see fees or separate pricing at most places.

We didn't evolve from apes? by fcsuper in atheism

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

It's not just a Southern US thing. It's any Fundamentalist/Psuedofundementalist. They can be anywhere in the US.

We didn't evolve from apes? by fcsuper in atheism

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Of course that can get into the "micro" and "macro" evolution nonsense, but then again, as you said, "rest are brain-dead".

Creationist Noah's Ark Park Hilariously Blames Atheists for Its Declining Profits by Us3rN4m3 in atheism

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Usually bad press is still good press if you have the right product. Example: Chick-fil-a.

Mars is covered in toxic chemicals that kill everything by fcsuper in planets

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I've seen projections where we can terraform Mars. It's postulated that it could be done in a 1000 years with current understanding and know-how and that it would last about one million years before Mars would die again. Melting of the poles is part of the process, but I wouldn't suggest using actual nukes. Maybe nuclear powered heating/evaporation plants?

Scientists discover possible existence of new planet the size of Mars by fcsuper in planets

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

There's no real money in getting 'funding'. The money comes from getting jobs in industry after they are done with scholastic requirements. You are under the impression that individual scientists somehow benefit from department funding while they are living off ramen noodles and the charity of strangers? Besides that, the system will work itself out either way. Either this is the last we hear of this particular claim, or a more concrete discovery is made. Beyond that, have you checked out the study to see how the math works out, or are you just trolling?

Scientists discover possible existence of new planet the size of Mars by fcsuper in planets

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Naw, I think that planet has come and gone like 20 times since 2000 and then again in 2012.

TIL of The Measurement That could Reveal The Universe is A Computer Simulation with GreisenZatsepinKuzmin cut-off by fcsuper in todayilearned

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Maybe we are all rich assholes spending billions of whatever monetary units pass for in the "real" universe just to have our 70 years in this one and there's no money back guarantee? I wouldn't want someone wasting all that "real universe" money because they aren't aware of the amount of resources we all spent to be here.

Or maybe we are the NPCs, and this is really all we get, in which case, we should be banning together rather then working so hard against each other.

TIL of The Measurement That could Reveal The Universe is A Computer Simulation with GreisenZatsepinKuzmin cut-off by fcsuper in todayilearned

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Philosophy would take a front seat to science again. If this is a simulation, it is unlikely it is one conducted for pure research, and I getting the sense that scientist seem to assume it would be solely for research.

TIL of The Measurement That could Reveal The Universe is A Computer Simulation with GreisenZatsepinKuzmin cut-off by fcsuper in todayilearned

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I've heard the lattice statement before. Without knowing the math, it's hard to say, but I have similar doubts about this requirement. All we'd need to provide is that the Universe is digital in some way. Also, even if it did require a lattice, the framework could be obscured by the simulation itself.

How Traveling The World Saved My Marriage by srishti in travelvoat

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This story would be better in /v/travel or /v/travelblog.

The most likely source of the 1977 "Wow!" Signal has been identified as a comet by Naught405 in science

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Was this the same comet? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089489/

What to do for a sprained ankle by [deleted] in medical

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Grrr, it's one of those sites. Was fine, but now. No, I don't have a logon, so I'm just going to delete.

'Ready for WAR' Kim Jong-un promises 'POWERFUL RESPONSE' after US Navy deployment to Korea by ShaneTO in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Another photoshopped image of stock footage of our carrier with flames?