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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Type44Q Re: Only 30 Grand? (426 comments)

Diesels are extremely cheap to maintain and last an extremely long time. Getting 200-300k miles on a diesel engine with no maintenance is common

You're 25 years out of date (i.e. we're not talking about your great uncle's ultra-reliable W123 anymore). There's every likelihood that one of these new German diesels (with their myriad failure-prone sensors and crappy wiring harnesses) will have you constantly headed back to the dealership for repairs, at least until the factory warranty runs out.

about three weeks ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Type44Q Re:temporary (363 comments)

Please explain.

Um, trees sequester shitloads of hydrocarbons that are hardly re-released to the atmosphere the instant the trees die?

If they didn't, the natural reforestation in Central/South America in the 16th/17th centuries [due to the decimation of indigenous peoples by Spanish conquistadors] wouldn't have resulted in the global cooling-off period that it did...

about a month ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Type44Q Re:temporary (363 comments)

By default, when the tree dies, it will rot and return all that CO2 back to the air.

Does anyone else realize how ignorant this statement is?

about a month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Type44Q Re:Only people offended (681 comments)

Goddamn; mod this the hell up.

about a month ago
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

Type44Q Re:Sixteen children and one infant (275 comments)

Kids have missed out on things most believe everbody should be able to do before they die, like their first kiss.

Apparently there are organizations that would like to do something about that...

:p

about a month ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Type44Q Re:Not seeing the issue hereu (209 comments)

When you can get the criminals to do the same, I'll agree with you.

Since there seems to be nothing preventing your "logic" from being urtaken further, we might as well rephrase your statement:

"When you can get the criminals to quit breaking the law, I'll expect the police to do the same."

about a month ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

Type44Q Re:huh? (187 comments)

The ones who think eating chickens is murder

I believe it's only murder if your meal is smarter than you, therefore most of my fellow Americans should consider becoming Breatharians. :p

about 2 months ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Type44Q Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Look, either go full 100% electric and just put in chargers everywhere, or use CNG

If you're going to talk about existing distribution infrastructure, why not choose Option C: Propane autogas? It's #3 in the States (behind gas and diesel) as well as the most common alternative fuel worldwide...

about 2 months ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Type44Q Re:My guess? (106 comments)

people tracking isn't "evil"

You state that as if it was a foregone conclusion: It isn't.

about 2 months ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Type44Q Re:On the other hand. (114 comments)

I'm sure many of us have yet undiscovered parts of the human body

Undiscovered... by soap? :p

about 2 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

Type44Q Re:Find a better excuse (89 comments)

I meant ass, not voice! :p

about 3 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

Type44Q Re:Find a better excuse (89 comments)

You know how we know you are from the US? Because you are talking out of your fucking ass!

I'll have you know that when I talk out of my voice, it's with a distinctly Danish accent!

j/k! :p

about 3 months ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Type44Q Re:Not actually a new stance (669 comments)

which tends be very very influenced by American protestentism (ie, evangelicals)

You're thinking of fundamentalists. Protestants aren't (necessarily) evangelicals (nor are evangelicals necessarily even fundamentalists).

I feel like pointing out that it wasn't very long ago (25yrs?) that fundamentalists and evangelicals were considered fringe weirdos here in the States (except, perhaps, in areas where inbreeding tends to be less frowned upon). Also, while you might expect the literacy rate to be nominal amongst mainstream Protestants (and apparently it is), illiteracy is sky-high among evangelicals and fundamentalists.

So the moral of the story might be that the less likely you are to possess the ability to read the Bible, the more likely you are to actually believe its contents. ;)

about 3 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

Type44Q What I want to know... (443 comments)

What I want to know is if there's any truth to the rumors that Musk was seen leaving the area with an empty Stinger launch on one shoulder and a shit-eating grin on his face...

about 3 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Type44Q Re:Here's one reason (553 comments)

Republicans reject teaching critical thinking skills...

And it stands to reason that they would; seriously, what's the point of returning society to feudalism if the rest of us aren't willing to play along and act like retarded peasants and serfs??

about 3 months ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

Type44Q Re:Government again sells security to highest bidd (95 comments)

Countries are an illusion designed to keep the little people from revolting

One of the most insightful things I've ever read on here...

about 3 months ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Type44Q Re:Rain and snow? (287 comments)

Your totally Aspie-ish inability to spot humor notwithstanding, I actually agree with your idealism... but it's quite clear that you've never gotten to enjoy the "pleasure" of living amongst the wonderful [and admittedly all-too-human] folks in question! ;)

about 3 months ago
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

Type44Q Re:zomg singularity! (145 comments)

autism is caused by vaccines

And of course there's never been a valid reason to suspect that everything we've been told by Big Pharma might not be entirely true...

about 3 months ago

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The release candidate for Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" is out

Type44Q Type44Q writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Type44Q (1233630) writes "Well, the latest edition of Mint is finally here (the release candidate, anyway); according to The Linux Mint Blog, "For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We’re very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we’re very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.""
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