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Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline

frovingslosh Re:"beofuels from corn" is not just stupid (79 comments)

They claim that ethanol has 3% less energy than gasoline. But I have measured that I get AT LEAST 10% less millage in my 2013 Mazda on gasoline diluted with alcohol than I do with pure gasoline. What that means for me is that I effectively get ZERO energy from the alcohol mixed with my gas. I would be better off just buying the 90% gas and letting them keep the 10% alcohol, at least that way I wouldn't have to haul around the useless alcohol and/or I would have more space for gas in the tank. When I can find it I sometimes buy pure gas at a premium price, but it isn't available close to my home, isn't easy to buy when on the road, and usually costs more that the difference in the mileage justifies.

8 hours ago
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

frovingslosh the real issue (80 comments)

Some jobs are just to dangerous for robots to do.

5 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

frovingslosh Re:confirmation of the conspiracy (325 comments)

If someone confesses to a crime they should be treated as a criminal, not as an "informant".

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

frovingslosh Re:more pseudo science (857 comments)

How dare you let facts get in the way of left-wing "science. I'm just glad that there seems to be some recent global warming (as indicated by our awful record low winters) to help keep the next ice age that we were due for at bay.

about a week ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

frovingslosh confirmation of the conspiracy (325 comments)

'Unless you have the I.D. in hand when (not if) I stop you,' says one cop, 'no love will be shown.'

It is a shame that they didn't name that cop. This is pretty much confirmation that everything accused is going on. Goes on in other states too, often with metal "Sheriff's Association Donor" badges that are attached to cars. What a shock that there is little respect for law enforcement any more.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

frovingslosh I believe Kate (641 comments)

I believe her. I fell that Kate is totally capable of being tricked into making a movie with such claims. I'm not sure that she has much of an argument though. She was paid to do something really really stupid and she did something really really stupid, and likely something that she even believed at the time until someone else explained it to her. By her argument she seems to be claiming that she shouldn't be permitted to make any films (which I completely support). If she finds out that there really isn't any "Starfleet" will she go after the Trek franchise too?

about two weeks ago
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A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

frovingslosh had to be said (53 comments)

mmmm Bacon

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

frovingslosh Re:I'm trying (99 comments)

How can you NOT see Australia in it? After all, Australia is the continent that looks like a rock.

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

frovingslosh only a 1st year fix (240 comments)

The providers that you mentioned will sell you a cheap domain name, but only for the first year. Then they want to jack up the price if you want to keep it. If you're only using the name yourself then I guess just changing domains every year might be acceptable, but in my case I have a number of friends who all connect through my Teamspeak server for gaming and it is disruptive to try to get all of them to change their settings (some are extremely non-technical and don't respond to instructions to change an address well).

Looks like I'll try switching to an alternative free provider, at least until Dyndns buys them out or convinces them to start charging too.

about two weeks ago
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The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

frovingslosh Yes, all in one (117 comments)

It's kind of silly how you can't really get all things you'd want on any one device.

Not only HBO, but you fail to mention Hulu (not Hulu Plus) and the major networks. (And I'm not going to count some overpriced rip-off app that wants you to pay dearly for access to content that they don't own or provide.) But there is one device that seems to provide me access to all of the on-line sources that I want, as well as letting me do local streaming in a wide variety of formats. That's a PC. I have a laptop with HDMI out that does pretty much everything that I need. Roku might be slicker and handier, but without Hulu and the networks I have no real use for it.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: J. Michael Straczynski Answers Your Questions

frovingslosh Re:Kickstarter? NO! (67 comments)

Exactly. Backers were promised DRM free copies of the movie (for already paying $35 or more if I remember right, which I seldom do.) Once they had paid the studio decided not to honor the promise. What better way to encourage piracy than to cheat the people who already paid? Running Kickstarter campaigns for rich fat cats with deep pockets is a chumps game.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming

frovingslosh Re:Really? (180 comments)

Pay no attention to the name, it is just a concession to appeal to the gay community. What's your problem, are you some kind of heterosexual?

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming

frovingslosh no sale (180 comments)

The same price as a Roku 3 or Apple TV, but it it "tied to membership in Amazon Prime" (Which just increased its yearly price). No thanks. Even if Amazon hadn't started charging sales tax in my state I wouldn't buy into this.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: J. Michael Straczynski Answers Your Questions

frovingslosh Kickstarter? NO! (67 comments)

After the failure to honor the promise made to the Veronica Mars movie funders, I would hope that the community would have the good sense to not fund the projects of multi-million dollar studios that would gladly screw them.

about three weeks ago
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Survey Finds Nearly 50% In US Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

frovingslosh people getting wise, let's discredit them (395 comments)

When people start getting wise to something, one way to discredit them is to just label their understanding of the problem as a "conspiracy". Clearly then they are just the lunatic fringe, and can still be called the lunatic fringe even after they become the majority.

about a month ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

frovingslosh bogus claim (138 comments)

By that logic Neptune and Uranus are not visible to the naked eye, so they would not be planets either. And Mercury is never in the night sky. And Earth is never seen in the night sky. Your logic would be more damaging to the count of planets than even Tyson arbitrarily deciding that he didn't want to count Pluto as a planet and so removing it from Hayden displays.

about a month ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

frovingslosh Re:Ah, the Planet Pluto (138 comments)

Don't forget, they also redefined the term Astronomer when they started letting Tyson call himself an Astronomer. The man is a shameless self-promoter and a director of a planetarium, not an observatory. A planetarium where they do laser light shows for stoners to Grateful Dead or Pink Floyd music. Unlike some true astronomers who actually discovered a planet, Tyson's planet discovery count is negative one. That's why I prefer to call him a "dwarf astronomer".

about a month ago
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Alibaba Confirms Plans To Offer IPO In US

frovingslosh they remove the bad reviews (93 comments)

Bullshit. They remove the bad reviews. Don't take my word for it, read what others say on Reseller Ratings.

about a month ago
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Alibaba Confirms Plans To Offer IPO In US

frovingslosh Alibaba and the thieves (93 comments)

I made the error of buying a few items through Alibaba. Everything is either misrepresented, falsely speced, defective or counterfeit. While Alibaba maintains the pretext of settling disputes with the thieves, they always side with the thieves, so much so that the thieves don't even bother to dispute customers claims, they know that Alibaba always sides with them anyway. Avoid buying anything through Alibaba or buy one share of stock, if you can manage to go to the shareholder meeting and try to hold people accountable.

about a month ago
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US Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

frovingslosh only where matters (145 comments)

Don't waste time speculating on a motive. It doesn't prove anything and does not find the plane.

Don't waste time speculating on who. It is on;y speculation and does not find the plane.

Focus on determining where the plane went, where it is and how it is being hidden. That will lead to the other answers.

about a month ago

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AVG causing false web analytics

frovingslosh frovingslosh writes  |  more than 5 years ago

frovingslosh (582462) writes "A story at The Register is reporting that the new version of AVG anti-virus scanner is causing major problems for websites, it adds "a tool that automatically scans search engine results before you click on them. If you search Google, for instance, and ten results turn up, it visits all ten links to ensure they're malware free." This is throwing website statistics way off, as well as burning through bandwidth for small sites that happen to hit high on a Google search for a particular term. Also from the article: "If AVG does mask its user agent — and fails to provide another workaround — its ghost traffic looks exactly like real traffic. And then the web is in trouble. After all, 50 million AVG users have yet to upgrade." And no mention that the very popular AVG Free seems to be going away, to be replaced by a for pay only version."
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frovingslosh frovingslosh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

frovingslosh (582462) writes "AP is reporting that Radio Shack has laid off about 400 people by e-mail.

I personally see it as a good thing that no one in the company has any technical skills or knowledge of the Internet, otherwise some employee who took offence at the way this was done could easily send out e-mail with forged headers and lay off the rest of the company too. I'm not advocating that, of course, that would be wrong."

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