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Comment: Re:2-Butoxyethanol (Score 1) 177

That is an interesting and completely baseless theory

It's the very first thing I thought when I read the first-released list of fracking chemicals, years back.

If you have evidence to support it I imagine it would make for a pretty juicy story, though.

The list of chemicals they have announced supports it.

Comment: Re:Measurements (Score 1) 287

by drinkypoo (#49620931) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth

Further, he's perpetrating the myth that the most talented programmers "drive away others, but you have to put up with them", which falls outside the definition of "talented" that most people would accept.

It would? Since when? The common definition is "having talent or special ability; gifted." which is in no way contradicted by a special snowflake who rubs people the wrong way.

Comment: Re:School me on well water (Score 2) 177

My understanding is that modern household water wells generally use reverse osmosis systems.

Your understanding is incorrect. There is no standard template for a modern household water well. Modern household water wells generally use one or more mesh filters in the pump house, and usually one big carbon filter inside the house, commonly followed by a water softener. There may be an RO filter involved for drinking water, but there often is not.

Most people don't use RO because of the high amount of waste water. If you don't have a grey water system, that's just additional cycling your pump has to do for no benefit.

Comment: Re:2-Butoxyethanol (Score 0) 177

What I want to know is why they use this shit in fracking at all. I assume it's because it makes the process more efficient -

Yes. The process of disposing of refinery wastes. The reason they don't want you to know precisely what's in their fracking fluids and where they came from is that these compounds are wastes left over from the petroleum refining process, and they are taking this opportunity to dispose of them by injecting them into our aquifers.

Comment: Re:Learn to read (Score 1) 1011

by drinkypoo (#49620799) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Obvious deliberate incitement

You don't seem to get how this works. Either violence is an acceptable response to someone insulting your beliefs or it isn't. If it is, then carry on, I guess. If it isn't, then there is no such thing as an incitement to violence which is not itself violent. There are only violent responses to things which do not merit a violent response. Again, you are blaming the victim.

Do you even know who you are standing up for?

Again, you have no fucking idea what you're on about. I'm standing up for free speech, free thought, and free expression. I think it's braver to stand up and make a statement about what you believe than it is to attempt to kill someone to prevent them from expressing an idea you find frightening.

Comment: Re:"Brave" Dutchman putting US cops in danger? (Score 1) 1011

by drinkypoo (#49620767) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Yet you are telling me to go away instead of expressing things myself - make up your mind.

You can't even read. I told you that you could safely fuck off, because nobody was interested. I believe in your right to spout even when nobody gives a shit, that was just for your information.

Comment: Re:Aw shit! (Score 1) 103

by drinkypoo (#49619269) Attached to: Internet Customers Surpass Cable Subscribers At Comcast

I find myself watching youtube videos for my video, "normal TV is damn near unwatchable, with a 50 percent commercial rate, you can forget what program you were watching.

Agreed wholeheartedly. But then, I don't want to watch many shows. I want to mostly watch car stuff, and that is now better on youtube than it is on TV. I get both higher-quality video and more variety of content — which is also higher-quality than what's on TV. I mean, even when Top Gear was still a thing, they only did a handful of shows in a series anyway. You had to have something for the rest of the year.

Comment: Re:No suprise. Comcast TV is poor value for money (Score 1) 103

by drinkypoo (#49619259) Attached to: Internet Customers Surpass Cable Subscribers At Comcast

What is your UPLOAD speed and DATA CAP? Download speed is not the only metric of internet service. I get 100 down but only 10 up for almost $80/month. I dont consider it a good value because the upload is so low.

I don't even care about your problems a tiny, tiny bit. My best internet option is $65/mo for 6/1 from a WISP with egregious downtime and customer support to rival comcast (Digital Path.) Quit your crying.

Comment: Re:tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 1013

by drinkypoo (#49619185) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Yes your iimaginary strawman in your head is a prick - how about being brave enough to deal with reality instead of yelling at shadows?

You want people who believe in free speech to run and hide in the desert, what do you know of bravery? It's standing up for what you believe in, and you don't think people should do that. Why don't you just not log in, then you'll be labeled as what you are.

So the standoff is one piece of shit baiting a different sort of piece of shit.

A plan with no drawbacks.

Comment: Re:Conservation of momentum (Score 1) 471

by drinkypoo (#49616171) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

The EmDrive uses a sealed cavity. There's nowhere for any propellant to come out, even if there were any!

sure, the only thing it could do if it remained sealed would be emit black body radiation, and the whole reason this report is interesting is that it's apparently moving a lot more than you'd get from such a result. well, perhaps it could offgas, that's been mentioned elsewhere.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.