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Comment: Re:Make them drink it ... (Score 1) 285

Toluene, found in pine oil: []
Xylene, found in wood tar: []

The pine trees in my back yard probably put as much of these in the creek as they detected in the paper.

You've convinced me.

We should just let the oil industry do whatever they want, because everything's toxic so what's the harm in a few hundred people getting wealthy beyond dreams of avarice before we all die?

And we're not talking about "parts per trillion" here. We're talking about concentrations up to 200 times the amount considered safe by the FDA.

Comment: Re:works differently in the states. (Score 2) 238

by ScentCone (#49623433) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device

Why do you need a source for something that happens constantly.

Because everyone knows you're selling a myth that it "happens constantly." That's why you can't point to a list of examples of it happening "constantly" and instead go right for the race card in order to distract.

Comment: Re:Make them drink it ... (Score 1) 285

Have you seen the nasty things salt does to metals and plants? Yet you happily eat that every day.

Because people have eaten salt for millennia without negative effects.

How long have people been drinking benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene? Not to mention the substances that we don't know about that are in fracking fluid because they're "trade secrets".

Comment: Re:works differently in the states. (Score 3, Insightful) 238

by ScentCone (#49621867) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device

"In case the police come busting in" is a condition typically followed by a hailstorm of bullets here in the United States

I see. You live inside a bad television episode? How many hacker apartment door breakdowns followed by "hailstorms of bullets" can you cite from this month, here in this country of over 300,000,000 people? Please be specific.

Comment: Re:Make them drink it ... (Score 2, Insightful) 285

The chemical, which is also commonly used in paint and cosmetics, is known to have caused tumors in rodents, though scientists have not determined if those carcinogenic properties translate to humans.

Those are some of my favorite weasel phrases in this type of article.

"Just because the chemical strips paint and causes mammals to dissolve into puddles of toxic goo does not mean it's unsafe for humans."

So drink up, Mr Koch.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn