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Comment: Re:Easy to ACTUALLY solve (Score 1) 470

by Endlisnis (#45540455) Attached to: EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
There is no such thing as a compostable plastic bag. There are bags which are LABELLED as compostable. My city (Ottawa, Canada), has a curbside city compost pickup program, but they do not allow any plastic bags (even ones marked as compostable) into that program. The bags gum up their grinders.

Comment: Re:Taxing is not going to fix the problem (Score 1) 470

by Endlisnis (#45540373) Attached to: EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
Except, who gets the $0.05 when you fail to recycle the bag? Atlantic Canada did something similar with aluminum pop cans, but allowed the bottling company to keep half of the deposit for cans that were never returned. Almost overnight, they stopped producing the more environmentally sensible, refillable glass bottles because they simply made more money off of lazy people who couldn't be bothered to recover the $0.05 by recycling their cans.

Comment: Re:Bullshit! (Score 1) 433

Don't know about you, but I do just fine with zero hands on the wheel. On a straight stretch of highway, with good alignment, I can drive for miles without ever touching the steering wheel. In fact, I'm pretty sure I could drive the same highway while asleep. But, people should keep both hands on the wheel (as much as possible) for the obvious reason:
You can't react as fast or as well. If something unexpected happens, having both hands on the wheel and being conscience both greatly increase your ability to perform emergency maneuvers.

There are very good reasons to take one hand off the steering wheel: turn signals, transmission, using any of the car's features that are meant to be used while driving such as cruise control buttons. They all increase your risk of accident, but are all necessary in some way. Just driving around with one hand permanently off the steering wheel for no good reason is irresponsible.

Comment: Re:Internet access is not necessary (Score 5, Informative) 105

by Endlisnis (#42944495) Attached to: Canadian Court Rules You Have the Right To Google a Lawyer
The problem with just having a list is that the police now get to choose which lawyers will be defending representatives (the police could remove a lawyer from the list because he's very good at winning). The whole point of a phone call is that you get to CHOOSE your lawyer.

Comment: Re:On injuries and damage (Score 2) 409

by Endlisnis (#42911239) Attached to: Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured
3000 apartment buildings need new windows, and you think they can be replaced in "a couple of days"? If each building has 100 windows, then it's 300,000 windows to replace. I don't know how you think windows get replaced, or manufactured, but it takes about 1 man-hour to replace a small window (maybe 20 minutes if you don't care about damaging the walls or cleaning up the old window). 300,000 windows = 300,000 man-hours of work. To accomplish that in 2 days would require over 6,000 people to be working on it for 48 continuous hours. And that's not even taking the manufacturing of the windows into account. This will take months to completely replace the windows.

Comment: Re:Flaw in the study (Score 1) 129

by Endlisnis (#42649767) Attached to: Researchers Explain Why Flu Comes In the Winter
If your humidity is only 17% with a humidifier running 24/7, you need a better humidifier. I had trouble keeping my place above 15% two years ago during the winter, but then I got a central humidifier and I can now choose any humidity level I want. It has no trouble keeping it even as high as 50%.

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