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Comment: Re:"beofuels from corn" is not just stupid (Score 1) 158

by Maxo-Texas (#46812145) Attached to: Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline

duckduckgo for "real gasoline" or "pure gasoline" and you will find stations in your state that sell gasoline without ethanol.

I recently started using ddg as well as google since google tailors the results and profiles me and sometimes I want to see a raw search result. (My other option would be to go to the library and use google there). The creepy bit is that their profile works whether I'm logged in or not.

Comment: Re:They're just avoiding liability (Score 1) 330

by gmhowell (#46811879) Attached to: Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack. Eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I'm what you might call a water man, Jack - that's what I am. And I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, that there's nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Jackie.

Comment: Re:McArdle is astute (Score 1) 29

by mcgrew (#46804075) Attached to: Obamacare is Not a Single-Payer Conspiracy [Bloomberg]

I consider a vote for a Greenie or a Libbie a vote for "none of the above". When it comes to a state's Governor, he can screw that state up all by himself. Illinois was in good shape under Thompson and Edgar and went to hell under Ryan and Blago. A vote for someone who thinks government is always the problem and never the solution is a vote for a failed government.

Comment: Re:What the hell is this article? (Score 3, Insightful) 239

by Maxo-Texas (#46800157) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

But crack their wrists when they abuse their power and fewer will abuse their power.

Take over or break up companies that get "too big" and they amazingly will manage to exist right under the "too big" line and constantly lobby / use lawyers to find way to get bigger.

Unfettered corporate power is turning the U.S. into an oligarchy. This ends badly for a long time for many citizens and then finally ends badly for the oligarchs too. It's not a good path to head down.

Comment: Re:McArdle is astute (Score 1) 29

by mcgrew (#46794687) Attached to: Obamacare is Not a Single-Payer Conspiracy [Bloomberg]

When incompetence is pitted against extreme radicalism, I'll take incompetence any day. As bad as Quinn is, he's head and shoulders above Blago or Ryan. However, the Republican would have to be pretty bad, one I would fear would really screw the country up (anyone named "Bush" would do it). In likelihood I'll vote Greenie or Libbie, depending on their candidates.

Comment: Re:Floater. (Score 1) 3

by mcgrew (#46794655) Attached to: Mars, Ho! Chapter Sixteen

Not just Kubrick but damned near every other science fiction writer. Hell, Asimov had antique cars that were not only self-driving but sentient, six years from now.

But a few hundred years from now? I don't think ion drives driven by two fusion generators is out of line for that timeline. By then there will be technologies we can't even dream of today.

I did make a huge math error by not actually doing the math and I'm not sure how I'll fix it. Someone pointed out that you could get to Mars' orbit on the other side of the sun in three days at .8G. Damn.

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Journal: A Pretty Good Friday

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For the last several years my Easter routine has been a three day celebration. On Good Friday I find somewhere to have Walleye for lunch, which isn't hard. Most places have it every Friday. Friday nights I like to find a bunch of Christians (not hard, most bars are filled with Christians) and get drunk with them on the blood of the lamb.

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