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Comment: As a woodburner ... (Score 1) 1143

by Rougement (#45381813) Attached to: EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal
This makes sense. The efficiency of older stoves is just terrible. By fine-particular matter they mean smoke, or unburned wood gas. Newer EPA stoves have some steel tubes, with holes drilled in them, which introduce air into the top of the firebox. Given the stove's internal temp is high enough to cause ignition, this oxygen mixes with the unburned wood gas and ignites, providing more heat, less pollution, and greater efficiency. One thing that also needs mentioning is that burning wood is carbon neutral, if you're harvesting wood and letting it grow back. This isn't a fossil fuel, global warming issue.

Comment: Re:Surveillance fatigue? (Score 2) 610

Run for office. Donate. Call your reps. Write to newspaper editors. Encrypt your data and communications. Run a Tor node. Let your friends and family know your views and educate them. Offer to secure their computers. Start/join local protest groups. File FOI requests. Start/fund lawsuits. There are plenty more. My point is that there's always something you can do and being defeatist when the leaks aren't even over yet isn't going to help positive changes come any sooner.

Comment: Re:Paddington Post (Score 1) 582

Couldn't agree more, I can't stand HuffPo. I also really dislike the layout with one story on a terrible massacre next to an article on 5 ways you're cooking bacon wrong. I'm also opposed to the aggregation model where they just scoop up other news organization's content and use it to make money. If every site did that, they would cannabalize each other. They need to hire real journalists and go after their own stories.

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