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Comment: Re:Get 10% less fuel economy with E10... (Score 1) 432

by Smonson78 (#47090265) Attached to: Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?
Although the gist of your post is right, and I agree with you, your math contains errors. If gasoline costs $3.74 per gallon and ethanol costs $2.33 per gallon, then E10 costs $3.59 per gallon. If the price of E10 is $3.83 per gallon (as per your post), then the price per mile should have been 15.83c. If the price for E10 is actually $3.59, it's 14.8c per mile.

Comment: Re:Is it a plague or more like the common cold? (Score 1) 338

by Smonson78 (#46051909) Attached to: Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study
I like Facebook, but I really don't like the fact that I now have to pay money to sent a message to a stranger. I don't like the fact that companies routinely pay money to send spam to me. I'm now in a situation of being ready to leave but waiting for a reasonable alternative to appear.

Comment: Re:massless photons vs black hole (Score 1) 175

by Smonson78 (#44996849) Attached to: Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter
Thanks for attempting to explain this concept in layman's terms. I appreciate it very much. So from what I understand, the ants never actually reach the north pole of the orange because time at the singularity gets slower and slower from the reference point of the universe outside the event horizon, and that's why they can't cross the centre of the gravity-hole and come back out the other side?

Comment: Re:massless photons vs black hole (Score 1) 175

by Smonson78 (#44967007) Attached to: Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter

A black hole bends space so tightly that if light gets too close (the event horizon), it gets sucked in. That's why we refer to it as a hole.

This still doesn't make sense to a non-physicist like me. You haven't explained why the photon can't just go into the curved area of space and straight out the other side.

"Nature is very un-American. Nature never hurries." -- William George Jordan