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Comment Re:Applications? (Score 4, Interesting) 87 87

With current fuels, no. However, if you can build engines with much higher melting points the options for fuels grows and you may get an engine with higher power, better fuel efficiency or both. Or you could just end up with a really expensive paper weight. That's why modern companies are so skittish about R&D.

Comment Re:Yeah, but... (Score 1, Troll) 167 167

Wow. Could that statement have been any more racist? People like you act like the person looking to exchange an honest days work to feed themselves and their families are Al Qaeda terrorists looking to kill you and your family. Get some perspective! Yes, the immigration system is broken but, they're not bad people (most of the time).

The people, not all Mexican, standing outside Home Depot, etc are just looking to make a living. If you hire them, you know what you are getting: uninsured, likely unskilled labor at cut rates. If it isn't done right... well, you knew what you were getting into. If it needs to be done right, get a licensed contractor in good standing.

Comment Re:A conspiracy of academics? (Score 1) 525 525

Having worked in academia for some time, I'd like to call bullshit on many of your points.

Oh, there are some things you can immediately get most academics to agree on: - Republicans are evil; Dick Cheney is the embodiment of Satan*

Actually, though a minority, there are many Republicans (usually leaning more Libertarian) in academia.

- white people are to blame for most of the bad things, ever

Most people would just call you a blatant racist at this point and move on.

- more government is good

See the Libertarian comment above.

- everyone needs more education

Yes, because most people are uneducated idiots.

Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.