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Comment: Re: Only 30 Grand? (Score 3, Informative) 426

by Type44Q (#48793365) Attached to: Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Diesels are extremely cheap to maintain and last an extremely long time. Getting 200-300k miles on a diesel engine with no maintenance is common

You're 25 years out of date (i.e. we're not talking about your great uncle's ultra-reliable W123 anymore). There's every likelihood that one of these new German diesels (with their myriad failure-prone sensors and crappy wiring harnesses) will have you constantly headed back to the dealership for repairs, at least until the factory warranty runs out.

Comment: Re:temporary (Score 1) 363

by Type44Q (#48691677) Attached to: Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Please explain.

Um, trees sequester shitloads of hydrocarbons that are hardly re-released to the atmosphere the instant the trees die?

If they didn't, the natural reforestation in Central/South America in the 16th/17th centuries [due to the decimation of indigenous peoples by Spanish conquistadors] wouldn't have resulted in the global cooling-off period that it did...

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue hereu (Score 1) 209

by Type44Q (#48651229) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

When you can get the criminals to do the same, I'll agree with you.

Since there seems to be nothing preventing your "logic" from being urtaken further, we might as well rephrase your statement:

"When you can get the criminals to quit breaking the law, I'll expect the police to do the same."

Comment: Re:Not actually a new stance (Score 1) 669

by Type44Q (#48260295) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

which tends be very very influenced by American protestentism (ie, evangelicals)

You're thinking of fundamentalists. Protestants aren't (necessarily) evangelicals (nor are evangelicals necessarily even fundamentalists).

I feel like pointing out that it wasn't very long ago (25yrs?) that fundamentalists and evangelicals were considered fringe weirdos here in the States (except, perhaps, in areas where inbreeding tends to be less frowned upon). Also, while you might expect the literacy rate to be nominal amongst mainstream Protestants (and apparently it is), illiteracy is sky-high among evangelicals and fundamentalists.

So the moral of the story might be that the less likely you are to possess the ability to read the Bible, the more likely you are to actually believe its contents. ;)

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