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Comment Fuck everything about this. (Score 4, Insightful) 151 151

> The bad news is that they feel this way because they see your data as a new source of profit — they're just deciding how best to harvest it.

It's really great how car co's just assume they are entitled to have this data.

I do not want this in my car, at all, in any form. No "opt out" or "we take your privacy seriously", nothing. I want it physically impossible for them to collect data.

Comment Who supported this man for ten years? (Score 1) 1032 1032

A lot of people went to work day in and day out at jobs they disliked or even despised, and set aside some of their meager wages in savings accounts or retirement accounts, so this asshole could live for free for ten years pursuing vanity degrees in areas of study that equipped him to do little more than better rationalize his shitty choices, and to lie to himself and others more skillfully about the meaning of that choice.

Fuck you Lee Siegel. It's one thing to fuck over the people who loaned you money; it's another to reframe your shitty actions to make you the victim, or even the hero.

Comment Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 776 776

> It does have lots of car chases and explosions

It was pretty clear from the trailer that they douched up the Mad Max series real good. I won't watch it, but not because it has been ensnared in the incessant gender-war yammering that is almost inescapable these days.

Comment Re:Slashvertisement (Score 1) 254 254

Yes, for strawberries your statement is accurate. Conveniently, people (and all mammals) have a significantly more complex circulatory system than a strawberry. Part of the pre-cooling perfusion process is to flood your body with chemicals that reduce this mush-forming problem. Then they use a specific cooling regimen to further reduce ice stressing by moving very slowly through the glass transition temperature.

Even with that, It's not survivable today, and that's where our R&D money goes.

Disclaimer: I am a CI member and future customer.

Comment Re:Nature's solar panel (Score 1) 242 242

"So when do solar panels become effective enough to replace growing a plant to harness the sun's energy?"

When they grow on trees.

Plant based ethanol serves two purposes, energy collection and storage. The current cost per kilowatt of solar energy and storage technology isn't in the same order of magnitude vs. ethanol.

Back to the OP, there was a book from the 70's called "Alcohol, it's a gas." A crapton* of this research has already been done. Yeah industry for taking a look at it!

* Not an SI unit.

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl. -- Mike Adams