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Comment: Re:you wouldn't mind showing your work (Score 1) 486

Plants need about 200ppm CO2 to survive. At 400ppm presently, we can use 1/2. Crude oil use is atabout 4 Billion metric tons a year. Half of the approximate total mass of CO2 in the atmosphere is 8820 Billion metric tons. They don't say how much CO2 needed per unit of Diesel, so I have to guess 4 to 1. I now get 551 years worth of diesel if it replaced all crude oil use so I have to admit I was wrong.

Yes I skipped all the volume to mas conversions, and I have to get to work soon so it was rushed. I have never received more than 3 replies to a comment before so forgive me for my slowness.

Comment: Re:ugh....fluff (Score 1) 477

I am all for not having to drive with a bunch of idiots that don't know what stop signs, red lights, lane markers and turn signals are but it will never work. The cars will never be able to handle heavy rain, snow, hail, sleet, fog and freezing rain. That is a lot of days you won't be getting to work.

Comment: Re:Not a fan (Score 1) 304

by pjbgravely (#48897119) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes
I think you mean stability control, not traction control. Most drivers would be in big trouble in tripod mode in what I am assuming is a hot hatch.

You will need to pull the fuse on the stability control or keep your fast driving on the track where it belongs.

Imaging being in a Chevrolet Camaro, which is billed as a fast car, that blows it's side airbags in an autocross even because it thinks it is rolling over. Modern cars with their nanny controls are ruined for any kind of motor sports.

"Your attitude determines your attitude." -- Zig Ziglar, self-improvement doofus