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Comment Re: This works for me (Score 4, Insightful) 366

Well considering that the Smith Mundt act was repealed under President Obama, our government can now use propaganda on it's citizens. The dumbing down of the snowflake, "lets protest everything" generation makes it easier for them to push that, but they missed one thing. No one trusts the mainstream media here and it's losing viewers left and right. That's why they come up with sensationalism like this story to try and snag a viewer or clicker in with bullshit. Anyone with a little bit of reading comprehension can see past the bullshit. But back to your original, stupid post. Compared to China, we are a thousand times more free. Don't think so? Try the same protest we've seen over here in Tiananmen square. Enjoy the tank tread tattoo.

Comment Re:Dissent will be labelled fake news (Score 1) 220

Yes, they are going to get "thrown in jail" for having a result of a website that someone deems "fake". So are they going to not have any of the major media outlets on their sites also? Because I see PLENTY of fake, native ad stories on the mainstream sources all the time. You can spot them when they are fluff pieces that mention specific brand names for no reason. By the way, this isn't Canada and comparing the two is no even reliant. Canada still kisses the ass of a monarchy thousands of miles across a sea.

Comment Oh China! (Score 2) 366

"the influential entrepreneur said in a recent keynote speech at a state-sponsored conference"

"State-sponsored conference" says it all about what Li's speecg really is. It's propaganda sent out by the Chinese government in an attempt to attack whatever plans the incoming administration might have. Funny that the clip here on slash dot doesn't have the stipulation for getting the $1 million dollar bonus. It's open it Nobel Prize winners, which could make considerably more in the Valley through awards, grants, salary, etc. But hey, good luck in China if that's where you think you'd like to live.

Comment Re:or how about less sugar anyways? (Score 1) 326

I think you mean mass produced, candy bar chocolate, which is available in the US AND Europe. A lot of the times it's not even real chocolate but what is called confectionary coating which is a cheaper, easier to work with substitute. Tempering real chocolate to make it look right and not have a milky haze is almost an art. Temps and humidity have to be in a range to control how it hardens to get a nice shine to the chocolate. With confectionary coating it isn't as particular, which is why A LOT of the big manufacturers use it because it's easy to control. That's also why a lot of the, for lack of a better term, hobbyists use it to make chocolate molds around the holidays. With real chocolate if you are using a double boiler to melt it, you have to be on top of it to get the end product to look good. That's why chocolatiers use temping machines that constantly stirs the melted chocolate and holds it at a certain temp. With all that said, confectionary coating is sweeter and waxy, and to me, disgusting but easy to work with. There is PLENTY of fine chocolates available in the US, you just have to know where and what to get. Hell, even big chain supermarkets sometimes have some decent US and European chocolates. Even at that, If I am looking at European chocolate I am looking for Belgian or German chocolates. Chocolates from other countries

Comment Re:It helps the economy too (Score 1) 351

Actually there have been numerous studies that have shown damage to valves and valve seats as a result of running ethanol blended fuels, even in vehicles that are supposedly designed to run ethanol E85. When this damage happened it increased the emissions the vehicles put out so any benefit from running straight ethanol or even a blend is totally shot when you consider this and it being 30% less fuel efficient.

Most small engines (weed whip, lawn mowers, leaf blower, outboard motors) have breakdown issue with cheap fuel lines that manufacturers use. These eventually deteriorate totally or enough to block fuel filters and carburetors. What do most do when that happens? Throw it out and get new ones, which adds to waste and again nullifies any benefit gained from the ethanol.

Auto manufacturers actually warned against using gas with ethanol blended in it for car built before 2001, saying it would void warranties, although when they said that most all those vehicles were already out of warranty.

Ethanol also increases the likeliness of water getting in to gas because alcohol can hold more water. With changing conditions it can cause too much water to be held in the alcohol which will cause it to drop out of suspension and turn in to a gooey mess that with glob up fuel systems and cause an engine to cease running.

Bio diesel I think is great, but ethanol, with all it's issues and government subsidies to produce is just an epic failure all the way around.

Comment Re:which Trump? (Score 1) 559

Sure if you listen to one source and have blinders on, you'd come to that conclusion. But hey, why learn anything from the last year of how the media bias and bullshit was brought to light. No, lets all crawl back in to the bullshit bubble and think the national media has your best interests at heart. Lemmings come to mind, lambs led to slaughter? Heck, realizing something is bullshit might hurt your ego, and who wants that? Nah, let's protect you from that big scary world and say fuck society as a whole!

Comment Full transcript? (Score 1) 559

Odd that we have the so call "tech community" on here but they didn't bother to get the full transcript before going off half cocked about what a journalist interpreted as meaning something other than those with the 5th grade reading comprehension would think it means. After reading the full transcript I find it odd that someone would say he was backing down on his stance. Seems more like the liberal agenda of dividing Trump and those that voted for him. Does every ones recall of history go back 1 week now? This is the same NYTimes that was colluding with Clinton's campaign to give her good press and Trump bad press. So are well all suppose to ignore how they were exposed now???

Comment Blah (Score 1) 33

Isn't this a diluted market already that people don't really want to pay for? I had XM/SIRUS for years and with in the last two gave up on it because I just have too many other options and content to listen to. If I did "books on tape" I'd go with audible or some other company that's been around for awhile and have the bugs worked out.

Comment Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 1321

Michigan does use a paper ballot that is feed in to an electronic reader. All ballots are saved and by law all precincts have the same equipment. I find it odd that other states wouldn't be this way and even more odd the a U of M computer "scientist" using Michigan in his statements like he doesn't know the voting system in Michigan.

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