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Comment Re:literaly a solution (Score 2) 70

Actually, there are not many chemicals that break down plastic. That's why it is such a handy material to make containers from, because it can contain about anything. And that's also why plastic garbage is such a problem. Plastic is mostly destroyed by sunlight and by heat. While the second one goes fast, it is not feasible for the cleanup of whole landscapes (except you want them scorched), the first one is a very slow process.

Comment Re:Golden age of remakes maybe (Score 1) 1222

There are about 150 plots in this world, and everything else is rehashing. If you really complain about that, you should not even consider Frankenstein by Mary Shelley an original, as its plot can be found in Goethe's Faust, which in turn is a reworked play from the 16th century, which is based on legends you find for instance in Boccaccios Decamerone, which are a collection of stories from greek classics and arab folk tales.

Comment Re:Luxury? (Score 1) 50

The peer group is defined solely based on price, not on features. Yes, that's a common mistake. No, you could have known better.

The decision of the buyer is: I have $150,000 or $200,000, which I want to spend on a car. And then there is the mentioned peer group of cars there, and apparently (if you look at the raw sale numbers), people with $150,000 or $200,000 at hand to spend on a car decide for a Tesla S more often than any other car in the same price range, making the Tesla S the most sold car in that price range. And apparently, it's quite easy to resell a used Tesla S.

You can make what you want out of it. But that's just the facts.

Comment Re:They'll implicitly target Muslims (Score 1) 505

He still thought himself superior to turks, him being of aryan origin. Yes. Iranians are Aryans. That's what their name actually means: Iranian = Aryan, only in persian pronounciation. And they live closer to the Caucasus Mountains than most Caucasians. Even their language, (New) Persian, is an indogerman language.

Comment Re:Every little thing (Score 1) 281

1) If immigration is illegal, it's mostly clandestine. It will take years for any administration's measures to show up in the numbers. So whatever low numbers you present now, they have nothing to do with today's administration. Even the most common form of illegal immigration, overstaying your visum, will take 90 days from the issue of the visum until it becomes illegal to stay in the U.S.. (There are two easy ways to lower the numbers for illegal immigration though: Don't look too closely, so you have less cases and thus lower illegal immigration numbers. Or legalize it after the fact, thus turn illegal into legal immigration.)

2) All that's being up 20% is stock markets. It has only indirectly to do with economy. Stock markets are bets on the future of publicly traded companies. Those are purely speculative. They are not productivity, exports, disposable income, or gross domestic product, which normally measure economic health.

Comment Re:typical delusion (Score 1) 99

Still the grand parent poster has a point.

1 kg of fossil fuel (coal, diesel, whatever) has between 30 and 45 MJ of energy. Coal has about 30 MJ/kg, gasoil about 45 MJ/kg.

If you want to pull 45 MJ of energy from an electric power outlet at 32 Ampere/110 V, it will take you about 150 seconds. Burning 1 liter of gasoil is much faster given the right burner.

Comment Re:They'll implicitly target Muslims (Score 4, Insightful) 505

Lets have a look at Germany: The NSU (Nationalsocialist Underground) killed 10 people in Germany. The 2016 Munich shooting was perpetrated by an Aryan suprematist killing turkish looking people. The last bomb attack (Sep. 2016) in Germany was probably a right-wing group trying to blow up a mosque and the congress center in Dresden.

It seems having a Breitbart account should be a reason not to let people into the U.S., if you want to avoid to import terrorism.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 4, Insightful) 566

He is not more truthful than any other head of state. As every head of state before him, he tries to get through his agenda. But differently than many an head of state before, he vastly overestimates his own abilities. So far, all of the prominent election promises he tried to implement were wrecked because the way he tried to implement them didn't work. Maybe he will learn. Maybe he recognizes that there is more to being a president than making bold promises. Maybe he finds out that there is a reality which does not care about ideology but just is as it is. And reality does not change just because the President of the United States watches TV and misunderstands what he sees.

Comment Re:That's what happened ... [well...] (Score 1) 233

The holocaust has been investigated, is currently investigated and will be investigated in the foreseeable future.

But that's quite different than just crying "We've been lied too! It never happened!". If you have serious doubts, that's fine. State the doubts, state which specific claims you find doubtful, state, how to investigate the claims and which result would you convince that the claims are actually true. Everything else is just denial, as Henri Poincaré rightfully said: "To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."

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