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Comment Re:Init alternatives (Score 1) 311

It's a potential issue, admitted right in the configuration file.

From Gentoo's rc. conf >>
# Set to "YES" if you want the rc system to try and start services
# in parallel for a slight speed improvement. When running in parallel we
# prefix the service output with its name as the output will get
# jumbled up.
# WARNING: whilst we have improved parallel, it can still potentially lock
# the boot process. Don't file bugs about this unless you can supply
# patches that fix it without breaking other things!

Comment Re: Going to be dead on arrival (Score 1) 104

1. One option for mitigation, even in the worse-case scenario is planetary albedo modification via nano-engineered particulates injected into the upper atmosphere. Best case scenario is 0.5-1.0 C, which isn't catastrophic. Food production may slack 10% in the middle case, which a shift to more efficient protein could overcome.
2. Yes, there and many sorts of costs, one of which is opportunity costs. Driving the market to a dead-end is silly. 3. Fission is still 30 years of so off. Gen IV Fusion reactors are viable and could be build in scale in the next 10-15. And the high-temp of some of the designs can be used to efficiently synthesize transportation fuels that are easy to use and drop into current infrastructure. Hydrogen is difficult to store and transport reliably in large quantities dues to low density, small molecule size, and metal embrittlement. The best thing going for it are fuel cells, but the cells aren't all that durable and are quite expensive. CNG could be a lower Carbon bridge, but it suffers many of the same infrastructure and density issues.
4. In terms of density and Return on energy invested, they definitely are. They are also not "on demand", which brings a plethora of challenges and added cost to the infrastructure.

Comment Re: Going to be dead on arrival (Score 1) 104

1. Planet destruction is hyperbole. There is literally nothing than man knows how to do than can destroy the planet. It will warm some, the amount is contested, but even granted that, there is every indication that the cost of mitigation and adaption are less than the cost of a move to non-nuclear renewable.
2. Right now the cheapest source of hydrogen is to strip it from natural gas. In practice it's still a fossil fuel.
3. Using the heat from high-temp nuclear would let you synthesis fuels with higher energy densities, that are much easier to transport and store, and can be run in conventional engines with little modification. Methanol, Dimethel ether, and ammonia are potential candidates. Heck the navy is even has some success with JP8.
4. Moving from fossil fuels to wind and solar is a step backwards. Nuclear is the way forward for reliable energy and property. If the U.S doesn't do it, India and China certainly will.

Comment Re: Going to be dead on arrival (Score 4, Informative) 104

Still Bull. Energy density of hydrogen is 120 MJ/kg, Propane has 49.6 MJ/kg However the density of liquid hydrogen is 70.8 kg/m^3, while propane is 493 kg/m^3 at STP. Propane wins at 24.5 GJ/m^3, and liquid hyroden is only 8.5 GJ/m^3. Deisel for reference is 35.8 GJ/m^3

Comment Re:Religion: opiate of the masses. (Score 1) 226

And Socialism is the opiate of the intelligentsia. If Marxist, you can always say it's the fault of class structure, if cultural Marxist then blame racism. Either way you get to ignore the vast majority of philosophy, evolutionary ethics, game theory, economics, and history, and take pleasure in you're self-declared intellectual and moral superiority.

Comment Re:I call BS (Score 1) 560

Most people arrested for DUI are significantly over the limit. Signs of intoxication on the roadside is enough for an arrest while a blood test is run. And beside that there is no real magic number for THC. Secondly borderline cases for THC intoxication don't seem to be particularly dangerous, and it tends to induce behaviors that counteract the intoxication.

Comment Re:No Problem... (Score 1) 560

Actually, just the opposite, the study found nicotine increased the effect. " Individuals who use both marijuana and nicotine also have lower hippocampal volumes and lower immediate/delayed story recall compared to non-users [29]. Addition- ally, cannabis use is thought to interfere with memory formation by inhibiting long-term potentiation [30]."

It may be the smoke the blame rather than the cannabanoids. Also keep in mind the marijuana group had a psychiatric diagnosis of Cannabis use disorder, meaning most smoked a lot and regularly.

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