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Comment Re:Subsidies (Score 2) 161

The oil companies didn't have to pay for their own security and they didn't have to pay for the true cost of oil.

It's also very expensive to maintain a naval and coast guard fleet to protect oil tankers. The oil companies should be paying for it.

If they had to pay for those things- their prices would be much higher. So their prices are subsidized by tax payers.

Comment Solution is very simple: key mapper (Score 1) 461

The solution is very simple: use a keymapper. I map my Caps Lock to Escape. I use Karabiner for macOS. And better yet, recently the Japanese developer Takayama Fumihiko open sourced it: https://github.com/tekezo/Kara...

For many years, he has been maintaining Karabiner, and with every update to OS X/macOS, he was ready with a new version to support the new OS. It's astounding, really. Every year, I donate because it's worth it to me: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner...

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 337

Diesel is close enough in chemistry to Kerosene/JP-1 that these should work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

It was good enough for Apollo 8 on the Saturn V.

As of 2016, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb)

Although once you have the technology to craft D2 out of air and feed stock changing the formulation of the output shouldn't be too difficult.

Comment It's an unmitigated DISASTER (Score 1) 337


NOAA: U.S. Completes Record 11 Straight Years Without Major Hurricane Strike

(CNSNews.com) â" Today marks the completion of a record-breaking 11 years without a major hurricane striking the U.S. mainland, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ...
The current 11-year stretch with no major hurricane striking the United States is the longest since record-keeping began, according to NOAA data going back to 1851.

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 337

Then keep on building nukes till we have enough electricity being generated to replace all those gasoline/diesel automobiles (trucks, trains, etc) with electric versions.

When you look at the chemical properties of diesel it's really, really hard to beat. It doesn't explode. It doesn't even burn at room temp without a lot of coaxing. It carries 46 MJ/kg.

If electricity really is free and plentiful we should have no problem making D2 out of thin air and trash. Fischer-Tropsch got the Germans through WWII. Just start using trash as feed stock and eat the inefficiencies.

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