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Comment Re:What is the carbon footprint? (Score 3, Informative) 119

The "hydrogen economy" would produce huge amounts of CO2 if we use the cheapest most efficient means of producing hydrogen, namely hydrocarbon fractionation. I had read of energy balances for ethanol that show it requires more energy to produce than it actually produces. Not to mention the stupidity of using food for fuel. Ethanol drove up the price of corn enough that there were food riots in latin America.

Having seen this blow up in our faces before I want to raise a warning flag early so we can nip a bad idea in the bud.

Comment Re: He sounds like an idiot (Score 1) 332

In my experience most developers seem to be emotional and illogical. They have deeply ingrained beliefs; sometimes that the legacy tech is the best and sometimes that the latest new thing is the best, and they will not reassess their position regardless of real world evidence. Personally I try to keep an open mind and use the tools I am given.

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