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Comment PirateBay isn't a media company either. (Score 2) 12

Facebook's content is driven by the end user. Click on any political story on the side and read the comments by those end users.

Facebook is the equivalent of 'forwards from grandma' or 'that dumb cousin you have that insists the moon landing is fake'. A story get shared by someone to their own echo chamber, re shared and pretty soon you have fake stories reaching a lot of people.

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 347

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 Re:Just curious... (Score 3, Informative) 197

And that is assuming it's a bright object reflecting a LOT of light from a very distant sun. If this thing is dark in color at all, the lumens available out at where they guess it is...

One astrophysicist basically said, IT would be easier to spot a flashlight that is on and pointed at the earth out in the OOORT cloud than to directly observe a planet out there. They need to look for stars that are being occluded and see if we can create a dataset, but if it is beyond the oort cloud, the orbital period may be measured in 1000's of years and will be even hard yet to detect

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 347

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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