markravingmad
MarkRavingMad
markravingmad
Aug 27 2019
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Realistic climate plans are always unpopular with people who have decided that mass wind and solar is the only acceptable solution.

Aug 22 2019
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Roughly 100 nuclear plants built over about 20 years, today provide roughly 20% of our electricity. At a conservative $10 billion apiece for another 400, that solves the emissions of our power sector for $4 trillion. More importantly this is a solution that we know works because unlike mass wind and solar, it’s Read more

Aug 1 2019
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Most candidates polling above him have come out as strongly anti nuclear. Given that it’s our biggest source of low carbon energy, our safest energy source, and has, thus far, always been replaced by fracked gas when plants are shut down, I would argue that, having come out supporting nuclear expansion, he's one of Read more

Apr 19 2019
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You’re attacking a guy for living with his widowed mother in part of a house he bought her...I think you’re just a bad person.

Apr 18 2019
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Agreed, but I reserve the right to roll my eyes and say "fucking boomers" in an exasperated sigh.

Oct 17 2017
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Wow. If you think nuclear power is dangerous (as measured by casualties per watt), I have bad news for you about every energy source other than nuclear power (including wind and solar).

Oct 17 2017
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Thank you. Im so tired of seeing trace levels of radiation that barely eclipse natural background levels (newsflash people, you’re never not getting a dose of radiation) by an amount that can be measured in bananas being treated as some major issue because people think of it as magic science cooties.

Oct 17 2017
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That’s pretty much exactly how the Linear No-Threshold model works.

Oct 16 2017
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By what measurement? While it’s true only a tiny fraction of accusations are ever proven false, is it not also true that only a very small (though still larger) portion are proven true adequetly to result in conviction? Read more

Sep 27 2017
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Read the damn flag code. The only reason you think this is any more ‘disrespectful’ than anything else done with a flag by the NFL is because you want to.

Aug 2 2017
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Not to mention that dosage is a thing. Everyone loves to jump on ‘x material found in trace amounts in food is a carcinogen” and it’s like “yeah, if you ate a brick of it”. Roundup is less hazardous than some of the pesticides and fertilizers approved for use in the organic food industry. (For those of you who thought Read more

Aug 2 2017
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Pesticide is a broad term that includes both herbicides and insecticides, among other pest deterrents.

Aug 2 2017
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Two problems with that. First, over a vast system you may be able to reduce instability of supply but that’s only half the problem. The key challenge of the grid isn’t just “make a bunch of power”. It’s generating and distributing that power at time of use. In our current system the biggest challenge is dealing with Read more

May 26 2017
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There is something truly magical about hard ass men getting to roughly that age and just ceasing to give any fucks. I personally can’t wait.

May 24 2017
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TIL Hentai is just as gross and weird when women do it. Good to know.

May 23 2017
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I can’t speak to anyone else’s experience but I actively avoid crapping in public bathrooms. oobviously not always possible, but I much prefer doing that at home. (if for no other reason than better toilet paper) Read more

Mar 1 2017
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The problem with the Xbox 1 is that as a consumer it just doesn’t feel necessary to have one yet. I love my 360 (which miraculously has yet to red ring in the entire time I’ve owned one) and have a decent library.  If backward compatability had been better, I might have picked one up by now just to be ready for any Read more

Feb 27 2017
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but you should really get a stick and throttle first. In my experience, it doesn’t play well on a keyboard.