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Dilbert_X
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This plastic straw obsession is the biggest distraction, about the most trivial problem we have.
But people can feel good about driving to McDonalds in their SUV to buy farmed beef because they don't take the straw.
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
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Dilbert_X wrote:

This plastic straw obsession is the biggest distraction, about the most trivial problem we have.
But people can feel good about driving to McDonalds in their SUV to buy farmed beef because they don't take the straw.
Have you seen the turtle video?

https://youtu.be/d2J2qdOrW44

Consider the turtle
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,701|4822|eXtreme to the maX
Have you seen that the Amazon and Arctic are on fire?
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Paper straws are biodegradable
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+744|5401|United States of America
It was odd that the straws were a thing that government actually acted upon. Because Americans are fucking idiots when it comes to animals, I don't doubt that the turtle thing played a big role in people lobbying for it.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Why do you want to hurt turtles?
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4074|London, England

Dilbert_X wrote:

This plastic straw obsession is the biggest distraction, about the most trivial problem we have.
But people can feel good about driving to McDonalds in their SUV to buy farmed beef because they don't take the straw.
https://babylonbee.com/news/politicians … o-ban-next
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,701|4822|eXtreme to the maX

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Paper straws are biodegradable
Cheap and non-flammable, SF6 is a colourless, odourless, synthetic gas. It makes a hugely effective insulating material for medium and high-voltage electrical installations.

It is widely used across the industry, from large power stations to wind turbines to electrical sub-stations in towns and cities. It prevents electrical accidents and fires.

However, the significant downside to using the gas is that it has the highest global warming potential of any known substance. It is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide (CO2).

Just one kilogram of SF6 warms the Earth to the same extent as 24 people flying London to New York return.

It also persists in the atmosphere for a long time, warming the Earth for at least 1,000 years.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49567197

But yeah lets worry about straws.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4074|London, England
A bigger issue is the release of CFC's and HCFC's. Every refrigeration and air conditioning system in the world eventually leaks and dumps the refrigerant into the atmosphere. They're considered super greenhouse gases, and are now banned, but the damage has largely been done.

All those millions of people living in cities that could not exist without air conditioning, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Adelaide, etc are destroying the environment.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Maybe people will have to vacate unsustainable cities.
I could live in Adelaide without AC if I had to - not the car maybe, evaporative cooling works well enough here and there are other systems besides refrigerants.
With a little bit of gumption the whole city could be cooled by the sea.

As I understand it CFcs do break down eventually and the modern refrigerants are much less damaging, pure ammonia systems are fairly harmless.

Not that anyone in China, India or the rest of Asia gives a shit, they still use the old stuff.

According to my Vietnamese colleague everyone in Vietnam is installing AC like crazy.

Besides AC people across the world do have refrigerators, and they tend not to last as long and get disposed of without going through recycling.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2019-09-14 04:10:39)

Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
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Parent teacher night a few days ago. I felt like a NPC waiting for someone to come initiate a quest.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
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You should have hung a glowing question mark over your head.
SuperJail Warden
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I don't think that is a good idea. A random passerby might try to kill me for extra experience points and good karma. I might even be an achievement.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,820|5488|USA

You're at a school, they might do that anyway.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+744|5401|United States of America
I think people should celebrate Halloween next weekend rather than this one, because it's closer to the actual date.
uziq
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why is halloween celebrated on this date? is it to do with school terms, or whatever?
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+744|5401|United States of America
I'm just saying it cause I saw pictures from people doing costumed things this weekend. As it's during the week, I doubt many adults will be doing thing on the day itself.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,820|5488|USA

I think if it must be on a weekend, the one before the end of October makes more sense than doing Halloween stuff in November.
uziq
Member
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part of your job is dealing with young people. they are not adults. if you want to teach emotionally mature people then get a good PhD and teach in universities. good luck. you should be grateful to the state of new jersey and those children in need.
SuperJail Warden
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Still she should have went to the bathroom like the other criers I have had.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,820|5488|USA

I think it would be more reasonable to have him retake the test during detention. But I don't really expect that from you. You obviously get your rocks off by flexing on children.

I wonder what the superintendent would think if they could see your posts here bragging about all the shit you pull in that school.

Didn't you want to become a cop too? Please don't. They don't need any more help worsening PR nationwide.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4074|London, England
He gets off on being a petty tyrant. Sure sign he was bullied relentlessly.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Good idea, Newbie. I will let her retake the test or something. Then I will look magnanimous.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
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The Tech thread is the only one that's recently been having new posts in it and I don't care about that.
uziq
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there's like 3 people keeping this forum alive and a few mosquitos.

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