8:39 PM yesterday
commented on We Just Lived Through the Hottest June on Record
@7: I know, I know. I'm just saying that hydrogen cars aren't truly emission-free (as far as greenhouse gases go) even if you ignore the cost of the electricity needed to produce the hydrogen.
@4: NO NO NO WRONG WRONG WRONG
Energy is not liberated in the breaking of molecular bonds! Breaking bonds is an ENDOTHERMIC process, meaning that it requires energy to be spent to make it go! Of course, this means that forming a new bond is an EXOTHERMIC process, meaning that it releases energy.
How do we make this work for us? We break weaker bonds to allow stronger bonds to form and harnessed the net energy released. (This gets into issues of things like enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy, which I understand better than you because I FUCKING TOOK SOME CHEMISTRY CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.)
As delirian pointed out, hydrogen bonds are a special type of dipole-dipole intermolecular force, but the bonds broken and formed in the chemical reactions involved in combustion are, in fact, covalent intramolecular bonds. You know nothing, John Schmo.
Even by your dubious logic, we're more on an oxygen economy than a hydrogen economy. What all combustion systems have in common (barring the ones used in solid-fuel rockets) is that dioxygen (O2) is the oxidant, while the reductant varies widely. It may interest you to know, by the way, that anthracite (good coal) is almost entirely free of hydrogen.
11:46 AM yesterday
commented on Roughly 100 AIDS Researchers May Have Died in the Airplane Shot Out of the Sky Over Ukraine
People were certainly executed on Lenin's orders, but I don't believe there's enough to justify calling him a mass murderer. Pretty much any revolutionary leader is going to have some amount of blood on their hands just from the initial struggle of taking and retaining power (viz. Ernesto "Che" Guevara). The vast and overwhelming majority of the deaths under the Soviet regime in Russia were the doing, directly or indirectly, of Josef Stalin.
11:39 AM yesterday
commented on Alison Holcomb Vs. Kshama Sawant: Who's Got Your Hypothetical Vote?
@56: Your employer not renewing a lease != you are getting laid off
Have you considered the outlandish possibility that your employer is perhaps relocating rather than closing up shop? And even if your boss has said explicitly that all of you are getting laid off, the correct phrasing is "this law will cost me my job", future tense.
@57: There were left-wing communists in America who supported the Khmer Rouge. There were right-wing nationalists in America who supported Hitler.
@58: "Hey @55
I am asking a question of Pol Pot, not you.
So kindly cease blathering."
Let's look at post #55: "54:..."
Okay, what was Jizzlobber replying to of post #54?
STFU and I'll say it again:"
Okay, who posted #47, which caution&daring replied to in #54? None other than Jizzlobber. So yes, I'd say that caution&daring DID directly ask a question of Jizzlobber. Q.E.D. motherfucker.
11:11 AM yesterday
commented on The Sunday Morning News
What the fuck? I could have sworn I only left three sets of open <i> tags. My bad.
PROTIP: when trying to close some idiot's open tags, it's best to overcorrect to the tune of: </i> </i> </i> </i> </i>