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#118 - Thanks for replying, I'm guessing the EPA isn't in charge of c…  [+] (1 reply) 10/11/2016 on Trumper Comp68 0
#123 - Corndoggeh (10/11/2016) [-]
Think of it as this, company wants to make a vehicle as cheaply as they can as well as adhering to EPA standards on emissions and fuel economy. However, plastic parts also increase the warranty rates on a vehicle and the manufacturer only cares about the longevity of their vehicle during said warranty period. Metal is heavy (obvious) versus any plastics and the quickest way to improve fuel economy and thus emissions is to lighten the vehicle (power:weight ratio). What we see though are companies cheapening their products and their name/company value by making them less reliable over the long run. This applies to even appliances and falls under the society viewing fixing/repairing things as "below them" (ironic considering most people I encountered acting that way sure don't have the money/status to act that way to begin with)

When it comes to energy companies, solar panels and technically nuclear energy are the best forms of renewable energy. However, solar panels are heavily subsidized by the US government as well as being expensive to make due to the pricing of manufacturing and rarity of materials. We also don't have the technology to create energy banks that can store said energy through the night.

Nuclear reactors are our best bet, but we chose the wrong material to make it from. Using Uranium as reactor material was a mistake, but we knew about it before we knew about Thorium and so we had already developed a reactor that was designed around Uranium and not the cleaner Thorium. Take a look at this periodic video on Thorium because I deal much more with organic chemistry than anything else.

youtu.be/2yZGcr0mpw0
#105 - Can I ask something - without starting a big fuss - if Trump b…  [+] (6 replies) 10/11/2016 on Trumper Comp68 +3
#117 - Corndoggeh (10/11/2016) [-]
Hence why the EPA is around, as an independent (whether actually indep or not) agency that is supposed to regulate such things. HOWEVER, I am in far more favor of us stopping the throw-away-society attitude the entire population has. Not to mention how we build our homes not to last with untreated lumber that becomes suseptible to termites in just 5 years versus the 90's and earlier on having termite protection for 30+ years and the 50's having treated lumber that could resist fire for up to 10 minutes before being ignited. Another example are all the appliances we use that use complicated circuit boards that are far more sensitive to changes in voltage and current and cause them to burn out as well as using cheap plastic parts that for one: are not even glass fiber reinforced and two: become brittle after approximately 5 years of use depending on application. For example, plastic parts on a car are far more likely to break after just ONE year. Take for example plastic intake manifolds and coolant hoses/water pumps that I've changed on BMW's and even a Chevy and a Ford where the heat cycles made the plastic so brittle I was able to puncture a hole with my finger (BMW) and create an even larger vacuum leak, the part costed that poor woman somewhere around $500.

Cars more specifically have become extremely disposable and construction has been in that disposable attitude for over 40 years at this point. Could you blame the EPA? Possibly but at the same time not having to use metal parts or treating materials to handle their application better also saves money over the long run and creates a demand when it breaks after 5 years.

I could go on since I'm a chemical engineer and have already dug my hand into these situations both in school and in real life.
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#122 - Einsty (10/11/2016) [-]
I must agree that short controlled lifespan of products is a big contributor to waste production. It is further helped by increasing application of composite materials without developing ways to recycle them.
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#118 - theyellowfj (10/11/2016) [-]
Thanks for replying, I'm guessing the EPA isn't in charge of changing all the materials used in the making of all the parts you listed above, wouldn't that come down to the manufacturers? Trump doesn't like the EPA though because of what it does against the energy companies, I just have yet to hear anything positive about Trump and the environment is all
#123 - Corndoggeh (10/11/2016) [-]
Think of it as this, company wants to make a vehicle as cheaply as they can as well as adhering to EPA standards on emissions and fuel economy. However, plastic parts also increase the warranty rates on a vehicle and the manufacturer only cares about the longevity of their vehicle during said warranty period. Metal is heavy (obvious) versus any plastics and the quickest way to improve fuel economy and thus emissions is to lighten the vehicle (power:weight ratio). What we see though are companies cheapening their products and their name/company value by making them less reliable over the long run. This applies to even appliances and falls under the society viewing fixing/repairing things as "below them" (ironic considering most people I encountered acting that way sure don't have the money/status to act that way to begin with)

When it comes to energy companies, solar panels and technically nuclear energy are the best forms of renewable energy. However, solar panels are heavily subsidized by the US government as well as being expensive to make due to the pricing of manufacturing and rarity of materials. We also don't have the technology to create energy banks that can store said energy through the night.

Nuclear reactors are our best bet, but we chose the wrong material to make it from. Using Uranium as reactor material was a mistake, but we knew about it before we knew about Thorium and so we had already developed a reactor that was designed around Uranium and not the cleaner Thorium. Take a look at this periodic video on Thorium because I deal much more with organic chemistry than anything else.

youtu.be/2yZGcr0mpw0
#110 - rohedje (10/11/2016) [-]
**rohedje used "*roll picture*"**
**rohedje rolled image** Get back in your flowerpot, hippie.
#125 - nickelakon (10/11/2016) [-]
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**nickelakon rolled image** That was a good roll
#10 - Truly, I can think of no other applicable means for a suit tha…  [+] (9 replies) 08/18/2015 on Realistic Sci-Fi movies +70
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#21 - stifflimb (08/18/2015) [-]
So, where do you want it?
#29 - listerthepessimist (08/18/2015) [-]
Bay 12, please
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#14 - jesusisagoose (08/18/2015) [-]
looks like the Loader from Risk of Rain.
#56 - jumperzero (08/18/2015) [-]
risk of rain best game

best game
best game 10/10
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#59 - jesusisagoose (08/19/2015) [-]
100/100 game of the year - IGN
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#18 - jagerhaus (08/18/2015) [-]
that game is pretty neat
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#19 - jesusisagoose (08/18/2015) [-]
it is indeed
#16 - anon (08/18/2015) [-]
because that was based on the loader from this movie Alien.
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#17 - jesusisagoose (08/18/2015) [-]
noice
#96 - It's almost like Hollywood's making this stuff up...  [+] (6 replies) 10/18/2013 on In real life +32
#117 - gifsource has deleted their comment.
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#123 - twillight (10/18/2013) [-]
delete it
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#120 - mitchr (10/18/2013) [-]
This man has committed suicide, everybody. God protect him from admin's wrath.

Not really. He's good as dead.
#112 - justleaving (10/18/2013) [-]
This is turning me on so much!
#121 - gifsource has deleted their comment.
#124 - justleaving (10/18/2013) [-]
Flagged in 17 seconds .... WOW!

Thx anyway
#10 - Somewhat related.  [+] (4 replies) 08/05/2013 on Just girly things +5
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#13 - bitchplzzz (08/06/2013) [-]
whats that from
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#17 - sircool (08/06/2013) [-]
Piranha 3d, aka more gorefest than horror
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#15 - xxvampirepriestxx (08/06/2013) [-]
From the dark recesses of your wildest nightmares. Where chairs talk, and grown men speak in tongues only select few understand.. A place where no one can ever escape once they are in..... Pee-Wee's Play House.
#28 - bitchplzzz (08/06/2013) [-]
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