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Biofuel Thieves Steal Restaurant Grease

deinol Re:Apparently no one here has worked in a restaura (165 comments)

Long before kitchen grease was used for biofuel, it was and still is used to make soap.
35 years ago when I started working in the restaurant business, the grease had always
been collected in a barrel out back when it was time to change the fryers. and about once
a month a company would collect the contents of the barrel to go towards the production of soap.
Been that way for the last 35 years.

When I first read the above, I was horrified. Then I realized that it actually said soap, not soup like my mind substituted.

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users

deinol Re:Duh. (519 comments)

Gee, why wouldn't draconian policies, a confusingly half-baked interface and long load times be the path to a successful website?

That certainly is the secret to Facebook's success.

more than 3 years ago

Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

deinol And we care why? (205 comments)

That's nice and all, but does anyone care?

I mean, I guess there are some legacy projects out there that are still being maintained, but I'm sure those developers bought VS a long time ago.

Or is there some secret in the VB6 code that the open source community can actually learn from?

more than 3 years ago

Are Graphical Calculators Pointless?

deinol Re:This again? (636 comments)

I used to have pages of notes in my calculator back in college. And this was over a decade ago.

If it is possible to actually cheat with a graphics calculator, you wrote the test wrong. For any math algebra and beyond, showing your work is far more important than what the actual answer is.

more than 3 years ago

Google URL Shortener Opened To the Public

deinol Re:Keep working? (244 comments)

and it will keep working

Like Wave, right?

You realize that while they stopped development of further wave features, it is still available and functioning for anyone who wants to use it?

more than 4 years ago

E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales

deinol RPG Books (437 comments)

I am liking the trend (started primarily by Paizo) of role-playing companies that give Print + PDF bundles for their books. I love having access to reference PDFs on my laptop. When regular ebooks start coming bundled with hardcovers or at a more reasonable price, they will definitely take off. As it is, who wants to pay more than a softcover price for a novel?

more than 4 years ago

Sell Someone Else's Book On Lulu!

deinol Re:College Textbook Prices (260 comments)

Even worse is that many university bookstores will mark up prices above the MSRP. I remember once as a student I found the exact same book in both the Textbooks section and the normal bookstore area. The one in Textbooks was 20% more expensive. And they wonder why students started buying their books on Amazon.

more than 4 years ago

ICANN Likely Finally To Approve .xxx For Porn Sites

deinol Re:because .xxx is nothing like .sex (266 comments)

There's a big difference between trying to force all porn sites to use .xxx (or any other specific term) and allowing people who wish to buy .xxx domains to do so.

In other news, who cares?

more than 4 years ago

E=mc^2 Verified In Quantum Chromodynamic Calculation

deinol Misread (268 comments)

Did anyone else read the headline as "Emacs Verified In Quantum Chromodynamic Calculation" at first?

more than 6 years ago


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