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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:not assumed, the FDA SAID there has been no pro (365 comments)

"The FDA has in fact said there have been no problems, ie the rule is not necessary,"

The FDA said there have been no problems, but did NOT say the rule is not necessary. The risk exists, it just has not been realized yet; we've been lucky. That is a distinction that any other speaker of the English language would understand.

yesterday
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:Milk/Beef prices as well? (365 comments)

The US uses $20 billion in livestock feed per year. 3 million tons of brewery waste is generated per year. If this is all spent grain sold as livestock feed at $30 per ton, that is $90 million, or 4.5% of the total feed expense.

That does not mean that the price of feeding livestock will go up by 4.5%, that mean only 4.5% will change in price. On the other hand, I don't know off the top of my head what the margins on livestock are

yesterday
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:So - who's in love with the government again? (365 comments)

"It should be up to the government to present an argument or evidence that this proposed rule is not only a good idea, but necessary. "

You have assumed that this did not occur. Your failure to pay attention is not a failure of democracy.

yesterday
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (353 comments)

Making a small area a different color. For example, a transparent 1x1 plate on the side of a 1x1 block with a peg on the side is commonly used to model a headlight on a car.

3 days ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

radarskiy Re:wait, what? (457 comments)

They only surveyed those still employed.

4 days ago
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Astronomers Solve Puzzle of the Mountains That Fell From Space

radarskiy Re:Iapetus (51 comments)

Your errors in parsing the date clause notwithstanding, which has been covered by others, the latter part of your comment is also off point: Clarke was not working from pictures of Iapetus. He completely made up his description, based on zero evidence, which just happened to turn out to me similar to the actual two-tone coloring. No monolith, though.

4 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (353 comments)

Offset vertical joints for a stronger structure (look at actual bricklaying)
Shims to close a gap due to rotation of peg axis.
Spot color

4 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (353 comments)

Ship's prow (upside down)
Several hinged for a claw.
Aerodynamic fairing around the parts of a vehicle that fits into the front of another vehicle to lock it into the assembly (c.f. the Phoenix from Battle of the Planets)
Scoops on a water wheel, or teeth on a rotary digger

So there's four off the top of my head in a couple of minutes without any brinks in reach to doodle with.

Stop trying to blame other people for your lack of creativity.

4 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

radarskiy Re:So Netflix wants to change how it connects (324 comments)

Netflix is NOW a Comcast customer, as they are now directly connected to Comcast and Comcast is directly providing services to Netflix.. Previously they were connecting to Comcast through a separate ISP and paying that ISP. Now they are connecting directly to Comcast and paying for that portion of their traffic that has been moved to Comcast away from the other ISP.

5 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

radarskiy Re:that was quick! (324 comments)

Throttling policy does not change traceroutes.

5 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

radarskiy Re:de Raadt (290 comments)

"not an "exploit mitigation countermeasure", but rather standard allocation caching behavior"

There is a bug where memory is used after being freed which is hidden by the custom nonclearing LIFO freelist, i.e. you could realloc and get your record back. If you tried to use a normal malloc it would fail. Clearing memory exposes others bugs so no one was willing to clear memory.

"The comment even says that it's done because performance on allocators is slow. "

It was slow on some architectures, at the time, so they worked around it on all architectures permanently. Thus the subverted the OSS benefit on 'many eyeballs" and did so ON SECURITY SOFTWARE.

5 days ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

radarskiy Re:Not possible (416 comments)

" a pretty big portion of the population, particularly the wealthier folks. "

Wealthy people are not a large portion of the population.

5 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

radarskiy "the agency uses a private contractor" (630 comments)

The SSA used a private contractor to make sure all parties were correctly notified about the debt before seizure proceedings were started, which would have allowed incorrect claims to be dropped. Of course, the private contractor screwed that up.

5 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

radarskiy Re:It is a Hobby (217 comments)

ITT, separation of powers is bad.

about a week ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

radarskiy Re:FAA loses: Commercial Drones Are Legal (217 comments)

if you are saying specifically that the drone license is needed, then requiring a license that doesn't exist yet is indistinguishable prohibiting the licensed activity.

If you are saying that some pilot license is needed and there will be a drone specific license coming, then there is no reason to block Gene Robinson's activity because is is already a licensed pilot .

about a week ago

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