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WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

radarskiy Re:Real users? (114 comments)

"what evidence is there"
The $1 per year after the first year of use.

yesterday
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WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

radarskiy Re:What?? (114 comments)

Why would I pay $20 per month for unlimited messaging when I could pay $1 per year for this app?

yesterday
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

radarskiy Re:About time! (278 comments)

"Without looking"

Clearly, if I do not know how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together I should only eat raw meat.

yesterday
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:not assumed, the FDA SAID there has been no pro (397 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.

4 days ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:Milk/Beef prices as well? (397 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

5 days ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

radarskiy Re:So - who's in love with the government again? (397 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.

5 days ago
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Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

radarskiy Re:Government picking favorites (91 comments)

Why do you hate the Coase Theorem?

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (355 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.

about a week ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

radarskiy Re:wait, what? (466 comments)

They only surveyed those still employed.

about a week 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.

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

The phrase you are looking for is "The Pumping Lemma".

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (355 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

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

radarskiy Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (355 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.

about a week 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 (327 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.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

radarskiy Re:that was quick! (327 comments)

Throttling policy does not change traceroutes.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

radarskiy Re:de Raadt (304 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.

about two weeks ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

radarskiy Re:Not possible (422 comments)

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

Wealthy people are not a large portion of the population.

about two weeks 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" (631 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.

about two weeks ago

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