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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

trout007 Re:Can see how own network, messaging is being use (207 comments)

We had an email go out saying that people were using Bittorrent from home over the VPN and to please stop since it's illegal and taking up bandwidth.

about 2 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

trout007 Re:I know one (312 comments)

I'm lucky enough to have an excellent engineering manager right now. When he got hired most of us were thinking "Oh great here is another manager:" He came in and said "You guys do great work. My job is to make it easier for you to do your job." We didn't believe him at first but he has proven himself. He came up with a project management database that helped us get our crap together. Instead of jobs falling through the cracks we now have it documented. He was flexible with what we had to fill in. When we complained a field was taking too long to fill in he got rid of it. It has really helped with upper management because when they come around to ask what do we work on we have thousands of records of every little task we do and for whom.

about 2 months ago
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Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

trout007 Re:and then need to build all kinds of walkways / (390 comments)

No. You could have a crosswalk button that will make a break in traffic for you for a certain period of time and track you as you cross.

about 2 months ago
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Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

trout007 Re:No more bridges? (390 comments)

Jumps.

about 2 months ago
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Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

trout007 No more bridges or traffic lights!!! (390 comments)

If every car was self driving you could eliminate bridges and traffic lights. You could have full speed ground level crossings where the cars seamlessly weave past each other.

about 2 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

trout007 Re:and the TSA exists because... (393 comments)

Traveling is stressful. If you opt out you get a free message. What's not to like?

about 3 months ago
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How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

trout007 Re:Inability to digest milk (144 comments)

This doesn't necessarily mean humans didn't drink milk. If you leave milk out for any period of time it naturally ferments into yogurt (or something similar). This process the bacteria converts the lactose into lactic acid. This acid then denatures the proteins which is why yogurt is more of a gel. Many people that can't drink milk have no problem eating fully fermented milk products.

about 3 months ago
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World's First Multi-Color, Multi-Polymer 3D Printer Unveiled

trout007 Re:Absolute B$ (85 comments)

This is actually just a modification of the existing Objet printer. We have one at work and it mixes 2 resins. This gives it a great capability. You can load a soft rubber like resin and a hard resin. Then you can program it to create any hardness in between and it will do it by mixing them. So what this new machine does is just add another (or more) resins to the mix so you can control color as well.

about 3 months ago
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How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

trout007 Re:Lack of milk digestion seems dubious (144 comments)

This would make sense though since only a baby typically would drink fresh milk unless you refrigerate it. If you leave fresh milk out the bacteria and enzymes in the milk and environment quickly digest the sugars (on the order of hours) and ferment the milk which also helps preserve it.

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

trout007 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

Right. The moms were just trying to take from other people.

about 3 months ago
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Nobel Prize Winning Economist: Legalize Sale of Human Organs

trout007 Re:False equivalence much? (518 comments)

Here is how I think it would play out if there was an unrestricted market. Life insurance companies would be able to write life insurance policies that give them ownership of a particular organ. Now depending on your age and health condition you would receive some sort of discount on your premiums. Let's say I have a $500k policy but my organs would go for $200k. They can offer a premium on the difference. This puts incentives in the proper place. They don't want you to die because they have to still pay out a claim. But if you do die they will try to sell the organs as fast as possible. The insurance companies may even try to develope technology to make the organs last longer.

about 3 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

trout007 Re:Change food stamps... (1043 comments)

Back in the 80s for some reason my Grandmoyher got Givernment cheese and butter. I think the cheese was in 5 or 10 lb blocks and the butter in 1 lb blocks. She didn't like dairy so she gave them to us. I loved that cheese.
Do they still have that?

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

trout007 Re:Cant be worse (351 comments)

The dollar worked for a long time because it was or was backed by an ounce of silver. Since that ended it's had been the legal tender laws and the guns that back it that makes the US dollar work.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

trout007 Re:Cant be worse (351 comments)

The whole reson most people are in the stock market in the first place is because the tax code and regulations make it nearly impossible to just put your savings in a bank. It's almost as if the financial companies tried to get laws passed that would make you put all of your money under their control in the stock market. Probrably just a coincidence.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

trout007 Re:If you're concerned... (351 comments)

The big thing you are missing is that it's not like the money is magically given out to everyone. It is given to the politically connected who get to spend it first. This is mostly financail companies and the military industry. So the new money acts like a giant wealth transfer to these areas. This is why Wall St is doing so well while the rest of the country is stuck in a depression.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Sending New Wall-Charger Adapters After Garage Fire

trout007 Re: Quality? (195 comments)

My problem is I've had more bad experiences with contractors than good. My first house (brand new) with a circuit in the kitchen where the GFI would constantly trip. I opened all of the outlets and switches to check the wires and everything was fine. I finally had enough and pulled off the fuse panel cover. Glad I did. The hot wire was just leaning against contacts. The set screw wasn't even close to being tight. Not only was this a professional but it also passed inspection. The wire had lots of arcing damage and needed to be replaced.

about 3 months ago
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The First Prescription-Only App

trout007 My experience with prescription medical devices. (84 comments)

My kid has asthma so need a nebulizer. This is just a oiless air pump with a cup to hold the medicine. You can get them online for $50-$100.

I got a prescription for one and I called my insurance company to see how to get it filled. They used some medical device company which I called an ordered it. I had to pay a $20 or $30 copay. Then next month I got a bill for another $20. I didn't realize it at the time but this was a rental. My fault I should have read the documents better. The insurance company was paying them about $50/mo for the rental. I sent it back and just bought the same exact one online for $100. This was 8 years ago and it still works.

about 3 months ago
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Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheel Damage 'Accelerated'

trout007 Re: Really? (157 comments)

Yep and a lot of wire. Nice cut though.

about 4 months ago

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trout007 trout007 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

trout007 writes "My company has been in the clam farming business for many years now. We realized that our clams are taking the CO2 out of the atmosphere and locking it up into their shells. We have decided to expand our business into the Carbon Sequestering Market. Our business plan is to find people that can invest $1000 in capital to sequester 1 ton of CO2. That $1000 will pay for the seed clams and labor to plant them in our lease in the Indian River, Florida. When we harvest the clams 2 years later and sell the clams at market the investors will get back their investment plus $200. So they can lead a carbon neutral live AND make money doing it. As a /.er I thought I'd write to see what people here thought about it. Our webpage has information on how the process works. www.carbonclamup.com"

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