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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

trout007 Re:5 billion per launch already looking optimistic (132 comments)

NASA employes about 15k full time employees. That's about $3 Billion out of a $18 Billion budget. All the rest goes to contracts of various types. NASA isn't designing all of SLS. Most is contractors.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

trout007 Re:Southwest Boarding Policies (878 comments)

Don't forget that you can upgrade to A-List for $12.50 a ticket. If it's that important to board with your family pay for the upgrade.

5 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

trout007 Re:Should the United States accept more foreigners (373 comments)

Poverty doesn't cause obesity. There is a correlation in the modern world because food is cheap and the ability to delay gratification leads to poverty and obesity.

5 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

trout007 Re:Welcome to engineering (368 comments)

I think the problem is that on many projects the requirements are not known enough for a complete definition. Agile and spiral design processes work well for these designs because requirements are discovered during each cycle.

about a week ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

trout007 Re:De-salination? (110 comments)

But you could burn away the carbon and have an unlimited supply of sea salt.

about a week ago
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NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

trout007 As someone that works at KSC (52 comments)

The real name of the building is M7-0355. This is most likely just going to involve a little sign in the lobby.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

trout007 Re:Cost of living tracks minimum wage (778 comments)

You don't need big data. If people have more cash they will buy more which is all the indicator a store needs to raise prices.

about two weeks ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

trout007 Florida Best Performance. (778 comments)

The best performer is Florida which only raised it's minimum wage to keep pace with inflation by 14 cents/hr.

"The number of jobs in Florida has risen 1.6 percent this year, the most of the 13 states with higher minimums. Its minimum rose to $7.93 an hour from $7.79 last year."

In reality inflation is much worse for low income people in Florida so in real terms the minimum wage decreased for those people.

about two weeks ago
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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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago
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Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

trout007 Re:No more bridges? (390 comments)

Jumps.

about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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trout007 trout007 writes  |  more than 7 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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