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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

trout007 Re:The Dangers of the World (779 comments)

It is a dangerous world. These kids were kidnapped on the way home. Luckily for them the kidnapper returned them to the parents.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

trout007 Re:Hope they don't walk to public school (779 comments)

I live in Florida and you need to live 2 miles from school before they will bus you. Even my older kid that lives 5 miles from school has to walk 1 mile to the bus stop.

about two weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

trout007 Pope Gregory XIII has you beat (289 comments)

He skipped 10 days to make the calendar line up with the equinox.

about three weeks ago
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In Daring Plan, Tomorrow SpaceX To Land a Rocket On Floating Platform

trout007 Re:Re usability (151 comments)

Their engines are already reused "sort of". They test fire their engines before launch. One time they evens scrubbed a launch after the engines were lit. They fixed the problem in a few hours and launched after that.

One of the reasons payloads cost multi-billion dollars is because the launchers cause near that amount. Cheaper launchers will lead to cheaper payloads..

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

trout007 Re:Its a cost decision (840 comments)

You misunderstood. I had that rubber coupling break on my kitchen aid blender a bunch of times.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

trout007 Re:Integrated this, integrated that (840 comments)

There is no way to adjust timing anymore. I had a 1998 Civic that was just when electronic timing started but they still had a distributer. I went to adjust the timing after replacing plugs and when I turned the distributer the car started to stall then to my suprise fixed itself. I stood there for a few minutes in wonder as I could move the distributer from one side to the other and the computer would figure out how to fix my mistake. I guess they left the ability to adjust the timing in case the computer failed.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

trout007 Re:Its a cost decision (840 comments)

KitchenAid?

about three weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

trout007 Let the environment fit the task. (420 comments)

As an enginner my ideal work environment would consist of communal spaces were you can talk and interact with other people to brainstorm and review ideas. Kind of like a coffee shop vibe with whiteboards and projectors or TV's where you can share your screen. Then also have places similar to quiet study rooms at college where you can hide away when you really need to focus on detailed tasks. I run relativly resource intensive CAD software and it easily runs these days on a $2k laptop. Any intensive FEA gets sent to a cluster anyway.

about a month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

trout007 Re:No group "owns" any day on the calendar. (681 comments)

It really isn't Newtons Birthday (as in the annual celebration) because we are using that fancy new calandar the anti-science Catholic Church came up with to be more astronomically precise while England was using the Julian calandar.

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

trout007 Re:youmail (237 comments)

I changed my outgoing message to if you need a prompt response please e-mail me.

I hate the phone and voice-mail at work. I want a record of every conversation.

about a month ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

trout007 Re:I don't care about NASA (156 comments)

You should be happy since NASA has paid for about 1/2 of SpaceX expenses so far. In fact NASA doesn't build much. The last A is for administration which is what it mostly does. Private contractors do the vast majority of the work. NASA just sets the goals and monitors the contracts. Some work is kept in house but most of that is so that there are people smart enough to manage the contracts.

about a month ago
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SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

trout007 Re:As long as they get close it's a win (81 comments)

I'll try one more time. They have shown they can land from a stable position in Texas. If they can show they can get from second stage separation to a similar configuration over a barge in the ocean then it's a success. If they can it will show they have good enough control that range safety will allow them to fly back to try to land on land.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

trout007 Re:Home of the brave? (589 comments)

Funny how you just throw the word profit out there without explaination. If your first statement is true that humans are brave and motivated by liberty and honor then the easiest way for corporations to make a profit is to sell people what they want. If humans were truely motivated by these ideals then corporations would be selling into that market.

about a month ago
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SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

trout007 Re:As long as they get close it's a win (81 comments)

You missed quoting the important part.

It doesn't really matter if they tip over over land too hard at sea.

As long as they show a good landing burn over the landing zone it doesn't matter if a pitching deck causes a landing failure.

about a month ago
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SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

trout007 As long as they get close it's a win (81 comments)

The goal isn't to land on a barge, but back at the launch site (or at least near it). If they can show over a couple attempts that they get close to the target then they can move to doing this over land. They have already proven they can do this in Texas many times. It doesn't really matter if they tip over over land too hard at sea. What you don't want is that it missed by a mile or cartwheels out of control.

about a month ago
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'Revolving Door' Spins Between AT&T, Government

trout007 Re:sometimes regrettable, somewhat necessary (61 comments)

I think it was Milton Friedman who explained there are 4 ways to spend money.

1) Spend your own money on yourself.
    You look for a compromise between cost and quality
2) Spend your own money on somebody else.
    You look mostly for cost
3) Spend somebody else’s money on yourself.
    You look mostly for quality
4) Spend somebody else’s money on somebody else.
    You really don't care.

about a month and a half ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

trout007 A Universal Truth at Work (398 comments)

We all want to have a monopoly on what we do for a living. We want limited competitor and supply s and be able to charge high prices. As consumers we want unlimited choices, lots of supply, and low prices. A free market will provide the latter and a command economy is required for the former. What we have now is the worst of both. Those with political power use it to restrict start up and small competitors while trying to have unlimited supply of cheap labor.

about a month and a half ago
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How One Man Changed the Ecology of the Great Lakes With Salmon

trout007 Re:Wrong conclusion: not "unintended consequences" (118 comments)

It only takes one predator carrying a pregnant fish from one pond to another to eat it and having the eggs wash into the pond to start. I'm sure they take off pretty quick with no large fish predators in the water.

about a month and a half 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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