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Comment: Re:Can the writings be read? (Score 1) 426

by ColdWetDog (#46742053) Attached to: Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

but where I live there is a generation of people who can't spell or read efficiently and this is reflected in how shallow their thoughts are.

Where I live, students score higher than anyone else in the state and regularly compete in National finals in spelling and composition contests. People are still pretty shallow.

A walk through the ocean of most souls would scarcely get your feet wet.


Comment: Re:Fuck the FAA (Score 1) 214

by ColdWetDog (#46735611) Attached to: FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

The police are allowed to use UAVs for any number of purposes many of which are questionable in my humble opinion. Does the FAA ruling affect them? No. Thought as much.

I would imagine so. Police helicopters still have to follow FAA flight rules. Yes, they get exemptions for things, but they are covered by regulations nonetheless.

Comment: Re:One thing that jumps out at me (Score 1) 115

by ColdWetDog (#46734647) Attached to: CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

TFA is a little vague about this. It sort of implies that they are raising plankton and that the breakthrough has been basically plankton husbandry. If that is indeed the case, then the ecological footprint of this may be reasonable (we, of course, don't know what it takes to grow plankton on an industrial scale).

If, however, they are actually harvesting wild plankton, and plan on doing this on an industrial scale, then I forsee some problems. Plankton are at the core of the oceans food change. Take a bit enough bite out of that and you've trashed the ocean ecology.

A slow pup is a lazy dog. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"