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Comment: Re:Hypocrisy (Score 1) 136

by Damarkus13 (#48852131) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
Well, I suppose I was being a bit overly facetious. We're about to change pediatricians for the same reason.

The main point of my post was questioning the logic that major drug manufacturers are outsourcing significant portions of their manufacturing leading to this issue. Rather than it being caused by smaller genetic manufacturers. Especially since the bulk of antibiotics are generic at this point.

Comment: Re:Hypocrisy (Score 1) 136

by Damarkus13 (#48851641) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
Are the big pharmaceutical company really outsourcing significant portions of their production overseas or is it more the smaller genetic drug manufacturers? You know, the ones producing all the amoxicillin that parents are virtually demanding every time their special little butterfly gets a cough?

Comment: Re:New System: Inner/Outer Planets (Score 1) 170

by Damarkus13 (#48841133) Attached to: Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

Not to mention the hair-splitting the alastronomers use to keep from admitting that the Earth and Moon are a binary planet such that the orbit of either one around Sol has a strong sinusoidal component.

I thought the distinction was that the center of the Earth and Moon's mass was still within the physical circumstance of the planet. While binary planets have that center of mass somewhere between the planet's. That doesn't seem like splitting hairs to me. That seems to be a pretty clear distinction.

Comment: Re:Yeah, sure (Score 2) 840

Who here can fix a motherboard on a washer or dryer? anyone?

That depends on what component is fried. A dried up or blown electrolytic capacitor, no problem. Some small poorly marked discrete component, might be tough to figure out the proper capacitance (or whatever). Some mystery IC, good luck.

The problem isn't the physical act of replacing the component (except in size constrained devices, like smartphones). The problem is identifying the failed component.

Comment: Re:This is nothing new for me. (Score 1) 164

My state alone has 39 countries. Each can add it's own margin to the state ysales tax, and when they're done each city can add it's own margin as well. To make things even more complicated these tax borders don't align with zip codes or the city in the address. And, we have a few cities that even straddle county lines as well.

And yet, we still have small website operators here. They just don't manage their own checkout process. It does sound like you have more strenuous record keeping regulations though, and the tax inclusive price thing would be a pain.

Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 1) 360

by Damarkus13 (#48657729) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down
Sorry, I don't count "because the FBI said so" to be convincing evidence.

Relevant quotes from the article you posted:

The FBI said Friday that technical analysis had revealed links to North Korean-developed malware, including lines of code and encryption algorithms.

That is circumstantial evidence. Certainly not a smoking gun.

A White House spokesman said on Thursday that the United States would consider a "proportional response" if it determined that North Korea was behind the hacking. He did not rule out an attack on North Korean computer systems.

That is a pretty important if.

Comment: Re:and they make big bonfires, too (Score 2) 250

by Damarkus13 (#48649635) Attached to: The Magic of Pallets
This is a terrible idea. First off, the time invested in carefully pulling nails of almost any sort quickly eclipses the cost of new nails. Second, the cheap wire nails (often clipped head nails) may work decently when fired from a pneumatic nail gun, but, unless you're quite competent with a hammer, good luck actually driving them into a 2x4.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.