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Comment: Know how to work with this one... (Score 2) 183

by MiniMike (#47609529) Attached to: Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

Say you had a legit bad experience there- so you wait the week or so until they return your deposit to unleash your torrent of critical reviews, or start burning through the deposit while you're still there.

If your experience there was so bad that you can't wait a week to post the review you should probably be talking to a lawyer first anyway.

Comment: Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (Score 4, Informative) 220

by MiniMike (#47199895) Attached to: NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Many of those systems have no (or minimal) idle time. Also, this misuse caused them to consume more power, and increased the wear on the systems components. There was a real impact from this. The $150k indicates a lot of cpu time was consumed for this, but TFA doesn't indicate how much- certainly more than would have been 'spare time'.

Comment: Re:Hm.... (Score 3) 363

by MiniMike (#47171199) Attached to: Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

That's a small detail. If it can use tap water, it can also use water from the condenser coil or filtered rainwater collection. Or they could just add a small reservoir (similar to the windshield wiper fluid reservoir) which gets topped off when they change the battery.

Or they could just fill it up with the "amazing, mileage extending super water" which would be sure to hit the shelves soon after these batteries are released.

Comment: Re:The Real Story Should Be... (Score 1) 286

We'll need a follow up to see if they change the markings back in a year.

They'll probably just find other locations to 'fix' the markings on next month, and probably warn the ticket writers not to make it so obvious.

I'm surprised they haven't started disguising fire hydrants as newspaper boxes or trash cans, in order to increase revenue.

Comment: Re:Infectious diseases ... (Score 5, Insightful) 493

by MiniMike (#47119329) Attached to: Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

You're forgetting that many people can not be immunized- babies, some elderly, people with compromised immune systems, people with other conditions. etc. These are the people who are most threatened. This threat is in addition to those mentioned in the other comments about mutations, and vaccinations not being 100% effective.

After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done.