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Comment: Re:Budget Cuts (Score 1) 106

by TooMuchToDo (#49133683) Attached to: Argonne National Laboratory Shuts Down Online Ask a Scientist Program

Not worth the trouble. Load is low because my script makes 1 http get request per second. If *everyone* is trying to mirror, it could be a problem depending on the hardware running the site. I'd much rather just finish up under the radar and get it into without any headaches.

Comment: Re: Backpedalled? (Score 1) 740

by Riskable (#48970333) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations

It sounds like you're just allergic to the excipient (aka the stuff used to bind a drug into a pill) and not the *cillin itself. So if you were to take, say, amoxicillin in liquid form I'm guessing you'd be fine--no puking. So if you've taken amoxicillin in the past and had serious nausea/vomiting as a result I'd investigate the following inactive ingredients:


Magnesium Stearate (E572)
Silica Colloidal Anhydrous
Capsule shell components:
Iron Oxide Red (E172)
Iron Oxide Yellow (E172)
Titanium Dioxide (El71)
To 100% Gelatin
Indigo Carmine (E132)
Erythrosine (E127)
Titanium Dioxide (E171)
To 100% Gelatin
Composition of Ink
Dehydrated Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol
Butyl Alcohol
Propylene Glycol
Strong Ammonia Solution
Potassium Hydroxide
Black Iron Oxide (E172)

My money is on magnesium stearate (the white stuff pills are made out of)... It's made from various animal products and vegetable oil. I have no idea how pure it has to be for pill manufacture but I wouldn't be surprised if just a trace amount of something you're severely allergic to (in your gut anyway) could set off the vomit storm.

It could also be a combination of things that your gut just doesn't like to be together. For example, if you ate some rust (iron oxide) combined with shellac that might invoke a response related to a bad (gut) experience you had as a child when you ate a bug that crawled out of a rusty old metal thing.

Comment: Re:Escrow service? (Score 2) 64


Using the above bookmarklet will archive the entire page in the Internet Archive immediately (timestamped by the Internet Archive). The Internet Archive crawler respects robots.txt, but it doesn't appear the Flickr robots.txt file will prevent you from using this method.

Comment: Re:International flights (Score 3, Informative) 78

by TooMuchToDo (#46709155) Attached to: In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

GoGo is provided by a company called Aircell, out of Itasca, IL. They rely on a network of ~400 AT&T cell tower locations to provide connectivity (its all interconnected over MPLS). Row 44 is a competitor, and they use satellite connectivity, and hence can provide coverage over the ocean or international countries.

Not all relevant info, but thought I'd throw it out there.

Comment: Re:No, because they are not compatible (Score 1) 551

by TooMuchToDo (#46164191) Attached to: Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

The problem is having power on demand. I want to turn on the heating *now* now wait until the wind blows of the sun shines

Then get a heat pump, and make up the difference with cheap electricity or natural gas. The earth below your feet makes for a phenomenal energy sink.

Comment: Re:Pffft (Score 1) 723

by TooMuchToDo (#46112151) Attached to: Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

Chicagoian here: I recently drove back from Tampa, FL to Chicago on Sunday. Drove through Atlanta at the right time. Got to Indiana and followed plows back from Indianapolis up to the state line. In a 2 door coupe with 300hp and stock tires.

Be prepared. Slow down. Don't drive like an asshole. Most importantly, *don't go out if you don't need to*.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.