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Comment: Re:good principle! (Score 1) 66

by dbIII (#49829001) Attached to: The Bizarre Process Used For Approving Exemptions To the DMCA
Ah! A State's Right's sort of person who wants to go back to the thirteen colonies instead of the nasty Union where people in other States get to have a say in your affairs - I should have known.

to what degree it was satire is debatable

With respect, the strings between husbands and wives so that they can find their way back when drunk is a pretty enormous fucking clue!

I tried being polite but you are not only a fucking idiot but one that wants to throw away what George Washington gave you.

Comment: Re:good principle! (Score 1) 66

by dbIII (#49828213) Attached to: The Bizarre Process Used For Approving Exemptions To the DMCA
I suggest you read "Utopia" by Thomas More (it's online in English and not very long). One of the bits to show it was deliberate satire was that the laws were so simple that anybody could understand them yet completely fair and without loopholes. Thomas More was a lawyer by trade.
So seen as a ridiculous joke in 1516 - is life so much more simple now that it's no longer ridiculous?
While some simplification is a good idea I don't think we can dumb it down enough to get rid of the lawyers without risking some grave injustices (see King John and why we ended up with Magna Carta to rein him in for example).

Comment: Re:Minimum standards (Score 1) 61

by dbIII (#49828169) Attached to: New SOHO Router Security Audit Uncovers Over 60 Flaws In 22 Models
Travelling down that road can mean that you have to be a member of lobby group X before your devices are allowed, and that group will have a cost of entry designed to squeeze out linux users, bsd users, radio hobby types and anyone else who doe not have a commercial stake. See the broadcasting sector for examples.

Comment: Re:What about the cost for enrichment waste? (Score 1) 160

by dbIII (#49827495) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator
There are several examples of people writing that, even if they don't think that on an earlier article here about a waste storage incident at Los Alamos.
http://science.slashdot.org/story/15/01/11/1820225/nuclear-waste-accident-costs-los-alamos-contractor-57-million
eg."The reason we have a nuclear waste issue is because of the reprocessing ban that Jimmy Carter put in place"

A vast number of others are on the Fukishima articles - especially the ones on the day proclaiming success before the list of problems became clear (eg. the secondary problems from fuel storage on site).

Comment: Re:Sometimes there is very bad advice (Score 1) 567

Wrong on all counts. I started working as a contractor after I had spent a few years building up skills, contacts and a bank account. I stopped working as a contractor a few years later when a client wanted me full time and the tax hassles meant it made more sense to be an employee instead.

Comment: Re:What about the cost for enrichment waste? (Score 3, Insightful) 160

by dbIII (#49820647) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator
Ssh, the cargo-cult fanboys want to pretend there isn't any and that it can all be fuel, so instead of starting a fight let's humour them so they will at least start to consider costs for once instead of pretending it's all "too cheap to meter". Maybe they will learn something and be informed about the topic instead of thinking of it as magic perfected in 1970.
However if you want an answer, for the very active waste there is Synroc - bit of a guess as to how much it can be scaled up to drop costs but at least it (finally) exists. The less active stuff is a lot easier to handle and store, which is just as well because it makes up the majority of the volume of nuclear waste

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