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Comment: Re:Jaszko (Score 1) 154

by MachineShedFred (#47773043) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

They're thinking that this Congress can't even get with the decades old plan that was already in motion, and can't do anything besides name post offices and bicker about how the other party is the problem.

The clock is winding down on this Congress, they're hoping the next one might actually get their shit together. It's stupendously unlikely, but they're gonna hope anyway.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 154

by MachineShedFred (#47773031) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

That's because sodium hydroxide and ammonia don't use the scary word "nuclear".

Never mind that nuclear waste has been shipped around all over the place for decades - does anyone think the US Navy just lets that shit sit on the dock after it's removed from aircraft carriers and submarines?

Comment: No way this is legit... (Score 1) 193

by tmortn (#47770539) Attached to: $75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen
http://touchbionics.com/produc... Nothing on their about a 1:1 relationship with the device. Most likely lost training data and presets which could represent a significant time investment. Though one has to wonder why the device was not backed up so that a new one could be restored from the backup. Most likely this is just poor journalism... Ie running with a sensationalist story and not following up. There isn't even a mention in the article of trying to confirm the idea the hand would have to be replaced with the actual manufacturer of the hand. That said, if this one is true then I hope the full wrath of the internet viral mob is brought to bear on touch bionics for such an asinine design.

Comment: Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (Score 1) 314

by MachineShedFred (#47766217) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Or marketed towards people with real data disaster recovery or archival needs. Like businesses.

Go ahead and try backing put a couple PB onto rotating disk, and then expect it to last for 20 years. See how well that works out for you. I know how it will work out on LTO tape, because it's designed to do it.

Comment: Re:Earthlink over TWC cable here (Score 1) 133

by MachineShedFred (#47765549) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

The lights on the modem only mean you're talking to the CMTS on the other end of the neighborhood wiring, and that you were able to provision through DOCSIS.

If they fuck the routing over, you'll have all the blinkinlights in the world, but no packets get where they're supposed to.

Comment: Re:shoot the admins (Score 4, Interesting) 133

by MachineShedFred (#47765457) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

I get the sarcasm, but this outage almost screwed me - I was scheduled to work from home today so I could be here for a service appointment. With no data service, I can't do that.

There are real uses for home Internet connections besides porn and Twitter, you know. =)

Comment: Not surprised (Score 0) 109

by BCW2 (#47764711) Attached to: Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students
Statistics as taught in it's current form (just like economics) came about in the 50's, they were both designed by out of work mathematicians. Now to an unemployed Math PHD in the 50's with the start of the space program and the massive military research programs, how good were these guys? When I took Stat in college I was amazed. Take one set of data and produce two diametrically opposed answers and have them both correct? Sounds like rumor, gossip, and BS to me, not science.
No wonder there are lies, damn lies, and statistics!

Comment: Re:Everyone is a taxpayer (Score 1) 193

by Jhon (#47759433) Attached to: $75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

"Sure they are. I assure you that the priest who is fully supported by his congregation is taxed on his "earnings"."

Do you read stuff before you post?

What does "often do not earn any money" mean to you?

Also, there's a difference between joint filings for a family and "not earn(ing) any money". Besides, who said housewife? What about the unmarried woman with 5 kids and not working getting state and federal aid? What about the infirm? Transferring of government benefits (paid by actual 'tax payers") from one federal, state or pocket to the other could HARDLY be called "paying taxes". I'm not calling anyone out who happens to be in a situation that requires aid, but it is disingenuous to really try to call them "taxpayers".

Heisenberg may have been here.

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