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## Comment: Re:License Audit (Score 1)5757

It's a basic principle that branded products will lose market share if people are momentarily forced to try something different. This is why Kraft foods spends so much money maintaining a cheese reserve; if--due to some temporary disaster--there was a shortage of cheese then they might not be able to keep shelves stocked with their brand and loyal customers would be forced to try something they might discover that they prefer.

## Comment: Re:Verilog (Score 1)365365

What a great "idea". Unfortunately you still have to divide first in order to determine your multiplicand.

For example. Dividing by 34.527. How do you know what to multiply by instead? Do you have a very, very large lookup table? Now there is a solution. Get rid of multiplication AND division and just use lookup tables. That should be fast.

## Comment: Re:And they wonder why... (Score 1)562562

It was an accident in the same way that drinking and driving recklessly through a crowded schoolyard while fleeing from a bank robbery is just an "accident." Except the bank robbers still got away with a fortune and are still robbing banks.

## Comment: Re:LOL Tesla (Score 1)375375

I see cars on fire on Google traffic reports quite often. I had to make a detour earlier today because of one. Otherwise I have only seen one in my life, when my professor at Brooklyn Polytech forgot to put the oil cap back on his engine. He rode into the parking lot with a lot of smoke coming from under the hood. Then it ignited. We couldn't say for sure whether or not he was better of keeping the hood closed.

## Comment: Re:Umm 100% O2 had a reason (Score 5, Interesting)375375

This is true. If you eliminate all the nitrogen from the air what is left is about three pounds of oxygen. Trouble is, they didn't use three pounds. Normally they used five pounds on space flights but apparently it was normal to flush out nitrogen by overpressuring with O2 before launch.

## Comment: Re:Because government knows how to do anything? (Score 2)375375

Ironically, it was Gus Grissom who's Mercury capsule sank on landing after its hatch bolts inexplicably blew. The investigation and redesign resulted in the Apollo 1 hatch, which opened inward. IIRC the cabin was not just pure O2 but was actually over-pressured for a completely different test for leaks in the cabin. [WTF?] Of course once the fire started heating the air, the overpressure would have been insanely high. No human could have opened the hatch against that force.

## Comment: Re:BFD (Score 1)351351

Not sure what "explosives sniffers" have to do with clocking in, unless you are complaining about yet another morale-boosting privilege lost to the burning need to increase efficiency.

## Comment: Re:Juan Valdez (Score 2)220220

In other news: doing something to excess might not be good for your health. Actually, that's not news; it's a tautology.

## Comment: Re:Idiot (Score 1)490490

Do you understand the difference between a personal tweet and journalism? Or did you assume that Time edits everything this idiot says? In his weak defense I would point out that he admitted it was a stupid tweet and deleted it. Now for some idiotic reason the fact that he deleted it is somehow news, as if his attempt to erase admitted evidence of his own stupidity was somehow a crime.

## Comment: Re:Soda Machine. (Score 1)158158

For almost a year I have been getting calls from the Quebec area wanting to talk to William Marshall in the US Treasury. Next one I get I'm just going to have to tell them that Mr. Marshall no longer works at the US Treasury and has been dead for almost a century.

## Comment: Re:If it makes you sleep well at night.... (Score 1)375375

They will be getting their bonfires ready to burn an effigy of a member of that hacker's group, Anonymous.

Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.

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