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Comment: Re:Apparently no one here has worked in a restaura (Score 1) 165 165

by deinol (#38006600) Attached to: Biofuel Thieves Steal Restaurant Grease

Long before kitchen grease was used for biofuel, it was and still is used to make soap.
35 years ago when I started working in the restaurant business, the grease had always
been collected in a barrel out back when it was time to change the fryers. and about once
a month a company would collect the contents of the barrel to go towards the production of soap.
Been that way for the last 35 years.

When I first read the above, I was horrified. Then I realized that it actually said soap, not soup like my mind substituted.

Comment: And we care why? (Score 2) 205 205

by deinol (#36186342) Attached to: Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

That's nice and all, but does anyone care?

I mean, I guess there are some legacy projects out there that are still being maintained, but I'm sure those developers bought VS a long time ago.

Or is there some secret in the VB6 code that the open source community can actually learn from?

Comment: RPG Books (Score 3, Informative) 437 437

by deinol (#33681996) Attached to: E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales

I am liking the trend (started primarily by Paizo) of role-playing companies that give Print + PDF bundles for their books. I love having access to reference PDFs on my laptop. When regular ebooks start coming bundled with hardcovers or at a more reasonable price, they will definitely take off. As it is, who wants to pay more than a softcover price for a novel?

Comment: Re:College Textbook Prices (Score 4, Insightful) 260 260

by deinol (#33282260) Attached to: Sell Someone Else's Book On Lulu!

Even worse is that many university bookstores will mark up prices above the MSRP. I remember once as a student I found the exact same book in both the Textbooks section and the normal bookstore area. The one in Textbooks was 20% more expensive. And they wonder why students started buying their books on Amazon.

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.