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Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 410

Or buy a decent juicer and some fresh fruit. You'll save money in the long run and it tastes a hell of a lot better.

I've got both a citrus juicer and a centrifugal juicer. You're right about both $$$ and taste.

Plus, you can use the pulp in baking cakes and stuff. And man, that stuff is good.

Tried that once. Wasn't successful. Now I feed it to the chickens and get eggs in return.

Don't be in such a goddamn hurry to just throw some calories down your neck.

I'm not. I throw beer down my neck. But sometimes I'm out shopping and I feel like an OJ - and once in a while I get the urge for a Coke.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 410

Well, "no added sugar" is a start. When I said "read the ingredients" I kind of meant "read and understand the ingredients". When I see "reconstituted x juice" I'm immediately suspicious because there's no guarantee it's been reconstituted back to 100% of the original volume. If you only reconstitute it back to 80 or 90%, it's going to taste sweeter, isn't it?

I'll assume you're in the USofA. Australian labelling laws are a little different. I don't believe you can put "no added sugar" and "evaporated cane juice" on the same label here and get away with it.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 410

It's also possible to read the ingredients list and make your decision that way. You don't have to do it every time, just identify the brands that say things like "no added sugar", "no added flavour" (Why the hell do they feel the need to add flavour to OJ?), "unfiltered" or "with pulp", and try to avoid the ones that use "reconstituted" juice.

It's important to exercise your options as a consumer - if you keep choosing added flavour/added sugar etc, they'll keep making it.

A small grocery shop in town has just installed a commercial juicer. He charges a lot, but it's pure juice and no additives.

Comment Re:will they "cost no more to" buy? (Score 1) 170

I was asked a number of questions when I sought a quote for connection to the grid.

1. Single-phase or 3-phase? (Lots of dairy farms around here, they all need 3-phase)
2. "Will you be wanting air-conditioning?". When I asked what difference it made, they replied that it would cost more, as the service would be rated to deliver more amps. It seems that McMansions and ducted air-conditioning have caused some stress and overload on traditional delivery systems. One or two AC installations in a street, no problem. When every house in a new development has ducted systems, they have to up-rate the local grid.

Comment Re:Jpeg 2000 dead? No. (Score 1) 295

I was wondering about this - how well does it perform against J2K for transcoding video frames, in both processing power required, and the quality of the final result?

My own experience with creating DCPs from open source tools (OpenDCP) shows that the J2K conversion phase requires the most grunt. If FLIF were to produce smaller file sizes or require less processing to produce the same quality, that would be an improvement.

Good luck getting the DCI groups and end users to accept it, though. There's a lot of money invested in DCP server software that currently uses J2K.

Comment Re:will they "cost no more to" buy? (Score 4, Informative) 170

Re: why Batteries? Those of us who choose to live beyond the grid. It's only 600 metres away from my house but Energex want ~AUD$30K to extend a standard (i.e. non-AC) single-phase service to my house.

Solar panels are a damn sight cheaper than they used to be. My last purchase in 2009 was 6 x 140 watt 24 volt panels @ AUD$1400.00 each. Those same panels are now less than $400 each.

Submission auDA proposes change to domain registration at the second level-> 1

dwywit writes: As a business customer of Netregistry in Australia, I've received a request to vote 'Yes' on an auDA proposal to allow businesses to register domains directly under the .au country TLD, i.e. instead of I've got two domains, and all I see is a cash grab, forcing me to register another domain to pre-empt a squatter. My domains are registered mainly to provide business email and pre-empt squatters, not to generate income via web traffic, so, is it going to be worth it to register another domain? I'd be OK with it if 1. I was given first refusal on my existing company name, and 2. the price didn't exceed existing pricing. The email requesting a 'Yes' vote claimed that this process has been "remarkably successful" in .uk and .nz, but that might mean remarkably successful for domain registrars, and additional costs for businesses.
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Comment Re:Or... let there be light! (Score 1) 278

IR spectrum is not good for your eyes. Not as bad as UV, but still in the "not recommended" category - and especially as your pupils will be more open than when outside in daylight. If a cinema was caught doing this, there'll be a moron and his/her lawyer somewhere willing to sue. If they win, then bye-bye to IR lights behind screens.

Comment Re:So not publically not eating your own dog food (Score 2, Funny) 282

That reminds me of the story Frank Soltis ("father" of the AS400) told about one of IBM's customers. They ran AS400s for their distribution network. Then they decided to switch to Windows servers - and after 12 months or so, switched back to AS400s, because Windows just couldn't cut it.

The customer was Microsoft.

Comment Re:If ad blocking is "stealing"... (Score 1) 241

I don't know a great deal about HTML and the way it's used to communicate and render web pages, and fetch 2nd and 3rd party content - ads - but is it possible to insert a URL in the user string or a similar packet of data sent to the web server, said URL containing MY contract for serving data to MY computer? e.g. along the lines of THEIR conditions that if I want to view their website, then I agree to accept cookies, etc - something like: "by responding to my browser's request to fetch and render your content, you agree that I have free choice to render none, some, or all of that content."

Or something like that. Website owners have long felt free to place (largely unenforceable) conditions on the use of their websites, I can damn well place conditions on what data I want sent to my machine.

Suck it up, advertisers and marketers. It's MY machine, and you don't have the right to determine what I choose to do with it.

Comment Re: US Bill is only 4 Trillion? (Score 2) 528

Granted, the "per capita" argument is relevant in many areas, e.g. the amount of funds needed in taxes - per capita - for a country to do something about the effects of climate change.

"Per capita" isn't relevant when talking about the total damage to the planet's ecosystem. Australia has a very high per capita emissions level (must be all those war wagons and doof warriors driving around the desert), and we should be doing more to bring it down, but the country's total contribution to atmospheric CO2 levels is tiny compared to India/China. It's the total effect on climate that will cause problems for me and my descendants, not the "per capita" amount.

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