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Comment: Re:So What (Score 1) 454

by gnick (#47349485) Attached to: CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

"I do not care" directly translates to "I will not try to force".

Really? I can honestly say that I don't care if you want to eat a fat-laden meal when you get home from work today instead of a healthy salad. I hope that goes both ways - 'Cuz I might want one too. And if I catch somebody smoking a cigarette, I probably won't be the guy with a squirt gun wetting it out.

Did you proof-read your post? I won't force you to retract it, but really I don't much care. Try again.

Otherwise, they are not fundamentally different. "I do not care" directly translates to "I will not try to force".

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 2) 380

by gnick (#47327577) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Do I really need to haul around a backup camera?

Well, if you remove that plus the equipment it takes to integrate it into the existing display, you've just saved enough weight to bring a burrito with you on your trip. As long as it's not a big burrito. You could save more weight by driving barefoot. Or naked even. And run some laps first to shed water weight.

I really think that if we're to the point where we're worrying about single grams, we've gone too far.

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 1) 380

by gnick (#47327523) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Not zero over zero. A small amount of power will be used, even if it's just powering the radio or infinitesimal internal battery discharge or fuel evaporation/degradation. That energy will be made up using gas. If two identical cars are idling and one has just been jump-started with a dead battery while the other is fully charged, the jump-started car will burn very slightly more fuel.

So, it's zero over an infinitesimal amount = Zero.

Comment: Re:Twas Ever Thus (Score 1) 120

I'd also guess that the VAR resells Cisco as well as Juniper, and probably supplies Juniper with Cisco's kit as well.

Which to me seems reasonable. It's not like one or the other is going to run to the patent office and declare that they'd like to patent a new implementation they've developed, but refuse to disclose what it is or how it works.

When two companies are in similar lines, everybody generally comes out ahead when one knows what the other is up to.

Comment: Re:Added benefit (Score 1) 104

by gnick (#46726233) Attached to: NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

I think it is silly to say that sanitation and health inspections are unnecessary.

They are unnecessary. They're incredibly useful and prevent many illnesses some of which could be fatal, but if I was dying of dehydration, I'd drink water regardless of what it was tainted with - Similar for food. The WHO can give you stats on malnutrition/starvation around the world. This is NYC, where many people eat very well and many people eat what others throw away. If I go to a restaurant, I expect to be served sanitary food (usually - unless I intentionally walk into some dive where it could damned well be stray cat meat, but I at least know ahead of time what to expect.)

This is really just presenting a method for maintaining some kind of level metric for those inspections. So whatever standard these restaurants are being held to is based on what they're actually doing rather than bribes/negligent inspectors/etc. So, when I go in, I know whether I'm getting properly prepared food-stuffs or something that may or may not send me to the ICU.

Comment: Re:Added benefit (Score 1) 104

by gnick (#46726055) Attached to: NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

The funny thing is, living in Europe, and then living in Asia I can tell you most of the world does not have the same very very high standards of the US

I'm not sure where you are (I'm in New Mexico, where you can find questionable food all over - Some of it delicious.) When in Vienna a little over 12 years ago, they'd just gotten their first McDonald's. It took YEARS to get approved to open and eventually reached an agreement - They could open, but had to post signs at the entrance in (at least 3 - I'm thinking German, English, French) several languages that said "The beef served in this establishment does not meet Austrian standards for human consumption." You'd think that would dissuade people who turn their noses up at bakeries who only bake once or twice a day, but the line was around the block.

My Laotian relatives regularly ingest unprocessed cow blood (for special occasions) without consequences and, if the infomercials I saw as a kid are to be believed, Ethiopians will happily stab their siblings for a rotten lima bean. Everything's relative.

People around here seem to love menudo, but I can't swallow that tripe.

Comment: Re:Why water? (Score 1) 65

by gnick (#46725869) Attached to: 3D Display Uses Misted Water

Yeah that's why they use it in so many asthma inhalers and electronic cigarette fluids and lots of other things intended to be ingested.

So that implies that those are non-toxic? Ethyl alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, cough syrup, and countless others are meant to be ingested too - But that doesn't imply zero toxicity. Drink a couple of fifths of vodka with a bottle of percoset and tell me in the morning whether those ingestables had any toxicity.

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