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Comment: Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (Score 1) 431

by kramulous (#47260577) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

We have a consumer law here in Aus that states that any edible produce sold must display clearly (along with price) where the item was grown, caught, processed, etc. We know where that fish and shrimp were caught.

So, we do see a lot of garlic coming from China (all that treated, bone white stuff), but we can easily see that and what has been grown locally as well so those of us who cook, pick that one. I'm not saying it is perfect, but it is a little bit of power to the consumer. Very stiff penalties for those making false or misleading representations.

Comment: Re:Depends on the dish (Score 1) 285

by kramulous (#46582709) Attached to: I prefer my peppers ...

Not true, at all. Typical of sweeping generalisations.

It is a spice. Like any other. When in combination with other spices and flavours, it can enhance. Example, a sweet dish with a dash of spice can completely change the flavour journey.

You also learn to become tolerant to capsaicin. After a while, the burn no longer occurs and you enjoy the flavour it has, the taste sensation. Like building a tolerance to all the other spices.

Comment: Re:I notice you vaguely said 'medical professional (Score 1) 308

by kramulous (#45750807) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

I don't think it is irrelevant.

My of my friends are specialist surgeons ( I was meant to be one but had a far greater draw to mathematics, computing and engineering) and the extra research and learning work I have to put in far exceeds theirs. Admittedly, in the first 15 years (ages 18-33) they *may* have been ahead given the exams they needed to pass to qualify for 'x', but since, their research hours have dropped substantially. Mine however are as high as ever. I would easily put in an average of 20 hours per week of extra study, reading, investigation and experimentation. That would be averaged over the last five years (I'm 36).

It is Saturday morning here, I have my coffee and am doing the quick fly around of 'technical' websites first before I do a deep dive into how I can efficiently and reliably get seamless, high (ish) data volume exchange from a multitude of browsers to a backend compute cluster for interactive data exploration securely. It will take most of my time up until Christmas Day. I'm on 'holidays'.

This is normal. Those that do this stay relevant. Those who don't will not have employment in 5 years.

Comment: Fuck you Rupert Murdoch! (Score 4, Insightful) 229

by kramulous (#45612541) Attached to: Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

Rich prick didn't like the idea of losing his total control of media, so began a relentless attack of the previous government using the current media he has at his control. All sorts of brainwashing techniques were used. It worked.

We had a chance and we blew it.

Comment: Re:Less Power? Easy (Score 1) 243

by kramulous (#43983195) Attached to: Microsoft Boasts of Tiny Energy Saving With IE

Yes, I have done it. On my 46" LED Samsung TV (late 2010 model?), a majority black screen draws 22W while a white screen will draw 58W.

Regarding your black on white comment, I spend about 10 hours a day, 6 days a week for the last 15 years looking at gedit with an 'oblivion' font&color setting. I find it quite pleasing to look at (particularly when staring at i's, j's and k's in loops) compared to black on white, which I can sometimes lose focus, line, on.

Just sayin'. That's all.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 4, Insightful) 551

by kramulous (#43811323) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

We have millions of registered guns in Australia. We like our huntin' too. But handguns and automatic weapons have never been a part of the culture.

Agreed. I'm all for free speech and everything but I don't want a gun culture society. We've seen what that becomes with the US. Americans don't see it but everybody else thinks it is madness. Guns are just not necessary in modern day to day living.

I support the NSW police, aka government, on this one 100%. Make the possession of printing instructions for a weapon of this type illegal (as is the possession of certain types of images) but not the printer itself (images in general).

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