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Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 2) 309

by drinkypoo (#46795795) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

The article is sensationalism. You don't have to install at each brewery. Someone builds one processor, and inserts it between the many breweries and the many farms.

So now you want the breweries to pay to have it sent to a processor, and have the cost go up dramatically, even though this stuff is food which was approved for human consumption and it's been boiled, so there's just no reason for that to happen. The breweries can legally make it into bread on the premises and sell it to humans but you don't want it to be fed to animals.

Comment: Re:Porsche Boxster E (Score 1) 349

by drinkypoo (#46795743) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

You'd probably want to use a pretty fat piece of fiber, because automotive cables get flexed and abraded and you'd want protection. Ideally, you'd make a loop, and it would be fault-tolerant. On the plus side, you don't need much in the way of data rates; infotainment needs to be on a separate bus anyway. But it's a great idea, for sure. I'd prefer one fat wire for power, though. Everything can ground through the chassis since all the signals are going through the fiber.

Comment: Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (Score 1) 330

by budgenator (#46795263) Attached to: VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

So did Phill Jones at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of E. Anglica but that expectation of privacy didn't stop the character calling him/herself FOIA from releasing all the Emails that were required to be released by GB's Freedom of Information Act.

Comment: Re:Public Work should not be "proprietary" (Score 1) 330

by budgenator (#46795219) Attached to: VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

If you put random data into Mann's formulas you always get the hockey stick? Even "random noise?" Wow, where's the citation for this? And why does he need Mann's personal emails then? It seems like he could show Mann was a liar and phony pretty easily if "random noise" reproduces the results.

The citation for random noise; also note that just because the computer programming implimentation of Mann's formulas is wrong doesn't mean the Mann's formula themselves are wrong.

Backgrounder for McIntyre and Mc Kitrick “Hockey Stick Project”January 27 2005

The GRL article, “Hockey Sticks, Principal Components and Spurious Significance”
<http://www.climate2003.com/pdfs/2004GL012750.pdf> identifies what is almost certainly a computer programming error in the principal components method used in MBH98. The error causes their PC method to nearly always identify hockey
stick shaped series as the “dominant pattern” in a data set (the so-called “first Principal Component” or PC1), even
when the data are just random numbers. We carried out 10,000 simulations in which we fed “red noise”, a form of trendless random numbers, into the MBH98 algorithm . In over 99% of the cases it produced hockey stick shaped PC1
series.

Steyn said Mann's "hockey stick" graph was fraudulent, which the above citation appears to support, Mann is suing Steyn for defamation claiming that Steyn called Mann the person a fraud, which is sufficent to allow Steyn pretty wide berth durring the discovery phase to look into Mann's professional conduct and correspondance to deduce past behaviours as part of Steyn's defense. Additionally Steyn is a journalists, and Mann is by most common standards a public figure so the rules governing libel and slander are different then for most of us peons living in anonymity.

Comment: Re:Porsche Boxster E (Score 1) 349

by drinkypoo (#46794651) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

The sad thing is that there's an easy way to save weight on wiring. It's called moving to a higher voltage. Audi is already unafraid to make your battery expensive. A simple regulator provides 12V power to systems that require it, and moving literally all of the lighting to LED solves the lamp availability problem and is long overdue in any case, on any vehicle where it is not present.

Another way would be to distribute networked controllers more throughout the car. This just doesn't have to be expensive any more. It does complicate repairs, but Audi is unafraid to complicate repairs, as well.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 171

by drinkypoo (#46793963) Attached to: Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

But we were talking about mitigating measures. That is almost never patch and recompile, it's things like turning off a service, changing the firewall rules

But we're talking about this in the context of Heartbleed, where pre-patch mitigation involved disabling critical services... A patch is what was needed here, and nothing else would suit.

Comment: Re:Porsche Boxster E (Score 1) 349

by drinkypoo (#46793955) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Out of curiosity, what do you think of Audi's recent decision to save weight by switching from copper to aluminum wiring? Every instinct I have tells me not to trust it.

I have found a shitpot of broken COPPER wires on my 1997 A8, in places like the wiring leading to the left side knock sensor which doesn't even flex much since it's attached to the fuel rail. I guarantee you that it will go badly.

Comment: Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (Score 1) 330

by budgenator (#46790669) Attached to: VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

Do you want all your email and documents published to the public? If not, what do you have to hide?

If your a public servant sending and receiving Emails via a publicly owned servers, while on publicly paid for time, you had better be prepared for the eventuality that everything will be made public. Sooner or later these Emails will be leaked, all it takes is one FOIA, Manning or Snowden and all your secrets are public!

Comment: Re:1932 Singer Sewing Machine (Score 1) 656

by PrimeWaveZ (#46790249) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

My mom has a Singer from the mid 1920s (according to her) that is the most bulletproof piece of hardware I recall ever using.

About the only thing that has been done to it, as far as I can tell, is that the drive belt and power cord have been replaced due to material decomposition.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory

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