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Comment: Re:Fad Ahead? (Score 1) 128

by Reziac (#49144601) Attached to: Inventors Revolutionize Beekeeping

Not lying, but your average tyro is not going to achieve that. Like the guys on that beekeeper forum said, a single super might produce anywhere from 3 to 20 pounds. But the location and climate need to be optimized. City flora are hardly ideal, and your bees need to be where the nectar is. Where I worked (this was a pro operation, these guys did bees for a living) the supers were on the heavy end, but those bees were taken out to the orchards and buckwheat, or even out of state as conditions might dictate. They didn't make do with whatever the hell was growing around 'em.

(Buckwheat honey, gag. Most of that got exported.)

Comment: Re:Interesing... (Score 1) 364

by PopeRatzo (#49144105) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

then I'll care about what "prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate" think about climate change.

Take a look at what James Inhofe (R-OK) who is chairman of the fucking Senate Committee on the Environmentthinks of global warming. TRIGGER WARNING: IF STUPIDITY UPSETS YOU DO NOT CLICK.

Comment: Re:Fad Ahead? (Score 1) 128

by Reziac (#49142829) Attached to: Inventors Revolutionize Beekeeping

It wouldn't be gallons; it would be a few quarts. A lot of the interior of the hive is space for the bees to move around. Figure maybe a third or at most half the volume of the super (the part with honey-laden comb in it) is honey.

I used to work in for a beekeeper, mostly building hives and extracting honey.

Comment: Re: meanwhile at Fort Meade (Score 1) 97

Unless you're just making shit up.

You're looking at the wrong account. Go to the NSA's "Public Affairs Office"

IIRC, the really silly ones go back to right around Thanskgiving.

Comment: Values to pass on. (Score 1) 676


We are born helpless, we require lots of attention.

When we die, the same happens.

Gradually you will become a child again. You will become bed ridden, infirm and for a brief while rely on others in the same way you did as a child.

Each path we take when we come and go, the stuff that makes it all worthwhile is at the end and beginning.

It makes the stuff in between bearable.

Comment: Re:Too CPU hungry (Score 1) 187

by afidel (#49131281) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

Most rendering engines aren't single threaded, and most browsers use GPU acceleration. However, on mobile adding a bunch of animations will surely lower battery life, so I just switched from Chrome to Firefox on my Android device as animated and sound filled ads are evil and Chrome mobile lacks extension support.

Comment: Re:Realistic (Score 1) 344

by PopeRatzo (#49129807) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt

Regarding the incentives (tax credits and the like), again, once solar hits some critical mass, why would the government provide incentives? The incentives did their job, and got some number of people to adopt solar.

Maybe to level the playing field with the fossil fuel industry that has been enjoying those subsidies and incentives forever?

It's funny how certain people are all of a sudden saying, "You mean we're subsidizing energy? I'm shocked, I tell you, just shocked." It's even funnier when the Koch Brothers do it.

Comment: Re:So Cal Edison Reduces Local Headcount w/ Tata, (Score 1) 175

by afidel (#49127469) Attached to: H-1B Visas Proving Lucrative For Engineers, Dev Leads

Reimage monkeys were never valuable, they were a necessary evil that companies tolerated while they had to. If you didn't drive your skills up the value chain then you either lack the ability to or you lack ambition, neither of which generally leads to a lucrative career path. Heck, when VMWare and other vendors try to sell me expensive management tools to save me time I laugh because my team spends probably only 15-20% of our time doing management of the infrastructure, the rest is spent working on projects that bring value to the business.

Comment: Re:meanwhile at Fort Meade (Score 1) 97

a bunch of NSA geeks are high fiving each other and can't seem to stop hooting and hollering with awesomeness

You are absolutely correct, and they're doing it in public.

Anyone who has seen the NSA's twitter feed knows they love to joke about this stuff. The first time I saw it, I was sure it had to be a parody account, but in fact it was the actual NSA account. The Intercept did a whole story about the sec-bro culture at the NSA and how we've basically got a bunch of 8chan dickheads who have been given the keys to our lives.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first teach BASIC.