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Comment: Barriers will fall once the money comes rolling in (Score 3, Insightful) 211

by wiredlogic (#47894017) Attached to: Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

As soon as space mining becomes practical on the near horizon Congress will take the necessary action to legalize it. Otherwise they risk losing all of the money and jobs (not to mention the brib... er campaign contributions) from the support services that would go to non-US companies in countries who aren't signatories to the treaty.

Comment: Re:Eat real foods, mostly veg, not too much (Score 1) 290

by wiredlogic (#47881903) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Dr. Oz has always been a shill hiding behind his credentials to tout scam artists by proxy.

The anti-salt propaganda has as much basis as the "wisdom" of drinking eight glasses of water a day. It became a thing everyone "knows" is true without questioning if there is any factual support. Nobody has ever demonstrated a mechanism for how salt intake causes heart disease. All you ever get is a lot of hand waving and vague statistics collected from people who already have advanced CV disease.

Short of drinking excessive amounts of salt water your kidneys will do their job and maintain isotonic balance by pissing away any salt your body doesn't need. Unless you have compromised renal function there is no substantiated reason to moderate salt intake.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 3, Informative) 499

That's not how the questions are presented by the investigators. Every time I've been asked it's always phrased as a question of affiliation with any anti-government group, violent or otherwise. I always truthfully denied it while pondering why they don't believe in the truly American, constitutionally backed principle of toppling an oppressive government.

Comment: Re:Simple change. What about round abouts (Score 2) 213

by wiredlogic (#47865175) Attached to: Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Dupont Circle is a traffic circle which isn't quite the same as a roundabout. Roundabounts have different design specifications: smaller, not usually more than four connecting paths. This makes them easier to negotiate when placed in locations where volume isn't too high to lock out less trafficked lanes. In places where more roads need to meet you'll sometimes see double roundabouts to handle the connectivity while maintaining the advantage of better sight lines from the smaller radius.

Comment: Re:P.S.A. in you live in NYC (Score 1) 213

by wiredlogic (#47865083) Attached to: Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

NY State law only requires non-motor vehicles to be as far to the right "as practicable" and has explicit provisions preventing smaller jurisdictions from restricting the freedoms of bicyclists. These segregated bike lanes are a recipe for getting plowed over by unobservant turning drivers and it isn't unusual for "practicable" to mean riding on the left side of the lane proper.

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