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Wow. This whole chain of comments plays fast-and-loose with the meaning of the word "real". It causes us no end of confusion in our communication, year after year, decade after decade, century after century.

"Christmas is a real event", for instance. That's got a whole pisswad of layers, and assumptions all rolled up… » 8/16/14 11:49pm Saturday 11:49pm

My log files are always filled with failed password attempts from APAC addresses. I've got a script that blackholes traffic from an address after three or four bad attempts. I get port scans from APAC and Russian frequently, too. This tool would go berserk if it were on my internet facing port, and on the internal… » 8/15/14 8:47am Friday 8:47am

0% is almost always a win (provided you can afford the payment). You get to use someone else's money at no cost. *shrug*. If I had the cash laying around in an account, I'd still take a 0% note and stick the cash in some investment or other. » 8/15/14 11:06am Friday 11:06am

Right, I was gonna say that. Brown eggs produced the same way white eggs are produced are going to taste pretty much the same. But most of the pasture-raised free-range chicken farms use layers that drop brown ones. One of the local farms our butcher gets eggs from produces blue/green tinted eggs along with brown and… » 8/08/14 11:43am 8/08/14 11:43am

"I'd also point out that one reason people recommend working in industry for awhile is because most young people's ideas for new businesses are incredibly naive and ignorant about the crushing amount of detail and nuance that goes into operating in some of our economy's more complex sectors."

And the amount of WORK… » 8/06/14 9:00pm 8/06/14 9:00pm

Lots of people find themselves in situations where noise isolation from the outside in is not critical, and in those circumstances, the Grados (SR80, for instance) kick the shit out of anything under $300 that I've listened to. I can listen to them in my office while the family sleeps, or when I'm on a customer site… » 8/04/14 3:57pm 8/04/14 3:57pm

This is the go-to technique for most aggressive canines; give it your non-dominant arm/hand (so it doesn't get your face, neck, armpit, etc) then proceed to damage it with your free arm. You can try it with a puma, but it's unlikely to be very useful. With them, keep them in front of you and keep your chin tucked,… » 8/02/14 1:02pm 8/02/14 1:02pm

You're hearing beat frequencies and harmonics, not the actual ultrasound. The ultrasonics bounce around in your head or the room and the phase interaction causes many other frequencies to appear, and harmonics appear all up and down the spectrum. You can see this stuff really clearly with a spectroscope. » 8/01/14 9:12am 8/01/14 9:12am

This is the answer. Build a single, un-battery-backed voltage adapter that will source USB5v and buy an Anker 15000mah battery pack. Then you have the best of both worlds - you can charge your battery pack from most anything, and not worry about the LiPo insanity. But it will cost more than $10 :D » 7/30/14 10:11pm 7/30/14 10:11pm