Good on Alan Kelly TD for raising the issue — it is clearly happening and is clearly anti-competitive market manipulation by the big brewers.
He said a pub in Cork he was in recently had 21 taps of which 19 were from one brewing company and that smaller breweries tried to get some of that business. Mr Kelly claimed similar practices were occurring in pubs across all counties and that the statutory body that deals with anti-competitive practices, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), had received a number of complaints but did not have the resources to deal with the issue. However, Minister of State Pat Breen said “after a robust examination” the CCPC found it did not have grounds to suspect a breach of the law. Mr Kelly said that “the dogs in the street know what is happening here” and that the Minister’s response was insulting to the industry. He said the CCPC would need large resources to investigate the issue and “large amounts of cash and resources are being used, and these practices are happening in large pubs in all cities and towns in Ireland”.
I think it’s safe to say they didn’t like it
a simple JVMTI agent that forcibly terminates the JVM when it is unable to allocate memory or create a thread. This is important for reliability purposes: an OutOfMemoryError will often leave the JVM in an inconsistent state. Terminating the JVM will allow it to be restarted by an external process manager.This is apparently still useful despite the existence of ‘-XX:ExitOnOutOfMemoryError’ as of java 8, since that may somehow still fail occasionally.
‘Stylish, the popular CSS userstyle browser extension [collects] complete browser history, including sites scraped from Google results. Instant uninstall.’ (via Andy Baio)
There are twice as many people cycling as there are people in cars on the quays in Dublin at the morning rush hour, a video survey by the Dublin Cycling Campaign has found.This doesn’t surprise me at all — I would be in that number too, except I now avoid the quays as they are too dangerous to cycle on due to the heavy traffic! A segregated cycle route is greatly needed.
Glowforge laser-cut a sundial, customised for your very own corner of planet Earth
Must do these soon on jmason.org / taint.org et al.