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10 posts • joined 14 Apr 2009

Student found guilty of obstruction in Sarah Palin email trial

James McAllister

@TimeMaster T...

Well, she can tie her own flies, and gut a moose. I imagine shoes aren't a problem (and quite often they're boots).

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US Army portaloo-full-of-missiles project for the chop

James McAllister

Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

Artillery is the only weapons system that works in all weather. It will never be fully replaced by something that can't fly and fire through rain, fog, smoke, cloud cover, etc.

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Britain expels diplomat over faked passports in Hamas hit row

James McAllister
Grenade

In a just world...

...replace "expels" with "knights". Grenade because, well, kinda obvious.

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Virtualisation and vendor support

James McAllister
Pint

more supportable when virtualized

Virtual hardware is more generic and standardized, and more insulated from hardware quirks. Plus you have options for cloning and snapshotting (that aid in patching, trouble-shooting, upgrading, etc.) that aren't available to physical servers. Virtual servers are more apt to be single-purpose, so there's usually less interaction with other third-parties.

Software is not only easier to support in a virtualized environment, but more stable to from the get-go.

BTW, is it because you mispronounce it "zed" that you Brits drop z from so many words?

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Atlantis astronaut flying high over baby's birth

James McAllister
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Likely the first time...

...Dad and baby were both attached to an umbilicus. Good show!

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The Prisoner set for Sunday release

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Tried to like it...

...but I couldn't finish it. Patrick is spinning in his grave. More proof Americans can't remake British shows (and I'm American).

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Helpdesk Heroes or unappreciated geeks?

James McAllister

empowering users...

"Hey, my terminal is working now. What was the problem?"

"The power mode selector switch was in the O-F-F position."

"What should I do if this happens again?"

"Move it to the O-N position."

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Dinosaurs actually slimmer than we thought, say boffins

James McAllister
Boffin

Then again...

Analysis of the mummified hadrosaur "Dakota" revealed they had meatier thighs and more junk in the trunk than previous believed. This matter won't be settled by equations and computer simulations. Paleontologists need to get out in the field and find more soft tissue remains. Then they need to crack open the bones and get at the proteins (and maybe, DNA).

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Conspiracy theories aplenty as Amazon delists gay books

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Plenty of reasons to boycott Amazon...

...chief among them the considerable amount of NAMBLA apologist material for sell. I'm not aware of any pro-necrophilism titles, but I'm sure they're available on Amazon.

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