* Posts by dmacleo

187 posts • joined 21 Mar 2015

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Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again

dmacleo

Re: Hasn't halon been banned or something in the '90s?

when I worked in airline business (in USA) until december 2007 halon was still used in cargo compartment. and as far as I can tell was still (in 2017) used there.

at same time handheld bottles and the like were NOT halon due to the regs.

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have had to take mechanics to hospital due to halon fire bottles in cargo area of aircraft blowing. even if no known inhalation you still need to be put onto O2 and blood gases measured/etc.

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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

dmacleo

Re: Outrageous!

about 2.82 $ here in maine right now, +/- a bit of course depending on actual location and store

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dmacleo

god forbid clerk block the pump off and lock the handle.

course that would involve walking outside alone in detroit....

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'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

dmacleo

using can bus in vehicles for all pcm items was bad idea, once obd-2 became mandatory (1996 iirc?) system should have used its own bus. can is low level with no built in (nor ability to add) security.

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

dmacleo

GitGone

GitOut

etc

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A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?

dmacleo

eh I use go launcher hd anyways on my s9plus.

if wife s7edge gets it will see how it is.

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First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts

dmacleo

Re: This underlines one more thing

IATA/IACO (International Air Transport Association and International Civil Aviation Organization) were supposedly to have a lot of input to ETOPS driving the FAA regs.

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BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'

dmacleo

Re: One evening about ten year ago...

if they were not gentile were they gentle?

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dmacleo

Re: One evening about ten year ago...

correct. in my time as firefighter they were used to let the individual firefighters where safe spot was as I was hooking up hoses/etc as needed.

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dmacleo

"Which is why I always carry a carrot for self-defence," the PFY chips in.

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PFY is a real treasure, might say he/she is a caret....

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Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS

dmacleo

Re: Boom!

big bang very quickly with 4 6volts wired series and someone makes one wire mistake.

was supposed to be 2 "banks" of 2 6volts in series and guy decided to hook cable from another truck across last 2 terminals instead of the truck (ironically fire truck) + / - leads.

luckily we had MANY fire extinguishers and axes that would cut cable very handy LOL

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Admin needed server fast, skipped factory config … then bricked it

dmacleo

had sort of opposite happen to me, older ml350g1 tower that, for unknown reason, had a manual 120/240 switch on psu instead of auto sense auto switch.

had been set at 240 and nothing worked when plugged in. took few moments to figure out what was going on as was ordered with auto switch psu. got it figured out, got it running while vendor (iirc was straight from compaq) sent correct psu.

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BOFH: But I did log in to the portal, Dave

dmacleo

Re: I've been there

yeah I think so, was merger in late 2017 iic with micro focus and hp enterprise

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Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

dmacleo

only stream if no physical medium (cd in my case) available yet.

have amazon prime get mp3 with the cd so works out ok.

still, I do miss my vinyl stuff just cannot afford to get back into it that heavily

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Samsung Galaxy S9: Still the Lord of All Droids

dmacleo

got an s9 plus and love it.

do wish the otterbox defender cases for it had screen protector for them but many screen protectors fit with the defender case so am protected.

when out plowing snow lot of shoveling involed sometimes and defender case saved my s7 edge MANY times

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'Disappearing' data under ZFS on Linux sparks small swift tweak

dmacleo

seems to me caught quickly at least.

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Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

dmacleo

I had same email 2 weeks or so ago. it was correct address yet I could see on my xeams proxy spam server that there were some (for my domain) NOT using period coming from a gmail server. didn't really pay to much attn to it as it never reached exchange server.

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Facebook crosses off one legal headache, another pops up: Server blueprint theft spat with Bladeroom settled, but...

dmacleo

what really bugs me is he, and only he, has ability/authority to remove/scrub HIS data yet nobody else does. IMO disservice to users.

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Can't view memes on London-Southampton train? It's the worst line for mobile coverage

dmacleo

serious question

are they required to provide stable signals by any law/regulation?

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Sysadmin shut down the wrong server, and with it all European operations

dmacleo

Re: Soldier?

bridges ARE portable

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M60_AVLB

http://www.leonardodrs.com/products-and-services/joint-assault-bridge-jab/

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

dmacleo

/yup. the shooter is dead.

darn.

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dmacleo

local LEO stated this pretty much same time this article was written, and yet no updates to this article.

as of 20 minutes ago ro so luckily no fatalities still.

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dmacleo

huh odd how you didn't mention female wearing headscarf. almost as if you were afraid of providing description.

also. no fatalities as of this time. odd how that wasn't in article either.

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Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath

dmacleo

doesn't seem to affect amazon drive so files can just be moved to there.

got the email, got nothing in there, but did the extend option just in case

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Donald Trump jumps on anti-tech bandwagon, gets everything wrong

dmacleo

pretty sad when you can tell who wrote the article just from from the headlines.

really don't care for trump but in end was choice of someone I don't care for or someone I really detest.

and since my state is one of the 2 that awards electoral votes correctlly had to vote fr the egomaniac.

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Sysadmin wiped two servers, left the country to escape the shame

dmacleo

Re: No shame in cocking up!

we need to squash this now before it sprouts (especially those of you in brussels) and buds while dropping more seeds.

no more vegetable punions.

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BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....

dmacleo

"...let them marinate for a while."

"Charged another 40 hours to the job while fart-arsing around on some other client's project," the PFY adds.

PFY strikes again, would love to see article written by him/her.

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US Navy gives Lockheed Martin $150m big frickin' laser cannon contract

dmacleo

news.lockheedmartin.com/2018-03-01-Lockheed-Martin-Receives-150-Million-Contract-to-Deliver-Integrated-High-Energy-Laser-Weapon-Systems-to-U-S-Navy

HELIOS combines three key capabilities, brought together for the first time in one weapon system:

A high-energy laser system: The high-energy fiber laser will be designed to counter unmanned aerial systems and small boats. The energy and thermal management system will leverage Lockheed Martin experience on Department of Defense programs, and the cooling system will be designed for maximum adaptability onboard ships. In addition, Lockheed Martin will bring decades of shipboard integration experience, reducing risk and increasing reliability.

A long-range ISR capability: HELIOS sensors will be part of an integrated weapon system, designed to provide decision-makers with maximum access to information. HELIOS data will be available on the Lockheed Martin-led Aegis Combat System.

A counter-UAS dazzler capability: The HELIOS dazzler will be designed to obscure adversarial UAS-based ISR capabilities.

IOW the dazzler is a masking/protection/ecm function

took 10 seconds to find out.

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Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members

dmacleo

Re: awwww, poor precious snowflakes can't stand the heat

actually was 4 officers that waited outside and held back medical personnel

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uTorrent file-swappers urged to upgrade after PC hijack flaws fixed

dmacleo

pira, er, file-sharing applications

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so the linux distros I download and seed for torrents are somehow pirating?

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Flight Simulator's DRM fighter nosedives into Chrome's cache

dmacleo

Re: Idiots...

he heh

or CAT5

cunts actually tried 5hit

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Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

dmacleo

Re: What sort of Switch?

glad I could help and (as best I can tell) I got it right too. ctc COULD have been affected, however I see no indications it actually was at this time.

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dmacleo

Re: What sort of Switch?

it was network switches however if done in right location could have caused loss of ability for dispatch to line rail switches (points in your area) as needed.

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dmacleo

lucky non of the switches messed with central dispatching (ctc controlled) ability to move and line rail switches as needed as its network based.

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Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly meddling in US presidential election

dmacleo

didn't like either candidate.

however have REALLY disliked the clintons (even before bill was potus) for decades.

who cares what someone wrote on twitter. listen to the candidates themselves and choose the slightly lesser of 2 evils. pretty small margin though.

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F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus

dmacleo

IOW a POS is a POS that costs a shitload...

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User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster

dmacleo

Re: Reminds me of a story

perhaps better instruction would have been "using your mouse to move the cursor place the cursor on top right."

deal with elderly parents (who are pretty decent about this stuff) as well as lot of older people at some churches that sometimes follow directions TO THE LETTER and showing me its my verbiage that caused issues.

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Hawaii governor: I wanted to tell everyone nuke alert was fake – I just forgot my password

dmacleo

Re: so why didn't he just have the spokesperson send the msg?

HA pedaling as fast as they could :)

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dmacleo

LOL good point :)

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dmacleo

so why didn't he just have the spokesperson send the msg?

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User had no webcam or mic, complained vid conference didn’t work

dmacleo

had to deal with that printing video issue before. luckily I (while not actual it dept, was just mtx records clerk and it poc at airline outpost) had ability to place video on company wide shared drive (was company produced vid and safe) and then embed the vid into pdf doc and send the doc itself.

was a pita but seemed to help and where we had to make info available for FAA seemed to be the best compromise.

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Airbus warns it could quit A380 production

dmacleo

really its an infrastructure issue. the 380 has higher weight on wheels issues (ie thicker tarmac) and needs bigger gates.

it was a concept that was worth trying but...it didn't pan out.

still a beautiful a/c though

but it just didn't fit the needs as hoped.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

dmacleo

its been a long time since I looked but isn't there ALWAYS a slight bit of shaft leakage that the system(s) are designed to compensate for?

while this may be more than normal this is (if I am right) what sea trials are specifically designed to draw out.

or am I way off base?

please correct me if I am wrong.

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5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

dmacleo

how my vehicle handles in extreme situations

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key point. way to many drivers on both sides of the pond have no idea how their vehicle responds in emergency situation.

while I live in maine I learned how to really drive on the autobahn many decades ago.

since then with every vehicle I have owned I spent time learning its capabilities.

while my 2010 mercury marquis will do 155 mph (don't ask but tested on speedo and gps) I KNOW above 130mph the front end capabilities are extremely degraded.

I know exactly how the rear suspension will handle at a given air pressure (I have rear air bags on suspension for towing) and whenever I get new set of tires I spend many miles testing how they react.

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Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers

dmacleo

heh...she thought it was a spirit. I got some good disguises and.....got some :)

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User dialled his PC into a permanent state of 'Brown Alert'

dmacleo

Re: USB mice are fun...

had a compaq ml350 (g1) running nt that used this

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Even more warship cuts floated for the Royal Navy

dmacleo

Re: Type 23 shallow water?

thanks and sorry I missed reply earlier. I really should look inti it more but time has been a premium.

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dmacleo

aren't the type-23 also able to do littoral/shallow water work where (now) most US ships can't?

or am I way off base?

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Slashing regulations literally more important than saving American lives to Donald Trump

dmacleo

Re: Wow

you ever been through a state inspection license course like I have?

many states have laws saying its illegal to alter OEM safety equipment.

drilling into A/B/C/D pillars or running stanchions through floorboards to frame can actually weaken the structure.

this is why vehicles that did not have belts/shoulder harnesses OEM are not required to have them now.

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