* Posts by dmacleo

172 posts • joined 21 Mar 2015

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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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Hey, big vendor: Oracle, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook blow even more cash on lobbying

dmacleo

hmm...

For the full figures, check out this table we made of US lobbying spending, from the companies' official filings. ®

Sponsored: The Joy and Pain of Buying IT - Have Your Say

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yeah,,,,,

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So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

dmacleo

Linux is unpolished, raw and difficult.

bull. Irun win10 and mint 18.2 on various machines here. like mint a lot better. if anydvd ran on 'nix would dump all windows installs here.

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Argh, my loafer just fell down the rope ladder! Yes, I'm in the Microsoft treehouse

dmacleo

holy fuck the stupid is strong there.

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BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?

dmacleo
Happy

PFY strikes again

swear to god he needs a raise :)

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Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

dmacleo

PFY needs to build him a robot....

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Vibrating walls shafted servers at a time the SUN couldn't shine

dmacleo

worked at airline and handled it stuff (wasn't my primary job but eds was few hundred miles away so...) and kept having issues with the server shutting down.

due to being old hangar server cabinet (locked) and hangar mtx guy shaed same room.

when he left at night he turned lights out.

eds was supposed to plug cabinet/ups power into dedicated non switched outlet.

course they plugged into one easiest for them to reach which was switched off light switch.

didn't take long to figure out, walked in one night found lights off and ups alarm screaming. turned lights on screaming stopped.

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Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

dmacleo

go fsck itself

go fsck itself

ok that theres funny no matter who you are :)

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Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

dmacleo

never used uber, use my own car yet....

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/over-400-london-cab-drivers-charged-with-crimes-last-year-a3226396.html

more issues with taxi services as far as criminal cases

In 2015, charges were brought against 413 drivers, with 126 accused of violent or sexual offences.

The data, released by the Metropolitan Police under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, also showed that between 2011 and 2015, a total of 1,948 drivers were charged with criminal offences.

Of these, 521 were charged with violent or sexual offences, which can include grievous bodily harm or rape.

The FOI showed the number of people charged who gave their occupation as a taxi driver or minicab driver.

The data did not specify any outcomes of the criminal proceedings.

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

dmacleo

Re: yeah....try this ISP

yeah I constantly do that, sorry.

arthritis issues.

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dmacleo

yeah....try this ISP

I see author(s) never used tdstelecom in the US.

its ONLY broadband in my town (rural area) and I am lucky to to get 7MBps during day and 128 KBps (yes isdn speeds) at night.

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

dmacleo

Re: 'You should ask on a Mint forum'

Any minute now someone will say something about Hitler.

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hitler liked mints...

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BOFH: We're only here because they said there would be biscuits

dmacleo

PFY rocks

needs a raise.

perhaps just upgrading his acronym to MBA (My Best Assistant) would do?

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Government lab that gives a crap pushes open source

dmacleo

will check it out

compost about 85 cubic yards of horse manure (85 as hauled, much less after sitting) a year.

can grow anything in it.

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Big Tech fumes over Prez Trump's decision to deport a million kids

dmacleo

Re: ...because we are a nation of laws

shhhhh. truth hurts peoples feewings...

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Microsoft sets the date for Fall Creators Update

dmacleo

Re: Promises, promises

its evolution-ews (not aws) plugin to allow connecting to exchange 2010 and onwards.

use it on a few mint 18.2 boxes here against my exchange 2013 server.

its come a long way over the last few years and while lacking some full outlook features is pretty damned good.

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