* Posts by dmacleo

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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

...........

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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Big Tech slams Trump on plan to deport kids

dmacleo

Re: Not quite.

if they were born here then citizenship is never an issue. they are citizens due to 14th amendment.

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Western Digital has cloudified the NAS and shoved it in a trendy box

dmacleo

admittedly I am sort of soured on wd stuff. while I still use my 2 wdtv hubs and my 1 wdtv live I physically tossed a wd nas unit in trash alongside multiple buffalo nas units (could not see myself foisting them onto someone else especially the buffalo crap, I mean they were bad. end of times bad.) and replaced them with netgear readynas units.

world of difference in the nas units.

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dmacleo

and in a year they will stop supporting it then few months after that it won't even be mentioned on their products page.

just like the wdtv hub/live series

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Samsung gains ground on smartphones

dmacleo

just got s7 edge, miss ir blaster (had s5 but kitten knocked it off table shattered screen) and liking it. disabled stupid edge screen crap customized launcher way I wanted.

considered s8 but price difference was issue.

over the years have had multiple motorola droids, lg droids, and samsung droids. samsung just fits MY needs the best.

choice is good.

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

dmacleo

sort of related and funny.

kitten knocked my galaxy s5 off shelf onto floor where it hit maglite I have stored for the multiple power outages we have here.

shattered screen.

so s7 edge arriving today, never was windows phone even considered.

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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

dmacleo

Re: When it hit that limit... everything stopped until we could free up some space

iirc (been so long I may be wrong) but it was totality of the edb that mattered not the available drive space.

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Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

dmacleo

Re: A venerable workhorse

yes.

punt....

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dmacleo

if the 18K was ACTUALLY TAC (total airframe cycles) then half the number.

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El Reg gets schooled on why SSDs will NOT kill off the trusty hard drive

dmacleo

Re: warnings

on mine intel ssd manager does give you warnings.

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dmacleo

Re: I just replaced the HDD in my laptop with...

I have about 6 of the seagate 1tb sshd hybrids deployed across 2 small domains (all in desktops no laptops) and see no real benefit. really a small ssd for windows with a 500gb to 1tb plattter for data would work better for me.

but...it does work better for some so YMMV of course.

edit: fwiw on desktops here at home on this domain I use intel ssd (240gb) with 2-4 multi TB (mix of 2 and 3 tb) platters as secondaries.

this works real well for me.

so....ssd and platter gives me options that platter alone did not give me.

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

dmacleo

Re: @dmacleo

nice assumption idiot.

I specifically said she looked to be non-violent.

read jake tappers (cnn) timeline about it and see.

and there is lot of other video supporting me.

or don't.

don't really give a fuck if you care enough to learn.

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dmacleo

Re: I think..

shhh.can't let the truth get out...

one bunch of dumbassess held a rally. another bunch of dumbasses showed up with bats/helmets looking to cause an issue as they always do.

third dumbass drove a car and killed a person that looked to have been non-violent.

real tragedy is car could not take them ALL out.

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Red Hat banishes Btrfs from RHEL

dmacleo

Re: After so many version of Fedora that promised brtfs as the default filesystem

systemdfilefail??

filePulseFail?

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Canadian ISPs do not Canuck around: Bloke accused of piracy grilled in his home for hours

dmacleo

Re: No decency

while what you say is accurate and the way it should be in the real world it does not happen.

racism is the accusation used.

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Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

dmacleo

Re: Maybe...

as I was out of computer range for the last 3 weekends.

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oh my god!!

are you ok???

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dmacleo

Re: I don't mind being sworn at

that was my take, admittedly this stuff is not something I am well versed in though.

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Flash... Nu-uh! Tech folk champing at the bit to switch off life support

dmacleo

http://gizmodo.com/adobe-flash-fans-want-a-chance-to-fix-its-one-million-b-1797284544

honestly would not mind seeing this even if I seldom use it. lot of older stuff can't (from what I understand, could be wrong) be ported over so worth a shot. if it fails in no worse shape then present really.

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Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

dmacleo

Re: Cat Video

its a cat.

feed it.

all you need to do, least with all of mine.

during mealtimes I am REALLY loved LOL

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Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

dmacleo

close, its called gitdon't

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'Help! I'm stuck in this ATM,' writes poor bloke on a scribbled note

dmacleo

https://youtu.be/ul258veTWto

LOL

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OMG, dad, you're so embarrassing! Are you P2P file sharing again?

dmacleo

Re: re : "I use p2p for nix based distros."

LOL missed this earlier and just snorted coffee out my nose laughing :)

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dmacleo

I use p2p for nix based distros.

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Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts

dmacleo

fuck peta.

nuff' said.

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

dmacleo

LOL this reminds me of when our company moved to an EDS managed system with a SPOC at site to fix (basically log issues and replace broke hardware) stuff.

so I sent email to everyone saying in future (iirc was months away) saying when it happens you can't use work pc to do personal crap.

withing seconds I got emails asking about reverting changes that had not yet been made so they could continue on as before.

so I said sure to each person, as they emailed I replied ok your system should be fixed now. all replies said yes thank you.

course when we actually did migrate a few programs required by law to work on aircraft did not work and eds and cio were total dicks about it. so I ended up showing how their idiocy grounded a few aircraft, built up few laptops with no network and made the skin mapping programs work.

from one extreme to the other, unsecure systems to locked systems not allowing us to do jobs.

oh well.

got to tell vice president of major us airline his system was (this is direct quote) bullshit and whomever pushes it should be fined and lose their job.

all on conference call with multiple bigwigs.

and I was just a lowly mtx records clerk...I was pissed.

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Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that

dmacleo

Re: OS Upgrades and Other Patches

iirc 6.1 to 6.2 was a problematic one for me. from then on up to present 6.7 was easy

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Nothing could protect Durex peddler from NotPetya ransomware

dmacleo

so..a virus (yeah I know...using word virus to push the meme) got past the rubber......

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China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

dmacleo

#3 with moon rock msg please....

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