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Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

LWolenczak Re:Do not understand this. (814 comments)

s/embrace the way our heads our wired or suicide/embrace the way our heads are wired or commit suicide/

about a year ago

Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

LWolenczak Re:I call bull! (814 comments)

Be strong, you are not alone.

about a year ago

Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

LWolenczak Re:Oh no (814 comments)

In my area of the United States, best estimate is 0.3-0.5% of the local population, and since there is a prevalence for people to go into deep stealth to to insensitive society, who really knows....

about a year ago

Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

LWolenczak Re:Do not understand this. (814 comments)

Seriously? The choice for most of us is to transition and embrace the way our heads our wired or suicide. I don't see a choice there. I didn't have a choice. I didn't choose to have my marriage explode either. Our society is about gender binaries, Male or Female, for the number of people who fit someplace outside of that precise box, having documentation and paperwork that does NOT match their presentation can be crippling in this binary society where people think that if looks don't match that M/F field, then something is very wrong automatically.

How would you like to hit a TSA checkpoint and almost be denied in the ability to pass beyond the checkpoint to catch your flight because your ID says your Male and you have breasts and look like a Woman? Or better yet, when you present your identification, and people completely change their interaction with you, their tone of speaking, and begin using word that remind you of the pain that you endured.

Preventing the ability to change documentation is not only for people that are transgendered, its for everyone else who has to see/interact with that identity information. It is inhumane to both parties to prevent the ability to correct the information.

about a year ago

Google Accused of "Cooking" Search Results and Charging MSFT Too Much

LWolenczak What you call optimize, they call cooking? (285 comments)

I'd hate to say this, but company $A having an algorithm that might be tuned however they damn well please does not constitute cooking... unless, there is a master defined algorithm that every search provider must follow. Yes... I can see the goose-stepping algorithm enforcement brigades now.

Now, are we going to start with the "In Soviet America Jokes", or are we going to just define the algorithm Führer and get over with it?

more than 2 years ago

Pakistan Bans Encryption

LWolenczak ad-hoc http encryption? (351 comments)

Well.... sounds like we need an adaptive add-on to the HTTP protocol for ad-hoc encryption.

more than 2 years ago

After Complaints, VMware Revises VSphere 5 Licensing

LWolenczak Hi Lazyweb! Alternatives? (80 comments)

I hate to say it, so instead of my bill being someplace between 2-3x of what it is presently, it will end up being around 2x..... So Anyone have a pretty gui built around one of the open source/free hypervisors with all the same basic features as vCenter (live migration, live storage migration, performance reporting)? oh, and the GUI needs to be easy for a windows person to use.

about 3 years ago

Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch

LWolenczak Tracking? Remote data access? (399 comments)

Anyone else getting the vibe that since this thing will have a 3g connection on the backend, that it can be misused by others(governments) to track and remotely control/access your device. Geeeeeeeeee. This does not sound like a good idea... Well unless your the TSA.

more than 3 years ago

Is a US High-Speed Railway Economically Feasible?

LWolenczak Perhaps... Perhaps not. (1139 comments)

I could see it working in larger areas, or between larger cities. Example, in North Carolina, If I could go from Winston-Salem, NC to Raleigh, NC, however we're talking 120 miles highway, and possibly 160 via rails, although I don't see myself driving 30-60 miles to get to a train station, to hop on a train that only runs 2 times a day, to get to a city where I would have to rent a car or get a ride from a friend because... in some cities in NC... public transportation only stops most places 2 times a day.... so I think I'll just drive the 80-100 miles to get where I need to go and do what I need to do. K THX GIVE ME MY TAX MONEY BACK BAI

about 4 years ago

Server Room Smells Can Be an Early Warning

LWolenczak Re:Why does the UPS not have a fail safe that kill (154 comments)

You can test lead-acid batteries by measuring the resistance between the terminals. Most upses only look for voltage from the battery. This means that the battery casing can split open, leak acid, before the batter grounds out or goes kaboom, or whatnot. I had one battery in a 64 battery cabinet leak out and ground out the batteries.... The bloody APC Silcon (now discontinued) ups didn't throw an alarm at all, all we noticed that there were no lights all of a sudden when the power flickered. It was apparently a firmware bug or some sort because APC swapped out the firmware IC chips when they replaced the batteries.

Generally, with larger ups systems, you tend to have a quarterly battery inspection where a tech comes out, takes voltage and ohms readings for each battery in the unit, and visually inspects the batteries in the cabinet.

more than 4 years ago

What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office?

LWolenczak Re:A: The law. (511 comments)

Also, anything that has to be audited/signed/checked off for process control/accountability, which relates back to regulations.

more than 4 years ago

Archive Team Is Busy Saving Geocities

LWolenczak Kick Ass (267 comments)

I could find my site from ages ago... and find all the fun crap people have posted to geocities.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner Expanding Internet Transfer Caps To New Markets

LWolenczak I live in Greensboro, FSCK TW Cable. Maybe I shou (394 comments)

I live in Greensboro, and frankly, this just irks me to no end. I work in IT, I've negotiated high capacity circuit contracts with telecom carriers. This is just such an insane markup that its crazy. You could practically exceed their 5 GB cap just with BACKGROUND traffic on some of their larger broadcast subnets. (Think larger then a /24.)

I'm thinking I should just start a WISP. With their logic, with just a T1 line, I could make a crap load of money.

more than 5 years ago

How Best To Deal With WiFi Interference?

LWolenczak Antenna (451 comments)

Install a bigger antenna. Oh 12 db gain should do nicely.

Nuff said.

more than 5 years ago

iPhones, FStream and the Death of Satellite Radio

LWolenczak Re:The new Sirius lineup (397 comments)

I'm really quite upset with how many of my favorite XM stations are now their serius counterparts instead of what was there... I was a big fan of Squizz, Ethel, Fred, now we have the closest thing Sirius had to the content, and frankly its far from the same. How in the hell do you go from RATM to Ozzy? And why in the !@#$ do I have to listen to some DJ talk about his other show?!? The rock stations just... suck.

I went shopping for FM transmitters for my iPod last night.

To be honest, I want a giant undo button and I want XM back. I'm likely going to drop the service though, which is sad because its a great idea.... at least I have BPM for now.

more than 5 years ago


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What is this thing for?

LWolenczak LWolenczak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What is this thing for? Is it to society can develop past the main page?

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