top Favorite Star Wars Movie?
and they didn't even properly finish that series.
Season 6 which only has 13 episodes (normally they have 22 episodes per season) release doesn't finish with the beginning of the movie Episode 3:Revenge of the Sith. I wish that would properly finish Star Wars:Clone Wars so there is continuity between movie Episode 2:Attack of the Clones and Episode 3:Revenge of the Sith which the Clone Wars was intended to do. After Disney bought Lucas Film, they stopped the Clone Wars series, according to Dave Filoni, so they can work on movie Episode 7 and a new cartoon series The Rebels. Nevertheless. I wish they would comeback to Clone Wars and finish the series.
top I am fairly prepared for a storm outage of ...
Entrenching tool to dig your latrine is good if you are middle nowhere, but in urban area, ugh!
top Who should have the most input into software redesigns?
IMHO it is users that are using the software so they should have a fair amount input for at user interface part of the software. Some managers are essentially stupid so I would let these managers near any of the development team. The worst is let some of "capital people" or "financial investors" try their hand in "assisting" in development, most of these "financial people" couldn't tell idea between their ass and a hole in the wall.
about a year and a half ago
top If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...
a high end laptop should have all of these features in the poll and maybe including upgradeable components.
about a year and a half ago
top In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:
What about the Whigs, Green, Libertarian, Peace & Freedom, Bull Moose you insensitive clods.
top If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:
Being sliced, diced or Julienne by an lightsaber (the villain version is has red blade).
top I reach my workplace, primarily/typically, by:
top One More Thing For Apple Stores: Food?
Coffee or other drink meets keyboard, laptop, etc will mean that a high likelihood of damaged or dead devices due to liquid immersion. I think the insurance for Apple Store increase exponentially due risk of damage due to liquids.
top Inaccurate physics in movies ...
Since most movies are fiction so are laws of physics and many other things go out of the door also. I watch Star Wars or Star Trek purely for entertainment since we haven't gone beyond light speed yet or teleported anything larger than a couple of atoms. I watch movies for their entertainment value and not to score them in Mythbusters in categories of "Busted", "Plausible" or "Confirmed". As for documentaries or docudramas I do expect some accuracy in what they show (more in documentaries less in docudramas) so I do cringe when I see inaccuracies there.
top I Name My Servers After:
I managed a development data center we have the system administrators of each group name their own servers (as long they don't exist already) and most common method I remember was what characters or objects they where reading or seeing on TV or movie at that time. At that time Star Trek, the next generation was out we had Picard, Number One, Wolf, etc.,
top I Name My Servers After:
Your missing tequila. This sound like my Spanish vocabulary....
top Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors
I assume no one really checked their sources before they printed this (what a dated word "printed") or out on the net. A manual typewriter is still good if the power goes out and you need to make a standardized letter for some reason. We nearly needed to use one this year because our accounting software developer made a mistake in creating 1099 forms this year. Yes, Royal and Olivetti still manufactures manual typewriters so this story is incorrect. There are still are several manufactures of electric typewriters that double as printer for computers .
top Chinese Censors Crack Down on Time Travel
or did Ground Hog Day and April Fools get combined now and I'm experiencing April 1 again and again.
Since they have essentially removed most reference of Mao Zedong from their history books now they are going after people attempt to change history. Even though I'm Chinese, but the communist Chinese always make me laugh with with their strange and bewildering policies with their people but their enforcement of certain laws against their are not funny.
top Accidental Find May Lead To a Cure For Baldness
However, with this article on PLOS and reading it now it to go beyond mice and go to study on other animals to check so this idea will work eventually on humans. My assumption it will take 3 years before human testing will occur and I will be the first be in line to do the test. It will be another 3 years before it may become available to general public.
top TSA Mandates GA 'Self-Pat-Down' Program
For some people, this is only way for them to get touch in any way.
top How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?
Gee if my dad's 1969 Pontiac Catalina worked as well & without the pollution like these nuclear power plants of the same era, it would still be here.
I think they designed this facility to hold up in a major earthquake but they didn't think about the tsunami and at that time they didn't think about the tsunami that happened afterward. Remember that the facility was shutdown properly after the earthquake and was on generator power to pump water to cool down the reactor until the tsunami washed away the generators into the sea so it was only on 8 hour battery power and now we are at this stage. This is one of lessons that we all should learn about keeping systems pass their life and understanding to design systems for multiple contingencies including any worst case scenarios. However like so many for profit companies, safety is not a priority as BP oil spill has shown us. We need to have proper incentives for companies to build safe and punish them (not the company but the management personnel) if they ignore safety. We should have any system of this type to have continually updated with the most current safety standard and best operating procedures. As for these nuclear power facilities, it should be moved inland to prevent swamping by the sea or other possible natural disasters.
top Are We Too Reliant On GPS?
It would be difficult to get VOR/DME or even ADF over the ocean. LORAN was turned off on August 2010 so limited but the last global terrestrial radio navigation system shutdown . eLORAN is active in UK but that is limited to that area now. We need another method of global terrestrial radio navigation system to augment GNSS if there was some problem with satellites due to solar activity or other issues.
top Timezone Maintainer Retiring
Have a happy retirement "Father Time". I wish Arthur David Olson well and a good time off.
Thank you Arthur David Olson for keeping all of the timezones in the world for this many years which is thankless and somewhat of a painful job which has to navigate through all of those governments in the world. Again thank you Arthur David Olson/
top In case of a blackout, batteries etc. will give me ...
I saw a movie and other things on a airline flight with any external power for about 5 hours on my laptop.
However, being connected to internet at home the router is connected to a UPS that will last about 3 hours, At work we have generator power also so as long there is fuel for the generator, we can last a long time,
top If You Think You Can Ignore IPv6, Think Again
What I have seen on my firewall and I think there are plenty of IP addresses that botmasters, spammers and other criminals have used to hit my network. If ISP, and network administrators looked at all of the DHCP, unallocated IP address that comes from their networks they would have thousands of IP address they re-allocate to proper people or systems. Proper accounting of IP address by ISP needs to be priority before we can really say we ran out IP addresses.
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