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Windows 7 Not Getting A Second Service Pack

OldGunner Re:Why? (441 comments)

Yet MS still faces the challenge of all the businesses who are still using Win XP. My employer has tens of thousands of systems running XP, and is just now trickling out Win 7 systems. It would take a year of hard work to internally certify Win 8 -- and for what benefit? Prematurely killing off Win 7 could be a horrendous mistake.

about 2 years ago

TSA Moving X-ray Body Scanners To Smaller Airports

OldGunner Re:Who's the criminal (168 comments)

I find it interesting that the TSA has caught more thieves (within their own ranks) than terrorists.

It seems like you hear about "airport personnel" (i.e. TSA employees) who would use their searches to locate and remove valuables from passenger luggage.

However, I have yet to hear about a single terrorist caught by the TSA.

It looks to me like the TSA is committing more criminal activity than they are preventing.

I blame this whole thing more on Napolitano than on Obama, and I am no fan of Obama. I also think the parent (quoted) has been unfairly modded down -- it was the closest thing to a discussion item so far in this thread.

about a year ago

US and EU Clash Over Whois Data

OldGunner Visa rules (67 comments)

I believe storing consumer credit/debit card data over 90 days is a direct violation of Visa International rules. I've been away for that stuff for a couple of years now, so I could be wrong.

about 2 years ago

Regarding Identity Theft:

OldGunner Share your data with a convicted felon? (244 comments)

The founder of one of the larger identity protection firms is allegedly a convicted felon. Who would trust their personal information with a convicted felon, even one who has been rehabilitated?

about 2 years ago

DHS Gets Public Comment, Whether It Wants It Or Not

OldGunner Re:Popular vote (228 comments)

AC should have credited Arlo Guthrie and the anti-war ballad Alice's Restaurant.

about 2 years ago

Exceptionally Preserved 2,600-Year-Old Brain Found

OldGunner Family Member (167 comments)

"...but in this case, damage to the neck vertebrae is consistent with a hanging."
I'll have to dig out the old family trees and see if it is a relative. Knowing my family lines, it probably is.

more than 2 years ago

EPIC Files Motion About Ignored Body Scanner Ruling

OldGunner Re:democracy (183 comments)

Perfect! Wonder how many read /. readers even know what you are referencing. You may have to submit an 8x10 glossy photo with circles and arrow and a paragraph on the back explaining the nature of the crime.

about 2 years ago

EPIC Files Motion About Ignored Body Scanner Ruling

OldGunner Re:democracy (183 comments)

Didn't that get attempted once, and IIR, TSA shut down the scanners for the day so no one could refuse.
They then claimed victory because on one complained.

about 2 years ago

EPIC Files Motion About Ignored Body Scanner Ruling

OldGunner Keep up the pressure (183 comments)

Like any political organization, TSA will only respond to pressure. The more points of pressure, the better. The petition is one point of pressure, the EPIC court petition is another. Letters to individual congress-critters would also help. Just keep up the pressure.

about 2 years ago

Washington State To Allow Voter Registration Over Facebook

OldGunner Knowing the politics there.... (178 comments) can safely bet that it will work for D's (dead or alive) but not for R's.

more than 2 years ago

UK Research Funders: Publicly Funded Research Must Be Publicly Available

OldGunner Re:Not just the UK, but EU (61 comments)

All the better.

I first thought this should be a UN initiative, but then quickly came to my senses as the UN would try and turn it into a revenue stream for themselves.

more than 2 years ago

Is Our Infrastructure Ready For Rising Temperatures?

OldGunner Misleading summary: plane was parked not taxiing (416 comments)

The source quoted by the OP is actually incorrect. The aircraft, a regional jet with only 35 passengers, was parked when the incident happened. It sunk several inches while not moving. The tug was unable to pull it out of where it had sunk. A larget tug was brought in, it was pulled out, started its engines and continued with the flight.
Here is a better source article:

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Buys Multi-Touch Pioneer Perceptive Pixel

OldGunner Good show (85 comments)

Congratulations to Microsoft!
Now we know at least one thing Windows 8 will run on. Woo Hoo.

more than 2 years ago

Pentagon's In-Orbit Satellite Recycling Program Moving Forward

OldGunner Maytag Repairman (115 comments)

Why not just launch the woefully underutilized Maytag Repairman (and his dog) into space?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

OldGunner Surprise, surprise! (565 comments)

This was a real Gomer Pyle moment the bottom feeders.

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Government Backs Down On Airport Recording

OldGunner Re:Wait for report... THEN install! (36 comments)

It's the American way! :)
For the humor impaired -- I know the difference between the US and Canada.

more than 2 years ago

Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

OldGunner If it goes into production... (360 comments)

...and given its European origins, would it be made by Catbus Industries?

more than 2 years ago

Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Hits 7GHz Overclock Record

OldGunner Does this mean.... (144 comments)

...the system clock ran 63 times faster than normal? If so, does an hour-long test take slightly less than a minute?

more than 2 years ago

Yahoo Board Director Patti Hart Stepping Down Over Thompson Scandal

OldGunner For years... (96 comments)

I used to list University of South Vietnam, School of Combat Operations on my resume.

more than 2 years ago



But it was only a little crack....

OldGunner OldGunner writes  |  about 2 years ago

OldGunner (2576825) writes "Aviation Herald Reports:
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, registration N632SW performing flight WN-3519 from San Francisco,CA to Denver,CO (USA), was climbing out of San Francisco's runway 01R when the crew reported a little bit of pressurization problems and levelled off at 6000 feet, but did not request assistance. The aircraft burned off fuel for about one hour and diverted to Oakland,CA for a safe landing on Oakland's runway 29 about 70 minutes after departure.
While that is not particularly noteworthy, what is noteworthy is that this is the same Southwest aircraft N632 SW that in April had to make an emergency landing in Yuma, AZ after a five foot long gash opened up along the top of the aircraft."

Microsoft Office in Athens Attacked/Firebombed

OldGunner OldGunner writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OldGunner (2576825) writes "According to the Associated Press, "Assailants attacked Microsoft's office in Athens on Wednesday, driving a van through the front door and setting off an incendiary device that burned the building's entrance...."

No injuries were reported."

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