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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

deadweight Re:Loose Lips Sinik Ships (244 comments)

It is all fun and games until: A - you go someplace on another continent and THEN find out you are on the no-fly list and cannot come home. B - you can't board the plane because you are on the no-fly list. This leads to you being unemployed and the entire flight being delayed because you are the pilot! Both things have happened.

2 days ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

deadweight Re:It'd be nice... (244 comments)

but....but....if you don't like it, just buy your own planet and make your own rules. The MARKET solves everything ;)

2 days ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Pun Error on Line 472 (154 comments)

I bet it cuts down on the wanking though...

2 days ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Testing is not verification. (154 comments)

I got "volunteered" to make a medical device because no one else at work was good with the hardware interfaces and it was a HUGE PITA. FDA doesn't like this, they don't like that, test this 500 more times, etc. etc.....

2 days ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Russian Programmer's are Brilliant! (154 comments)

My Toyota had this issue. The gas pedal would just stay at full throttle. I lurched my way to the dealer to get it fixed and the mechanics had a good laugh at my expense. The floor mat was ripped and catching up in the pedal. 1 new floor mat later and I was on my way. This was in about 1999.

2 days ago
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

deadweight Re:Eww.. (259 comments)

When I was a little kid we watched a phone company employe use a dowsing rod to look for a buried wire.

3 days ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

deadweight Re:what could possibly go wrong? (256 comments)

FYI people died near where I live when OnStar killed a stolen car and it was stopped in the middle of a busy highway and got hit.

4 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

deadweight Re:Seriously, we're not rapists.... (585 comments)

If a number of unrelated people have wanted to drug you for your own good over a number of years, you must have been quite the interesting roommate. Just sayin..

4 days ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

deadweight Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

I looked hard and could find NO SUCH REACTOR. Signed, looking for stuff at midnight guy

about two weeks ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

deadweight Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

I thought it was kind of a general purpose device that could do other things. The old FermiLab accelerator could do all manner of experiments AND they served great burgers in the lunch room :)

about two weeks ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

deadweight Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

If the reason the LHC was built was to produce and sell antimatter for a profit, then it WOULD BE a total flop.

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

deadweight Re:Defeats the purpose (232 comments)

I just got back from a 5 day vacation. I spent about ALL DAY on a ton of emails. The best ( or worst) was people being directed to me for help who sent all kinds of nastygrams because I guess my Out-Of-Offce was not enough clue that I was NOT going to be answering them last week!

about two weeks ago
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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

deadweight Re:Lessons for today's world (165 comments)

Yes - that is it. Great book. I loved how the Italian Communist Party almost took over in Italy with KGB help, but then pissed them off royal by deciding Italy would stay in NATO after they won LOL.

about a month ago
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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

deadweight Re:Lessons for today's world (165 comments)

The Edward Snowden of the KGB revealed *there really were communists* infiltrating all over the place. I have a book he wrote - something like the Verona Files or ????

about a month ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

deadweight Nintendo craps on their customers (203 comments)

The WII-U has a well known issue where the consoles get harder and harder to turn on and then die. We had this happen. When sent back to Nintendo they said "no warranty - you modded the console". Well sure the kids downloaded some mod to make their own maps in a game or something, but that does not cause power issues. Well we'll suck it up and PAY for the repair, right? Nintendo says NO - they wil NOT repair it for any amount of money. To add to the insult, if they repair it or you buy another one, either way paid-for downloadable content is GONE. They are reaping what they have sewn.

about a month ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

deadweight Re:Such a Waste (156 comments)

I loved the LoTR movies. I could *not* watch the Hobbit movies. WTF happened to them? I also noticed that dwarves were no longer dwarves, but "normal height" humans shot at weird camera angles. I know there are no such thing as dragons or orcs, but dwarves are freaking real and you can hire some FFS!!!

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

deadweight Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The cowpox trick or any of the vaccines?

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

deadweight Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Smallpox vaccine is over *200 year old* tech at this point. I think with over 2 centuries of data, we know it works and it is NOT made out of smallpox anyway. Want to DIY it? Go find a cow with cowpox and rub it until you get cowpox. You are now immune to smallpox!

about a month ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

deadweight Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

Some people do not need to work, but the majority of people in the USA kind of count on having a job to pay for their housing. Is this not the case in most of the 1st world?

about a month ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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