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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant To Close In 2014

jagilbertvt Re:Great. (249 comments)

They apparently have 60 years to decommission the plant.

"Although the plant will close by the end of next year, its legacy will live on at the Vernon site on the banks of the Connecticut River. Entergy has 60 years to decommission the plant under a plan approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The time will allow the company to accumulate money in a fund set up to pay for dismantling and cleaning up the site."

http://digital.vpr.net/post/citing-economics-entergy-close-vermont-yankee-end-2014

about a year ago
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Big Brother In the School Cafeteria?

jagilbertvt Re:As an actual parent speaking... (425 comments)

Thanks Bill! I was going to post something similar. My son also uses a PIN to pay for food. Nothing "big brother" about it. I can easily fund the account online and verify he's been eating lunch. Fox News is blowing a bunch of FUD up everyone's ass.

more than 4 years ago
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Unfinished Windows 7 Hotspot Feature Exploited

jagilbertvt Re:Wow (234 comments)

Not only that, but it allows the wireless NIC to both connect to another WAP as well as act as a WAP (ie, you only need one wireless card, not two).

about 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Clean Install Only In Europe

jagilbertvt They are doing you a favor! (803 comments)

This isn't crippling. They are doing you a favor by not letting you "upgrade". Whoever thought that upgrading was a good idea should be taken out back and shot.

more than 5 years ago
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Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska

jagilbertvt Re:Reading is FUNdamental! (424 comments)

Except that it is moving with the current. It probably moved 3 miles in the time it took him to go 15.

more than 5 years ago
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Pickens Calls Off Massive Wind Farm In Texas

jagilbertvt Re:Not all lost (414 comments)

Besides, they'll write it all off as a loss and get a tax credit.

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox 3.5 Benchmarked, Close To Original Chrome

jagilbertvt Re:Loses your passwords.. (338 comments)

Your passwords are utterly useless to you when they are saved. Pretty sad that you can't remember your passwords.

more than 5 years ago
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Spirit Stuck In Soft Soil On Mars

jagilbertvt Re:Call a tow truck (160 comments)

No, they just need to get a New Englander (well, one of the ones that knows how to drive) to get it unstuck. We have lots of experience getting stuck in deep snow.

Disable the traction control and rock it back and forth. :)

more than 5 years ago
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South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

jagilbertvt Re:Huh. (1297 comments)

A bullet to the head is a lot more gruesome than being hanged (namely for the people having to watch). Also, the family of the person being executed might appreciate an intact body.

more than 5 years ago
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Thai Gov't Sets Up Site For Snitching On Royals' Critics

jagilbertvt Re:Ants (329 comments)

I would inform them of your insults, but apparently their site is slashdotted.

more than 5 years ago
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Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax

jagilbertvt Re:Whoosh (858 comments)

Exactly what I was about to point out. The cheapest macbook starts at $1000. You can find low-end pc notebooks for under $500.

more than 5 years ago
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Battlestar Galactica Hosted At the UN

jagilbertvt Re:Now if only the UN... (252 comments)

Except they'll probably retain the trademark they have on the name.

more than 5 years ago
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Adobe Fixes Recent PDF Flaw, But Not Before Auto Exploit

jagilbertvt Re:What about 6,7 and 8? (87 comments)

The question then would be, is 6 vulnerable to this? Or any of the vulnerabilities since it's last patch (early 07 I think). I don't have 6 to test with, but I have to wonder when they say previous versions may be vulnerable.. Sounds like they just want you to upgrade a product that may be working fine (and at a cost of $99 for a standard upgrade copy, multiplied by the number of employees in your corp that may have it.. that's not cheap).

more than 5 years ago
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Fedora 9 Would Cost $10.8B To Build From Scratch

jagilbertvt Re:Average salary? (293 comments)

Perhaps you should consider working on something other than an open source project :)

more than 6 years ago

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