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My resting pulse, as of today, is ...

okvol Re:By artificial means (329 comments)

Well, my heart ran to irregular (bigeminy pattern) at 60 and even 70. He says my heart muscle is good, that I can take it. And yes, I sleep just fine.

more than 4 years ago

My resting pulse, as of today, is ...

okvol By artificial means (329 comments)

80 BPM is what my Cardiologist set for my pacemaker minimum. It's some cool hardware - A Medtronic ADDR01 model. Much better than my older rate in the 30's. The doctor was amazed that I was alert and talking with a pulse rate of 30. But, I'm an old geek - from my normal coding state, it's a step up to reach lethargic.

more than 4 years ago

Internet Probably Couldn't Handle a Flu Pandemic

okvol More BS from GAO (341 comments)

The Internet won't die. Internet sites will die. AT&T's 3G network will certainly die. For instance, on 9/11, CNN had to drop to a text only site. They survived that way when their graphical version died like a slashdotted site. But, on 9/11, sites unrelated to news were still readily available. Amazon was still up, TV Guide was up, Travelocity was up. Yes, the bureaucrats at GAO are 1d10ts. They need to crawl back into their hole. This sounds like some document pre-written by AT&T.

more than 3 years ago

ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Apps

okvol Re:Ever heard of Sabre? (102 comments)

Developers are also near Dallas, TX. is hosted there. But the servers are in Tulsa.

about 5 years ago

ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Apps

okvol Ever heard of Sabre? (102 comments)

The IT branch spun off by American Airlines, which outsourced operations to EDS (which was bought by HP). Through a few layers of gateways, Travelocity is in the same room (albeit huge) as the TPF system. They can cluster up to seven of the fastest mainframes to run as a unit with TPF, and have set records for real-time transactions per minute. All this in Tulsa, OK.

about 5 years ago

My favorite simple machine is ...

okvol Re:Really? (490 comments)

Been married for 31 years. Let me specify: Access to another person's vagina is not simple, unless you are a gynecologist. Then you get paid for it but you aren't supposed to enjoy it. Then you are back to my theory.

more than 5 years ago

My favorite simple machine is ...

okvol Re:Really? (490 comments)

A vagina is simple. Access is not.

more than 5 years ago

Best Color Scheme For Coding, Easiest On the Eyes?

okvol Re:Green on Black (763 comments)

Using green on black also helps to warp your brain to where you will think like old-style programmers. I've used several: Blue on light blue (C64 style), gold on black, purple on a pale blue, and more. You want some contrast, but not too much. And, chose colors that fit your personality. I remember someone who loved the "hot dog stand" colors in Windows 3.1!

more than 6 years ago


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