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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

ryanov Worse than that (306 comments)

There are plenty of other dependencies (OpenSSL versions, Apache versions, Java versions), so it's even worse than that.

PS: I can't see what the hell you responded to -- it's not in the parent comment!

about 5 months ago
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Why Letting Your Insurance Company Monitor How You Drive Can Be a Good Thing

ryanov Re:I guess what is comes down to ... (567 comments)

If you're not riding along in the left lane, you shouldn't be a problem.

about 10 months ago
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New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

ryanov Re:The New New York is Screw York (237 comments)

Who plans to advocate for transit workers if not their union (that is made up of transit workers, by the way, not a separate entity)? Certainly not you.

about a year ago
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New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

ryanov Re:The New New York is Screw York (237 comments)

The general public thinks public servants are really important when they're "not doing their job," but look for their support on any given day when they're just being treated unfairly and it's a big fuck you. Well, fuck you all back. How you treat the people that "work for you" says a lot about you.

Googling for 5 whole minutes is not research.

about a year ago
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New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

ryanov Re:The New New York is Screw York (237 comments)

Guess what: it's not all about you. This treatment of public employees really angers me, and it happens whenever public servants decide enough is enough. Do you think if you were working a job to be able to pay your bills, you'd be interested in hearing "shut up and get back to work, I have stuff to do?" or be thinking "I know I have to feed my family, but how will Steve get to work?! Nevermind!"

How this works with police officers and other essential folks is that there are rules to protect the employees because they, basically, can't walk off the job because they serve the public good. Same sometimes with transit workers. If you want people to be at work no matter what, there has to be something else that takes the place of the right to strike.

I don't know about your salary numbers and don't have the time to go into them, but they almost always take into account people who've been working there a very long time, and some that have specialized skills. I see teachers salary numbers and they almost never reflect the reality.

about a year ago
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New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

ryanov Re:The New New York is Screw York (237 comments)

Please get a job that isn't bitching about other people who have found a way to make a decent wage in this world.

about a year ago
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New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

ryanov Re:The New New York is Screw York (237 comments)

Beyond all the rest of it, what kind of person sits around and thinks "the thing that really bugs me is that this guy has a job"?

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

ryanov Re:Ummm... (278 comments)

The big problem is that those people may be in your way, or in the way of any number of other innocent people on that plane.

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

ryanov Re:Ummm... (278 comments)

Considering we're talking about evacuating a whole plane in 90 seconds, seconds matter.

about a year ago
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Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

ryanov Re:Require stowing of potential projectiles (278 comments)

It also keeps you from crashing through the ceiling if the plane ends up making an unusual maneuver (even not in a crash). People have fractured vertebrae or probably worse that way.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:Windows problems (1215 comments)

I installed a fresh copy with SP3 already in it and then did all of the updates to make it current.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:Windows problems (1215 comments)

Umm, yes it is. Red Hat 1.0 came out in 1994. Windows XP, OTOH, is still supported.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:It works (1215 comments)

I'm pretty sure Linux consistently uses the memory it can for FS caching.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:It works (1215 comments)

You shouldn't have to "reinstall a few times" since 2011. That was finally the last straw for me. If you want Windows running fast, you seem to have to reinstall it about every 9 months.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:Windows problems (1215 comments)

6. Windows seems to need to reboot almost constantly and takes a long time to apply updates.

Has not been true since xp Service Pack 1.

Oh it most certainly is. I installed Windows XP SP3 on a laptop the other day and the updates took at least 2 hours to install. It's not a brand new laptop, but it's reasonably capable. It also needed many reboots, and the most annoying thing about it was that it was a multi-phase thing to install updates (eg. install 20 of them, reboot, install 130 of them, reboot, install 7 of them, reboot -- something like that). Which meant you couldn't just start it and walk away.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:Windows problems (1215 comments)

What color laser doesn't work on Linux?

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:With regards to package management (1215 comments)

I've run across Windows installs of apps being so broken that you couldn't install or uninstall them without going to the registry. Really never so with Linux. You remove it with the package manager or rm and it's gone. No mystery voodoo junk somewhere else to worry about.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:Windows problems (1215 comments)

I have had it be a lot harder to install a printer in Windows than in Linux. Linux, I plugged it in, it was recognized, and that was that. Windows XP I had to go find the driver, get it to install, and it got cranky about being connected to USB before the driver was installed, etc.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

ryanov Re:So in other words (1215 comments)

Video games are a poor substitute for volunteer work, being active and outside (which is good for you), or spending time with other humans. Reading I suppose I'll give you.

about a year ago

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Michael Crichton, Age 66, Succumbs to cancer

ryanov ryanov writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ryanov (193048) writes "Michael Crichton, the author best known for Jurassic Park and as the creator of the hit TV series "ER", has died at age 66 after a private battle with cancer, according to a statement made by members of his family. "While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us — and entertained us all while doing so — his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes," the statement goes on to say. Crichton's last book was "Next", released in 2006, on the subjects of modern genetics and law."
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ryanov ryanov writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ryanov writes "After 6 months, sgi has emerged on-schedule from chapter 11 bankrupcy protection. Apparently the company has made some important changes it feels will improve its chances to become competitive once again, including retiring MIPS and IRIX. From the company press release: "Today we debut the New SGI, an efficient and fully recapitalized company armed with a new, market-centric business model and empowered by a rekindled commitment to solving the problems of customers in a targeted range of markets," said Dennis McKenna, CEO of SGI.""

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