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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

sumdumass Re: anti-science idiocy (89 comments)

How else can we get rid of capitalism and institute communism against the will of the majority of people?

40 minutes ago
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Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion

sumdumass Re:Interesting. But might end up as more of a toy. (41 comments)

It doesn't have to be alien like.

The main purpose was to determine if the enviroment was hostile to them. Of course they did other crap but think about where we need to know if the enviroment is hostile.

Think off fire response, motor vehicle accidents, threat assesments for dignitaries, yet another way to find electronic listening devices, and so on.

Of course it might need a little work before it is ready and reliable but there is a use that may be right around tbe corner- litteraly

8 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

sumdumass Re:Asymptomatic people are not contagious (340 comments)

Any other type illness i could agree with you. But these people would have known they were in areas that could have exposed them. They would know what to watch for (symptoms) and they would know the disease is a painfull death if not caught early.

So unless getting ebola and infecting others annd dieing was their intent, i suspect they would get checked out for signs of jetlag let alone one of the documented symptoms. If it wasn't so deadly- unlike varients of the flu, i could agree.

9 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

sumdumass Re:Asymptomatic people are not contagious (340 comments)

It would seem that the incubation period can be several weeks but the risk of spreading is only there once symptoms appear. I imagine a person who is not intending on doing ill will with the disease could self monitor and quarantine himself if needed.

It's not like they will let ISIS or ISAL or whatever infect anyone and send them over with the disease to spread it across all populated western areas or anything. And if they tried, they would be captured at the airport or border crossing by the professional TSA.

Wait, maybe they should quarantine some people.

11 hours ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

sumdumass Re:In space (442 comments)

You are the one who posited that an explosion was a chemical reaction (not true in this context), and wouid create an "atmosphere", and therefore you can hear it in space.

Lol.. Star wars is only one movie with explosions in space. Wikipedia defined explosion not me. So both your points are seemingly useless in this context.

I do not know why you feel compelled to opine on things you know nothing about, but be prepared to spend a life of being corrected.

You mean trolled right? Because so far, all I have gotten was you who is too afraid to log in and have your silly ideas associated with an online persona spend more time trying to attack the messenger instead of the message. Corrected doesn't mean what you think it means.

As for your tantrum, something must be going on in your 14 year old life. Are you being "butt hurt" by someone? You should go to a teacher and report it, no one should touch you in your "special place".

lol.. How original- I see what you did there, you took what I said and added a few words to pretend you were smart. Or did someone say that to you earlier and you were repeating it because you think they are smart?

11 hours ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

sumdumass Re:In space (442 comments)

That is very much likely but it still serves a worth while purpose. Suppose something outside your space station explodes. You would hear it if it is close enough, it would likely transfer noise through the hull of the craft, microphones and sensors could also pick up the noise.

It wont be anything like in the movies but there can be sound and it can be benificial in making you aware of dangers near your ship.

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

sumdumass Re:Fox News? (445 comments)

And i guess you fail in that mental excercise the gp suggested in being used.

yesterday
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

sumdumass Re:They will move to a different charging model (450 comments)

Not quite a surcharge for solar where I live but they separate grid tie in from usage for me. It's part of the deregulation BS where you can pick your supplier. I don't use enough to make moving beneficial so I stay with the original provider. They show the grid tie in, the current costs of the market rates and ad .02 or something like that. Not around a bill right now, but it increases my monthly bill about $15 when they did it a few years ago as apposed to before.

Now a neighbor wanted to do the net metering with a wind turbine on his farm a few years ago. They said he had to estimate the amount of energy he would supply and would be penalized if he went over or under and he has to go with commercial rates instead of residential with a farmstead exemption (allows the lower of the two rates whichever it happens to be).

yesterday
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

sumdumass Re:Can't let anybody but the NSA have the GOOD toy (192 comments)

Why don't you think of the children.

Seriously, this should have been marketed as a way to keep tabs on your precious little gem. There are already products out there that do similar functionality like nanny cams, locator watches and so on.

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

sumdumass Re:Fox News? (445 comments)

Well, your scenario is exactly where you need to start using your real intelligence. Take for instance the conservative claim that climate scientists are just spinning their doomsday scenarios to get those "fat" research checks or to advance some other agenda.

Well, you do realize that claim originated from Frederick Seitz right? He was after all, the former president of the National Academy of Sciences, decorated by NASA and a few other organizations, president of a university and set up and funded a complete lab at another. It's not like that argument was pulled out of thin air and follow the money which is the modern version of it is only the same that was put forward by the AGW crowd and even you somewhat round about in your post. I mean if anyone who is a "denier" is a paid shill, it can work both ways.

This is where you brains are supposed to kick in when you realize that energy companies are willing and able to fund their research in a lavish style that government research simply can't and won't match.

No energy companies sponsored Seitz when he made the claim. Some of the groups that were ran with his quotes but that's nowhere close to what you are implying.

Further, your brains should be able to tell the difference between honest attempts at research vs. simple attempts to delay and undermine research.

Yes, like when the democrats checked to see when the hottest day of the year would be, turned the AC off, did things to make the room hotter, and then scheduled a hearing on global warming? And yes, that is what happened in 1989 James Hansen later said he thought it was perfectly acceptable to exaggerate because he thought the cause made it necessary or some shit like that. (Its been a while since I read the link and it doesn't resolve any more for some reason).

Oh, and I should note that Wirth left politics specifically to take a high dollar job at one of Ted Turner's charities.

So yes, don't trust everything you are told, but use your analytical skills to understand motive and source reliability.

Indeed, if I had the time to find and show the connections between the political solutions to global warming and the scams behind them, some of which is outlined in Al Gore's book earth in the balance where he chastises how the conservatives inveighed against 'atheistic communism', along with the original Kyoto accords and support for groups like Jubilee2000 and it's offshoots

Even more recently, this crap continues to be distorted for political gain.

So yes indeed, do not trust everything you are told. Use your analytical skills to understand motive and source reliability.

Nothing is as clean as you think it might be. Politics has co-opted this subject from the start.

yesterday
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The Physics of Space Battles

sumdumass Re:In space (442 comments)

Who fucking cares about star wars? Are you butt hurt or something because they used it as a prop to show what is all wrong with movies or something? I mean seriously, you have failed to disprove anything I have said and keep insisting something about star wars. Is your life really that pathetic that you have to cry when you are not correct or your favorite thing is put in a bad light?

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

sumdumass Re:Fox News? (445 comments)

Lol.. Like I said, for treatments of ailments that happen to be a lot like your reality- only in your head.

Now do I need to spell that out? Placebos are particularly effective on people who are not ill but think they are- a condition commonly referred to as hypochondria. It's similar to your Schizophrenia but more limited to ones body.

Now on a more serious note, I have only once ever recommended anyone not seek professional treatment for an ailment. It was a specific type of cancer along a specific progression and I have seen people wither away while being treated. The cancer is quick to kill once it develops enough to cause functional problems in the body. In this stage, treatment is a long shot and most of the extension on life is spend vomiting from Chemo or sedated and unconscious because the amount of pain killers needed would kill you anyways. I told someone with it about watching them try to save my grandmother and how miserable she was the last 5 months of her conscious life (lived sedated for 2 more months) compared to the usual 2-3 weeks of bothering before death. That person chose to be treated and before being so far gone he couldn't communicate any more, told some people he should have listened to me. Outside of that, it all exists in your head.

yesterday
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The Physics of Space Battles

sumdumass Re:In space (442 comments)

Yes, anyone within the range of the gases as they expand would hear it. Any microphone within this range and any sensor capable of picking up sounds would hear it too.

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

sumdumass Re:Fox News? (445 comments)

First, you have no clue about me. Second, like a lot of stuff you post, its all in your head so what is wrong with placebo remedies?

2 days ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

sumdumass Re:Fox News? (445 comments)

I think ypu started yo see it but tripped and fell right past it. In all your examples you mentioned situations where you sought out their advice. Now suppose ghat didn't happen and a doctor came up to you out of the blue and said take these pills. Imagine a lawyer who is not your lawyer walking up to you suggesting you do the no contest thing.

Thats were we are with the situation today. The vast amount of exposure someone has with a real scientist is where they say the world is ending and a politician steps up saying vote for me, i eill fix everything and it will only require part of the freedom you have today.

2 days ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

sumdumass Re:In space (442 comments)

It would make noise anywhere the expanding gasses reached before disapating. Immediately is a reletive term.

This is what happens when people think they are smarter than others but fail to pay attention- poor reading comprehension.

2 days ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

sumdumass Re:What's so hard about using the time-honored (241 comments)

Mine is what. When the repeat it i saw yes. Then they look confused and i say what the fuck is the difference its just a damn coffe i could get anywhere else for one fifth the price so what is my name.

2 days ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

sumdumass Re:Devil's advocate here... (125 comments)

Its a little more complicated than that. First, these monopolies are piggybacking on infrastructure and right of ways granted by laws in most cases that were intended to remedy a public need as defined by the government. They recieved tax benifits, exclusivity, and the benifit of time before there ever was an ability to deliver internet on that infrastructure. Why it was ever considered separate is a question that muddles the mix.

  Next comes the question of consumer protections. If you purchase service with speeds up to 10 meg, no matter how it is spun, you simply are not getting that if they slow your access down in order to make these fast lanes. Along these same lines, there are still benifits in yhe form of tax breaks and grants to expand infrastructure for delivering broadband to underserved areas. Now does the broadband definition still apply if the connection to your work or school VPN is slower because netflix paid for fast access and your neighbor is binging on movies the first four months of his unemployment?

Now do not get me wrong. If they can create a fast lane without slowing any other customer down below the speeds they purchased and it is optional, i do not have a problem with it. It likely will not be that way though.

2 days ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

sumdumass Re:1 Billion Barrels (199 comments)

Ahh. My troll is back. I was wondering what happened to you.

So you think you can work me over with a dildo so well that i would be begging you to stop.while i know you wouldn't be capable on your own, i don't know whether to be flattered by your interest or scared that you think you would be superman in any relationship with me. Oh well, at least i know what drives you now. I'm not gay but i do not care that you are. So hug hug kiss kiss and please stay on topic as you cowardly troll me.

2 days ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

sumdumass Re:1 Billion Barrels (199 comments)

No it is not relevant in the real world. All the other sources will not dry up tomorrow. In the real world, technology advances and the amount of oil in reserve will increase as the ability to access oil in place increases (if that confuses you, look up oil reserves for more information). Further more, new oil is not likely to extend the amount we have in matters of time available but make oil cheaper and increase the usage. That is the real world- the world where life goes on past simple mems.

2 days ago

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Computer glitch halts air travel

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sumdumass (711423) writes ""A computer failure in the system that processes flight plans has delayed flights nationwide"

— There is no word if the cause is hardware, networking, software, or if it is related to the older (National Airspace Data Interchange Network) NADIN 1 systems or the newer ftServer 6600 4-way symmetric multi-processing servers with triple CPU redundancy which was supposed to of been phased in starting in mid 2005 and final by the end of 2008. While the later systems sounds like a turbo charged powerhouse that could survive an alien attack, keep in mind, it runs windows 2003 server as an operating system.

My guess is that it is the windows systems because reports I have been hearing is that the initial fix was to reboot it several times before they realized something serious was wrong."

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Selling your vote could be a felony,

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sumdumass (711423) writes "Offering your vote for sale is a felony in Minnesota as one 19 year old University of Minnesota student recently found out after pulling a prank. He listed an offer on Ebay to sell his vote for the upcoming presidential election on Ebay with a minimum of $10. He now faces up to 5 years in prison and a possible $10,000 maximum fine. I wonder if the ACLU will take this on like they did the vote swapping in 2000. It would be interesting if their win for the vote swapping sites play any role in this or if this law can be used against anyone participating in the vote swapping sites. Outside of direct payment of money being asked for, I'm not sure there would be much difference when the payment is a vote for a specific candidate in a specific area. Maybe everyone should check out their state laws before thinking about participating in something like this."
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Supreme court rules against DC gun ban

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sumdumass (711423) writes ""The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense in their homes, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S." This is interesting not only because of the second amendment debate but we seem to be in times where rights are being taken away and now, one of those attempts have been halted. In the opinion an ruling, clear and intentional statements like

The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
And possible my favorite

But the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policychoices off the table. These include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home. Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what isnot debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct
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Obama breaks campain promise on public funding.

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sumdumass (711423) writes "Obama decided to forgo the federal matching money that would limit campaign contributions and campaign spending for an exchange of around 85 million dollars in public money after already promising a commitment to it in the primaries. He claims it is because of unregulated republican sources and special interest groups like the swift boat campaign against John Kerry. I hope he isn't going to start claiming service in Vietnam or something to attract their attention. Is this the change we are looking at? Breaking a campaign promise, one that was once at the heart of campaign finance reform and once a big democrat charge?"

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overrated again.

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Wow.. took a break from slashdot for a while and already the mass down mods are happening again. Its no wonder why almost every story has posts with people crying about how slashdot has turned to shit. I guess it is a sign of how desperate someone's position is when they have to downmod with overrated just to stop an opinion they disagree with from being seen.

What's that saying about reality is everything that remains when you close you eyes and stop choosing to believe in something? I guess the same is true with the downmods. Just because they attempt to hide the comment doesn't mean the statement stops being true, it only means it stops being seen as easily. I can imagine a group of idiots sitting around plotting and planning thier down mod adventures in a comic book esq setting with them laughing about how they will win the war of whatever they deemed important at the minute, by not letting others speak or letting their speech be seen/heard. Then they stop to pop their zits and return to the plotting while declaring that if they are the only ones heard, they would always win,.

Of course the reality is probably much simpler and less sinister. It is more likely someone got but hurt by a comment made and while sitting in their mom's basement reassessing the pathetic life they live, decide to take their anger and frustrations out by mass downmodding someone they disagree with. They might pause for a minute to wipe the tears from their eyes, but are set to teach someone a lesson about having opinions contrary to their own.

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once again

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 4 years ago

It happened once again. After this round of mass downmodding, I haven't been able to post from this account for about 2 weeks. The email complaint that the posting denial page gives is useless. Well, that is unless an editor is behind the mass down modding. That wouldn't surprise me because much seeing how the down mods are coming in at something like 10 and 15 at a time. I know some mod points are awarded at 10 instead of five and editors have unlimited points. I guess it's either a pissed off editor abusing their power because he or she cannot win an argument on the facts or a tightly knitted group of idiots who think quieting anything apposing their viewpoints is somehow winning an argument.

Oh well, it's ok, I can still post from my other accounts and have done so since the down modding. It's sort of interesting that almost identical posts under other accounts are either modded up or untouched by moderation. This and the fact that the downmods all come within a day or so each time locks the entire mass modding just to quiet an apposing viewpoint theory. I remember when slashdot was about conversations not who can yell the loudest or stop someone else from being heard. And my points weren't all that controversial either, things like there is no reason why someone cannot separate science from religion and practice both within their respective natures without being stupid or ignorant, that evolution as in speciation is still just a theory and not an observed fact even though the evidence points to it being likely, and the last one was that just because it's written in the bible doesn't mean it's mandated to certain religions to do. Oh, and I forgot about the conversation with the guy who wasn't aware that Microsoft was a separate incorporated company from Microsoft's licensing division which is incorporated and operated in an entirely different state altogether. Of course with that last one, once the guy discovered that they were two separate companies being run as separate companies, he agreed with my original assertions that it would be difficult if not impossible for Washington to apply a tax on the MS licensing operations.

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Trolls with mod points.

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I find it funny that I'm constantly being group modded by trolls who seem to think that ruining someone's karma is a legitimate way to counter an argument they do not agree with. This is probably the tenth time since late '09 that I have received an attack on messages I have posted. This time, in less then 24 hours, I went from having no comments moderated at all on my comment page to comments posted over a week ago with no mods at all and comments posted a few days ago being modded down for reasons obviously counter to the mod claim.

As for being obviously counter to the modded claim, Here is a post modded redundant when it is explicitly addressing the person I replied to about his misunderstanding of the post I mentioned. Could someone please explain how replying to someone about their inaccurate understanding of a post is redundant? And it isn't like I fifteen other people corrected him either, it was a dialog specifically between me and another person who admitted to mistaking my post for saying something else.

Anyways, this has typically happened only after I comment to someone who is commenting on some sort of religion or evolution post who has it wrong in some way. Is it really that important to people who do not like religion or people who have placed evolution as their religion the they need to take steps like this in order to suppress opposition to their wrongful opinions? I mean it's not like I'm saying Creation is correct or anything, I'm generally pointing out that they are doing the same things they blame the religions of doing when they make absolute statements about Evolution being an undisputed fact instead of composed scientific theory or when they have some sort of incorrect interpretation of the bible or whatever. I find it's typically easy to trip them up when I ask if anything could come along and make evolution different as in for our understanding of speciation or common descendant thoughts. When they say no, then it's obvious they are not following science because science allows for that regardless of how improbable it might be. For instance, the posts I believe that started this round of mass down-modding stems from some idiot who reposted a bunch of nonsense from a few websites about a few bibles verses they found and then took everything out of context in order to create some demonesque image of God. There are plenty of verses in the bible which one can legitimately question the compassion or loving nature of a god, but to take something completely out of context in order to make your point is a little intellectually lazy as well as dishonest.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised about the down-modding. When dealing with idiots who want to cite a few verses and ignore the context before and after it (whether they are for or against the bible) and draw completely one sided conclusions that do not remotely fit the story context, we aren't really dealing with articulate or intelligent people. It really does seem that the less intelligent the person is, the more dirty and underhanded shenanigans you should expect from them and like minded people. Maybe slashdot should have a system for their mods where someone could complain about the mass modding or a script that checks mods made to a single account within a certain time frame and then flag the comments for further review. It wouldn't need to be anyone special reviewing it either, just make sure they come up for metta moderation.

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When all else fails

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 5 years ago

There is a time when everything you prepare for comes true and you find it still lacking. Recently with the ice and Snow storms, A remote site I do IT work with suffered some power outages. The battery backups held, the Generator kicked over and the only problem was that we needed to change to hold time before the generator shuts off after power was restored to around 10 minutes instead of 5 because of failed attempts from the power company lasting only 6 or 7 minutes.

Anyways, things went down hill from there, the phones went out but we still had internet. A T1 line that somehow is routed from another direction then the regular phone lines. Verizon isn't able to set up VoIP or run the phones through the T1 in the area so the 6 lines were completely dead even though we still had the T1 working. I had a backup plan though, we have the 800 number forwarded to the home office of the owner and used VoIP that I connected with a Asterix to forward some calls and a VPN to run programs and all. This worked well the first two days but now the T1 is out and Verizon is telling me that it won't be until Monday (I talked to them last on friday morning) before they can do anything about it. We do have a business contract with them that states something about 24 hour turn around for techs but it appears the problem is something like a Tree fell through the CO and they have some major repairs they need to do before anything between me and them will make a difference.

So off to plan C, we hacked together a cell phone amplifier using a combination of a mobile amp I use in my truck and a internal building amplifier kit that was used at another site I administrate until they relocated and I scavenged the equipment and got cell phone service in pretty good shape at the facility. It normally has spotty reception but between the two kits, we got all the major services covered and started using employee phones as "extensions" by answering the 800 number being forwarded to the owners cell phone and then doing a call back from an employees phone at our expense. This went swimmingly for about 3 hours until the cell towers took a total dump in the area. Apparently, it has been going on and off and with our spotty reception, we didn't notice it.

For now, we have "voice mail" at Verizon's facility giving a message describing the problems and people two towns away checking the voice mail and doing call backs but they are severely limited because the computers and data can't be transferred without disrupting what little in house work that can be done and without internet access, we can't even sync the data. Last I heard, someone was going to run price sheets and availability requests ever couple of hours until something comes back on line.

I've done everything I can think of outside of using the CB radio which would limit what we could do anyways because I couldn't legally put enough power across them to connect the sites as well as transmitting personal information. I need to know, is there something like that in which I can use a radio or something for relatively cheap when all else fails like this? We can't even get emergency services in the area without driving 6-8 miles away on a still snow covered and icy road that twists and turns quite a bit so I hope no one has a heart attack and nothing catches on fire.

I'm thinking there has to be something that could be done using radios of some sort. Another Client uses parts of the 800mhz spectum for county services and they have the ability to send data as well as patch calls from the office to the radio in the vehicles. But, they are a government office and their equipment costs quite a bit. What I would need is something that I can either send data over in a protected way to give network access like a VPN or to carry "phone lines" from about 20 miles away where the phones actually work to the office. They will probably lose about 250-300 grand in sales if the phones or something close to it goes back up by Monday morning. Cost is an issue but there is no need not to expect to spend money- especially when public safety is involved. However, we can't be doing a million dollar investment or anything like that for a worsts case scenario situations. This is the first time I have had it get this bad. I have a truck that I can mount an antenna mast on for the remote location, fixing an antenna at the site won't be a problem, I can be hidden in the trees on the back side of a hill.

Any thoughts on what else could be done? It doesn't have to be something to cover this situation but I feel lost when I can't pull a rabbit out of my hat and make everyone smile. I'm not against looking into different radio tech myself but I think for what we need, I would have to get licensed at both places which makes a mobile state sort of hard to accomplish, I'm pretty sure I would have to purchase a channel or channels to operate on, and I'm not even close to knowing what would be needed as far as equipment goes or what the terminology to use when asking. I'm not even sure if I can get the speeds needed to accomplish what I want from radio either.

Another thought I had was using dry wire or the lines used to remote alarm system monitoring and patching voice over it with an Asterix box or something. It doesn't depend on power from the CO and is supplied by the customer much like an ISDN line. I think it can be connected point to point similarly to a T1 but without the need for the equiptment on the telco side of life. I'm still not positive on that though. However, I'm afraid it might have been effected by the same issues that the CO has with the tree and all knocking everything out. I'm not sure there is equipment was damages or if it was just power issues though.

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port scans WTF?

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I was looking over my firewall logs and I have noticed that Slashdot is doing port scan on my ip adress. Or at least that's what my firewall thinks. I'm thinking what the fuck is this. It is coming from 66.35.250.150 .

I wonder if they let the site get infected with something or I pissed one of the ops off. It would be severely foolish if it was something intentional. Who or whatever it is, it seems to happen shortly after I cease activity on the site.

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political bias

sumdumass sumdumass writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Wow, I have been making some observations that the stories on slashdot have been comming in politicly slanted leading into the fall elections. I made some of these observations known in several posts.

Now recently, I have been locked out of commenting on several threads. Not by being modded down, Not by being labeled as a troll and getting those too many comments from you subnet ordeal. But by something on the systems stoping me from seeing a reply button in those threads. I have as few pages in a tab that let me post to the stories by when going into the user's post section of the profile or checking email notifications I cannot reply.

Now I though maybe the the story has been locked or something even though it has only be one day. So i checked it from another computer not logged in. It let me post anonymously. So I called a friend and asked him to post something to one of my posts, Sure enough it posted. So I went to his house, Logged in as my user name and poof- no reply button.

I'm sure my comments that the democrats have been already making statments that they won't be able to do much of what they claimed when running for office. Things like the war in Iraq, different survailence programs and such. My position is they are doing this now because they are either going to wait until 2008 and claim we need the presidency to maek a difference or they actualy cannot do much of what they campaigned on. Of course in the later, It means they told the voters "i will do this" when they knew they couldn't and are probably afraid pointing it out now won't look too good in 2008. The previous means they aren't going to try anything major so they can keep it as an issue in 2008. Either way, My comments of things won't be too different because they won't change to much is true.

So, I am writing this because some one in a position of power at slashdot has back doored my comments that are critical of the democrats expected performance after winning the elections. I am wondering how long this will last. My karma is rated as "excellent". Non of the usual too many complain messages have appeared- nothing except not being able to find a reply button on any of the messages associated with the threads I posted in concerning the democrats. And they apear if i'm not logged on or logged on as a different use.

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