* Posts by Alistair

2894 posts • joined 18 May 2007

Keeping printers quiet broke disk drives, thanks to very fuzzy logic

Alistair
Windows

Re: Wangs for the Memories

Medical transcription offices in the GTA, late 70's early 80's had herds of those things. My mom's office ran 12 of them. If you know University Avenue in T.O. you know which hospitals I'm talking about.

I recall that, since there was carpet tile in the office, and they printed in the office, that once a month or perhaps every other month they'd have someone come in to vacuum out the systems, and remove the carpet bits, dust, and paper fibres. They cleaned the PC cases, *and* the video monitor cases out. Mom worked nights at the time, and would get a night of switching machines while the (usually 3 bodies) were cleaning the systems.

I don't think the cleaning crew worked for Wang, but well, there are jokes in this one too.

Chemical plant taken offline by the best one of all: C8H10N4O2

Alistair
Windows

Re: been there

Oddly, I have a contrasting experience.

Industrial laser printer for printing cheques.

Unit was about 25 feet long and could chew through 5000 pages of (even for the time) fairly heavy weight paper in about 32 minutes. Job queue on an Amdhal system, and a small unix head unit. We had to stop and pull every 700th imaged cheque to validate alignment and print quality and readability.

Every 3 months one of the units (we had two) was supposed to receive a full vendor servicing. However said vendor was, well, no longer in business shall we say. Fortune smiles, because said vendor servicing team had, on their final visit (Okay his, and the reason the visits and maintenance took so long was because he was about 115 years old, deaf as a post and about as happy to be in our city as a kangaroo would be to be in Moscow in January) left basically his entire kit sitting in one of our equipment lockers, along with detailed instructions on how to execute said maintenance.

One of the steps was to take the compact, high velocity vacuum cleaner to the entirety of the lower belt path. By using the exhaust hose to blow things loose *while* using the intake hose to suck stuff up. Oddly, the trick worked. He just had TWO hoses for the thing, with a slightly constrained nozzle on the exhaust hose.

Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II – Britain's first high-tech monarch

Alistair
Windows

Reactions being what they have been so far.

I've grown up in Canada, and QEII has been our head of state my entire life. I'm fully aware of the historical relevance of the Royal Family's predecessors and the relevant "evil" done in the name of the British Empire. I do somewhat understand that there are those that will regard the death of a member of that family with some glee. What astonishes me is that there is little recognition of the effort put into changing the state of affairs that she inherited when she took the throne. Certainly she did not change these things with her sole effort, but with her grace, style and dignity she absolutely helped things along.

There are few leaders, or figureheads, about these days who carry themselves with similar grace and elegance. As much as there are millions of folks who demand massive change in the world, there will be millions of folks who demand that the status quo remain. A leader or figurehead who can see that the change needs to happen, and can also bless the process of convincing the others that change is good with such charm, dignity and elegance, is priceless. And to do so while also being willing to portray their humanity openly, is awesome.

I'm certainly *not* a monarchist in the traditional sense, however the need for a stabilizing, constant calm, dignified and elegant figurehead in leadership is utterly apparent in recent times. I for one am completely done with the raging conspiracy theorist populist clickbait media puppets that believe "entertainment" is more important than "informing the public". Looking around the planet, it is becoming abundantly clear that irrational, illogical vituperative commentary about *anything* by the everyday politician garners far more attention than the ever rarer, calm, rational process politician. In times like these, a figurehead who can provide the contrast necessary to make the difference abundantly clear is needed more than ever. There were several times in our recent history where Her voice was that contrast.

Much like I was not a huge Obama fan, I am not a huge Royal Family fan, but Elizabeth and Barrack both had the same affect. In times of chaos and clickbait, they carried a certain dignity and grace to the roles they were engaged in. That, I at least, appreciated. Sadly I doubt that Charles III will have an iota of what his mother brought to the role.

I am an atheist myself, but:

God bless and Godspeed Elizabeth, may your have the blessing of crossing the rainbow bridge to be surrounded by your many adored corgis and horses.

BOFH: It's Friday, it's time to RTFM

Alistair
Windows

Re: I need some THC

We had a spreadsheet.

It was searchable, and could be updated by the team.

Something close to 1100 rows when I last updated it.

Buried in there were some *very* NSFW acronyms. Nobody knew.

Twitter whistleblower summoned to Senate Judiciary Committee

Alistair
Windows

Corrections in line

"false narrative about Twitter, and our privacy and data security practices that isare riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies and lacks important context," and told The Register Zatko was fired from his role at Twitter in January 2022 for "ineffective leadership and poor performance."

Perhaps the last is simply that his poor performance was an inability to toe the corporate line, and the ineffective leadership was an inability to keep his underlings on the same line.

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape

Alistair
Windows

Re: Deaths are not the only metric

For my neck of the woods

https://www.ieso.ca/power-data

I'll keep the nukes running and I'll be adding to them.

Alistair
Windows

Re: Deaths are not the only metric

VOT

Google "Kentucky coal mine fire"

Burning for years, several abandoned towns. No "exclusion" zone by decree, but yeah, you might NOT want to move to any of the towns that are now emptied.

Alistair
Windows

Re: Deaths are not the only metric

Rather than try and fail to refute what I wrote, you immediately go into the "how do we keep the lights on?" argument.

Ahh yes. I made an argument, you must refute, otherwise you are making no point!

I love folks that stick with this. My younger sibling suffers from this. The point is that your "argument" has been rebutted *hundreds* of times as moot and immaterial as it is based in hyperbole, and outright inaccuracy, yet you jump up and down like a spoiled child denied his cookie at lunchtime. And as such you are regarded as a spoiled toddler having a tantrum.

Good luck.

Alistair
Windows

Re: Bang On - except the death stats

"Fossil Fuels" come from the fossilization of biological material (plants, animals etc).

Uranium is a mineral. Been in the earth since the ball of dust formed.

Plutonium (as used in nuclear energy) is man made.

I see you could use a clue-by-four, just like the other idiot posting.

Alistair
Windows

single family dwelling vs apartment/condo counts anyone

Give us an idea of how many batteries you'll need in a 32 story condo please.

Raspberry Pi 4 takes a trip to Vulkan, sharpens 3D vision

Alistair
Windows

Re: Invisible

On linux it's strictly a developer thing at the moment. It will take a while.

I've been using Vulkan on linux with *wine* to play video games since Vulkan on linux was at 0.85. Packages for Fedora and Ubuntu have been around since 1.01. It is in active use for some of us crazy folks for a while.

It *definitely* improved wine rendering of windows DX11 games on wine over direct openGL translation. DX12 games absolutely require it. (Along with DXVK layer)

IBM board probes claims of fudged sales figures that led to big bonuses for execs

Alistair
Windows

Did Jim figure this out?

Is that why he bailed in a hurry after Ginny crowned him?

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols closes hailing frequencies

Alistair

Nichell Nichols

Lt Uhura as a character was a breakthrough role on public television at the time. I was never a huge television junkie, primarily because we didn't have a TV when I was a kid, I became a book addict very young. Star Trek was an awesome show in my books because it took a concept of how humanity should work and put it on screen. Captain Kirk was purely there as an example of what was, being surrounded by what should be.

Later, as a teenager, I bagged the opportunity to go to a ST con here in T.O. In all honesty I can't recall how old I was at the time, but I was with several other folks who had paid to have a small room session with "Kirk" and "Bones" and "Scotty". All three of them dodged the meet and greet for some unknown to me now reason. We were discussing how utterly disappointed we were with the situation when she wandered by. She sat down on a bench and chatted with us for near enough 2 hours, about an enormous range of things from the show to her own life and the world as she saw it. The woman was a serious class act, and an amazing role model for young women in general.

/Salute

Fedora sours on Creative Commons 'No Rights Reserved' license

Alistair
Windows

For the record:

rpmquery -a --queryformat %-30{NAME}:%{LICENSE}"\n"

Will produce a list of packages, with the licenses they use. I see 41 packages that have or include CC0 in my list, on a Fedora 35 install. Mind you I also include rpmfusion and a couple of other non fedora repos, so that may throw that number off.

Canadian ISP Rogers falls over for hours, takes out broadband, cable, cellphones

Alistair
Windows

interesting perspectives

1) Thank (deity/curseword/appropriate idom) I'm no longer there.

2) Interac was working in specific cases, although the bulk of the backbone does go through Rogers it was not utterly wiped out

3) Bank machines were fine, except for (PC/SuperStore/Shoppers/Rogers) I did hear from one person that their banks machines were not working but I believe they're a (virtual bank) type critter. (Yes, Loblaws has a bank, and Rogers has a bank, and Shoppers Drug mart too, and they are all the same thing)

Certainly at least TD and CIBC were just fine.

At this point, my neighbour has never lost the Rogers cable service, but their interwebs is down, as is the "home phone" service. Cell service for Rogers is off and on in this neck of the woods, and from checking a phone that was flipping on/off signal it seems to be an IP addressing issue as it went through about 5 different segments and subnets in about 15 minutes, some working some not.

For what its worth, I'm not on Rogers, and my interwebs has been just fine all day.

I love how some folks are talking Armageddon, but in reality 90% of things were happening just fine. Including the police raid around the corner. All 8 cruisers were just fine. Not sure about the crew they busted, but the cruisers were fine.

VMware reveals vSphere-as-a-service – but not the price

Alistair
Windows

Okay. Am I the *ONLY* one

Having a massive outbreak of twitching, rashes and nausea?

Putting the management of my *in house* systems in someone else's cloud?

....and paying a subscription price for that service ..... and I can tell you now it will go to *per core* and *per instance* and *per gigabyte of ram* and *per terabyte of xmitted data* and *per terabyte of recieved data* etc etc etc etc over time....

Arm says its Cortex-X3 CPU smokes this Intel laptop silicon

Alistair
Windows

Something is not quite right here.

Arm claimed that it can provide an even greater boost in multi-threaded performance using a configuration of eight X3 cores and four A715 cores. The biz estimated this could increase multi-threaded workloads by 125 percent compared to a processor using one X2 core, three A710 cores, and four A510 cores from last year, based on a simulation of the design.

I suspect there is an error in this paragraph, as the comparators do not line up appropriately, i.e *old config* is 8 cores, in a 1 - 3 - 4 mix and *newconfig* is 12 cores in an 8 - 4 - 0 mix, where I would expect a substantial increase in performance, *and* power consumption.

Returning to the Moon on the European Service Module

Alistair
Windows

There's a still one or two outliers who have mainly metricated but for various reasons still use some non-metric units, eg the UK still using pints for beer and miles and miles per hour on the roads.

Then there's us Canadians. Distances between land based locations in kilometers, Height of person in feet/inches, depth of precipitation in milimeters, weight of person in pounds, weight of food in kilos, weight of (workout) weights in kilos, weight of despair in short tons. And if you touch the maple syrup its measured in years in prison. Unfortunately we don't seem to have a measurement in either imperial or metric for the density of stupid in certain social media groups, but I suspect it would be in tons per cubic centimetre.

<and yes, we mix the spelling types up as well, just to confuse everyone else>

Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America

Alistair
Windows

Re: Canada

I'm going to point out some things:

One: Your personal situation is effectively anecdotal and should not be used to define societal standards for all.

Two: What number of individuals who "Use abortion as birth control" is acceptable?

Three: Please find somewhere that collects statistics on what percentage of abortions are for defined medical reasons, post rape, post incest and "for birth control". I can assure you that the last item is the lowest on the list in pretty much any territory.

Four: Have you ever helped nurse someone through a late 2nd Trimester miscarriage? Or even through a post abortion event? It is *very* much not a "get up and walk away with no consequences" event.

I can't sit on what lines *do* need to be drawn as I don't have a uterus, but one line I *know* has to be there is that banning the procedure will only cause *MORE* death and medical distress, so banning it, as will occur in MANY states over the next 2 years, is absolutely the wrong measure in *any* case.

Alistair

Re: Canada

Recently circulating on FB etc from Canadians:

In Canada, you can get a poutine in every province, if you so choose. Not everyone wants to order poutine, and that’s totally fine. It’s your choice.

In the US, some states have restaurants with poutine on the menu. Lots don’t. And after today, fewer will.

If you find yourself in need of a poutine, but live in a state that restricts access to poutine, consider a trip to Canada, and give me a shout. I won’t ask what size poutine you want or why you haven’t considered other food options. I can, however, help take you to order your poutine, wait with you while you eat, and make sure you have a comfy place to rest, post-poutine.

Please do not attempt to make your own poutine. Do not have an unqualified chef, who is without certification, prepare your poutine. If you are terrified about the cost of travelling to Canada for our excellent poutine, please don’t let that stop you. Once you’re here, we have many restaurant options.

NASA tricks Artemis launch computer by masking data showing a leak

Alistair

Fake it till ya make it?

..... SLS is just not going well. I really don't think FiTyMi is appropriate for rocket testing. Although if this is *just* a (seal size/damage/state) issue I'll buy that they will have it fixed for the next run. At least on this launch it wont have humans aboard. (Or monkeys for that matter, but....)

Sony responds to inflation with $3,700 gold-plated 'Walkman'

Alistair
Windows

I'm more likely to vegetate to Floyd, Tull, or KC. But whatever works for you.

Record players make comeback with Ikea, others pitching tricked-out turntables

Alistair
Windows

Re: It gets more fun...

... Garrard 401 on oak chassis, Needed a new belt and some TLC on the drive motor. The dude in the hifi joint refused to believe me. Had to bring in photos to get him to order bits. Yes, awesome.

IBM CEO explains why he offloaded Watson Health: Not enough domain expertise

Alistair
Windows

Is Arvind giving the SEC a hint or three here?

you're going to need doctors and nurse practitioners to speak to the buyers of Watson Health. That's not the IBM go-to-market field force, so there's a misalignment. Ditto in Promontory, you're going to need ex-regulators and accountants to go talk to people worrying about financial compliance. So, that's a little bit different than us."

I'm wondering if there's more to that statement than appears on the surface. Foot in mouth disease perhaps?

Majority of Axon's AI ethics board resigns over CEO's taser drones

Alistair
Windows

Taser equipped drones

Tasers. Tasers on AI drones. Tasers on AI drones in all schools.

1) walls, doors, glass panels

2) Body armour

3) perspex shields

4) children bouncing about.

1, 2, 3 make the tasers pointless. 4 sets up tragedy and legal armageddon.

Taxon, with such guidance, will shortly be out of business.

AMD claims its GPUs beat Nvidia on performance per dollar

Alistair
Windows

Annnnd can we

Do the same set of comparisons running on linux in wine? Anyone?

<crickets>

Twitter buyout: Larry Ellison bursts into Elon's office, slaps $1b down on the desk

Alistair

scanning the anon posts in this thread.

Hey, El Reg, you've managed to come to the attention of a certain rocket company dude!

OpenBSD 7.1 is out, including Apple M1 support

Alistair
Windows

shutdown won't actually shut it down.

I have the same issue in kvm/linux host. Poweroff works.

Plans for Dutch datacenter to warm thousands of homes

Alistair
Windows

Hokkaido

There's something fishy about that datacentre, the details have slipped through my fingers.......

GNOME 42's inconsistent themes are causing drama

Alistair

Re: I don't think there's very little you can do about it

Liam:

KDE3 was ugly as sin, but it did just work. Perhaps, now, looking back from Plasma it did have some horrible inconsistencies and misfires but they were not (from my perspective) as bad as what was occurring in gnome. For my systems I had a theme that I liked, and had patched up to what I wanted. (and the folks around my desk at work learned of my love for the colour purple from that)

Again, there were at the time lots of WM's out there. Blackbox, XFCE and such were popular alternatives even then.

Alistair
Windows

Re: I don't think there's very little you can do about it

@ karlkarl:

Would you honestly say that things have become better in terms of UI?

Honestly in the early part of KDE4 I was using XFCE for a while. But, after the disaster that moving to KDE4 (pre .5) entailed, the UI has improved. Plasma just does what I want it to and stays out of my way.

Alistair
Windows

I don't think there's very little you can do about it

I've been KDE since....... KDE.

There are at least 6 other WM's out there that I can think of OTTOMH.

Mind you, I've been linux since *at least* Slackware 4.

Sealed, confidential IBM files in age-discrimination case now public to all

Alistair
Windows

IBMs business process.

For at *least* the last 35 years has been utterly and completely about keeping the stock price rising, not about doing it right the first time or getting the newest/bestest thing out there.

I was shunted to GDF division a ways back and left of my own accord. Whilst I was there the young bright things from a management level or two up were concerned with *one thing* only, how to collate data that would allow them to charge my former employer *far* more money for the services being rendered. Two of them were horrified when I explained that the (monster server running major important application) only had 2 cores per CPU. They were hoping they could multiply service charges by " At least 8 times" by charging by the core. They were further horrified when I produced reports about the (five year old) IBM AIX systems in place (think carefully here) that *also* only had 2 cores per CPU. They insisted I had to be wrong because (hot secccsy recent) model had 8. The MBA simply did not understand that the older models were ....... older tech. Mind you he had trouble understanding why there was no wifi for the servers in the data centre and why we were pay so *damned* much for cabling.

I also know the best possible way to CYA, and have several copies.

OVHcloud datacenter 'lacked' automatic fire extinguishers, electrical cutoff

Alistair
Windows

Re: Who else wants popcorn?

@YAAC

phone auto complete is Skynet fscking with us

I've added the term "automangle" to my phone's dictionary to cover the circumstance.

OneWeb turns to SpaceX for satellite launches

Alistair

Re: How much does SpaceX charge?

"How much is that in Roubles?:

Any quote that figure would only be accurate for about 24 hours. Check back later to see if the cause of the economic instability has been removed from office.

Review: ASUS dual-screen laptop may warm your heart, will definitely warm your lap

Alistair
Windows

If you're test driving, Simon

If you're going to run through a stack of laptops/desktops of various configurations, a random thought from the raging linux geek, would you consider firing up various linux distro's and where the horsepower exists, firing up games in WINE etc, etc? I do understand that the baseline (does it work for general purpose office work) standards, but perhaps consider pushing limits on what these hardware can do?

Certainly the listed specs on this unit would have me cranking up Warcraft or FFXIV for fun breaks. I'm guessing there's not much would not play well on that.

Deere & Co won't give out software and data needed for repairs, watchdog told

Alistair
Windows

Goods vs Services

Farm equipment is a somewhat specialized field of endeavour. (sorry for the pun) JD definitely decided to run with the "Goods are one time income, Services are permanent income" mantra that is Wall Street's current Hot'n'Sexy stock tag. They dug in deep. Note that life cycles for hard goods have been falling off a cliff of late, most manufactured goods systems are aiming to either go with "Throw it out and buy new" or "Lease it and buy a support contract" model. I have a boat, a Newport 28' with an engine in it that was originally designed in the 40's I think. My block has a 1975 stamp on it. It still runs. Rather well actually, and It appears to have been rebuilt twice. (Piston rings, valves and tappets and gaskets all round). I can buy a complete rebuild kit from three different entities for around $890. (Its spring, I'm contemplating it and I did just check). The manufacturer isn't around any more. But there are (estimated) over 40,000 of them still in service in various sailboats throughout the planet. I *seriously* doubt that any of our grandchildren will see a working GM, Ford, Chrysler or VW engine from the 20xx's. Even the enthusiasts will end up scrapping them for something more pragmatic and longer lasting.

Russia’s invasion kicks Senate into cybersecurity law mode

Alistair
Headmaster

Re: Air gaps don't work

@AC

I think the diesel fumes from your freedom convoy truck have left you just a wee bit confused. Are you stuck in a layby on Hwy 17 somewhere? I could come rescue you.

Europe's largest nuclear plant on fire after Russian attack

Alistair

Like others here, Kudo's to the Reg staff.

Yes, the Russians went after the largest nuclear power plant in the neighbourhood, it is a given that they want to control the electricity. Yes, everyone else does that sort of thing in war as well. I'm betting fairly long odds that the Ukrainians knew damn well that was coming and had appropriate forces in place. Its still bloody unnerving to think that there were armaments in play that could well have caused substantial damage to critical subsystems for the reactors. The simple fact that there was active fire from (and most of us here are techies that deal with end users, so) terribly inaccurate, and likely terrified humans who are highly prone to errors in both action and judgement, that makes the assault of a nuclear power plant a terrifying thing.

Well reported by ElReg in a timely and effective manner.

As for Putin's motivations in this whole disgusting exercise, I'm betting long odds that there are a mess of oligarchs from pre-Maidan waving *very* large chunks of cash at the non Ukrainian oligarchy who are leveraging their influence on Putin's crew asking for their playground back. In my perspective that is the only damn thing that makes an iota of sense.

OneWeb drops launches from Russia's Baikonur spaceport

Alistair
Windows

@ Nifty

Like me you like Jethro Tull?

Intel buys Tower Semiconductor to expand fab business

Alistair
Windows

Re: Intel & leading edge?

ShadowSystems:

"Using Someone Else's" is the current hot item in computing doncha know, Cloud and all that. Intel and IBM and (cough) MS were the the bee all and end all some time back. Now they're all "Using Someone Else's". Intel using someone else's foundries, IBM using someone else's Cloud, MS using someone else's code.

The dumbing down is getting very wide spread of late think you not?

God of War: How do you improve on perfection? You port it to PC, obviously

Alistair
Windows

Not really a GoW fan

Although one of the offspring certainly was. The SO liked it too

Kudos for the Proton note. I've been running my games in wine for quite a while, rather well of late.

Intel fails to get Spectre, Meltdown chip flaw class-action super-suit tossed out

Alistair
Windows

Fixing the legal commentary

"We look forward to advancing this litigation on behalf of consumers and businesses our law firm's bank accounts, since these consumers and businesses were left with slower and less secure computers due to the defects found in Intel's processors."

FTFY.

Open source maintainer threatens to throw in the towel if companies won't ante up

Alistair
Windows

Re: 'CFO's

@ Ian Johnston

No company is going to shell out ways of cash to randos who don't work for them, don't have contacts with them, aren't obliged to do anything for the money and who do not go through any sort of bidding/tendering/due diligence.

I'm gonna suggest that you look up the definition of "politician".

Feeling virtuous with a good old paperback? Well, don't. Switching to traditional media does not improve mood

Alistair
Windows

Re: A good time period to study?

Whew. At least *someone* else spotted the terrible flaw in this study. Personally, the state of the world in that time frame was such that it *very* well could have affected overall states of mind of a large portion of this quite small study.

Honestly, I cannot find this study effective analysis of the data, both due to the background "radiation" from the pandemic at the time, and due to the size/length of the study.

I started reading rather early. Early enough that in grade 1 I had to put my Nero Wolf down to read my two pages of Mr Muggs aloud with the rest of my class. Dead trees. Period. I've tried 8 different e-readers and *none* work out as well for me.

Two of my youngest's classmates (They're in 10th grade) had never actually sat in a comfy chair and read from a dead tree product until they met the youngest. Both are now addicted to the books, not the locally preferred adhd medication. That took 4 years, but it did change things for the youngsters.

Someone mentioned CotCB above and their wife diving into it, I can firmly attest that any female I've pointed at that series who has actually read it was thrilled with it..... except perhaps one book in the series.

AMD claims up to 24 hours of laptop battery life with its latest Ryzen 6000 silicon

Alistair
Windows

Bigger question for me will be

Is AMD feeding the power optimization bits to LKML and will they hand the discrete/integrated switching tools in as well?

I'm not running radeon on my desktop atm, but I've heard some good things about the opensource drivers for it. And I've heard that the proprietary drivers are slowly getting better on linux as well.

If all the above, I'd be quite happy to get one of these in a laptop.

Sun sets on superjumbo: Last Airbus A380 rolls off the production line

Alistair
Windows

YYZ <-> DBX

I suspect it was at least 10 years ago when TO got an Emirates Dubai run, it was weekly, not daily, but I recall for the third or fourth week I stopped at the Wendies on Airport road. (If you know you live in TO) on my way home from work. The damn thing is monstrously large, and I have to say its about 1/3rd to 1/4 the noise of a 737 coming in over the parking lot. There was quite a crowd there for the moment. Lots of video cameras in action. Mind you when the reversers kicked in after it was down, that is one LOUD aircraft at full throttle.

Confirmed: James Webb Space Telescope team plans launch for this Xmas Eve after data cable fix

Alistair
Windows

Considering the state of things around the world coming up to crimble

A crimble eve launch would be (likely) over subscribed on the connected watchers count almost as badly as FFXIV is these days.

With my mom in hospital at the moment, such news would certainly perk her up, and she might even decide to get some sort of connection on which to watch said launch. (No, not covid, and likely something cardiac related but we aren't sure yet).

What will life in orbit look like after the ISS? NASA hands out new space station contracts

Alistair
Windows

Re: The best technology of the '70's. Again.

Maybe a tire company can build inflatable sections?

sarc

Dear god no Bob, we'd be launching perihelion and aphelion sets of inflatable sections. You *know* that the orbital traction at aphelion is lower and needs a different formulation of the material!

/sarc

BadgerDAO DeFi defunded as hackers apparently nab millions in crypto tokens

Alistair
Windows

what was that that spiralled out of control?

I dunno folks, I think the virtual currency thing is about as solid as my bronze drake in WoW or my dark larion in FFXIV

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