Re: Performance Upgrade
$200,000 to launch. oh, you want the astronauts back? $500,000.
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we had a lab, too, and the students were supposed to format a floppy early in their ways. every day, at lease one hard disk would be formatted. so I got Norton out and finagled the format command, so that it asked which disk. but only allowed A: and B:
eventually the instructor came around in a huff and asked why.
things improved a lot after that. and I didn't even get in much trouble. saved a LOT of 2-hour reloads, especially with Lotus on there.
thanks to a little "mine is bigger" argument between two branches of government, some 15 agencies of the US government are in the process of closing due to no budget. the FCC is basically shutting down everything except oversight of life safety and the sale of spectrum.
several decades ago, almost four, I had to break a disk cluster on a VMS system. this is a job to beware. but it needed to be done to advance reliability. so, since there were more users than space on any single disk, had to divide them. didn't work well to split halfway down the first letter of last names, so I had to count instances and fork them left and right. test went fine. so one night, kicked off the script.
first AM when users started logging in, they couldn't. I couldn't remotely. so I used the admin credentials.
logging went to the system disk because, space.
until there was none.
deleted the log, drove in, job done, lesson learned. should have flipped the logging over the VAXcluster to another machine. learn, grasshoppers.
it is highly likely that there is a big-ass installation of cooling water assemblies outside to dump the center heat. I humbly suggest that San Antonio also being nicely warm, the filters inside before the actual air conditioning chillers are slathered with algae, having cleaned them before in other places. guys, stagger your maintenance so they don't all clog at the same time, ok?
I wonder if this is the same guy who got FBIed for selling RFU Sunservers from our outift on eBay. If so, how'd CP hire him? If not, never mind, nothing to see here, keep moving. I expect he's got a career path at night drive-up manager at White Castle in the underprivileged area...
who in their right (corporate) mind would even consider buying Westinghouse Nuclear? no projects, bad purchases of incompetent contractors, a definite stink about them. the A1000 is under question, and the Chinese have a clone of the process underway, and the prospect of underbidding everybody. just because something is up for sale does not mean it's worth taking.
which is probably where Toshiba will end up at this rate. years of cooked books, nuke business meltdown (not the nukes, the business, due to brain-dead money tossing), and top-floor chasing after the next big thing that wasn't. even if they'd stayed with 50-inch TVs they couldn't mess up this badly.
better than the holes and backdoors in your computer and OS. I just dumped the slop on my wife's machine and bought a nice new install of Kaspersky for it. I've had 7 packages over the years. Kaspersky doesn't bug me until it needs to, and it blocks ad weasels with dodgy certificates as well as the occasional accidental click on bad stuff.
the system only controls call set-up/teardown/billing. no user traffic ever hits SS7. the Kazaks can't get bank information from it because there is none in it. SS7 spits a bill stream to a telco's other systems to generate billing, it is not resident in SS7. I'm not going further.
the core switching/billing protocol for all voice set-up/teardown/billing control is Signalling System 7. not just cell. if a call connects to anything public, on whatever mode, it hits SS7. the whole voice system worldwide is interconnected by SS7. VoIP has to gateway through it. cell. 911 calls. this is why you don't get a picture of a SS7 server. the security breach is going to be somebody's telco, probably some country like East Freaking Nowhereistan. the voice doesn't touch it, only the setup/teardown/billing. which in itself is data you don't want on the darknet.
the load of ag tools often makes it next to impossible to start from a dead stop without flipping the machine backwards. hence, for a century, front plates to put extra weight on the front axle. this keeps the tractor on all fours, and when you gear down and start flooding in the diesel fuel, those big lug tires will actually turn. forget to raise the blades once without front plates, ass over teakettle. with them, you either go, spin a new ditch, or stall out. all safer alternatives.
it's really interesting to watch a smart tractor cutting perfect, PERFECT, rows with 12 plow bottoms. brother-in-law's place has the usual interesting end of row wiggles, but then after the turn, punch in the GPS, and you can concentrate on looking for obstacles, letting the tractor guidance cut perfect straight parallel furrows.
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