Re: So how much fuel did it have?
That's the first thing I thought!
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Bill Nye (The Science Guy) said something years ago that convinced me there are no ETs visiting us... He said that if they're really visitors from another planet/galaxie/et al they surely they would've come down and said "Hi! Take me to your Leader" by now.
I thought about this for a long time and came up with the only logical conclusion, "IF" there really are UFOs flying around. They are time travelers from our future, like a Disney E-Ticket ride to "Go back in Time and see your ancestors". The reason they can't 'land' and do a 'visit' is they would then alter the future, *their* present.
"I think that part of the reason why I hate the check engine light as a concept is that there is no nuance to the seriousness. It could mean "Stop now! The engine is about to fall out" or "There is a slight issue with one of the emission systems".
The car I have at the moment has a common EVAP code related to fuel tank vacuum testing. It's not that big a deal: it's not leaking fuel and it is likely a vacuum valve or the wiring for it. Or the fuel cap seal. The car is really old and would likely be far more expensive to fix than is worth it, so I tolerate the light. However, I have to check with my OBD meter every now and again because I want to know if anything more serious occurs.
It's a shame because having the light on bugs me so I will have to investigate it myself over the summer....."
Having been an auto mechanic for a good many years, I can say the easiest fix *I've* found for that particular issue is a piece of black electrical tape over the CEL!
Oh it's much more than that... When I was the 'One Man Army' of IT at a past position, it's was interesting to hear other employees say things like 'Why are they (Admin) doing this? It would be much better to...' and rattle off their concerns and reasonings about how decisions were made at the Top and why they were wrong. This is an excellent article pointing out that the 'Little People' usually know much more about how a company is run, or run into the ground, than those at the top who are mainly results oriented.
Big Plus One to the author!
... FOMO. None here, nada. However, my daughter and her generation (she was born 1990) is always wondering that, sad. I go out and look for it... if I can't find it, it probably wasn't worth finding, it's not gonna change your life, move on.
I did try and instill the concept of Cause and Effect and as much Zen as she would take, that's all you can do!
Where's that light bulb icon!
EDIT: LOL I fergot what I posted for,... that was the most intelligent column I've read in like for-eva!
Seems to me you needed to unmount the DB to get a proper backup. I think I remember doing that like once a month and yea, restoring .PST files. (Bless M$'s little heart)
...and the tapes were probably fine, I mean how could they *all* be corrupt! Prolly a switch missed in the backup or restore settings.
...when the IBM AT was brand new, my first IT job was at a chain that sold IBM exclusively (what else was there!) and the push was on to sell as many units as possible. I was assigned the task of un-boxing and setting up new ATs for customers.
While formatting the hard drive you were asked to name the volume. Every machine as part of the boot process was to run chkdsk /f in the autoexec.bat which would display the volume name and then the hard drive stats. I decided to name them all "Buying Pays" so when chkdsk would run it would then display "Volume Buying Pays".
The store manager had a potential customer in to demonstrate the shiny new AT. Of course when it booted up the first line on the screen was "Volume Buying Pays". After the demo I was 'instructed' to never do that again. Don't know why, I thought it was Clever Marketing! He didn't agree....heh