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Out of the Blue

We're busily boxing up treasures and tossing out trash as we prepare for a big week of transitioning into our new home. We've been working at this project for so long it feels like there should be nothing left to do, but that's not the case. We'll just continue to plug away, and I can only hope this nagging concern I'll forget something very important turns out to be irrational fear. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Links: Thanks Ant.
Stories: Get your fax right: Tepco workers accidentally spark Japan nuclear scare.
Science: What the Space Age taught us- Earth is the best of all possible worlds. Thanks RedEye9.
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%. Thanks Max.
We tried to publish a replication of a Science paper in Science. The journal refused. Thanks Max.
Media: Mother Saves Her Son From Dangerous Fall. Those reflexes!!
Michelin Introduce Puncture Proof Airless Tire. Reinventing the wagon wheel.
F-15C -Grim Reapers-, Low Level Mach-Loop.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.
Adult Children.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 19:49 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 18:38:
whatcha wanna bet that the IT group had a proposal that would have prevented such a thing but the administration said no or there was not enough $$$ in the budget after paying the Head Coach and University President.

I'll take that bet! I'll bet one hundred hojillion dollars that they made several such proposals but were turned down each time because of cost (which is negligible with OSS) or because it would inconvenience some dean, VP, or president from watching PornHub.

I live that reality and I grind my teeth at every single fucking meeting because it takes one dumbass to allow ransomware inside the network. We can keep our servers safe(ish) by siloing them and running as much as possible in containers. But nothing will ever be a preventative measure against stupidity, greed, and sheer laziness.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 18:38 RedEye9
 
Frans wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 17:35:
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 15:12:
Kind of thought that was why they had the outage over the weekend? I thought that was when he moved it.
The server is in a data center and not moving -- nor did it have a real outage as far as I know.
I didn't notice an outage, but the college in my hometown got the ransomewares on Friday and they are still down.
whatcha wanna bet that the IT group had a proposal that would have prevented such a thing but the administration said no or there was not enough $$$ in the budget after paying the Head Coach and University President.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 17:35  Frans 
 
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 15:12:
Kind of thought that was why they had the outage over the weekend? I thought that was when he moved it.
The server is in a data center and not moving -- nor did it have a real outage as far as I know.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 17:17 Jivaro
 
Saved her son AND didn't drop her phone!  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 16:10 jdreyer
 
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%.

Given the shortage of fresh water around the world, kind of a big deal.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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13. Re: Cellphone kids growing 'horns' on their skulls Jun 24, 2019, 15:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
In regards to that previous horn skull story, a debunking.

 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 15:20 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 15:06:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 14:59:
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

This is ridiculous! I demand my money back!

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people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 15:12 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 15:06:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 14:59:
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

This is ridiculous! I demand my money back!

/s
Before we do that we'll need to verify your account.
last 4 digits of your SSN
mother's maiden name
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Expect your refund in 4 to 88 weeks. PO Box is not an acceptable receptacle.

I guess if that's the way to do it:
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Docking

Will I receive a check or a gift card?
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 15:12 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:46:
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

They're moving, probably going to be like this for a bit.

Kind of thought that was why they had the outage over the weekend? I thought that was when he moved it.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 15:06 RedEye9
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 14:59:
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

This is ridiculous! I demand my money back!

/s
Before we do that we'll need to verify your account.
last 4 digits of your SSN
mother's maiden name
phone number
email password
first job
favorite hobby

Expect your refund in 4 to 88 weeks. PO Box is not an acceptable receptacle.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 14:59 Burrito of Peace
 
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

This is ridiculous! I demand my money back!

/s
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 13:46 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?

They're moving, probably going to be like this for a bit.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 13:37 RedEye9
 
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:20:
Bit late on the update today Blues?
On June 21 Blue said:
"Things are getting real for our plan to move next week. .. All this activity is going to impact the site about the next week, so I apologize in advance for any disruptions. .. Either way, I expect things to return to normal by next weekend. Thanks for any patience you can muster for this."

 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 13:20 Darks
 
Bit late on the update today Blues?  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 06:19 VaranDragon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 14:57:
We could solve the man made Global Warming crisis here on Earth for a tenth of what it would cost to colonize Mars.


As long as we are talking about the "cost" or the "profit" of anything we will never really solve any true global issues on this world or any other one.

We are well and truly fucked.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2019, 20:43 jdreyer
 
Mother Saves Her Son From Dangerous Fall.

Better fix that railing before they get sued.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2019, 14:57 RedEye9
 

We could solve the man made Global Warming crisis here on Earth for a tenth of what it would cost to colonize Mars.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2019, 14:33 Creston
 
The problem with going to Mars and living there permanently is, in my mind, not really the technical part of it. We will eventually figure out how to get people there safely, and how to build domes for habitation or even perhaps terraform.

The problem is mankind itself. If we went to Mars in, say, twenty years, we'd just bring all the same fucking shit we have here to Mars with us. We'd fuck up that planet as badly as we did one. We'd still constantly be at each other's throats. Wars would get fought over the dumbest shit.

In sci fi stories it always winds up being an Earth vs Mars deal, but I think it'd just turn into civil wars on Mars way before it turns into an interplanetary war.

Unless Mankind can finally stop fucking itself over (and good luck with that), interplanetary colonization is a pointless endeavor.
 
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