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Comment: Re:This is a problem now? (Score 5, Informative) 128

by Ceiynt (#46912771) Attached to: U-2 Caused Widespread Shutdown of US Flights Out of LAX
It was a NASA owned U-2. They do atmospheric testing. They basically fly a pattern in the sky over and over. The problem with the flight plan was that the U-2 was assigned VFR-on-Top. What that mean is the plane was flying using VFR(Visual) flight rules on top of clouds. This normally occurs below 18000 feet. As such, I think the VFR-on-Top system was only designed for below 18000 feet. As the U-2 was above 60000 feet, the system was processing it for conflicts at every altitude, causing a buffer overflow. They are working on a patch to fix that problem, and in the meantime have implemented a workaround for us. That's what our memo told us at work. Source: I'm an air traffic controller at Denver En-route ARTCC.

Comment: Back to an earlier time (Score 1) 446

by Ceiynt (#39239021) Attached to: Math Textbooks a Textbook Example of Bad Textbooks
Why not go back to the math textbooks and curriculum that taught the men who put men on the moon? If the math was solid then, why is it not now? Do we have a new way to solve the problems now then we did back in the 30's and 40's? If high school still requires you to read books written in the 1800's, how is a literature textbook published today talking about it different then one from 1940? Is it not PC to use a textbook from that era? If the US was the leader in education then, go back to that type of education. This does not mean back to segregation in the school system. Other then the hard sciences were new discoveries can change the rules, why do the basic textbooks change that much?

Comment: Re:All-Streaming is a Great Idea (Score 1) 360

by Ceiynt (#38290796) Attached to: Netflix CEO Comments On Recent Decisions
I subscribe to both the DVD and streaming plan. For my personal use, if it's not streaming, it's torrented. For the rest of the family, if it's not streaming, they DVD it, which are usually movies I have no desire to see, nor download. Some content providers give you no option other then to use DVD, then complain when you torrent it. It's not a lost sale, as I would never buy it anyways, it's a lost business opportunity(thus revenue) with streaming providers, such as Netflix. I would really much prefer to have them streaming. I wish the studios would understand that, any profit is better then no profit.

Comment: Re:FAA Shutdown (Score 5, Informative) 252

by Ceiynt (#36980416) Attached to: FAA Taking a Look At News Corp's Use of Drone
I'm an air traffic controller in the US. We're getting paid. It's our support and design engineer people that got hosed, as they are paid out of the unfunded trust fund thing, not controllers. Controllers and admin are paid under the regular payroll budget. About 7000 or so FAA employees are on unpaid furlough, and about 10000 contractors are without contract. It basically affects projects to expand or renovate airports. As to the "not getting paid" part, when the federal government almost went on furlough earlier this year, we(controllers) would have been working without pay.

Comment: Evolving (Score 1) 144

by Ceiynt (#36338948) Attached to: New Superbug Strain Found In Cows and People
Do they really expect these things to never evolve? We feed them enough drugs for long enough, the survivors will pass on whatever it was that allowed them to survive to the next generation. Sooner or later, they have a whole colony that is immune to drug X and Y, we just need to find drug Z and AA, and in another 50-100 years, repeat. Sooner or later, we'll be able to go back to drug X and Y.

Comment: Re:Praise Xena (Score 1) 353

by Ceiynt (#36325312) Attached to: Google Incrementally Dropping Support For Older Browsers
If they really want to kill IE6, and other older browsers; Google, Facebook, Youtube, and the American Idol home pages need to cut support cold turkey and provide links to the top three current browsers, in random order(as to prevent the top one from being the most downloaded). Same with IPv6, just start throwing up a page for IPv4 users that says, "Hey! You're using IPv4, and this web site requires you to switch to IPv6. Here's how to change to IPv6. If you can't, call your ISP at ### and tell them you want IPv6!"

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