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Comment: Re:Crude? (Score 1) 99

by El_Oscuro (#47905025) Attached to: Original 11' <em>Star Trek Enterprise</em> Model Being Restored Again
In TOS, if watch The Doomsday Machine episode, it is obvious that the the damage Constellation had was caused by something like a lighter. There is some debate as to whether the model was actually one of those Revell models we used to get as kids at the local Gemco, or if it was the crappiest version of the full scale models. Given that it would be easier to generate those kinds of burns on a smaller Revell model, I would guess the former.

Comment: Re:All the more reason-- (Score 1) 166

by El_Oscuro (#47681837) Attached to: Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

I once had a computer which did that, a Commodore 64. I am pretty sure most others at that time were that way too. The whole "store the O/S on a R/W hard drive" was an IBM PC/Microsoft idea, as were viruses.

A ROM based system with Ubuntu or Knoppix would be pretty sweet for surfing teh Interwebs.

Comment: Re:Move along, nothing to see here... (Score 1) 122

by El_Oscuro (#47471335) Attached to: Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia

I'm guessing that less than 2% of you know probably what the heck I'm talking about here.

Missed it by THAT much? Agent 86 once said that after he almost shot his dick off. I wonder if he ever screwed Agent 99? Man, I used to think she was hot. And the Cone of Silence? I saw a real one in action while on jury duty once. The judge lowered this stupid contraption when he was talking with the lawyers. It made this white noise which gave everyone headaches but I had no problem hearing their entire conversation from the other side of the room...

Comment: Going back to cash (Score 5, Informative) 753

by El_Oscuro (#47445475) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
Last week I swiped my card at a gas station pump before noticing the tamper proof seals had been broken. I have replaced the card, but while waiting for the new card I used cash. You tend to conserve more money when it is cold, hard cash instead of of just swiping a card. Less surface area for compromise as well.

Comment: Re:"To replace obsolete and aging aircraft platfor (Score 3, Insightful) 364

by El_Oscuro (#47420487) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

The parent is wrong. Nothing has replaced the A-10. The Pentagon tried to kill the Warthog earilier this year until everyone who actually uses them screamed bloody murder.

This fricken plane is airworthy with half a wing and an engine missing. Could the F-35 do that?

The Iraqis don't want us to send troops over there to deal with the ISIS business. They have plenty of troops of their own. What they have asked for is some air support. Immagine what a couple of A-10 squadrons would do there..

Comment: Re:Stupid? (Score 1) 204

Playing fetch with my Black Lab is cruel. To me. After a day with her, I feel like I am ready to blow out a rotator cuff or need Tommy John surgery. The damn dog NEVER gets tired. Walking her in the usual fashion is impossible. The only way I can reasonably "walk" her is with a skateboard. Specifically a Landyachtz Evo downhill racer. Riding a skateboard at Black Lab speeds can be terrifying, but one of those bad boys is super stable. Still doesn't tire the dog, though. :)

Comment: Re:Is there a way to tell? (Score 1) 239

by El_Oscuro (#46710555) Attached to: Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation
You could just go to which has a search function to do just that.  They also have an anti-fishing toolbar which will give very detailed information about a site.  For example:

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Site rank     5747     Primary language     English
Description     Not Present
Keywords     Not Present
Site     Netblock Owner     SourceForge, Inc.
Domain     Nameserver
IP address     DNS admin
IPv6 address     Not Present     Reverse DNS
Domain registrar     Nameserver organisation
Organisation     Dice Holdings, Inc., New York, 10018, US     Hosting company     Dynamic Network Services, Inc.
Top Level Domain     Organization entities (.org)     DNS Security Extensions     unknown
Hosting country      US
Hosting History
Netblock owner     IP address     OS     Web server     Last seen Refresh
SourceForge, Inc. 12150 Meredith Drive Urbandale IA US 50323     unknown     Apache/2.2.3 CentOS     13-Dec-2013

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