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Comment: Re:Jaszko (Score 1) 168

by MachineShedFred (#47773043) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

They're thinking that this Congress can't even get with the decades old plan that was already in motion, and can't do anything besides name post offices and bicker about how the other party is the problem.

The clock is winding down on this Congress, they're hoping the next one might actually get their shit together. It's stupendously unlikely, but they're gonna hope anyway.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 168

by MachineShedFred (#47773031) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

That's because sodium hydroxide and ammonia don't use the scary word "nuclear".

Never mind that nuclear waste has been shipped around all over the place for decades - does anyone think the US Navy just lets that shit sit on the dock after it's removed from aircraft carriers and submarines?

Comment: Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (Score 1) 314

by MachineShedFred (#47766217) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Or marketed towards people with real data disaster recovery or archival needs. Like businesses.

Go ahead and try backing put a couple PB onto rotating disk, and then expect it to last for 20 years. See how well that works out for you. I know how it will work out on LTO tape, because it's designed to do it.

Comment: Re:Earthlink over TWC cable here (Score 1) 133

by MachineShedFred (#47765549) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

The lights on the modem only mean you're talking to the CMTS on the other end of the neighborhood wiring, and that you were able to provision through DOCSIS.

If they fuck the routing over, you'll have all the blinkinlights in the world, but no packets get where they're supposed to.

Comment: Re:shoot the admins (Score 4, Interesting) 133

by MachineShedFred (#47765457) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

I get the sarcasm, but this outage almost screwed me - I was scheduled to work from home today so I could be here for a service appointment. With no data service, I can't do that.

There are real uses for home Internet connections besides porn and Twitter, you know. =)

Comment: Re:The problem, as always... (Score 1) 329

I've never understood it. For some reason, everyone needs to go to college for a master's degree and have a career path that includes a corner office at some point.

Apparently, all the people that keep pushing this philosophy never need electricians, plumbers, municipal waste pickup, roads, and restaurants.

It's okay for people to have high school degrees and work in the service industry. It's okay for people to have associates degrees or vocational certificates and keep the world running. I don't know why anyone would possibly think that it isn't.

Comment: Re:Easy, India or China (Score 1) 303

by MachineShedFred (#47719873) Attached to: Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

And, ultimately, have the power to shitcan the laws under Article I, Section VII of the United States Constitution:

"Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law."

If the President really doesn't want something to happen, and the other side doesn't have the 66% + 1 vote to override, that's the way it's going to be.

Think of your family tonight. Try to crawl home after the computer crashes.