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Comment: Re:Earthshaking (Score 2) 117

Redundancy should only be necessary when and where it makes sense. I don't think this is one of those cases.

Though I am a bit surprised that it would take a week to get and install replacement parts...

From someone posting the link below and reading TFA, there has been no indications to what the actual problem was.

But given that it effected the whole building in order to enact a repair it might have taken a bunch of upstream switching of large capacity power systems. Co-ordinating, doing arc-flash assessment, safety plans, organizing labor and proper tools etc could easily take a couple of days in itself. Let alone performing the work, doing proper testing and then reversing all of the up stream switching.

Performing work in large scale systems does get paperwork intensive. However that has come about as a means to combat workplace injury and/or death. So I'd rather do the paperwork.

Comment: Re:It's not "buss" - its bus. (Score 1) 117

A fool's drivel repeated often enough will some day end up in the lexicon, especially in the moden age of instant mass communications, but that does not make it correct.

"Buss" is not a word, but because there was an electrical manufacturing company called "Bussman" that makes fuses, and people would often shorten it to "Buss Fuses", other illiterates have created a spurious spelling that uses "buss" instead of "bus". It's still incorrect however, in spite of the illiterates repeating it on the internet.

This holds true within the electrical trade, as many old-timers frequently write (not type!) "buss" -- I often see it on equipment labels, one-line drawings, etc.

Thats funny, because in my EE degree back 30 years, and in another country, we learnt that buss was the term used for a collection of signals being routed in a signal direction. From my point of view, *your* definition as to the origin of buss is apocryphal.

Comment: Soooo .. (Score 5, Insightful) 95

by OzPeter (#47534743) Attached to: Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

I'm supposed to give an oppressive government details on how to crack a piece of software, and they'll give me (pinky to mouth) $100,000?

This is the same government that plays around with nuclear tipped umbrellas isn't it? That likes to shoot down civilian planes? If so what guarantees do I have that 1) I'll get the money, or 2) that I'll live to tell the tale?

Comment: Re:Australia? (Score 2) 120

I guess because the air is warmer it's less dense, making this kind of record "easier"?

The record was set about 100k SW of Melbourne (Actually the Australian Automotive Research Centre near Anglesea) in Victoria, in Winter.

The temps there in the last week were around 12 Deg C (55 F)

So much for 'less dense' air

Comment: Re:I don't buy this "solution" of his (Score 2) 290

by OzPeter (#47500997) Attached to: Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

So maybe the real solution is complaining about it on Slashdot. That gets things done.

That depends on what the actual problem is that he is trying to solve. If it is trying to fix the phone, or his experience .. then no, it won't change much. But if it is simply to create a click-bait article masquerading as an editorial (and one that a lot of people will complain and bitch about as well) - well then, the solution works just fine and dandy.

Comment: Re:Sun Tzu already knew (Score 2) 118

by OzPeter (#47483599) Attached to: Preparing For Satellite Defense

Be glad they are not stupidly trying to set up nuclear missiles on Cuba in order to get a "head start" in a nuclear world war like the Russians did.

Umm .. I think you need to learn some history. The Russian placement of missiles in Cuba was a response to the West's placements of similar missiles near the Russian border in Europe. And one of the terms of the resolution of the crisis in Cuba was a reduction of the West's missiles in Europe.

Comment: Re:To whoever did this (Score 1) 503

by OzPeter (#47482203) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

You make think that you're a big balled freedom fighting hero

It seems you have already decided who is responsible.

Well it was either the pro-Russian, Ukrainian separatist freedom fighters, or the Nationalistic, Ukrainian independence freedom fighters who did it.

Which group do you think the OP is referring to? And why?

"Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is, so I can punch him tastefully." -- Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse