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Comment: Re: Just disable it... (Score 1) 104

POST (Power On Self Test). The time doesn't include bootstraping to the OS. For example, Dell OptiPlex machines boot very fast when compared with a 3rd party motherboard. Dell PowerEdge servers take a very long time. For those POST includes RAM, DRAC, PERC (raid card), and the IPMI bus.

Comment: Re:Easy Solution (Score 4, Funny) 220

by DigiShaman (#49353525) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Home Owner: But but but, thats price is outrageous!!! How can I run my business if you guys are stomping my entire profit margin?

Comcast: Because...we can :)

Home Owner: But I have a business to run!

Comcast: Look into my eyes; you don't work for yourself, you work for Comcast!!! *evil laughter*.

Home Owner: What's your name!?

Comcast: Skeletor!

Comment: Re:Poor Linux support (Score 1) 197

by DigiShaman (#49350399) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

For electronics and contacts, use MAF cleaner as it's closer to electronic cleaner. Additionally, you can actually use it on the MAF which provides improved fuel economy, engine performance, and keeps the carbon buildup minimal while adding additional life to the O2 sensors and catalytic converter. MAF being one of the first important real-time sensors, it does leave an ancillary impact on the rest of the system.

As for brake and carb cleaner, don't use them on electronics. Those are harsh solvents that leave a film of residue behind and can really harm some plastics. I suppose if you really had too on a failed mouse, use a short burst of it, then quickly chase with a can of compressed air to dry it out quickly. But you're rolling the dice on those results.

Comment: Re:Poor Linux support (Score 1) 197

by DigiShaman (#49349045) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

Didn't have one. To he perfectly clear, I only solder wiring harnesses for car audio equipment and the occasional re-capping of amps and motherboards. I can't do fuck-all with these tiny delicate surface mounted components. Either I don't have the tools, dexterity, or knowledge how how to properly work on that stuff. So yeah, I'm done messing with that stuff.

FYI, I managed to get my last mouse working better by hosing down the microswitches with CRC Mass Airflow Sensor Cleaner that I had laying around. So far so good.

Comment: Re:Poor Linux support (Score 1) 197

by DigiShaman (#49347287) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

Agreed. I've gone through two Logitech Wireless Performance MX mice. I've used them so much that the microswitch started to malfunction in the left button. Aside from that, they're near perfect for both gaming and everyday use.

BTW, I purchased new microswitches in attempt to repair the first mouse. It ended in failure as the PCB board was too thin. Whatever the narrow margin of heat needed to solder on that board was, I obviously didn't have the right equipment. My iron just plugged into he wall with a specific wattage rating; meaning it couldn't be adjusted with the dial. And the deconstruction of the mouse was a major PITA that often made putting the plastic feet back on next to impossible as the adhesive wouldn't stick as well. Oh well.

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 727

by DigiShaman (#49345303) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Doesn't a decompression automatically override anything a pilot or co-pilot can do? Assuming it's even feasible and hindsight 20/20, I would have informed the crew that oxygen masks would most likely be deployed and then proceeded to find a way to bust out a window. At that lower altitude, would the crew still pass out?? Anyways, door goes unlocked, and the pilot can proceed to pull that fucker out of the cockpit and regain control.


Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 2, Interesting) 727

by Lumpy (#49343993) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

"Any method of getting in from the passenger compartment would be vulnerable to coercion."

not if you have an air marshall with an AA12 shotgun full of beanbag rounds right there. There are very simple answers, the airlines are whiny bitches that claim they cant afford it, and that is the center of the problem.

3 crew on flight deck for all aircraft, Let the pilots rest and get good sleep, and2 very well armed angry air marshalls on every flight. Solves 100% of all "terrorisim" problems.

Sadly the people in charge of security that have zero clue as to what to do, and the airlines whiny executives disallow the correct answer.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?