Why not just pay attention to the European forecasts, which would cost nothing?
Actually, the NWS pays a great deal of money to see the ECMWF (the European model of choice) and are required to encrypt it before it is sent out to the various forecast offices over their NOAAPort system.
I recently had a "old" (cir 2008) 64gb SSD drive die on me. It's death followed this pattern:
- Inexplicable system slowdowns. In hindsight, this should have been a warning alarm.
- System crash, followed by a failure to boot due to unclean ntfs volume which couldn't be fixed by chkdisk
- Failed to mount r/w under Ubuntu. Debug logs showed that the volume was unclean and all writes failed with a timeout
- Successful r/o mount showed that the filesystem was largely intact
- Successful dd imaged the drive and allowed a restore to a new drive.
After popping a new disk in and doing a partition resize, my system was back up and running with no data loss. Of all the storage hardware failures I've experienced, this was probably the most pain-free as the failure caused the drive to simply degrade into a read-only device.
Brawndo - The Thirst Mutilator
I haven't posted a journal here in almost three years, because I couldn't find the button to start a new entry.
So... hi, Slashdot. I used to be really active here, but now I mostly lurk and read. I've missed you.
It seems like you two have been fighting for quite a while now and I was curious how it started, how long it has been going on, and, as a follow up, what did you think of his bit at your Comedy Central roast?
It's not the schedule. It's the process.
When chrome updates to a new version, I don't even know about it and everything just works (including all my addons). When Firefox updates, I have to wait an additional few seconds while it updates, I have to close out a splash page informing me of all the new features that I won't use and I have to figure out how to update and re-enable my all addons which have now magically turned off.
When I open a web browser, I want to do something. If you get in my way of me doing something for 30 seconds every few weeks plus spend 5 minutes trying to get selenium or other addons up and running again, you have failed at your purpose as a web browser.
It is even worse when you have a scenario where you have a few dozen firefox installs across various VMs.. I dread FF updates now because it means that I'm either reimaging test machines or going through a bunch of updates.
Does this mean the back of Crazy Dave's car just became a gateway for DLC?
So who is going to work on developing the aperture science tech to improve the efficiencies of this method?
Except that it showed nothing. All I saw was a slider running Android with a d-pad and buttons where the keyboard should be. There wasn't even an analog pad.
Listen, I don't want to be a pessimist but until video footage surfaces that had some form of gaming content, I wouldn't get too excited yet. The really pessimistic side of me wonders if someone didn't dummy up an Android app and called it "Playstation". I'll ignore that little voice for the time being though.
The nerd in me would like you to keep that plate of crow warm. The concept looks cool (except they better have some form of analog control) so now show me the substance to seal the deal.
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Yup, just a joke. Honestly, I had never heard of it as an urban legend. I just figured there are cows all over the place out here so it would be funny.