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Comment Re:intuitively I would think steam would be better (Score 4, Interesting) 217

Yes to both!

Using a linear motor instead of a steam catapult allows you to configure specific power during any point of the process. goombah99 mentions there's no shortage of steam, but newer carriers are moving away from needing steam to be generated, preferring to take power directly from their generators to the linear motors up top.

Could this be used for civilian airports? Most definitely! Its most likely cost prohibitive though, so unless you're someone leaving a major hub always near takeoff max weight (UPS/Fedex possibly?) or you're at an airport that has a very short runway or a very high altitude runway (both due to geography), it doesn't make sense financially.

Comment Solution (Score 4, Informative) 384

1) Get a managed switch
2) Configure all ports but one to be on their own VLANs
3) Configure one port to be a trunk port
4) Configure your laptop or other computing device to support trunking
5) Configure your virtual machine so the entire process is scripted. It should boot, execute the upgrade procedure, and then provide logging for the process to you.
6) Start VMs, with each configured on one of the VLANs.

Done.

Comment Re:Budget Cuts (Score 1) 106

Not worth the trouble. Load is low because my script makes 1 http get request per second. If *everyone* is trying to mirror, it could be a problem depending on the hardware running the site. I'd much rather just finish up under the radar and get it into archive.org without any headaches.

Comment Re:Escrow service? (Score 2) 64

javascript:void(open('//web.archive.org/save/'+encodeURI(document.location)))

Using the above bookmarklet will archive the entire page in the Internet Archive immediately (timestamped by the Internet Archive). The Internet Archive crawler respects robots.txt, but it doesn't appear the Flickr robots.txt file will prevent you from using this method.

Comment Re:International flights (Score 3, Informative) 78

GoGo is provided by a company called Aircell, out of Itasca, IL. They rely on a network of ~400 AT&T cell tower locations to provide connectivity (its all interconnected over MPLS). Row 44 is a competitor, and they use satellite connectivity, and hence can provide coverage over the ocean or international countries.

Not all relevant info, but thought I'd throw it out there.

Comment Re:What is this "major service"? (Score 1) 282

You are not the target market.

$600? For you to come pickup the car and give me a loaner? And do over the air software updates? And provide telematics like OnStar?

Shut Up And Take My Money. (I make ~$150K/year, $600 is only a couple hours of time)

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_

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